Rangeland Ecologist (Remote)

Join Tetra Tech as a Rangeland Ecologist in Portland, OR. Contribute to preserving ecosystems and tackling environmental challenges in renewable energy projects.

Tetra Tech
Tetra Tech
Portland, United States  UTC-08:00   Remote   Full Time   10000+   52 days ago

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.

Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are seeking a highly skilled and passionate Rangeland Ecologist to join our team. As a Rangeland Ecologist, you will be responsible for studying and preserving the delicate ecosystems found in rangeland areas.


  • Provide high level support and strategic thinking to on-going projects addressing environmental concerns of renewable energy (wind power, solar power, geothermal), traditional energy, linear infrastructure (i.e., transmission lines and pipelines), and other types of projects throughout North America.
  • Performing due diligence and permitting for energy projects may also include writing NEPA documents, including EAs or EISs, mitigation plans, HCPs, ECPs, and other documents required under the Endangered Species Act and other environmental rules, regulations, and associated permitting.
  • Support project development (i.e., work scopes, proposals and costs), compliance strategy development, and represent our clients in negotiations with regulatory agencies and promote a high level of technical competence in our work products. The position also provides the opportunity to manage projects.


  • MS or PhD degree in applicable field (i.e., wildlife ecology, environmental science/policy, natural resources planning, biology, ecology or geography, or a closely related discipline).
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the field.
  • Be a strong technical leader with established stakeholder relationships.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, oral presentation, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong strategic thinker, problem-solver, and technical report writer/editor.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Experience with environmental permitting related to wildlife, bats and/or avifauna.
  • A pre-employment drug screen in compliance with federal regulations is required, along with a physical if needed.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record without restrictions.

Please highlight any of the following skill sets in your resume and accompanying cover letter:

  • Applied knowledge of ecological assessment, environmental impact analysis, environmental due diligence studies, natural/biological resources management, and habitat conservation planning.
  • Knowledge of permitting processes at the federal and state levels, especially in the western U.S.
  • Experience with statistical tools for fatality estimation and risk assessment.
  • Technical skills related to the assessment of wildlife, sensitive/protected habitat, or wetlands, especially in the western U.S.
  • Experience in providing effective peer review of technical and client-oriented work products.
  • Demonstrated success in regulatory negotiations at the federal and state levels.
  • Ability to review, synthesize, and interpret biological resources information.
  • Experience with NEPA-compliant documentation (BA, CATEX, EA and EIS).
  • Experience with ESA (Sections 7 and 10) requirements and USFWS consultation process, CWA (Sections 401 and 404) requirements and permit process, and other state-specific environmental regulations (e.g., SEQRA and Article 10 in NY, NRPA/SLODA in ME).
  • Experience preparing and negotiating ESA HCPs.
  • Experience with eagle take permitting under BGEPA, including the development of ECPs and ETP applications and negotiation of permit conditions.
  • Demonstrated success in technical scope development, budgeting, and pricing projects.
  • Project management experience (specifying the client sector, the scale of the project and personal roles)
  • Examples of commitment to quality management, continuous improvement, and client satisfaction.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including public health orders and regulations that are mandated by local, state, provincial, federal, international authorities, and clients.

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About the role

May 02, 2024

Full Time


Oct 30, 2024


Portland, United States



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