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Aquatics and Fisheries Technician

Fort McMurray, AB

Hatfield is seeking an Aquatics and Fisheries Technician to become part our dynamic Environmental Assessment and Monitoring (EMA) team in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The successful candidate will provide technical support and assistance for the environmental permitting, assessment, and monitoring of projects in Northern Alberta. Duties will consist of serving as a field technician for projects and studies requiring water quality monitoring; fisheries and aquatic assessments; environmental monitoring of construction projects; ensuring environmental compliance of project activities with all relevant local, provincial, and federal environmental regulations; entering data and data quality management; assisting with writing of reports; and other environmental project duties as assigned.


  • Participate in field programs to conduct technical aspects of environmental monitoring and assessments of aquatic habitats.
  • Assist in maintaining and managing field equipment in the Fort McMurray office, including coordination with other Hatfield offices, as required, regarding specific equipment needs/allocation among offices.
  • Support the organization and implementation of aquatic impact assessments and environmental monitoring programs, including fieldwork, data management, analysis, and reporting.
  • Undertake aquatic effects assessments for water and sediment chemistry, lower trophic communities, and fish populations.
  • Work with teams of environmental specialists and technicians responsible for conducting environmental baseline surveys and impact assessment studies in conformance with local, provincial, and federal regulations.
  • Ensure compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, the law, and client health and safety protocols, as well as compliance with Hatfield’s Quality Management Plan and external requirements and regulations.


  • Minimum of a diploma or undergraduate degree in a relevant environmental discipline (environmental science, resource management, fisheries, etc.).
  • Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • One year of related work experience in environmental or aquatic sciences is an asset.


  • Ability to work independently or in teams of technicians with varying levels of experience and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability and interest to undertake extensive fieldwork, in a range of weather conditions, including working in remote locations and on programs that may require camp stays.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and the wiliness to work overtime in support of field programs.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written – technical or scientific writing) including an ability to communicate professionally with clients.
  • Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation, and analysis).
  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment is an asset.
  • Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (wetlands, vegetation, fish and fish habitat) is an asset.

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 “Aquatics & Fisheries Technician – Fort McMurray” 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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