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Environmental Information Specialist - Water Resources

North Vancouver, British Columbia · Human Resources


North Vancouver/New Westminster, BC


With close to 50 years of environmental consulting experience, Hatfield's work culture focuses on scientific excellent, professional development, a fun and inclusive environment, and providing flexible work arrangements including hybrid work options and a biweekly earned days off program. In addition, we have a flat organizational structure, and a friendly, accessible, and down to earth management team. 

Hatfield Consultants is seeking an Environmental Information Specialist to support our Water Resource Group and growing Environmental Data Analytics team in Vancouver. Hatfield provides customized data analytics and information management support to our diverse Canadian and global portfolio of projects in environmental management and community development.

As an Environmental Information Specialist, you will provide data analytics, tool development and information management expertise for water resource-related projects. The ideal candidate will be comfortable conducting a wide variety of data-driven activities, including developing advanced R tools for environmental data analysis, working with technical staff to interpret project data, and developing documentation.  This position has considerable scope for career development and advancement, and over time, you will support or lead the training of colleagues on reproducible data science.

Strong communication skills and the ability to understand the unique technical and data-communications needs for a wide range of environmental projects and sectors is important in this position. 


  • Support the planning, development, and expansion of in-house data analytics tools and processes.

  • Create and update R packages and R Shiny Apps used by staff scientists. Synthesize functional needs from multiple projects into commonly used packages.  

  • Develop and update R-based microservices for our web-based environmental data management software "EnviroData". This includes expanding the functionality of the EnviroDataR package (https://docs.envirodata.io/edr/index.html).

  • Support the development of training resources and documentation. Provide support and/or guidance to project teams on data-driven science processes and tools.

  • Lead or support data management and data analysis components of assigned projects.

  • Perform automated data quality assurance/quality control (QAQC) checks for large datasets and undertake data screening, analysis, calculations, and interpretation, and/or develop project specific tools to complete these tasks.

  • Provide technical support for clients and Hatfield staff using our in-house environmental data management systems, especially Hatfield’s EnviroData (www.envirodata.io) and Aquarius time series systems.

  • Contribute to proposal and project management. Assigned tasks may include identification of business opportunities, development of proposed approaches and cost estimates for data analytics-related scopes, provision of written content, and coordination of tasks and budget management.

Education and Experience:


  • Experience with water resource management / monitoring projects and the analysis of associated datasets (such as water quantity, water quality, climate datasets, etc.).

  • Advanced knowledge of R. Other data management and visualization tools (e.g. Aquarius, Shiny Apps, PowerBI, etc) are an advantage.

  • B.Sc or higher in a science or engineering field with some prior coursework, training and/or experience related to statistics, data science, computer science, and hydrology / hydrogeology / water quality.

  • Must be legally eligible to work in Canada.

Salary $60k-$115k. Actual salary offered will be commensurate with education, experience and internal parity. We extend an invitation to applicants of all levels to submit their candidacy for this role. Please be advised, that in the course of our assessment of your qualifications, we retain the right to adjust the seniority classification of the position accordingly.

Hatfield is committed to employment equity and workplace diversity. We strive for equity, inclusiveness and diversity, irrespective of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, or disability.

To apply, please submit your CV in confidence through the online form or email: resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com. Please indicate “Environmental Information Specialist WRG” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Please note that we will only consider candidates who are authorized to work in Canada at the time of application. Proof of eligibility to work in Canada may be required prior to employment.


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