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Intermediate Social Science Specialist

North Vancouver, British Columbia

Established in 1974, Hatfield Consultants (Hatfield) is a Canadian company providing services in social and environmental science, geomatics and remote sensing, data management and information systems. Hatfield has a friendly and relaxed culture with flexible working conditions.

Hatfield’s Human Environment Group has interests and experience in a wide range of social science and related research and projects including: social, health and economic impact assessment; community and Indigenous engagement; livelihood studies; capacity development; user needs assessment; social determinants of health; and gender studies.

We are seeking an early- to mid-career professional to join our team. The successful candidate will have strong technical skills in the social sciences and/or related disciplines. We seek an individual with excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and sound ability to communicate and liaise effectively with existing and prospective clients, regulators, and Indigenous Groups.

A graduate degree or equivalent experience in social science or related disciplines is expected although equivalent combinations of education and experience will also be considered. The role is responsible for technical leadership, support, and delivery of a variety of projects both within Canada and in collaboration with our international offices.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a background or experience in any one or more of the following: social and economic impact assessment; Indigenous and/or public engagement and consultation; social determinants of health; social statistics, economics or econometrics; monitoring and evaluation (M&E); social performance monitoring; land-use or community planning or similar.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work independently and with teams of social and environmental specialists and technicians on a variety of projects, across multiple sectors and with a broad range of clients;
  • Deliver high quality research and reports;
  • Contribute to the planning, organization, and delivery of stakeholder and Indigenous engagement or consultation activities;
  • Research design, implementation and analysis;
  • Support preparation of proposals; and
    Networking and business development.

Skills and Capabilities:

  • Technical ability in the preparation and delivery of social science research including research design, data collection, compilation and analysis;
  • Excellence in technical report writing and other forms of written communication (e.g. training materials or community outreach);
  • Excellent oral communication skills (e.g. networking, facilitation, and community engagement skills);
  • Inquisitive and entrepreneurial;
  • Open to periodic travel, including internationally, and to work in remote locations and communities as required.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or at minimum a bachelors with strong equivalent experience in social science or related field;
  • 3+ years’ work experience;
  • Background or experience in one or more social science or interdisciplinary fields (e.g., sociology, economics, public health, gender studies, anthropology, geography, international studies, natural resource management, land use planning or similar);
  • Experience working with or within government agencies, Indigenous communities and/or governments, international development organizations, or other third party or non-government organizations;
  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.


Hatfield is an equal opportunity employer. Indigenous candidates and individuals from diverse ethnic or cultural backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please submit a 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 “Intermediate Social Science Specialist – Vancouver” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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