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Aquatic Technician

North Vancouver, BC

Hatfield Consultants is seeking an Aquatic Technician to become part of our dynamic Environmental Monitoring and Assessment team. The ideal candidate will provide technical support and assistance to environmental permitting, assessment, and monitoring of industrial developments in British Columbia, Alberta, and northern Canada. Duties will consist of organizing and implementing environmental assessment and monitoring programs, and ensuring project activities comply with local, provincial, and federal environmental regulations.

A little bit about us

Hatfield is a progressive and growing owner-operated consultancy focused on providing the highest quality environmental services to our clients at the cutting edge of science. Built on a foundation that spans close to five decades, we are a recognized leader and consultant of choice for all things fisheries and aquatics. Our expertise has been valued on some of the most rewarding, technically challenging, and complex projects throughout western Canada and across multiple sectors, including mining expansions, renewable energy developments, major highway, interchange and bridge projects, and oil and gas infrastructure. Much of our work comes from sole-sourced and/or repeat business, which is testament to our established market reputation for excellence, unwavering commitment to robust science, and high-quality service at competitive pricing. We place great emphasis on providing industry-leading quality services that incorporate scientific rigour and integrity, and Indigenous and community engagement.

And you?

We believe that goodness of fit is as important as technical ability. We have a strong corporate culture that is rooted in technical excellence, collaboration, and fun. Hatfield was awarded the Business of Good: Workplace Wellness Award in 2020, and we firmly believe that happy and motivated staff are our most valuable asset. Hatfield could be a great fit if you:

  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Deftly manage multiple clients and deadlines.
  • Enjoy technical challenges and problem solving.
  • Work collaboratively and takes pride in helping your peers succeed.
  • Think strategically and act diplomatically.
  • Always strive to be the best.

The Job

Collectively, the responsibilities of this position will provide our clients with thoughtfully planned and efficiently implemented projects. You will:

  • Assist with the coordination of aquatic baseline assessments, operational and compliance monitoring programs, aquatic impact assessments, and habitat offsetting and restoration initiatives, including data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Participate in field programs focused on environmental monitoring and assessment of aquatic habitats across Western Canada.
  • Provide directed assistance on proposal development and project scheduling activities.
  • Compile, manage, and interpret data, and draft sections of technical reports.
  • And most importantly, possess a keen desire to join a group of talented environmental and social scientists working on challenging and thought-provoking projects across the globe.

And your qualifications

  • Minimum undergraduate degree in a relevant environmental discipline (fisheries, aquatic ecology, environmental science).
  • Professional accreditation, or eligibility for registration.
  • One to three years of progressive work experience, preferably in a professional consulting context.
  • Demonstrated technical competency and knowledge of freshwater ecology.
  • Ability and interest to undertake and lead field programs, often in remote locations.
  • Strong research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation, and analysis).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication.
  • Desire to take on greater responsibility and authority with increasing experience.
  • Appropriate qualifications for work in British Columbia and Alberta, and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Strong commitment to Health and Safety.

Location: This position will initially consist of predominantly remote work due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, but in the future is expected to be positioned in one of our Canadian offices with a preference for North Vancouver or New Westminster. Hatfield supports flexible working arrangements and is open to discussions centered on work location. If you think you fit the bill, please reach out for more details on the position and to learn why Hatfield stands out as the company of choice to grow your career. This is a full-time permanent position.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations to resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Aquatic Technician” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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