Environmental/Water Resources Scientist

Tetra Tech
Portland, OR, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 17,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.  Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams.  We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

Our Portland, OR office is seeking an entry-level Environmental Scientist/Water Resources Scientist. Candidates should have broad interests in all types of water resources and other natural resources management and educational background to address projects that may include:

  • Stream and river restoration;
  • NEPA analysis;
  • Performing wetland delineations;
  • Biological studies and monitoring;
  • ESA compliance analysis and Biological Assessment preparation;
  • Preparing and overseeing development of environmental permits, including CWA Sections 404/401;
  •  Water quality sampling and analysis;
  • Assisting in business development for biological/environmental work.



  • BS or MS in Environmental Sciences, Biology/Ecology, or Geography with emphasis in natural resources management;
  • General understanding of engineering principles is desired but not required;
  • Knowledge of general ecological processes, particularly aquatic ecosystems;
  • Experience developing monitoring plans;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Experience preparing reports, NEPA and ESA documentation;
  • Strong GIS skills