Associate Environmental Planner – Minneapolis, MN - Part-Time
at Tetra Tech

Date Posted: 6/25/2019

Job Description

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. 


We are currently seeking a Part-time Associate Environmental Planner for our Minneapolis, Minnesota office to support a variety of projects in a dynamic environmental consulting environment in our experienced energy practice. This unique opportunity will support the growth of our energy practice by supporting the Office Leader and Midwest team with establishing and growing a client base to support the growth and diversity of our services as well as the expansion of our footprint in the Midwest.

Tetra Tech's energy practice includes fossil fuel, onshore and offshore wind, solar and electric power generation, transmission lines and substations, natural gas transmission pipelines (FERC and non-FERC regulated), compressor stations, and other energy related facilities.

  • Assisting senior staff with preparing and producing permit documents and permit applications for federal, state, local agencies and jurisdictions

  • Supporting the development of environmental studies and resource analysis associated with the National Environmental policy Act (NEPA) and Public Service Commission/Public Utility Commission applications

  • Working knowledge of geographic information system (GIS) environmental impact analysis related to energy and land management projects, agency consultation for regulatory compliance/ permitting, biological resources mitigation, design, monitoring and construction monitoring, is desirable

  • 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

  • Organizational support for project team and public meetings, including developing schedules, sending notifications, drafting agendas, and taking and distributing notes

  • Research and documentation for planning initiatives and development of project permitting

  • Attendance at and logistical coordination for meetings, including preparation of presentation materials

Work products this candidate will support the development include, but not limited, to the following:
  • State utility applications

  • Federal NEPA documents

  • Land use permit applications

  • Critical Issues Analysis reports

  • Environmental analysis documentation

  • Siting and routing studies

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as planning, environmental studies, or closely related discipline

  • 2-4 years of demonstrated work experience performing similar tasks

  • Competency with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required and experience with Adobe Creative Cloud also desired

  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced consulting environment with the capability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to utilize critical thinking; excellent writing skills; flexible approach to problem solving; excellent interpersonal communication skills, planning and organizational skills, and attention to detail

  • Willingness and ability to travel is also required

  • Valid Driver’s License is required

Other Desirable Knowledge and Experience:

  • The Associate Environmental Planner will support Project Managers with energy facility siting, permitting, task coordination, public outreach, as well as budget and project tracking

  • The Associate Environmental Planner should have demonstrated writing abilities, organizational skills, competency with basic business computer applications (i.e., Microsoft Office), possess the ability to act independently with task management roles, have a strong attention to detail, and a proven commitment to quality management, continuous improvement and client satisfaction

  • The ability to handle multiple tasks, coordinate effectively with others, and work independently within a team are important characteristics for this position

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

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

Job Snapshot

About Us

As a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide, Tetra Tech seeks clear sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life. In a complex world with competing demands for limited resources, we offer clear solutions made possible by our sound science, understanding, innovation, and industry-leading approaches. To achieve and sustain our goals, we need your talent and energy!

As a member of our team, you will be encouraged to think outside the box and explore new technologies, ideas, and business trends that contribute to your personal and professional development as well as company success.

A career with Tetra Tech means a diverse, collaborative work environment, opportunities to involve yourself in self-directed project efforts, work/life balance, and a wide range of benefits. With offices and project opportunities in locations around the world, you can find an opportunity that matches your career goals and geographic preference.

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