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Are you looking to take your career to the next level? AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Project Level Geologist or Hydrogeologist for immediate employment based in Southern California. We seek a technical expert, discipline lead, mentor and coach. This position requires onsite support with opportunities to work remotely depending on the scope of work. Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, collaborating with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.


+ Lead a team of technical staff to produce successful outcomes.

+ Serve as a technical lead with the ability to positively influence customers, suppliers, and managers.

+ Mentor and coordinate work for junior staff.

+ Latitude to determine work priorities based on general direction from Managers.

+ Supervise and direct surface and subsurface investigations that employ soil borings, test pits, well installations, well destructions, soil, groundwater, vapor sampling, aquifer testing, and surface geophysical surveys.

+ Conduct technical approach reviews to confirm the soundness of a technical approach, such as qualified staff are proposed, technical solutions appropriately address our client’s needs, and technical risks are identified along with an effective risk management strategy.

+ Deliver strategic solutions to complex problems with senior level assistance. Coordinate and prepare written reports, work plans, and technical memorandums, analyze data and develop supported conclusions and recommendations.

+ Plan, schedule, conduct, and coordinate applicable project phases.

+ Proactively identify opportunities to increase project efficiencies, improve technical approaches, and add value to client service offerings.

+ Evaluate and prepare proposed approaches, cost estimates and schedules for projects and programs.

+ Interact regularly with clients to expand work assignments or market new work. Market potential and existing clients, secure and manage clients and contracts.

+ Serve as a safety advocate.


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


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.

Minimum Requirements

+ BS in geology or related field

+ 4 years of experience conducting site investigations and remediation of contaminated sites and or demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education

+ Ability to work outdoors and lift up to 25 pounds

+ Must be US citizen

+ Must possess a valid driver’s license

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

Preferred Qualifications

+ Project management experience

+ California Professional Geologist

+ Current 40-hour HAZWOPER training

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.

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