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AECOM Geologist/Environmental Engineer Intern in Saint Louis, Missouri

United States of America - Missouri, Saint Louis

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated Geologist/Environmental Engineer Intern for employment in the St. Louis, MO office.

This position is expected to begin in June 2021.

Interns are paired with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their internship period working on live projects within a team designing and undertaking desk studies, site investigations, risk assessments and remediation solutions including laboratory procurement for environmental analysis, data analysis, factual and interpretative report writing.


At AECOM, we believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustaining and disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

About DCSA—Environment

With world class technical expertise, leading edge technology and innovative project delivery capability around the world, AECOM’s global environmental practice helps industry and government meet their business goals – to achieve compliance, reduce or eliminate risks and manage impacts. We provide advisory and technical services to help clients cleanup and close contaminated sites and surplus operational facilities and restore them for reuse, plan and permit new facilities, address critical climate change issues, restore habitats and water quality, protect natural and cultural resources, maintain compliance, and cost effectively manage residuals and wastes.

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

  • To coordinate field service subcontractors and supervise ground investigation works.

  • To collect soil, vapor, and groundwater samples/data during assessment and remedial action activities at various sites.

  • To coordinate with laboratories to secure appropriate analysis and in a timetable consistent with project requirements.

  • To compile and interpret field and analytical data into accurate and comprehensive conceptual site models.

  • To assist with the interpretation of data, including human health and groundwater risk assessments to inform mitigation measures and remediation design.

  • To ensure that health and safety issues are addressed throughout the life of a project.

  • To learn the AECOM quality management system and ensure its effective implementation by the team for all projects and proposals.

  • To consider and implement AECOM’s principles of environmental protection and sustainability within the context of the Remediation Services business.

Minimum Requirements

  • In pursuit of a BSc or MSc degree in Geology / Hydrogeology / Geological Engineering / Environmental Engineering

  • Practical application of environmental sciences, geological and/or hydrogeological concepts

  • Working knowledge of MS Office applications

  • Working knowledge of GIS and/or AutoCAD applications is a strong advantage

  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc or MSc degree in Geology / Hydrogeology / Geological Engineering / Environmental Engineering.​​​​​

  • Willingness and ability to frequently work outdoors in sometimes challenging conditions.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Flexible with working hours and locations, frequent travel within 1 – 2 hrs drive of home office, and occasionally further afield.

  • Willingness and ability to learn and rapidly master new tasks.

  • Strong research and report writing (including web-based research).

  • Strong numerate skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal skills (in English); fluency in other languages an advantage.

  • Strong quality and time management.

  • Self-starter; develops and delivers work under own initiative.

  • Solid attention to detail and thorough approach to work.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Environment (DO NOT USE)

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Intern / Student

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244721BR

Virtual: No

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.