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We are seeking a Director for our Flood Risk Team with Federal, State and Local flood risk management engineering and project design expertise. This role will take the lead on a portfolio of unique and exciting projects to solve complex flood risk problems and implement award winning projects.

This role will have the unique opportunity to lead large and impactful projects with strategic clients including several large On Call contracts with the USACE, NRCS, USBR, Counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino Riverside, Ventura, Orange and San Diego. The projects offer experience into various markets allowing you to take a prominent leadership position managing teams. These projects also offer the opportunity to develop your creative worth as you engineer solutions to the community’s highly-visible flood risk issues.  The portfolio of projects are in the areas of Civil Works including; hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) analysis, hydraulic design, and construction document preparation.

This position would be associated with our Irvine, CA office.

More About This Role
This is an engaging and high impact position in which your responsibilities will include the following:
  • Project and Program Management – Manage teams of engineers and scientists to strategically vision and deliver innovative solutions.  Creatively manage project constraints of scope, schedule, and budget on large, complex and impactful projects.  This includes supervising, planning, designing, prioritizing and providing PM expertise for projects focused on flood risk management.  Provide exceptional quality assurance and quality control on client deliverables.
  • Technical Project Lead – Lead flood risk infrastructure design development, ensuring design disciplines work collaboratively, efficiently, and effectively and meet regulatory requirements. You will take a leadership role prepare feasibility studies, design plans, specifications, cost estimates, technical documents, and contracts.
  • Business Development – Capitalize on our substantial existing on-call contracts with several major Federal and Southern California clients to identify and target opportunities.  This includes building internal and external teams that can effectively compete, win, and perform work.  Participate in strategic marketing discussions and lead proposal development.
  • Manage Teams – Build and manage project teams and mentor mid-level and/or junior engineers and scientists.

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s Preferred) in Civil, Environmental Engineering or related engineering discipline.
  • Registered PE in California.
  • 10-15+ years of progressive experience conducting feasibility studies (concept through implementation) and analysis of flood risk management projects for municipalities within CA and nationwide.
  • Experience as Engineer of Record for the construction of flood risk management projects.
  • Ability to lead a multi-disciplined team of engineers and designers in the preparation of construction, drawings, details, specifications, calculations, and engineers estimate of probable construction costs.
  • Recent experience with the most current criteria for design of levees and dams.
  • Working knowledge of USACE guidelines and FEMA NFIP required within Southern California or the Southwest a plus.
  • Direct experience working with clients in Southern California or the Southwest region preferred, but not required.

What We Can Offer
  • Extremely passionate and motivated team
  • Impactful and diverse projects in an environment that empowers leadership and creativity.
  • Excellence and Achievement awards for our highest performers.
  • Flexibility that allows our employees to balance quality work and their personal lives.
  • Competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities
About Tetra Tech:
Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 450 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 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.
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 health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.
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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 www.tetratech.com 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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