Environmental Planner @ Tetra Tech, Inc.

Environmental Planner


We are currently seeking an Environmental Planner to support our established and growing business areas in the renewable energy and development sector. This position will be in the Tetra Tech Honolulu, HI office.


  • The successful applicant will have a background in environmental planning and permitting, with the skills necessary to support project managers and lead tasks related to environmental review and regulatory permitting for a variety of projects in Hawaii for public and private clients

  • The Planner will be involved with various aspects of the planning process, including developing strategic permitting approaches, preparing and processing county, state and federal land use permit applications; conducting studies and resource analysis; and consulting with county, state, and federal governmental agencies

  • The Planner should also have experience with agency consultation, coordination of technical teams and contractors providing technical deliverables; providing support for public outreach; and application of state and county land use requirements

  • The Planner will have the ability and experience to support complex projects in a dynamic work environment, have strong critical thinking capabilities, and have a flexible approach to problem solving

  • Excellent interpersonal communication (oral and written), planning, and organizational skills are required

  • Must have demonstrated writing skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and work independently.

  • This position requires a team-oriented professional with a strong attention to detail, and a proven commitment to quality management and client satisfaction

  • The Planner should also have excellent communication skills as the position requires frequent and effective interaction with clients, regulatory agencies, other team members and the public


  • Possess a Bachelor’s degree but preferably a graduate degree in environmental sciences, urban/regional planning, environmental policy, environmental studies, and/or related field

  • Have a minimum of 4 years of experience with environmental assessments and federal, state, and local regulatory compliance/permitting in Hawaii

  • Have an understanding of HEPA and NEPA

  • Experience in preparing and processing various county, state, and federal land use permits as well as preparation of documents to meet the requirements of Hawaii Environmental Policy Act (HEPA, HRS Chapter 343) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) is preferred

  • Have excellent research, analytical, writing, oral communication and organizational skills

  • Have the ability to work independently and to communicate clearly and work closely with team members located in other offices

  • Have strong task management skills to successfully manage project teams and deliverables.

  • Preference for work experience in environmental consulting

  • Competency with basic business computer applications (i.e., Microsoft Office)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.


Honolulu, HI, USA




2020-03-27 00:00