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Environmental Engineer or Scientist

Tetra Tech • Mather, CA

Posted 1 month ago

Job Snapshot

Travel - None
Experience - 5 years
Engineering, Science

Job Description

Tetra Tech Inc. is currently seeking two full-time Environmental Engineers or Scientists for our Oakland, CA or Rancho Cordova, CA office.

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, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Tetra Tech is seeking individuals with a strong technical background in environmental site investigation and remediation who are interested in career growth and business development opportunities while managing and supporting a variety of environmental projects. You will:

• Evaluate, select, and apply standard scientific methods that follow the CERCLA process for hazardous waste site assessment and response actions. Follow established U.S. EPA models for site assessments.
• Perform preliminary site assessments, site inspections, and expanded site inspections on sites with radionuclide and non-radioactive hazardous substances.
• Operate and/or oversee field equipment for site assessment and safety factors.
• Recommend adaptations and modifications of scientific or engineering methods using independent judgment.
• Execute assignments that have clear and specific objectives and require the investigation of a limited number of variables.

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of practical scientific or environmental engineering work experience in performing the responsibilities listed below; or 3 years and possessing Master’s Degree in relevant discipline. Must have demonstrated experience conducting site investigations, environmental sampling of various media, groundwater well design and installation experience, knowledgeable in hydrogeology, preparing feasibility studies, remedial action work plans, remedial designs, and implementing site remediation to achieve site closure. In addition, you should have experience with site investigation remedial design, practical field experience implementing site characterization and remediation technologies. The candidate should have experience working on field projects under federal and state regulatory programs.

Candidate must possess strong analytical, organizational, client management, interpersonal, project management skills, and communication skills (both written and verbal). Must also be highly motivated, customer focused and work well in a team environment. Previous client management and business development success experience is desirable. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel is required.

In addition, the candidate will have:

• Demonstrated experience in support of EPA programs, Department of Defense, or state projects.
• Experience using computer software including word processing, spread sheet, and data base programs is required,
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in environmental sciences, physical sciences, or engineering (e.g., geology, hydrology, toxicology, health physics, civil engineering).
• Master’s degree in a similar discipline is a plus.
• 40-hour OSHA HAZWOPER trained.
• A Professional Registration is preferred.
• Experience within California and with the California regulations is preferred.
• This position requires you to be a U.S. Citizen.

The work involves both office and field environments. The employee must be able to conduct necessary outdoor fieldwork, year-round in a variety of environments, weather, and topography. Fieldwork requires regular and recurring work in variable outdoor environments, packing heavy equipment, and excavations using hand tools. A physical capacity for working outdoors, often in isolated and remote areas, is required. Work is performed where terrain may be steep, uneven, rocky, and covered with vegetation. Climate ranges from extremely dry to extremely wet and from hot to cold. Rain, snow, wind, or dust may be encountered. The work may require the use of protective clothing. Heavy lifting of field sampling and other equipment will be required. You must be able to carry field equipment (35 to 40 pounds) and don personal protective gear as needed. Candidate must also meet physical demands of hazardous waste site work.

Travel is required and varies based on project requirements; may include weekend travel and work. This position requires roughly 35% travel.

This position requires you to drive on a regular basis and will require passing a motor vehicle record (MVR) background check.

Communication Skills - Must demonstrate technical writing/editing ability of technical reports, professional and team-oriented work environment, good interpersonal communication and oral presentation skills, and exceptional attention to details, planning and organizing, and quality required.

Computer Skills - Must be computer literate and have a strong working knowledge of MS Office programs and ability to use engineering analytical and statistical programs.

Language Skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as government regulations, safety plans, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customer or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills – Knowledge of advanced mathematics used for technical analyses and calculations.

Reasoning Ability – Analytical approach to problem solving. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Job Requirements

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

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

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.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies   

Job ID: 10300000644
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