AECOM Environmental Scientist / Toxicologist in Atlanta, Georgia

Business Line Environment

Position Title Environmental Scientist / Toxicologist

United States of America - Georgia


Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Environmental Scientist / Toxicologist to join our team in the Atlanta, GA office.

The successful candidate can look forward to being part of the AECOM Environmental Business Line. The Environmental Business Line currently offers the full range of environmental consulting services to federal, state and local government and private clients. Current staff within the group represents a wide variety of scientific disciplines including environmental engineers, geologists, biologists, chemists, wetland specialists, planners and other environmental scientists.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare environmental reports such as site conceptual models and manage tasks delegated by Project Managers, which may include bid solicitation, oversight of subcontractors and tracking of key performance indicators

  • Support AECOM practice of emerging contaminants and collaborate with AECOM academia partners on technology development and commercialization

  • Assist in meeting project and client requirements for quality, staff resources, scheduling, budgeting and reporting of assigned technology development tasks/projects

  • Support AECOM remediation practice leaders on developing emerging markets

  • Assist in AECOM treatability laboratory capability building and development

  • Collaborate and support remediation project managers and technical advisors on environmental site investigation and remediation

  • Support AECOM projects with responsibility to transition new technologies or tools from laboratory to project applications

  • Develop R&D proposals for technology development funding

  • Identify new technology and analytical tools for PFAS investigation and remediation

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Geology, Environmental Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Planning, Engineering or related field

  • 4+ years of experience in the environmental consulting field

  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work within given deadlines

  • Ability to work within a team as well as an individual and capable of taking directions/constructive criticism

  • Strong background in new technology and analytical tools for PFAS investigation and remediation, particularly in electrochemical oxidation for PFAS treatment

  • Selected candidate will be required to complete 40 hour HAZWOPER training and/or annual 8 hour refresher class

  • Must be able to meet the medical clearance requirements of an OSHA (HAZWOPER) medical surveillance physical examination

  • Candidate must have strong analytical skills, be organized, be a team player, be a critical thinker, be a problem-solver and be self-motivated

  • Due to the nature of this work, qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test

  • Attention to detail and desire to complete quality work products

Preferred Qualifications

  • 40-hr OSHA HAZWOPER training and all annual updates

  • Professional registration, license and/or certification, as applicable are a plus

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Sciences

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 165380BR