Project Manager (Western Water & Habitat Program)

Trout Unlimited

, WA, US


TU is hiring a motivated and highly capable person to work with water right holders and others in developing projects that enhance instream flow and improve habitat for salmonids in Eastern Washington.  The position requires a person who is detail oriented with good writing skills; the person should be self-motivated, enjoy working collaboratively, and communicate well with a diversity of people.  Skills relating to real estate and water right transactions, policy work, hydrology, working agriculture, and project management are preferred in this position. The Project Manager will support TU’s presence as a leader in working on project-oriented streamflow restoration and habitat conservation. This position requires frequent travel. May be based out of TU’s Twisp or Wenatchee offices in Washington State



• Partner with landowners, water right holders, tribal partners, agencies and conservation partners on cooperative projects to improve streamflows and water supply reliability.

• Develop, design, coordinate, and implement restoration projects resulting in the rehabilitation and enhancement of habitat for aquatic and terrestrial wildlife species and overall ecological function in Upper Columbia Tributaries. 

• Identify funding sources, prepare budgets and proposals, and obtain funding for instream flow and habitat restoration projects.

• Complete state and federal permitting requirements for projects.

• Manage project implementation including budgeting, scheduling, coordination of partners, contractor selection and oversight, and reporting.

• Prepare grant deliverables including quarterly, annual, and final progress reports.

• Foster and maintain positive relationships with landowners and other stakeholders with varying political and social backgrounds.

• Non-supervisory position

• Additional duties as necessary.




• A minimum of 5 years relevant experience. Experience with water use and irrigated agriculture, and complex multi-party negotiations is preferred, 

• Skilled in Arc GIS and other mapping software,

• Natural resource project and grant management, 

• Superior interpersonal skills and ability to work constructively with a wide range of partners, including farmers and other landowners, industry representatives, scientists, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and public agencies, 

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as first rate research and analytic skills. Previous experience with media, outreach, and/or legal research is desirable, 

• Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving abilities. The job requires the ability to prioritize workload, to be highly motivated and self-directed. 

• A passion for fisheries conservation and for protecting and restoring rivers and streams.

• Ability to travel, periodically overnight.




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