Environmental Scientist / Engineer


AECOM Australia Pty Ltd



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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.

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

Leading the change toward a sustainable and equitable future.

Our environmental practice helps industries and governments fulfill their responsibilities to the people they support, as well as the planet that support us all. We provide advisory and technical services to enable you to achieve compliance, manage impacts and reduce or even eliminate risks.

Our services help clients anticipate and manage the environmental impact at each stage of the project: planning and obtaining permits for new facilities; decommissioning, clean-up and closure of contaminates sites and surplus operations facilities; restoration for reuse; addressing critical climate - change issues; protection or restoration of habitats and water quality and the preservation of culture resource.

We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Description

We are looking for a proven Environmental Scientist or Engineer that is a motivated, self-starter to join our Environment Business in Darwin and play a key role in supporting a vast array of interesting and diverse projects across defence, government, mining and the oil and gas sectors.

The AECOM Darwin office is a perfect location to foster your passion for managing the environment, and can provide experience in everything from biodiversity surveys, contaminated site investigation and remediation, environmental impact assessment and environmental management and auditing, hydrology and hydrogeology, sediment, and erosion control, monitoring of rivers and streams, wastewaters and groundwaters. You will be provided a range of opportunities to develop and diversify your skills as an environmental scientist/engineer, with project field work available in interesting and remote locations of the Northern Territory and Australia.

Working on a diverse range of projects and as part of a close-knit, regional team, you will be given the opportunity to develop, shape and drive your career working for an international consultancy, whilst working in one of the most beautiful places in the country.

What will a day in this role look like:

  • You will primarily assist with fieldwork and reporting aspects of multiple concurrent contamination investigations and remediation projects of varying size and complexity.
  • Work amongst a team of peers and alongside our clients and subcontractors, while learning first-hand from our in-house senior advisors and technical leaders.
  • You will be involved in a range of environmental projects and site investigations, including the preparation of field plans, implement AECOMs Safety, Health and Environment Policies and Quality Control Policies.
  • You will contribute to a range of projects sizes with opportunities to develop project management skills and will play an active role in project delivery and client management.


The following qualifications and experience are highly desired, but if you don't tick all the boxes, you could still be a perfect fit for this role. Please apply, all applications will be considered.

What are we looking for from you?

  • Experience in preliminary and detailed site investigations for soil, vapour, and/or groundwater.
  • The role requires good communication skills and the ability to deliver technical excellence, as well as being able to comply with AECOM Safety, Health and Environment Policies.
  • Experience in data management software (ESDAT / Equis), preparation of environmental reports and with Microsoft Office packages such as Word & Excel.
  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate discipline such as environmental science, engineering, geology, or earth science.
  • Current Class C drivers' licence.

It is a requirement that candidates are Australian Citizens and eligible for, or in possession of, an Australian Government security clearance of baseline or higher.

If you are an experienced environmental professional looking to take the next step in your career, or you are coming from interstate to establish yourself in the Northern Territory, we would love to hear from you.

Additional information

AECOM acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we, our clients and our communities live and work around Australia. We pay our respects to their cultures and to their Elders — past, present, and emerging. We are committed to connecting to Country in our work through meaningful engagement with First Nations peoples and businesses. Find out more about our Australian Reconciliation Action Plan here: https://aecom.com/au/our-vision-for-reconciliation/.


AECOM is the world's trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle - from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at http://aecom.com/ and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

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.

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

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


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