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Project Manager – Drilling Operations

Project Management
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Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that keeps you on top of the latest technical developments and 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. 

We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager – Drilling Operations. While working to achieve N3B LLCC objectives, will ensure all activities and operations are performed in a safe and deliberate manner; will maintain required safety, security and operational training; assure procedural and regulatory compliance; and make safety and security an integral part of every task; including taking the necessary steps to stop work if continuing the job is unsafe or compromises security

  • Broad applied knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in the field of environmental health & safety.

  • Skill and ability to perform complex professional tasks independently with little instruction.

  • Ability to work within established policies and procedures, using independent judgment and ingenuity.

  • Coordinates and manages field personnel and activities to maintain scope, cost and schedule.

  • Ten (10) years of experience managing drilling and pump operations with subcontractors to minimize costs and to meet schedule.

  • Communicates with and maintains positive relationships with all support and client entities.

  • Support Consent Order compliance for Groundwater Program.
  • Capable of quickly developing and reviewing drilling and well maintenance scope of work, request for proposals and review of contracts in support of procurement.

  • As a Project Manager is responsible for confirming that procedures being implemented comply with the environmental, safety, health, quality and technical requirements. 

  • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.

  • Complies with all health & safety policies and practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in Environmental Management, Environmental Science, Engineering or related field; however, a combination of education and relevant experience wherein the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the position’s duties and responsibilities have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable.  
  • The career level of the position will be determined by the years of relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities; after a candidate has been chosen.

  • Sufficient practical knowledge of environmental sciences to understand and utilize scientific data.

  • Skill and ability to perform critical strategic tasks and to interpret broad strategic requirements and develop and execute plans to satisfy them.

  • Ability to have major impact on organizational success and productivity, with extensive latitude for independent judgment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively at the highest levels.
  • Ability to contribute functional expertise to business proposal initiatives.

  • Ability to develop and lead large-sized projects, including defining scope, objectives and methods.

  • Ability to train and mentor more junior staff.
  • Can be viewed as an expert within a specialty and as highly competent within the broad discipline, both internally and externally.

  • Level of language skills, mathematical skills, communication skills, reasoning ability and computer skills necessary to perform essential functions of the job.

  • Ability to work in a team-oriented project environment.
  • Familiarity with the LANL site and work environment preferred.

 Working Conditions and Physical Requirements (Light Work):

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

 Light Work Category:

  • Physical demand requirements are in excess of those for sedentary work.

  • The employee exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. 

  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.


  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; and nothing in this herein restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • In this position the qualified candidate may support one of more of the following departments, Groundwater Monitoring, Surface Water Monitoring, Drilling, Storm Water Corrective Actions, and/or Remediation Services.

  • The qualified candidate may be required to attain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.

  • Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Individual must pass a pre-employment drug screen and accept all company policies.

  • This position may require a physical fit-for-duty screen as well.

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, follow us on Twitter (@TetraTech or like us on Facebook. 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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