With close to 50 years of environmental consulting experience, Hatfield’s work culture focuses on scientific excellence, professional development, a fun and inclusive environment, and providing flexible work arrangements including hybrid work options and a biweekly earned days off program. In addition, we have a flat organizational structure, and a friendly, accessible, and down-to-earth management team that truly cares about employee career progression.
Hatfield is seeking a full-time, permanent Aquatic Environmental Technician to become part of our dynamic Environmental Assessment and Monitoring (EMA) team in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The successful candidate will provide technical support and assistance for the environmental permitting, assessment, and monitoring of projects in northern Alberta. Duties will consist of serving as a field technician for projects and studies requiring water quality monitoring, fisheries and aquatic assessments, environmental monitoring of construction projects, ensuring environmental compliance of project activities with all relevant local, provincial, and federal environmental regulations, entering data and data quality management, assisting with writing of reports, and other environmental project duties as assigned.
We are a dynamic, science-driven consulting company that prides itself in applying collective expertise to advance environmental stewardship and responsible development. Our team values technical excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, a good sense of humour, and offers a supportive work atmosphere. We also offer a competitive compensation package, flexible work hours, vacation allowances, comprehensive health benefits including extended health coverage, an employee and family assistance program, and an RRSP matching plan. We are now one of the largest independent environmental consultancies headquartered in Western Canada. In addition, Hatfield has a strong team of managers and partners that will support and guide this position.
- Participate in field programs to conduct technical aspects of environmental monitoring and assessments of aquatic habitats.
- Assist in maintaining and managing field equipment in the Fort McMurray office, including coordination with other Hatfield offices, as required, regarding specific equipment needs/allocation among offices.
- Support the organization and implementation of aquatic impact assessments and environmental monitoring programs including fieldwork, data management, analysis, and reporting.
- Undertake aquatic effects assessments for water and sediment chemistry, lower trophic communities, and fish populations.
- Work with teams of environmental specialists and technicians responsible for conducting environmental baseline surveys and impact assessment studies in conformance with local, provincial, and federal regulations.
- Ensure compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, the law, and client health and safety protocols, as well as compliance with Hatfield’s Quality Management Plan and external requirements and regulations.
Education and Experience:
- Minimum of a diploma in a relevant environmental discipline (environmental science, resource management, fisheries, etc.).
- One year of related work experience in environmental or aquatic sciences is an asset.
- Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment is an asset.
- Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (wetlands, vegetation, fish and fish habitat) is an asset.
- Experience operating jetboats on large rivers is an asset.
- Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
- Ability to work independently or in teams of technicians with varying levels of experience and maintain a positive attitude.
- Ability and interest to undertake extensive fieldwork in a range of weather conditions, including working in remote locations and on programs that may require work camp stays.
- Ability to work in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and the wiliness to work overtime in support of field programs.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written – technical or scientific writing) including an ability to communicate professionally with clients.
- Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation, and analysis).
Hatfield is committed to employment equity and workplace diversity. We strive for equity, inclusiveness and diversity, irrespective of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression or disability.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations in confidence through the online form or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Aquatic Environmental Technician” in your subject line. Due to the volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be notified but we will retain your resume for any future openings.