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Senior Wetland Biologist – Golden, CO

19400001459 Requisition #

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.


Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.


Our Midwest & Rockies Operations are currently seeking a Senior Level Wetland Scientist with a strong biology background to support a variety of projects primarily within our energy practice. Our energy practice includes routing, siting, and permitting of wind, and solar, electric power generation, electric transmission lines and substations, natural gas pipelines, and other related facilities.


In this role, we are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced senior biologist with advanced experience in wetland delineations and Clean Water Act permitting. The primary responsibility of the position would be to lead wetland delineations as well as other biological resources including rare plants, noxious weeds, and plant ecology. The position would require that the individual be proficient in biological task management, proposal writing, budgeting, technical writing, and data collection techniques.


The position would require a combination of field work (primarily during the growing season) in a variety of climates and ecological regions with a primary focus in the western U.S as well as an ability to balance office work responsibilities.



  • Managing and leading wetland tasks for large-scale projects.
  • Technical writing including proposals, technical reports, and senior level reviews of peer prepared reports.
  • Costing biological resource tasks for a range of projects.
  • Proven track record of providing quality, on-time products for clients, both internal and external.
  • Ability to work concurrently on several projects each at different phases.
  • Ability to travel extensively during the field season. Overnight travel for to 8-10 days at a time is not unusual.
  • Understanding of field surveys for wetlands and other biological resources with a minimum of 8 years of practical experience, 10 years preferred.



  • Expertise in leading and conducting wetland and stream identification and delineation, both independently and as a crew lead.
  • Knowledge and understanding of federal and state regulations pertaining to wetlands and other biological resources.
  • Experience with botanical and other biological surveys and a variety of vegetation sampling techniques such as line-point intercept and other methods.
  • Experience and a strong ability to effectively communicate with regulatory agencies and clients.
  • Experience writing proposals, estimating costs, and project management.
  • Proficient in technical writing, study plan compilation, describing baseline conditions, and impact analyses.
  • Researching and interpreting federal, state, and local regulations on a project-specific basis to assess project permitting feasibility and requirements, and interface with regulatory agencies.
  • Attention to detail, ability to work independently, willingness to work as part of team, and the ability to stay positive and effective during long days in the field are critical.
  • Willing to work in sometimes difficult conditions and often miles from a vehicle.
  • Physical challenges typically encountered may include long off-trail hikes, steep slopes, extreme hot and cold conditions, and biological hazards (animals and plants).
  • The successful applicant will be safety conscience and continually assess ways to mitigate hazards.
  • Applicant must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicant must be able to work with and communicate with a diverse group of co-workers and clients to provide high quality and efficient work products.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences.
  • At least 8 years of experience with 10 years preferred.
  • A strong background of coursework and/or experience in a natural science (e.g., botany, soils, wetland science, or ecology) and field data collection.
  • Data management and excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
  • Wetland Delineation Training.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform basic data analyses, compile data, and write technical documents.
  • Demonstrated ability to use and create spreadsheets or databases to summarize data and create tables.
  • Experience with electronic data collection (e.g. tablet).


Other Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

  • Positive attitude, willingness to learn, and enjoyment of working outdoors.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of geographic information system (GIS).
  • Experience with environmental impact analysis related to energy and land management projects; biological resources mitigation, design and monitoring; and construction monitoring.
  • Experience with wetland mitigation design and implementation.
  • Knowledge of restoration techniques and revegetation plans.



Salary commensurate with experience.

Salary Range: $65,000 - $80,000 Yr.


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—20,000 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.


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