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Water Resource Manager

Fort McMurray, AB


Fort McMurray, AB


Hatfield is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers as well as Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 2022. With close to 50 years of environmental consulting experience, our 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.

We are seeking a permanent full-time Water Manager based out of our Fort McMurray, Alberta office. The successful candidate will have an interest in supporting the leadership of our local water resource team and a technical background in one of the following areas:

  • Hydrology;
  • Hydrogeology;
  • Climatology;
  • Water quality;
  • Water or Environmental Engineering; or
  • Water management and permitting.


  • Manage and support the development and training of a team of water resource specialists and technicians.
  • Manage water-related projects, including: 
    • serving as primary client contact;
    • preparing or reviewing reports and documents;
    • general meetings/presentations with/to clients and regulators/interest groups;
    • scheduling;
    • budget development and tracking; and
    • providing technical or regulatory guidance.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of local business development and marketing plans.
  • Lead the preparation of technical and financial proposals as required for current and prospective clients.
  • Liaise with Hatfield senior managers and partners on financial and human resource management issues.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships.
  • Ensure compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, client health and safety protocols, Hatfield’s Quality Management Plan and external requirements and regulations.

Education and Experience:

  • A relevant educational background in a water-related discipline
  • Minimum of ten years experience undertaking technical work and/or managing staff
  • Experience operating in a dynamic environment that requires leadership, flexibility, and teamwork.

Other Assets/Skills:

  • An independent self-starter, with demonstrated project management and/or leadership experience.
  • A collaborative, team player and mentor approach.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a high standard of scientific rigor to all projects and deliverables.
  • Demonstrated experience developing business and managing growing teams.
  • Eligible or have a professional designation (e.g. PEng, PGeo, PAg, etc.).
  • A sound working knowledge of Provincial and Federal environmental legislation and permitting requirements.
  • Knowledge of the environmental consulting market in Alberta and an interest in developing business related to water services.

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: resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Water Resource Manager – Fort McMurray” 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.

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