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Company: Tetra Tech
Location: Portland, OR
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Manufacturing, Engineering, Aerospace


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 a Biologist to support our established and still growing business areas.  The preferred location for the position is Portland, OR, although working remotely or out of one of our many other offices across the country would be an option for the right candidate.



  • Provide high level support and strategic thinking to on-going projects addressing environmental concerns of renewable energy (wind power, solar power, geothermal), traditional energy, linear infrastructure (i.e., transmission lines and pipelines), and other types of projects throughout North America.
  • Provide support for post-construction mortality monitoring projects; both in designing and executing field studies and analyzing results.
  • Performing due diligence and permitting for energy projects may also include assisting with the preparation of NEPA documents, including EAs or EISs, mitigation plans, HCPs, ECPs, and other documents required under the Endangered Species Act and other environmental rules, regulations, and associated permitting.
  • Support project development (i.e., work scopes, proposals and costs), compliance strategy development, and represent our clients in negotiations with regulatory agencies and promote a high level of technical competence in our work products.
  • The position also provides the opportunity to manage projects.


  • BS, MS, or PhD degree in applicable field (i.e., biology, ecology, environmental science/policy, natural resources planning, or geography, or a closely related discipline).
  • Types of studies typically required for these projects include avian and/or bat surveys, habitat delineations, specialized studies for federal and state listed threatened and endangered species, and post-construction mortality studies.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in working with public and/or commercial clients.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, oral presentation, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong strategic thinker, problem-solver, and technical report writer/editor.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with environmental permitting related to wildlife, bats and/or avifauna.
  • 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.


Please highlight any of the following skill sets in your resume and accompanying cover letter:

  • Applied knowledge of ecological assessment, environmental impact analysis, environmental due diligence studies, natural/biological resources management, and habitat conservation planning.
  • Knowledge of permitting processes at the federal and state levels.
  • Experience with mitigation and monitoring planning, especially associated with pollinator species.
  • Experience with statistical tools for fatality estimation and risk assessment.
  • Technical skills related to the assessment of wildlife, sensitive/protected habitat, or wetlands
  • Experience in providing effective peer review of technical and client-oriented work products.
  • Demonstrated success in regulatory negotiations at the federal and state levels.
  • Ability to review, synthesize, and interpret biological resources information.
  • Experience with ESA (Sections 7 and 10) requirements, USFWS consultation process, and other state-specific environmental regulations
  • Experience preparing and negotiating ESA HCPs.
  • Experience with eagle take permitting under BGEPA, including the development of ECPs and ETP applications and negotiation of permit conditions.
  • Demonstrated success in technical scope development, budgeting, and pricing projects.
  • Project management experience (specifying the client sector, the scale of the project and personal roles).
  • Examples of commitment to quality management, continuous improvement, and client satisfaction.
  • Demonstrated success in team leadership, staff mentoring, project management, and client/business development.


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.


About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 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. A Pre-employment drug screen in compliance with state regulations is required.


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.


Additional Information
  • Organization: 194 CES

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