Local recruitment: Senior Clean Water Act Scientist/Engineer

Tetra Tech

Fairfax, VA, USA 🇺🇸

Durham, NC, USA 🇺🇸

Owings Mills, MD, USA 🇺🇸

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.

Tetra Tech is currently seeking a Senior Clean Water Act Scientist/Engineer, who can apply their technical expertise to help solve complex water resources technical and policy issues. This position would report to our Fairfax, VA office.

What You’ll Do:

We are in search of a highly motivated team member to join our family of scientists and engineers to lead and support our work on projects involving Clean Water Act program implementation, nutrient pollution, water quality standards, environmental policy, watershed planning, point source discharge permitting and controls, and nonpoint source pollution assessment and control.

In this senior-level consulting position, you will have the opportunity to apply your academic knowledge, technical expertise, management skills, and previous work experience to real-world water quality issues, while serving our clients at the federal, state, tribal, local, and private sector clients and mentoring junior staff on the team. Your work will involve routine and non-routine assignments related to water quality projects of substantial variety and complexity.

Your roleand responsibilities will include performing tasks to lead and support environmental projects, including:

  • Developing technical analyses to support water pollution-reduction activities at federal, state, and local levels
  • Analyzing large environmental and water quality datasets and reviewing statistical analyses
  • Reviewing technical information from journal articles, federal and state reports, and other sources
  • Synthesizing information and developing written products (e.g., water resource reports, training modules, research summaries)
  • Reviewing written analyses and summaries developed by others
  • Supporting development of and providing technical input related to EPA policies
  • Implementing QA/QC policies/procedures to meet federal and state research requirements
  • Serving as a project manager, monitoring budgets and schedules, and ensuring completion of deliverables 
  • Managing junior- and mid-level staff both as part of a project and as a supervisor
  • Playing a key role in promoting and supporting business development
  • Conducting client communication and representing Tetra Tech in client meetings
  • Being able to provide basic facilitation and give technical presentations to a broad audience

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in biology, environmental science, ecology, environmental engineering, or a related scientific/engineering field 
  • 15+ years of relevant work experience minimum
  • Knowledge of federal and state clean water legislation and regulations 
  • Professional experience related to the Clean Water Act, nutrients, water quality standards, environmental policy, watershed planning, point source discharge permitting and control, and nonpoint source pollution assessment and control
  • Interest and previous experience in managing contracts and staff
  • Demonstrated management experience related to multiple, complex, and simultaneous projects
  • Ability to identify and target opportunities and build new work
  • Leader and team player possessing strong planning and organizational skills 
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other applications
  • Excellent research, technical writing, and verbal communication skills/experience
  • Able to handle multiple tasks/projects at once
  • Highly dependable, detail-oriented, flexible, and responsive to tight or changing client-driven deadlines
  • Able to interact well with coworkers and existing clients in a professional and confident manner
  • Excitement to work in a dynamic work environment 
  • Willingness to learn new skills

What We Can Offer You:

  • Collaborative work environment with advancement opportunities and interesting projects
  • Ability to apply your technical and management skills
  • Opportunity to market new work and drive the team’s progress
  • Flexibility that allows our employees to balance quality work and their personal lives
  • Competitive benefits package and learning and development opportunities
  • Opportunity to work remotely is possible

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 470 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—22,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Explore our open positions at https://www.tetratech.com/careers. Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:

LinkedIn: @TetraTechCareers

Twitter: @TetraTechJobs

Facebook: @TetraTechCareers

Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities. 

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Please no phone calls or agencies.

Additional Information

  • Organization: 100 DIV
  • Requisition #10000000967





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development