General Description: Hatfield is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and technically strong individual to provide leadership to our growing wildlife group, which works on a variety of projects in Canada’s western provinces. The candidate must have extensive knowledge of environmental consultation including the assessment process for small and large projects, associated regulatory/permitting needs, mitigation and monitoring requirements for wildlife species of concern. Ideally the candidate has in-depth knowledge of Alberta’s environmental approvals and assessment process for large projects, and experience in wildlife habitat reclamation planning and implementation for large projects.
Location: North Vancouver
Term of Position: Full-time
Technical Duties and Responsibilities:
- Manage Hatfield’s wildlife staff, distributed across offices in British Columbia and Alberta. Duties will include mentoring; helping oversee overall company resourcing for vegetation- and wildlife-specific tasks; supervising technical work including baseline characterizations, field surveys and habitat suitability modeling for species of concern including those at risk provincially and/or federally, ecosite mapping, impact assessments, environmental effect monitoring, and planning for habitat compensation and restoration.
- Manage a portfolio of projects to meet local, provincial, and federal environmental regulations pertaining to wildlife and vegetation including invasive species. Duties will include primary client contact; meetings/presentations with/to client, regulators, and interest groups; preparation/management of subconsultant contracts when needed; review/preparation and submission of client deliverables; development and tracking of project schedules and budgets; and the general provision of sound, technical guidance throughout the life cycle of a project.
- Collaborate with other discipline leads when required, including hydrologists, geoscientists, social scientists, engineers, and other project specialists to implement multi-disciplinary projects.
- Lead field surveys at times (e.g., when there is a need to train/mentor staff), potentially in remote locations for extended periods of time.
- Participate in business development by supporting the partners and senior managers during meetings with potential clients; contributing to the vegetation and wildlife components of proposals (i.e., preparing budgets and detailed work plans); and helping maintain key client relationships.
- Participate in the development and implementation of marketing activities, and Hatfield’s broader company initiatives as required by the partners.
Administrative Duties and Responsibilities:
- Liaise with Hatfield senior managers and partners regarding financial and human resource management issues.
- Ensure compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, the law, and client health and safety plans by verifying that wildlife staff have up-do-date First Aid and other training requirements and certifications, and by reviewing field health and safety planning.
- Ensure compliance with Hatfield’s Quality Management Plan and external requirements by editing report/report contributions, reviewing field work instructions, following up on demobilization activities following field work, and doing periodic checks to see that correspondence, information, and documents are properly filed.
- Aptitude and experience in management and administration is essential, including financial and human resource management.
- Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead/mentor new and existing staff.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
- Experience and success with working in large, multi-disciplinary teams.
- Experienced at incorporating ecosystem/habitat and wildlife protection measures into project planning and development processes.
- Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
- Some experience and success in marketing and business development.
- Strong writing and analysis skills.
Education and Experience:
- Minimum of an undergraduate degree in biological sciences.
- Minimum of five years managing environmental components of projects in various sectors, at a senior level.
- Minimum of three years managing a portfolio of environmental assessment, monitoring, and permitting projects.
- Sound working knowledge of provincial and federal environmental legislation; experience with the environmental protocols and regulations of at least one municipality; familiarity with pertinent best management practices and environmental impact assessment methodology.
- Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires leadership, flexibility, and teamwork.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Wildlife Manager – Vancouver” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.