Ocean Career: Tetra Tech Renewable Energy Project Manager

Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. Our Midwest, Rockies and California Operations are seeking a mid-level project manager to serve as Renewable Energy Project Manager to support both our onshore and offshore renewable energy practices in California and throughout the Western US.

Tetra Tech routinely assists our renewable energy development clients with siting, due diligence, and permitting for onshore wind, solar, and battery energy storage development projects. Additionally, Tetra Tech has acted as the lead consultant on the development of hundreds of offshore facilities, including deep water ports, oil and gas platforms, subsea pipelines and transmission cables, and renewable energy projects, including wind, wave, and hydrokinetic projects across the United States.

The Tetra Tech team has significant experience permitting onshore and offshore energy infrastructure projects that require authorizations from a multitude of federal, state, and local agencies including, but not limited to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the US Environmental Protection Agency, the US Geological Survey, the US Department of Energy, the US Maritime Administration, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

This role is a career growth opportunity for the right candidate to assist in the growth of Tetra Tech’s Renewable Energy practice in the California and the Western US.

This role could be located in any of our California office locations or remote assignment based on CA permitting experience.


  • Perform various consulting-related duties supporting the development, analysis, permitting and financial aspects of onshore and offshore renewable energy development projects.
  • Manage multi-disciplinary teams to complete projects on time and on budget.
  • Serve as a Project Manager—including responsibilities to manage technical projects, engage with clients to identify new work opportunities, prepare proposals, and cost estimates, establish and formulate technical approaches, and direct project teams.
  • Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverables with team members and stakeholders.
  • Support business development efforts including client meetings and proposal preparation.


  • B.S. in Environmental Science/Environmental Management/Marine Science/Engineering or related discipline.
  • 5 - 8 years of professional experience with a pattern of progressive achievements.
  • Experience and knowledge of the regulatory frameworks of California agencies, such as the California Energy Commission, California Coastal Commission, California State Lands Commission, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and State Water Resources Control Board.
  • Experience with California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), federal and state permitting, onshore and offshore wind, power generation and transmission, infrastructure, and/or renewable energy.
  • Demonstrated successful project management skills, especially permitting energy projects and leading teams on projects along the West Coast.
  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation, and excellence.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and presentation skills to convey technical information to clients and business and financial reports to management.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • A valid driver's license and clean driving record is required for this position.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record without restrictions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree Environmental Management/Planning or related background.
  • Experience managing major projects with complex project teams in California is preferred.
  • Experience with routing, siting, and permitting of onshore renewable energy or electric transmission projects, offshore oil and gas infrastructure, subsea cable or offshore energy projects.

Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply.

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