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1. Arlington VA US 22201
2. Wilmington MA US 01887
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Job Description :
FISHERIES AND AQUATIC SCIENTIST/ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEER Mid-Level
TETRA TECH, INC.
Washington, DC and Boston Metropolitan Areas
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. With more than 14,000 employees worldwide, 350 offices worldwide and $2.6 Billion in revenue in 2013, Tetra Tech’s capabilities span the entire project cycle. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer.
We are searching for a Mid-level Scientist or Engineer with experience in Fisheries and Aquatic Biology and all aspects of compliance with Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act related to cooling water intake structures. Requirements for the position include experience in 316(b) compliance, as well as one or more of the following; fish impingement/entrainment studies; fish passage or return systems, fish survival/mortality studies, NPDES permitting compliance, baseline fish population studies, fish protection technologies, or desktop assessments. The ideal candidate will have fundamental knowledge of fish biology (marine and freshwater) as well as basic scientific and engineering principles related to fish protection technologies utilized at cooling water intake structures. The position may require travel to project assignments located throughout the U.S.
Employee will be expected to actively participate in developing NPDES permit applications/renewals and 316(b) compliance with permit conditions. Conduct fish impact assessments (impingement/entrainment studies) using a variety of sampling techniques (e.g., electrofishing, otter trawls, ichthyoplankton tows, water quality, GPS data collection, etc.). Develop impact analysis reports associated with NPDES or 316(b) compliance, which may include; Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) Assessments, Biological Assessments (BA) in compliance with the Endangered Species Act, baseline fish population assessments, demonstration studies, equivalent adult modeling, etc. Provide oversight of project personnel, subcontractors, or laboratories. Successful candidate will also be responsible for business development and proposal writing for existing/new commercial energy, manufacturing, or industrial clients. Frequent client interaction, and occasional coordination with state/federal resource agencies. Assist with and lead project fieldwork, data analysis, literature reviews, and reporting for a variety of natural resource projects, or other un-related projects, as appropriate.
Job Requirements :
BS degree in Environmental Science/Biology/Engineering with at least 5 years of related professional experience; or MS degree in Environmental Science/Biology/Engineering with at least 3 years of related professional experience required. Must have an understanding in developing and executing various aspects of 316(b) compliance projects within the commercial energy or manufacturing sectors, as well as experience with one or more of the following; fish impingement/entrainment studies; fish passage or return systems, fish survival/mortality studies, NPDES permitting compliance, baseline fish population studies, fish protection technologies, or desktop assessments. Specific experience in power station operations and/or cooling water intake structure design or operations is desired. Specific experience in power station operations and/or cooling water intake structure design or operations is desired. Abilities in data management, data analysis, and technical report writing and capacity for success and growth in a fast-paced and team-oriented work environment is required. Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills are required. Occasional to frequent travel with occasional work or travel during nights/weekends, as required by project needs; current, valid driver’s license with no restrictions is required. Tetra Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we value workplace diversity. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.
Job Code :
NRS/NUSWASHINGTON, DC AND BOST
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