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Environmental Technician Co-Op

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Hatfield Consultants is seeking a Co-op Environmental Technician to become part of our dynamic Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Group in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for an 8-month term in 2022. The ideal candidate will provide field and technical support for programs that assess and monitor aquatic and terrestrial environments in Northern Alberta. Duties will consist of carrying out field work for a variety of water quality, fisheries and aquatic assessment, wildlife, and infrastructure monitoring field programs, entering and analyzing data, assisting with the writing of reports, and assisting in other environmental projects as assigned.


  • Compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, the law, and client health and safety protocols.
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to collect data for a variety of environmental monitoring and assessment programs (e.g., water quality, aquatics and fisheries, wildlife, construction monitoring).
  • Participate in environmental field investigation and monitoring programs under the supervision of experienced Hatfield staff.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated to meet operational and field requirements.
  • Support on-going data management and reporting functions.

Education and Experience:


  • Ability to work 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 willingness to work overtime in support of field programs.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and an understanding of the importance of adherence to field standard operating procedures and good data collection.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Pursuing a technical diploma or B.Sc. in the environmental sciences. Some prior formal training (e.g., coursework) is considered an asset.
  • Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Experience related to environmental fieldwork and data collection is desirable but not required.
  • Comfortable using equipment and technology with a desire to learn how to operate a variety of environmental monitoring systems such as water quality meters, dataloggers and software packages.

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 “Environmental Technician Co-Op– 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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