Hatfield Consultants is pleased to offer this exciting career-growth opportunity based in our new Terrace office (opened July 2019) for a qualified Environmental Technician/Specialist to assist with environmental management, field studies, design input, permitting and monitoring associated with infrastructure projects, primarily in Northwest BC. The ideal candidate will have a broad ecology background, revel working in a fast paced, dynamic, consulting environment and be equally adept in the field and office. Project assignments will occur in terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments throughout the region and cross several industry sectors (e.g., marine and coastal development, mining, pipelines, renewable energy, roads/ bridges/ highways, etc.). This position will have excellent mentorship from experienced senior environmental professionals based in Terrace and may require travel throughout the province for work in a variety of terrain and weather conditions. This is a full-time permanent position in Terrace. This is not a fly-in, fly-out position.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
- Conduct required field activities associated with construction environmental monitoring (e.g., compliance monitoring, water quality sampling, fish and wildlife salvage).
- Assist and provide support in other field activities including fish, aquatic, wildlife and vegetation studies and baseline surveys, and effects monitoring, in support of project design, permitting, implementation and operations.
- Under the direction of Senior Specialists and/or Management assist with managing all aspects of project planning and implementation, including health and safety, resourcing, budgeting, scheduling, reporting, data management, quality management, and day-to-day client liaison.
- Provide technical assistance for acquiring environmental permits, licenses, and approvals from regulatory agencies.
- Provide technical assistance in the preparation and execution of a range of environmental compliance documents required for project approval and implementation, such as EMPs, EPPs, and environmental work plans.
- Work with project development teams – including proponents, regulators, design engineers, and construction personnel – to address environmental management and protection measures during project planning, design and implementation.
- Manage field equipment for the office, as required.
- Excellent problem-solving skills and willingness to take initiative to ensure project delivery and compliance through creative solutions.
- Capable of working with multi-disciplinary project teams to obtain permits, licenses, and approvals from local, provincial, and federal authorities.
- Understanding of pertinent environmental legislation, regulations, and guidance documents.
- Excellent communication (verbal and technical writing) skills and time management.
- Comfortable issuing stop-work orders and independently implementing controls necessary to protect the environment during non-compliance events.
- Ability to work in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility, a wiliness to work overtime in support of field programs, and a positive attitude.
- Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation and analysis), including GPS use and map navigation.
- Motivated, adaptable team player willing to independently take ownership of specific tasks.
Education and Experience:
- Technical diploma, B.Sc., or equivalent with appropriate qualifications for work in BC and at least two years of relevant experience.
- Experience interpreting and working with federal and provincial environmental regulatory and permitting requirements associated with infrastructure development projects.
- Experience working successfully in large, multi-disciplinary engineering design teams and heavy civil construction teams.
- Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (e.g., air quality, noise, surface and groundwater quality, soils, erosion and sediment control, vegetation, fish and fish habitat, contaminated sites, archaeology, etc.) and with Indigenous communities is an asset.
- Relevant professional certification (e.g., BIT, Trainee RBTech, AAg, EPt, R.P. Bio. etc.) or ability to obtain is an asset.
- Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.
- Ability/interest to work in the field in a range of weather conditions, including working in remote locations and on programs that may require short camp stays.
- A current Driver’s License.
Reply in confidence with a a cover letter and resume describing your experience through the online form or email at firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please). Please include “Environmental Specialist – Terrace” in your email subject line. Salary expectations are also appreciated and may be included in your cover letter. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.