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Junior Water Resource Specialist

North Vancouver, BC

Hatfield is seeking a Junior Water Resources Specialist to become part of our Lower Mainland team and provide office and field technical support to our growing Water Resource Group. The successful candidate will support the planning and implementation of field programs and assist with data analysis and reporting of hydrology, hydrogeology and water resource management components of Hatfield’s energy, oil and gas, mining, municipal and infrastructure projects in British Columbia and Alberta.

This is a full-time permanent position and would be a combination of office and fieldwork, based out of the North Vancouver or New Westminster office, but with field support for Alberta projects being a core expectation. Start date is negotiable.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, participate, and eventually lead field programs required for climate, hydrologic and hydrogeologic data collection and monitoring programs. Field programs could occur at both local and remote locations – sometimes under adverse weather conditions – and require occasional overtime.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated to meet operational and field requirements.
  • Compile and interpret hydrometric, hydrogeologic, climatic, water use, water quality and other environmental data.
  • Support ongoing data management (e.g., review of near-real-time telemetry, continuous and periodic water level, and lab data) and reporting to clients and regulatory agencies (e.g., draft technical report sections and data summaries).
  • Interact with a multidisciplinary team to assess potential project-related and/or climate change-related impacts on water resources and environmental values. This may include supporting the coordination and/or implementation of other environmental (e.g., water quality, aquatic, fish) monitoring programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.Sc. or technical diploma in natural / environmental sciences or engineering with some prior formal training (e.g., coursework) in hydrology and/or hydrogeology and/or geology.
  • Legally able to work in British Columbia and Alberta and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Fluent verbal communication and ability to write concisely.
  • Eligible for registration with a professional organization as a member in training (e.g., EGBC, APEGA, BCIA, APB etc.).
  • Experience and a keen interest in field work. Field work in remote locations – sometimes under adverse weather conditions and occasional overtime will be required.
  • Experience and interest in data compilation and analysis.
  • A willingness to learn new skills both in the field and office.

Experience in the following is considered an asset:

  • Data handling and analysis. In particular, a background in Aquarius, EQuIS, R statistics, Python, GIS, and/or hydraulic / hydrogeologic modelling would be highly desirable.
  • Field investigation and monitoring programs, particularly hydrological and hydrogeological programs, as well as sediment and water quality sampling.
  • Hydrometric station installation, data logger programming, surveying, and streamflow measurement.
  • Other environmental or construction/geotechnical field experience, such as construction monitoring and environmental effects monitoring.

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 “North Vancouver Water Resources Specialist” or “New Westminster Water Resources Specialist” 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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