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Job Description

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. With more than 17,000 associates working together, Tetra Tech provides clear solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 400 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

What You’ll Get to Do: We are seeking a Senior Water Resources Engineer with municipal stormwater engineering and project design expertise. This role will take the lead on a portfolio of unique and exciting projects to solve complex water resource problems and implement award winning projects and is based out of the coastal city of San Diego, CA.

This role will have the unique opportunity to lead large and impactful projects with strategic clients including our 5 year City of San Diego On Call contract. The projects offer experience into various markets allowing you to define the path to manage the project and team. These projects also offer the opportunity to develop your creative worth as you engineer solutions to the community’s highly visible stormwater issues. The portfolio of projects are in the areas of green infrastructure GI or LID, hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analysis, water quantity and quality analysis, and watershed management.

More About This Role:

This is an engaging and high impact position in which your responsibilities will include the following:

Project Management – manage teams of engineers and scientists while keeping within the project constraints of scope, schedule and budget constraints on large, complex and impactful projects. This includes supervising, planning, designing, prioritizing and providing PM expertise for projects focused on stormwater quality, GI and LID. Provide exceptional quality assurance and quality control on client deliverables.

Technical Project Lead – lead stormwater infrastructure design development, ensuring design disciplines work collaboratively, efficiently and effectively and are compliant with regulatory requirements. You will prepare feasibility studies, design plans, specifications, cost estimates, technical documents and contracts.

Business Development – capitalize on our substantial existing on-call contracts with several major Southern California clients to identify and target opportunities. This includes building internal and external teams that can effectively compete, wine and perform work. Participate in strategic marketing discussions and lead proposal development.

Manage teams – build and manage project teams and mentoring mid-level and/or junior engineers and scientists.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred) in Civil, Environmental Engineering or related engineering discipline.

Registered PE in California.

10-15+ years of progressive experience conducting feasibility studies (concept through implementation) and analysis of stormwater/water resources projects for municipalities within CA and nationwide.

Experience as Engineer of Record for the construction of stormwater/water resources projects.

Ability to lead a multi-disciplined team of engineers and designers in the preparation of construction, drawings, details, specifications, calculations, and engineers estimate of probable construction costs.

Recent experience w/ the design of sustainable GI, including subsurface storage and infiltration, bioretention basins, bioswales, green streets, and constructed wetlands.

Working knowledge of water quality regulations and the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) program.

Direct experience working with MS4 jurisdictions in California or the Southwest region preferred.

Strong project management skills.

What We Can Offer You:

Extremely passionate and motivated team

Impactful and diverse projects in an environment that empowers leadership and creativity

Excellence and Achievement awards for our highest performers

Flexibility that allows our employees to balance quality work and their personal lives

Competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities

Tetra Tech only accepts resumes through its online process. Please apply 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.

No agencies or calls please.

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