Senior Environmental Planner/Project Managers

Lead environmental planning and project management at Tetra Tech in Lakewood, CO. Join a global team solving complex challenges in renewable energy and more.

Tetra Tech
Tetra Tech
Lakewood, United States  UTC-07:00   Flexible   Full Time   10000+   USD 110k–150k   16 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.

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

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 Senior Environmental Planner/Project Managers located anywhere within the U.S. with a preference in or near Colorado (location is flexible), and will be responsible for managing environmental siting, planning, and permitting for renewable energy, natural gas, and electric projects. We are seeking a team member with an established and successful history of managing and leading renewable, natural gas, and electric energy projects which includes assisting with developing proposals and cost estimates, executing project tasks, managing project budgets and forecasts, delivering client satisfaction, and mentoring staff.

Successful candidates will have a strong technical background in siting, permitting, and evaluating environmental impacts for energy projects, which will include one or more of the following: solar, onshore/offshore wind, energy storage, natural gas, and electric transmission. Our ideal candidate will have pre-existing client relationships and a proven track record of winning work within the energy market. Tetra Tech is seeking a Senior Environmental Planner/Project Manager to collaborate on preparing and managing environmental documentation for multiple energy projects. This will include the preparation of environmental documents and impact analyses, technical reports, and permit applications. The candidate will be expected to manage large complex energy projects with many parts, attend agency meetings, hearings, and other functions.

Your Role

  • Responsibilities include project management, team leadership, mentoring of junior staff, and overseeing other programs or acting as a main resource for the Denver office. Includes a commitment to meet annual revenue goals and prior client relationships.
  • This role will direct and oversee energy facility siting/routing, permitting, environmental field surveys, resource analysis, agency coordination, and public outreach, as well as budget and project tracking.
  • Candidates will work with a team and direct preparation of conditional use, land use, right-of-way, and other local jurisdictional permitting efforts.
  • In addition to permitting, this role will include managing the preparation of resource studies (e.g., wildlife biology, wetlands, cultural resources) associated with energy project permitting, as well as the production of permit applications to state utility boards.
  • Candidates will represent clients before federal, state, and local regulatory and land management agencies, boards, planning commissions and councils.
  • Candidates will prepare project descriptions and summaries, respond to data requests, and make presentations to the governing jurisdiction’s representatives in public meetings to obtain approval for projects.
  • Candidates will have experience working with environmental, regulatory and land use agencies, such as: U.S.
  • Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS), and/or federal and state agencies, and local county and city planning departments.
  • Candidates must be able to handle multiple tasks, coordinate effectively with others, and work independently within a team.


  • Looking for candidates with 11 to 25+ years of experience.
  • Candidates must be able to research and interpret federal, state, and local regulations on a project-specific basis to assess project permitting feasibility and requirements, and interface with regulatory agencies.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate the ability to utilize critical thinking, a flexible approach to problem solving, excellent interpersonal communication (oral and written), planning, and organizational skills and attention to details.
  • A pre-employment drug screen in compliance with state regulations is required.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record without restrictions.


Salary commensurate with experience.

Salary Range: $110,000 - $150,000 yr.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience and demonstrated work experience in the above role; skills, certifications, and competencies that align to the specified role; geographic location; and education, as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position.

Tetra Tech offers medical, workers compensation insurance, and 401(k). Eligible for sick pay accrual under Colorado regulation.

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

Jun 07, 2024

Full Time


Nov 28, 2024


USD 110k–150k

Lakewood, United States

11+ years


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