• Entry Level Biologist

    AECOM Clifton, NJ 07011

    Job #2425613407

  • Company Description

    At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.

    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.

    Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

    Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

    We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

    You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

    We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

    We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

    When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.

    Job Description

    AECOM is seeking an Entry Level Biologist to be based in our Clifton, NJ office.

    This position is expected to begin in July 2023.

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

    • Wetland delineation, field monitoring, data tabulation and reporting, GIS based mapping, and supporting preparation of permit applications.

    • Position is based in Northern New Jersey (Clifton); a mix of in office and remote work location is acceptable. Field work with occasional overnight travel is likely.

    • Utilizes basic scientific principles, theories, practices, and existing technologies to develop solutions for technical problems with limited scope.

    • Collects soil, sediments, and water samples and enters data and applies technical principles and theories.

    • Interprets and records data, conducts analyses, compares findings to relevant studies and local, state, and federal regulations to ensure compliance.

    • Entry-level position; may not require previous experience.


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Ecology, or a related field.

    • Valid U.S. Driver License required (and must be able to safely drive to job sites).

    • Knowledgeable about flora and fauna native to NJ and mid-Atlantic states.

    • Due to the sensitive nature of the position, US Citizenship is required

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Plant identification skills.

    • Has a positive attitude and is adaptable to changing priorities in a fast-paced work environment.

    • Highly organized with a strong detail-oriented work style.

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite of programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and .pdf editors (eg. Adobe & BlueBeam).

    • Experience/knowledge of ARC GIS software

    • Wetland delineation experience (including hydrology, vegetation, and soil parameters)

    • Experience in construction monitoring, environmental inspection, habitat assessments, and biological surveys

    • Experience with field data collection tools such as Trimble units and water quality meters.

    • Soil, water, and sediment sampling experience

    • OSHA 40-HR Training Certificate

    Additional Information:

    • Relocation is not available for this position.

    Additional Information

    All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

    With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there's never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you'll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm - access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

    AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We're the world's trusted global infrastructure firm, and we're in this together - your growth and success are ours too.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

    Join us and let's get started.

    ReqID: J10079562

    Business Line: Environment

    Business Group: DCS

    Strategic Business Unit: East

    Career Area: Science

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