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Environmental Technician / Construction Monitor

North Vancouver / New Westminster, British Colombia


North Vancouver or New Westminster, BC.


With close to 50 years of environmental consulting experience, Hatfield’s work culture focuses on scientific excellence, 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 that truly cares about employee career progression.

The Environmental Technician / Construction Monitor presents a tremendous career growth opportunity to play a key role in the ongoing development of our team and will receive excellent mentorship from experienced environmental professionals. The ideal candidate will have a broad ecology background and revel working on fast paced, dynamic, construction sites throughout Western Canada. Project assignments will cross several industry sectors (e.g., roads, bridges, highways, rapid transit, marine and coastal development, pipelines, municipal infrastructure, tunneling, renewable energy, etc.). This position will be based out of Hatfield’s North Vancouver or New Westminster offices and may require travel throughout Western Canada.


  • Conduct field activities including construction monitoring including erosion and sediment control, fish, wildlife and vegetation surveys and baseline survey/assessments.

  • Assist with project planning and implementation, including health and safety, resourcing, budgeting, scheduling, reporting, quality management, and day-to-day client liaison.

  • Provide technical assistance for acquiring environmental permits, licenses, and approvals from regulatory agencies.

  • Prepare a range of environmental compliance documents required for project approval and implementation, such as weekly reports, EMPs, EPPs, and environmental work plans.

  • Work with project contractors and owners to identify and address environmental management and protection measures.

Other Assets/Skills:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills to ensure project delivery and compliance through creative and adaptable solutions.

  • Capable of working and communicating with multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Ability to obtain permits, licenses, and approvals from local, provincial, and federal authorities as well as ability to write weekly reports, EMPs, etc.

  • Understanding of pertinent environmental legislation, regulations, and guidance documents.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and technical writing) skills and time management.

  • Comfortable issuing stop-work orders and independently implementing controls necessary to protect the environment during non-compliance events.

  • Motivated, adaptable team player willing to independently take ownership of specific tasks with self-driven ability to take initiative.

Education and Experience:

  • Relevant technical diploma, undergraduate degree, or equivalent with appropriate qualifications for work in BC and at least two years of experience in construction environmental monitoring.

  • Experience interpreting and working with federal and provincial environmental regulatory and permitting requirements associated with infrastructure projects.

  • Experience working successfully with large, multi-disciplinary heavy civil construction teams.

  • Experience in and working with a range of environmental disciplines (e.g., air quality, noise, surface and groundwater quality, soils, erosion and sediment control, vegetation, fish and fish habitat, contaminated sites, archaeology, Indigenous communities, etc.) is an asset.

  • Direct experience as a construction environmental monitor, having had exposure to erosion and sediment control, water quality, fish salvage, bird nesting surveys, and acoustic monitoring.

  • Relevant professional certification (e.g., BIT/RPBio, RBTech, AAg, EPt, etc.) or ability to obtain is an asset.

  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.

  • Enthusiastic ability to work in the field for long hours in a variety of weather conditions.

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 resume describing your experience through the online form or email: resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com. Please indicate “Environmental Technician – Construction Monitor” in your subject line.

Salary $50k-$55k. 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.

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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