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Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.



The Director of Contracts and Risk Management will serve in a senior-level role supporting, managing, and executing the company’s contracts and risk management duties. This is a remote position reporting directly to the Vice President of Contracts and Commercial Risk Management.  The Director will be responsible for providing legal and risk management counsel, support, contracts, legal and risk management review, negotiation, and administration of high-level engagement and various other assignments and tasks to support both the commercial and public sector business. The director will be expected to support multiple business function and operating units, to possess and provide authoritative knowledge of the company on contract negotiations and risk management policies, procedures, and practices.  


  • Provide senior-level support, counsel, and guidance on legal issues and contract matters between commercial and governmental clients.
  • Conduct contract negotiations with a wide array of clients across various sectors, including energy, engineering, construction, consultative, professional services, field services, and other services of the company.
  • Draft notices, demands, inquiries, and other legal memorandum and documents as required.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients and potential clients to ensure the most advantageous terms and conditions for the company.
  • Individual is expected to participate in senior leadership programs and initiatives, and to develop and share unique solutions or initiatives.
  • Provide opinions to the company’s corporate executive and risk management team. Implement best practices in risk management to support the company’s enterprise risk management program.
  • Maintain risk registers and other management tracking tools as assigned or required. Understanding of and working knowledge with CERCLA, RCRA, CWA, CAA, and other environmental laws and regulations are required.
  • Ensure compliance with all Federal, State, and local laws, regulations, and policies as required for public companies, including specifically, ensuring compliance with GAAP and SEC requirements.
  • Assists with other tasks as assigned by supervisor.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, and with limited to no supervision. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Minimum of 15 years’ of progressively responsible experience working in the engineering, environmental management and consulting industry, with a deep understanding of contract law, legal concepts, corporate financial structure, project management principals, as well as relevant experience managing and negotiating large-scale contracts, complex commercial transactions, and risk mitigation expertise.
  • Must possess at least a Bachelor’s (BA/BSc) degree from a regionally accredited college or university AND either a Juris Doctorate (JD) or a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Previous work in a technical consulting environment is desirable.  


There are no personnel supervisory responsibilities for this position at this time.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individual should be expected to work long hours in front of a computer or monitor, and should anticipate the occasional physical demands associated with business travel.


Employee will work a varied physical work schedule that may consist of remote (work from home), shared office, office “hoteling”, or standard office setting and environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. There may be occasional travel to client or other company office locations up to 25% of the time. Employees must have a valid and current driver’s license in good standing and no felony or misdemeanor convictions.


Must be fluent in the English language – writing and speaking, etc.; Report writing requirements must be clear, cogent, and defensible based on facts and evidence-based determinations.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Quantitative reasoning, statistical reasoning.


Candidate should be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Office, and Word. Additional experience with Oracle systems, Access and other business software and systems a plus. Secret (or higher) security clearance, Public Trust clearances are a plus.

About Tetra Tech:


Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits.


For more information on our company, please visit our website at www.tetratech.com. To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at www.tetratech.com/careers.


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Tetra Tech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We invite resumes from all interested parties including women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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


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