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Senior Hydrologist or Water Resource Engineer

Calgary, AB

Hatfield is seeking an experienced, technically strong and highly motivated individual to become part of our growing Water Resource Group. Successful candidates will lead or support the design and implementation of hydrology, climate, and water resource components of Hatfield’s mining, oil sands, and infrastructure projects in Alberta, British Columbia, and northern Canada.

The position is full-time permanent and would be a combination of office and occasional fieldwork.

This position can be remote, work from home, for anyone living in BC or AB.


  • Design, manage, and implement hydrology and climate monitoring programs, including station installation, datalogger programming, surveying and streamflow measurement.
  • Support development and use of hydraulic / hydrologic models to assess potential project impacts and inform water management.
  • Provide regulatory and/or technical guidance to clients and liaise with government regulators regarding environmental monitoring, permitting and assessment.
  • Manage projects and supervise/mentor junior staff on project teams.
  • Support and/or lead proposals and business development efforts.
  • Assess, interpret and analyse hydraulic, hydrometric and climate data, and serve as lead author/senior reviewer of technical reports.
  • Work on multidisciplinary teams and projects, and collaborate with Hatfield’s hydrogeologists, aquatic biologists and other environmental specialists.


  • Demonstrated experience with hydrometric and climate monitoring instrumentation, station installation, streamflow measurement, datalogger programming, and telemetry systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written – including technical and scientific writing.
  • Aptitude and experience in project management and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead/mentor junior staff.
  • Interest in leading/supporting business development.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. or higher in natural sciences or water resource engineering.
  • A minimum of seven years of relevant experience including design, coordination, and implementation of hydrometric monitoring programs.
  • Eligible for, or have current, professional designation (e.g., PEng, PGeo, PChem, PAg, etc.).
  • Experience in management and analysis of large water-related (e.g., stage, flow, climate variables) datasets.
  • Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and British Columbia, and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Experience in the following is considered an asset:
  • Aquarius, WISKI, and/or FlowWorks software.
  • Advanced statistical analysis, R, and coding.
  • Hydraulic, hydrologic and/or water quality modelling.

Reply in confidence with a cover letter and resume describing your experience through the online form or email at resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com (no phone calls please). Please include “Senior Hydrologist – Alberta”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.

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