We are currently seeking an Environmental Planner/Permitting Project Manager (Planner) to provide permitting and compliance services within our thriving energy practice, where for decades we have been supporting a broad range of renewable energy technologies, conventional generation, electric transmission, and emerging technologies such as energy storage or smart grids. This position will be in the Tetra Tech Bothell, WA office.
The successful applicant will have a regulatory siting and permitting background and will have the skills to provide support to project managers and task lead the regulatory and permitting process for a variety of land development projects in the Pacific Northwest and throughout the U.S. for public and private clients
The Planner will prepare and process county, state and federal permit applications; conduct studies and resource analysis; and consult with county, state, and federal governmental bodies and agencies
The Planner should also have experience with agency coordination, coordinating with technical teams and contractors providing technical deliverables; supporting public outreach; and understand state and county land use law code requirements
Knowledge and experience of GIS and the BLM visual resource management (VRM) process is a plus
The Planner will have the ability and experience to support the permitting of 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 abilities, competency with basic business computer applications (i.e., Microsoft Office), and possess the ability to act 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
Some travel associated with site visits, client or regulatory meetings expected, including the occasional public meeting or hearing
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant science, land use planning, or landscape architecture or engineering discipline
5-10 years of relevant experience with siting and permitting – experience with utility or energy facilities a plus
Have an understanding the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and state siting and permitting processes, such as Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and Oregon Energy Facility Siting Council (EFSC)
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 across other offices
Have strong task management skills in successfully scoping and managing project teams and deliverables
Preference for experience in preparing and processing various county, state (in the Pacific NW), and federal land use permits as well as preparation of documents to meet the requirements of EFSC
Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project are necessary to perform the responsibilities of this position
About Tetra Tech:
Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.
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.
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.
Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.
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Bothell, WA, USA