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Fisheries Technician Co-Op

North Vancouver or New Westminster, BC

Hatfield has a co-op placement opportunity in our dynamic Infrastructure and Environmental Management (IEM) group in Vancouver for a 4-month or 8-month term over summer 2022 (includes fall for the 8-month term).

Hatfield has been in business for 48 years and has worked on some of the largest infrastructure projects in BC. Hatfield’s IEM group provides environmental and regulatory planning, permitting, and environmental management across a wide range of geographies and sectors. Candidates will be eager to learn and focussed on rapidly developing their scientific and consulting skills. The role will provide the opportunity to participate in field programs, support construction and environmental effects monitoring, and undertake data analysis and reporting.

Hatfield is a privately held environmental consulting company with its head office located in North Vancouver, a block off the water, close to the sea-bus terminal. Our preference is for this co-op position to be based in North Vancouver, but our New Westminster office may be an alternative for the right candidate.

For further information about our IEM group and their projects visit our website: https://www.hatfieldgroup.com/sector/infrastructure/

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participation in field investigation and monitoring programs.
  • Preparation of permit applications and associated documentation.
  • Literature and data review and collation.
  • Data analysis and interpretation.

Required Attributes:

  • Ability to work within diverse teams and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Ability and interest to undertake extensive fieldwork, in a range of weather conditions, including potentially working in remote locations.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and the willingness to potentially work additional or non-standard hours.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and an understanding of the importance of adherence to standard operating procedures and data collection, management, and analysis standards.
  • A focus on health and safety and quality.
  • A high-level understanding of environmental legislation, regulations, permitting processes, guidance documents and Best Management Practices in BC.

Education and Experience:

  • Pursuing a B.Sc. or MSc in environmental science or a related discipline, (e.g., biology, ecology, environmental management, etc.).
  • Experience of scientific data collection and spending time in the field.
  • Training or courses relating to fish and fish habitat assessments, fish habitat restoration, permitting and environmental management in BC.
  • A valid Canadian driver’s license.
  • Electrofishing certificate considered an asset, but not required.
  • Other experience that would be an asset includes riparian vegetation identification and monitoring, construction environmental monitoring; soil, sediment, surface and/or groundwater quality sampling; and environmental effects monitoring and reporting.

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 “Fisheries Technician – Co-op” 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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