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Senior Operations Director

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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.


Tetra Tech Inc. SWW is currently seeking an experienced Senior Operations Director to join our Portland, OR office.  In this role, you will help develop and manage solid waste and renewable energy projects and the professionals who perform this work. 







Anticipated responsibilities for the Senior Operations Director of the Portland Office include:

• Manage business development in current and future business lines
• Manage project implementation and management
• Supervise office personnel
• Manage business unit employee relations, coordinate with SWW Management team, as appropriate
• Assist with workload, resource leveling decisions for the Portland office and the West Region
• Provide effective communications across the West Region (manage or co-manage region meeting or conference calls)
• Develop and implement business plans for the office/area – in coordination with the West Region plan
• Provide input on West Region budgets (training, BD, conferences)
• Oversee resolution of AR, unbilled, write-offs for business unit
• Business development/forecasting (help set direction/focus for West Region)
• Workload resource leveling decisions within the West Region
• Go/No-Go and review of proposals (within authorized limits)
• Participate in recruiting efforts
• Provide recommendations and implement region staffing plans – work with West Region Vice President and President
• Provide input on salary increases, bonus recommendations
• Approve non-billable company purchases
• Develop, implement and coordinate client and lead development plans
• Client meetings (e.g., review, new work, strategy, etc.)
• Project deliverable review
• Senior project involvement (strategy, QA/QC)


An ideal candidate would possess the following qualities and experience:
- ***Previous experience with the solid waste and/or renewable energy industries required
• Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in engineering or science discipline and typically 15+ years’ experience.
• Professional registration or certification is preferred and may be mandatory in certain instances.
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. 
• Ability to effectively write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
• Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. 
• Excellent overall communication skills.
• To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, scheduling, and accounting software. 
• CAD or GIS skills a plus.

• Must obtain/maintain OSHA HAZWOPER certification per company policy and job duties.
• Ability to supervise technical and support staff in an office and to provide leadership and mentoring to professional personnel. 
• Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. 
• Supervisory responsibilities include training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability - No calls or agencies




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