Environmental Planner

Tetra Tech Published: December 14, 2022
Portland, OR
Skill Level
Mid Level
Job Type
Planning / Land Use

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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’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are currently seeking an Environmental Planner to support our Pacific Northwest Region.

Responsibilities for the Environmental Planner:

  • Provide support and strategic thinking for ongoing projects addressing land use and environmental permitting of traditional energy, linear infrastructure (i.e., transmission lines and pipelines), renewable energy (wind power, solar power, battery storage), and other types of projects in the Pacific Northwest and throughout North America.
  • Perform lead or support function working directly with Project Managers, assisting in task management, organization, and client deliverable development.
  • Support client coordination, manage workload, and delegate work.
  • Perform due diligence and local, state, and federal permitting for energy projects, including writing local land use permit documents, (e.g., EFSC, EFSEC, CUP applications), NEPA documents, mitigation plans, and other documents required under the ESA and other environmental rules, regulations, and associated permitting.
  • Support project development (i.e., work scopes, proposals, and costs), compliance strategy development, represent our clients in meetings with regulatory agencies and promote a high level of technical competence in our work products.
  • Support project administration including subcontracting, invoicing, project financials, and managing budgets.


  • At a minimum a B.A. or B.S. in an applicable field (i.e., environmental science/policy, natural resources planning, biology, ecology or geography, or a closely related discipline); an advanced collegiate degree is preferred.
  • 3-10+ years of experience in environmental consulting or land use planning.
  • Detail-oriented, with strong technical skills, including data management, analysis, and QA/QC.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, oral presentation, and verbal and written communication skills. • Strategic thinker, problem-solver, and technical report writer/editor.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with state, federal, and local environmental permitting related to a diverse array of regulated natural resources, with a preferred focus in the Pacific Northwest.
  • A Pre-employment drug screen in compliance with state regulations is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record without restrictions.

Other Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

  • Applied knowledge of ecological assessment, environmental impact analysis, environmental due diligence studies, natural/biological resources management, and habitat conservation planning.
  • Ability to review, synthesize, and interpret biological resources information.
  • Familiarity with ESA (Sections 7 and 10) requirements and USFWS consultation process, CWA (Sections 401 and 404) requirements and permit process, NHPA (Section 106), and other statespecific environmental regulations.
  • Strong working knowledge of GIS applications.
  • Commitment to safety, quality management, continuous improvement, and client satisfaction.
  • Highly motivated and able to work very well in a team environment, as well as independently.


  • Salary commensurate with experience.
  • Salary and position levels are flexible to attract additional hires.

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 as well as project requirements.

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

  • At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits
  • 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.
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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.

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