Project Manager

Tetra Tech
  • Location
    San Francisco, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 20

Position description

Tetra Tech provides technical, management, and advisory services to help developing and transitioning societies navigate the challenges they face. We work around the world to help establish and strengthen productive relationships between state and society and develop sustainable government and justice systems that are responsive, transparent, accountable, fair, and efficient. Our mission is to foster good governance and the rule of law as basic qualities of successful democratic societies and market economies.

Tetra Tech seeks a Project Manager to provide support and monitoring to Tt DPK project offices. The Project Manager serves as lead Project Manager on projects that may include subcontracts and a small grants portfolio. The Project Manager also participates in departmental and/or companywide initiatives, attends local and international events for business development, and provides mentorship to more junior-level staff. Specific responsibilities follow below. This position reports to the Regional/Technical Director and is based in San Francisco, California.


Regional Business Development   

  • Assists in assigned region to identify future business opportunities and client targets for project activity.

  • Assists the business development team to develop and carry out capture plans.

  • Identifies institutional and individual resources in assigned regions for incorporation into proposals and eventual project implementation.

  • Participates in various roles on proposal teams as assigned.

Project Support and Monitoring

In coordination with assigned Program Development and Implementation team and others in the Tt DPK Home Office, provides backstopping support to projects as follows.

  • Ensures compliance with assigned contracts, annual work plan, and monitoring and evaluation plan. Track and review project deliverables prior to client submission.

  • Serves as main point of contact for project office for day-to-day activities including procurement, compliance, budgets, organizing team tours, contracting short-term consultants and deploying to field, project-related travel, and coordination of logistics.

  • Monitors project budget and expenditures to ensure adherence to adopted budget and burn rates.

  • Participates in the annual planning processes for the project.

  • Carries out quarterly calls with client and implement needed corrective actions identified.

  • Travels to project offices approximately 20-30 percent of time, as needed.

  • Provides support to human resources and/or project staff with recruitment of long term expatriate staff and needed international consultants.

  • Works in collaboration with Finance Manager and Director of Projects to ensure that memorandums of understanding, consultant letters, subcontracts, and purchase orders are in place where needed.

  • Conducts procurement process, negotiate, and oversee U.S. subcontracts and provide support to field team for local subcontracts.

  • Provides support to project office for design, management, and reporting of grants program in accordance with USAID regulations and internal policies and procedures.

  • Maintains contact with USAID CORs and DG officers for assigned region and coordinate with Business Development on tracking imminent business opportunities. 

  • Provides training to field staff on key topics such as operating budgets, report writing, success story writing, procurement, and field office finance and operations procedures.

  • Provides compliance or contracting input in areas of expertise for assigned portfolio and other projects.

  • Maintains project files in accordance with Tt DPK filing policy and for maintaining project description and contacts list in central database.

  • Arranges travel, moving, and shipping for consultants and long-term field office staff.

  • Prepares contract packages and review invoices and travel expense reports of short-term consultants for submission to Finance.

  • Edits and formats project reports and other documents including general copy editing, editing for content, and ensuring compliance with Tt DPK Style Manual.

Departmental/Companywide Support

  • Participates in departmental and/or companywide initiatives (e.g., pursuit teams, manual revisions, training development and delivery, proposal development, committees). 

  • Attends local and international events for business development/networking and to get acquainted with rule of law best practices to subsequently share with Tt DPK personnel.

  • Provides mentorship to Project Officers and any temporary Program Development and Implementation support staff.

Provides input to the Regional/Technical Directors on the following functions on a rotating basis:  

  • Small Business Reporting 

  • Facilitation of weekly Program Development and Implementation Department meetings

  • Reporting of “Hot Potatoes”

  • Program Development and Implementation Indicators


  • Master’s/Advanced Degree in social sciences, law, business administration, international relations, or related fields and one to three years of experience in a related field desired (or Bachelor’s Degree and three to six years of experience).

  • Demonstrated capacity to complete project support, monitoring, and administrative tasks timely.

  • Able to prioritize multiple assignments.

  • Ability to think critically and solve problems independently. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of FAR and AIDAR regulations. 

  • Capacity to manage multimillion dollar projects. 

  • Relevant language skills preferred, e.g., Spanish, French, Arabic

The salary range for position: $72,000.00 – $82,000.00.

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