Civil or Environmental Engineer - Entry at Tetra Tech, Inc.

Posted in General Business 12 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Germantown, Maryland

Job Description:

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.

Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science.


Entry Engineer with 1 to 5 years of experience in the field of civil or environmental engineering to join our team currently serving both industrial and government clients. Under general supervision, plans, conducts, and supervises tasks such as fieldwork, sampling, design, construction oversight, operations and maintenance (O&M), and report writing on civil and environmental projects. Performs projects in accordance with RCRA, CERCLA, UST, CWA and other appropriate state and federal regulations. Reviews progress and evaluates results. Plans and assigns personnel for given projects or tasks. Interprets and applies organization policy. Recommends changes in procedures. Operates with substantial latitude for unreviewed action or decision. Reviews progress with management. Prepares, develops and assists in the preparation of proposals and qualification statements.

Your Role:

  • Perform and manage technical tasks such as fieldwork, sampling, design, construction oversight, O&M, and report writing on civil and environmental projects in the public and private sector. Responsibilities could include managing subcontractors and monitoring project cost and schedule performance. Participate in functions involving contact with client representative. Work/coordinate with project team personnel.
  • Perform a range of tasks requiring utilization of advanced scientific, geologic, and engineering analytical techniques, including: (1) interpretation of complex hydrogeologic settings; and (2) development of cost-effective remedial strategies. Assist in and lead efforts in preparing work plans, subcontract specifications, and remedial investigation, feasibility study, and long-term monitoring reports; remedial system designs and remedial action plans; O&M plans, and cost estimates.
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of junior level staff on projects as appropriate. Provide technical direction and guidance to CADD/GIS operators, designers, technicians, and field personnel.
  • Manage multiple projects/several independent, concurrent tasks with ease
  • Adhere to rigorous schedules for completing field tasks and reports
  • Assist in and lead proposal preparation efforts. Participate in technical and sales presentations to clients.
  • This position will have field and non-field related responsibilities. Position requires up to 50 percent field work and/or travel.


  • 40-Hour OSHA HAZWOPER training is required.
  • Experience with engineering, scientific, or general environmental projects and data interpretation is required.

    • Experience should include characterization and remediation of hazardous waste sites is desired.
    • Field experience should include subsurface soil and groundwater sampling, remedial system installation, and system O&M is desired.
    • Experience in the implementation of pilot tests, treatability studies, and soil and groundwater remedial systems is desired.

Education & Experience:

Candidates must have a B.S. degree in Engineering, Advanced Engineering Degree preferred; and a minimum of 1 year of related civil/environmental experience. Other OSHA training is desirable. Engineer-in-Training certificate or Professional Engineering license is required. Direct experience in essential duties listed above, including demonstrated ability in technical writing, is strongly preferred. Direct experience in preparing documents such as CERCLA FS, PRAPs and RODs; RDs and RAPs; O&M Plans, and LTM Reports is highly desirable. Direct experience managing projects is also desirable.

Physical Demands:

Perform field investigation and construction oversight that could potentially require the following: Performing strenuous fieldwork under a variety of site and adverse weather conditions; standing, crouching and sitting to facilitate operation of the equipment and collecting samples; moving earth via shovels or hand augers; lifting of pumps, other remediation equipment, cases containing equipment, sample coolers and other items weighing between 1 and 50 pounds; and potential exposure to natural (e.g., poison ivy), physical and chemical hazards.

Work Environment:

Ability to perform and maintain rigorous detailed documentation of field activities. Field work often involves extended hours on site. Candidate must be able and available to travel via land and/or air and possess a valid drivers' license in good standing. Travel required may be up to 50%.

Language / Communication Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required; Must be fluent in the English language.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Ability to perform QA review of written work products prepared by others.

Mathematical Skills:

The candidate should be able to manipulate environmental and engineering data including, but not limited to, applying correction factors, converting units, conducting statistical analyses, and performing engineering calculations.

Other Skills:

Candidates must be comfortable in performing construction oversight and directing and supervising subcontractors.

Candidates must possess ability to resolve conflicts and provide solutions in a professional manner.

Roles associated with this position include a variety of field assignments and office-based tasks such as field investigations, O&M, subcontractor procurement, engineering design, construction oversight, subcontractor supervision, data evaluation, report writing, and project management. Candidate must be well organized, enthusiastic and energetic. Must be computer literate and be proficient in MS Word, Excel, MS Project and environmental software.

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees-20,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech's core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.

Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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