Director of Project Management (US-Based Remote)

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech International Development ( is accepting applications from qualified candidates for a Director of Project Management. This position is preferably based in Arlington, Virginia, or Burlington, Vermont, with consideration of remote, US-based locations.

The Director of Project Management will provide overall leadership and direction to the Project Management Unit. They will be responsible for providing Project Management Teams (PMTs) and field operations with project management support, strategic guidance, skills-coaching, and surge capacity to ensure that projects are delivering results, staying on budget, and meeting client expectations, compliantly. The Director of Project Management is expected to take a leading and proactive role in supporting PMTs and field teams with project management training and capacity development, project quality assurance, start-ups and close-outs, and compliance with project management policies and procedures.

The Director of Project Management will serve as a primary liaison between Operations and Support Services to roll out initiatives and address challenges that impact all our projects. They will work closely with the Vice President for Operations (VPO) and Sector Directors to ensure adequate project management staffing and resource allocation. In addition, the Director of Project Management will strategically support ongoing initiatives to enhance digitally enabled project management tools and systems that help deliver development impact, client value, and effective risk management all projects.


*Mentor and meet regularly with PMTs to share lessons learned, discuss current implementation issues, hear from support units, and gather feedback on improving project management systems, procedures and policies.

*Develop, coordinate, and deliver an effective and responsive Project Management training program for Sector and field staff.

*Provide management support and strategic guidance to PMTs to address project management issues, identify project risks and implement mitigation measures.

*Facilitate sharing of project management resources across sectors and coordination among projects when there is more than one project in country operating under the same registration.

*In coordination with Sector Directors, coordinate and schedule support for project start-ups and close outs.

*Ensure rapid and accurate registration and deregistration in coordination with the International Operations Specialist.

*Oversee efforts to strengthen and upgrade project systems to ensure compliance with established project management policies, procedures and best practices.

*Gather feedback on and help roll out new project management policies and procedures to measure responsiveness and ensure better compliance.


*Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required, Masters preferred.

*Minimum of 8 years of experience in international development with successful track record in project implementation, with experience in both home and field offices preferred.

*Minimum of 3 years of experience working with USAID-funded projects.

*Possess skills and knowledge of project operational functions, including financial and budget management, procurement, human resources, administration, and compliance with rules and regulations.

*Management skills requiring the ability to interface with technical and operational business functions and staff.

*Thorough understanding of company operating procedures and USAID rules and regulations.

*Excellent communication skills both written and oral.

*Demonstrated experience conducting training and capacity building on a range of project management topics.

*U.S. work authorization required.

How to apply

To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of the online application process:

* Letter of application * Current CV in reverse chronological format

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Please ensure that your Cover Letter and CV/Resume are uploaded and submit only the requested documentation as part of your application. Incomplete applications and/or corrupt files may delay processing of your application or remove you from consideration. Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements listed above will not be considered. No phone calls will be accepted. Deadline for applications is Friday, October 14, 2022.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success. Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.

Tetra Tech International Development is committed to safeguarding and technical excellence in equality and social inclusion. Our team of dedicated Gender, Youth, and Social Inclusion (GYSI) advisers work closely with our staff and partners to share international norms and best practices to improve the livelihoods of the world’s most marginalized groups. Tetra Tech International Development is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that aim to expand inclusion and an authentic sense of belonging to all our staff regardless of background. If you need a reasonable accommodation with your application process, contact our Global Talent Operations team.

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees – 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.