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Environmental Planner – Irvine, CA

Tetra Tech Irvine Full-Time
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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, 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. 


We are currently seeking and immediate opportunity for an Environmental Planner (Planner) to support our established and growing business areas in California.  This position will be located in the Tetra Tech Irvine, CA office and will work closely with staff located in other Tetra Tech offices in California and the Pacific Northwest.  


The Planner will have the ability and experience to manage and 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 client and public communication skills as the position requires frequent and effective interaction with clients, regulatory agencies, and the public. The ideal candidate will bring relevant experience and relationships to support business development activities.

  • Preparing CEQA/NEPA documents and environmental regulatory permit applications

  • Managing projects and project personnel

  • Interacting with clients
  • Environmental compliance construction monitoring

  • Overseeing habitat restoration and maintenance projects

  • BS/BA degree or higher in urban, regional or environmental land use planning, environmental sciences, environmental policy, environmental studies or a related field

  • Five-plus years of relevant professional experience and/or three-plus years of experience in the environmental consulting industry in California

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Physically able to occasionally hike carrying necessary field equipment to project locations

  • Strong computer skills with programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Experience and knowledge of NEPA, CEQA, and Federal and California environmental regulatory processes

  • Team player - ability to work well with others as well as independently

  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with critical timelines

  • Self-motivated, strong initiative
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.


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


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Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. We are a diverse company, including individuals with expertise in science, research, engineering, construction, and information technology. Our strength is in collectively providing integrated services—delivering the best solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, Tetra Tech offers clear solutions made possible with sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches.

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