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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.


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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 qualified Marine Fisheries Biologist to support work based at our Boston, MA office. Remote work options also possible. Other office locations considered; Rockland, MA; Portland, ME; Parsippany, NJ; Richmond, VA; Norfolk, VA for impact assessment/permitting support, marine field survey support, and data management/reporting, for our fisheries and benthic program.


The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting our marine resources projects for a variety of commercial, federal, and state clients.  A multidisciplinary science-based background is desired, with an emphasis on marine biology, fisheries, or benthic resources. Projects vary but are typically part of offshore wind projects and other marine infrastructure development.



  • Serve as a marine fisheries subject matter expert (SME) for impact assessment, permitting, and monitoring associated with offshore wind energy projects.
  • Routine coordination with multiple project teams composed of; Project Managers, Team Leaders, Subcontractors, other SMEs, and Client Representatives.
  • Perform desktop-based data analysis, impact assessment, and report writing.
  • Perform boat-based marine resource surveys (e.g. fish trawls, benthic grabs, underwater imagery, protected species observations, and water quality monitoring) on a variety of vessel platforms, with a focus on safety and quality.
  • Collect field data using a tablet-based system for field forms, integrated with GPS data and ESRI ArcGIS tools (e.g., ArcGIS Collector, ArcGIS Survey123, etc.).
  • Deploy, maintain, and calibrate fish, benthic, and water quality monitoring equipment.
  • Participation in other field/desktop assessments in support of other environmental programs within the company.


  • Minimum of B.S. degree in marine science, fisheries, or natural resource field (M.S. preferred).
  • 3-5 years experience serving as a SME on fisheries impact assessment, permitting, NEPA, or essential fish habitat assessments.
  • 1-3 years experience conducting vessel-based marine surveys; may include seasonal positions, observer experience, or internships as relevant experience.
  • Deep understanding of marine fisheries as a biological resource and a socioeconomic resource, including policies and regulations associated with each.
  • Familiarity with, and analysis of, publicly available commercial fisheries catch and landings datasets.
  • Familiarity with methods used to interpret and map benthic habitat features from high-resolution geophysical (HRG) survey data (e.g., multibeam, side scan sonar, etc.) and other underwater imagery (images collected from drop-down cameras and towed-video).
  • Basic understanding of marine spatial planning, commercial/recreational fishing regulations, Essential Fish Habitat (EFH), Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS), National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) offshore wind survey recommendations.
  • Ability to utilize a taxonomic key and identify common marine, estuarine, and freshwater fish species in the northeastern U.S.
  • Health and safety training (one or more desired); GWO Basic/Sea Survival, STCW Training, OSHA 40-hr HAZWOPER, OSHA 10-hr Construction.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. and manage a suite of sampling gear aboard vessels, including logistics during mobilization/demobilization.
  • Flexibility to accommodate frequent travel and work intermittently and extended hours during the field season to meet fast-paced project requirements.
  • High level of motivation and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Possess solid communication skills and demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and ArcGIS (desired).
  • Must be multi-task oriented and possess excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A valid Driver’s License, clean driving record, and a dependable personal means of transportation are required.
  • Employee is expected to maintain a professional manner in all aspects of their work.


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.  Please note, if this position is considered an essential duty to support federal contracts, you will need to comply with Executive Order 14042.


About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 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.

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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.


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 


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.


Please no phone calls or agencies.

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