AECOM Environmental Scientist in Kansas City, Missouri

United States of America - Missouri, Kansas City

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a creative, highly talented Environmental Scientist based out of the Kansas, MI office. Potential employment upon contract award for a Class 1 Railroad located in Lincoln, Nebraska and Alliance, Nebraska. AECOM is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. The candidate can look forward to working on multi-disciplined assignments. This position affords the ability to make an important and meaningful contribution to our project, our client and the environment. The role will provide the opportunity for skill development in many aspects of the profession, as well as opportunities for increased responsibility and challenges as workload increases.

We seek a technically proficient environmental scientist/geologist with the ability to lead/supervise a team of environmental professionals to support a growing Class 1 Railroad wastewater, compliance and remediation account. This position will help to manage the day to day operations for two large rail facility’s wastewater plants, act as back up operator and help to progress the work to include and support environmental compliance and remediation, eventually helping to expand operations in the Midwest area. This position will organize data in a clear fashion using basic tools (spreadsheets, graphs), and the desire to learn and apply new tools, models, and methods. This position requires advanced knowledge of client specific, wastewater operations, environmental and remediation principles, including the ability to identify and research methods for environmental sites with wastewater, waste, stormwater, soils and groundwater contamination using in-situ, ex-situ, and innovative technologies. The successful candidate will be responsible for aspects of projects throughout the lifecycle of the project from operations and studies through the design, construction, operating, maintenance, and monitoring phases.

This position will include conducting and coordinating project work and project team as required, preparation of project documents to identify, evaluate, and recommend specific remedies, environmental permitting, preparation of client specific and remedial design reports, plans, and specifications, development of operations, maintenance, and monitoring plans, oversight of construction, and oversight of potential compliance and remedial operations, maintenance and monitoring activities as awarded.

The Operation of the WWTPs include the following:

  • Operating the WWTP such that it meets the required discharge limits during routine influent and treatment conditions outlined in the NPDES Permit.

  • Operating the WWTP in a safe and professional manner, including maintaining required training and certifications including e-RAILSAFE, Contractor Orientation, Roadway Worker Protection, and state requirements for private WWTP operators (including Class 1 Operators license).

  • Confirming proper operation and testing of the WWTP after repairs, maintenance or cleaning.

  • Participating in client’s Wastewater Best Way program, Monthly WWTP Operator calls, and annual WW Conference.

  • Perform all inspections utilizing the client’s EAM system.

  • Perform routine cleaning of the IAF and API OWS associated with operations of the WWTP.

  • Coordinating and/or assisting with WWTP repairs, maintenance, and cleaning utilizing the EAM system.

Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Read, understand, and follow published test methods and standard operating procedures, including company and client specific programs

  • Produce accurate and complete documentation of operation, inspections and compliance according to standard operating procedures

  • Show initiative in maintaining and repairing equipment, ordering and organizing supplies and maintaining work area

  • Effectively work both independently and in a team environment

  • Effectively communicate with site representatives regarding schedules and task requirements

Applicants must be willing to be on call.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Environmental engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Hydrogeology, or related degree

  • 10+ years relevant work experience in environmental management, wastewater, compliance and remediation, including preparation of project documents, remedial design, remedial action, wastewater and remedial operations and maintenance, installing wastewater treatment and remediation systems, preparing work plans, and pilot testing.

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Current 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER certification, with 8-hour Refresher

  • Working knowledge of environmental regulations, such as those related to CERCLA, RCRA, TSCA, and CWA (NPDES, SPCC, etc.), Voluntary Remediation, Petroleum, and other programs. Specific experience and knowledge with the NDEQ should be highlighted.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team and write technical reports

  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check; many projects/ clients are security sensitive.

  • Must be able to successfully complete initial and random screening requirements including drug, breathalyzer, urine and/or hair test.

  • Must participate in and successfully complete a post-offer, pre-employment fitness for duty questionnaire.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record.

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

  • Aptitude for operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical equipment

  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

  • Ability to record data neatly, accurately, and legibly

  • Due to nature of the work U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Engineer (PE) registration, Professional Geologist (PG), or ability to obtain within 6 months required

  • Knowledge of Class 1 Railroad operations or railroad experience

  • Certified Nebraska Wastewater Treatment Operator

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: 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

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 192785BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.