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Senior Terrestrial Biologist

North Vancouver, British Columbia


North Vancouver, New Westminster, Remote BC

About Hatfield:

This year, Hatfield is proud to celebrate 50 years of serving our clients and our community! We have been recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers (2024) and Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers (2024). With 250 team members and growing, Hatfield provides high-quality environmental and social services for private and public sector clients around the world. When you join Hatfield, you choose a career that makes a difference in the lives of all those who share our planet.

Hatfield is seeking a Senior Terrestrial Biologist with a deep knowledge and understanding of terrestrial wildlife and/or ecology in BC and related federal and provincial legislation. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of terrestrial biology projects in western and northern Canada, and for providing senior direction and support to marketing and business development activities related to terrestrial wildlife and/or ecology. 


  • Manage project teams within Hatfield for the terrestrial biology components of permitting, assessment, and monitoring projects under the requirements of local, provincial, and federal environmental regulations, including: primary client contact; preparation and submission of all necessary design/report documents; meetings/presentations with/to clients and regulators/interest groups; scheduling; and budgets (development and tracking); providing technical guidance on environmental protection and environmental permitting, assessment, and monitoring. 
  • Evaluate current programs and provide technical expertise related to terrestrial wildlife and ecology survey design. 
  • Provide technical mentorship to junior wildlife biologists. 
  • Support business development activities that will include actively promoting Hatfield’s terrestrial biology services to potential clients, strengthening existing corporate relationships, preparation of technical and financial proposals, and client negotiations. 


Education and Experience:
  • Preferred Master’s degree in an appropriate field of study (e.g., Zoology, Animal Science, Ecology, or Biology)
  • Relevant professional designation (e.g., RPBio) or eligible to apply. 
  • Terrestrial biology experience should include managing and designing studies, and writing baseline reports, mitigation and management plans, and impact assessments. 
  • Working knowledge of wildlife species, ecology, government legislation, and government agencies in western Canada. 
  • Field skills in at least one of the following areas: ecology, bats, birds, small mammals, or large mammals. 
  • A minimum of three years managing terrestrial biology projects at a senior level. 
  • Experience and success in working in large, multi-disciplinary teams is essential. 
  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork; and an ability/interest to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations.
  • Applicants for this job must possess a full license and be comfortable driving a 1/2 ton truck.


Other Assets/Skills:
  • Experienced at providing terrestrial biology inputs for projects in various sectors and able to work well in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. 
  • Excellent report writing and written/verbal communication skills. 
  • Excellent problem-solving skills. 
  • Analytical skills applicable to study design and statistical analysis or environmental data. 

What's In It For You?
  • Friendly and down-to-earth work culture
  • Hybrid and flexible working arrangements
  • Biweekly Earned Days Off program
  • Matching group retirement plan
  • Comprehensive health insurance - medical/dental/vision coverage
  • Competitive vacation and special leave
  • Professional development


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging:

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.

Hatfield acknowledges that our offices are located on the traditional and unceded territories of Indigenous Peoples. We also recognize and acknowledge the rights, cultures, interests, and aspirations of the many other Indigenous Peoples who have lived since time immemorial in the places we live and work. Hatfield is committed to building an inclusive workforce that is representative of the populations we serve, and to provide and support career opportunities for Indigenous Peoples. We warmly invite all Indigenous Peoples to apply.

How to Apply:

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

Salary range: $90-150k. 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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