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Position: Intermediate Project Manager - Solid Waste Management
Organization: Tetra Tech Canada Inc.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia

Explore a different kind of company - one that offers exciting challenges and fulfilling rewards. We provide world-class engineering and scientific solutions to our clients in multiple sectors. Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds and fields of study. They represent the best in their respective disciplines and specializations. Together, they make it possible to assemble multidisciplinary teams that provide clients with a full-service approach to their unique needs.

From our roots (as EBA Engineering Consultants), and now Tetra Tech Canada, we have progressively expanded since our inception in 1966 and, today, we have 16,000 employees world wide and clients are served by more than 1000 engineers, scientists, technologists, and support staff from offices across Canada. We are a values-based consulting engineering and sciences company that offers exciting challenges and fulfilling rewards to our employees.

In Canada, Tetra Tech has a National Solid Waste Practice with over 60 staff located primarily in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal. This team is dedicated to providing “cradle to cradle” (planning, education, engineering, environmental science, construction, and operations) solid waste solutions to waste management clients. The Canadian Tetra Tech solid waste team has an active presence in waste management networks across North America. Our planning team specializes in strategic waste reduction and diversion planning and facilitation, research and analysis, education and behaviour change, program implementation, decision analysis and program evaluation, and diversion infrastructure development for organics management and recycling. In addition to our National Solid Waste Practice, Tetra Tech coordinates Global Solid Waste and Organics Management Initiatives that our Canadian team is part of allowing access to other experts with experience in developing solid waste strategies. As released in the April 2017 “Top 500 Design Firms” issue of Engineering News-Record, Tetra Tech is ranked #1 in the Solid Waste field.

Project Manager

We are seeking a Project Manager with an Environmental Scientist or Engineering background to join our established solid waste practice. The position is best suited to an individual with strong experience and interest in waste planning and sustainability. Salary will be commensurate with experience. This position offers an interesting variety of office and field work on a diversified range of waste management planning projects, and is based in Vancouver with work in western Canada, southern California and beyond.


  • Work collaboratively with the team and clients to achieve project objectives and deliverables
  • Lead solid waste planning projects, developing accurate scopes of work, cost estimates, project plans, schedules and deliverables to execute high quality projects on time and on budget
  • Provide technical support for waste planning projects including: best practice research, waste composition studies, zero waste planning, financial modelling, and community outreach.
  • Mentoring and coaching junior project team members including field and technical staff
  • Provide financial, administrative and logistical project management for waste planning projects to ensure projects and reports are delivered on time and to budget
  • Be the primary client representative for Tetra Tech for 4-8 clients
  • Develop proposals in response to client requests for proposals
  • Actively identify new business opportunities and pursue means of enhancing personal and business reputations for Tetra Tech
  • Represent Tetra Tech at conferences as a speaker or moderator


  • Minimum 6 years of related experience
  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Science or Engineering, Masters preferred
  • If applicable, fulfill the “member in training” requirements of your professional association (i.e., P.Ag., EP, APEGBC)
  • Project management experience leading small and medium-sized projects
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work well as part of a team
  • Creative problem solver who works in a professional and ethical manner
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and listening skills
  • Valid (Provincial) Class 5 driver’s license (or equivalent)
  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must be eligible to travel and obtain a US work visa

Additional Information:

  • Some project opportunities may require additional travel from your home office location.
  • Tetra Tech Canada will provide a suitable work vehicle for jobs as required.
  • Tetra Tech Canada anticipates that this position will be required to work some overtime. This position is eligible for paid overtime.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a technical writing sample.

Apply Now!

We offer a great place to work, and an engaging culture that is based on innovation, collaboration and integrity. Our compensation plan includes a competitive hourly rate and excellent opportunities for growth and advancement.

We thank all those that apply, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. This posting will close November 22, 2017.

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GoodWork ID: 43016       Date posted to Nov 7 2017

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