Water Resources Scientist

Tetra Tech
Seattle, WA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Junior (3-4 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, we seek clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. Consider being part of a complex world’s clear solutions with the Water Resources team in our Seattle, WA office.

We're currently seeking a self-motivated Water Resources Scientist with a desire to grow and develop their role to improve our capacity to serve clients and the natural world. In this position, you'll have the unique opportunity to work with a team of biologists, environmental planners, and engineers to design and execute aquatic habitat restoration projects, biological studies, environmental assessments, and other natural resources investigations. Creative problem solvers interested in bringing innovative technology to the forefront of environmental consulting are encouraged to apply.

Project Responsibilities May Include:

  • Stream and river restoration
  • Conducting field surveys for vegetation, wildlife, wildlife habitat, and riverine features in the Pacific Northwest
  • NEPA/SEPA analysis
  • Performing wetland delineations
  • Fisheries studies and fish monitoring
  • Performing wetland delineations
  • ESA compliance analysis and biological assessment preparation
  • Preparing and overseeing development of environmental permits, including CWA Sections 404/401
  • Water quality sampling and analysis
  • GIS mapping and data analysis
  • Assisting in business development for biological/environmental work

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's in Biology/Water Resources Sciences and at least 3-5 years of professional experience OR Master's in Biology/Water Resources Sciences and at least 1-3 years of professional experience in environmental science and project management including surveying, monitoring and permitting; water quality, delineation of wetlands, and restoration.
  • Knowledge of local plant, fish and/or wildlife species and their habitat requirements
  • Experience developing mitigation/monitoring plans
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience preparing reports, NEPA and ESA documentation
  • Experience with GIS and Excel