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Co-Op Hydrogeological / Water Resources Technician

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Fort McMurray


With 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.

Hatfield Consultants is seeking a Co-Op Hydrogeological / Water Resources Technician to join our dynamic Water Resources Group in Fort McMurray, Alberta.

You will provide field and technical support for the implementation of hydrogeology and hydrology components of Hatfield’s oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure projects. Duties will consist of carrying out field work on a variety of 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 to assess potential project-related and/or climate change related impacts with respect to water resources and environmental values. This will include providing support for a variety of water resource (e.g., hydrogeological, water quality, hydrometric and, climate) monitoring programs.

  • Participate in hydrogeological 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:

  • Pursuing a B.Sc. or technical diploma in sciences or engineering. Some prior formal training (e.g., coursework) in hydrogeology and/or hydrology is considered an asset.

  • Experience related to groundwater exploration and testing, groundwater monitoring, hydrometric, climate, and/or surface water sampling is desirable but not required.

  • Other experience that would be beneficial include construction environmental monitoring; soil, sediment, surface and groundwater quality sampling; and environmental effects monitoring and reporting.

Other Assets/Skills:

  • Comfortable using technology and a desire to learn how to operate a variety of environmental
    monitoring systems such as dataloggers and software packages.

  • 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.
  • A valid Canadian driver's license, as well as the ability to drive a ½ ton truck and meet the requirements for our third-party automobile insurance coverage.

Hatfield is committed to employment equity and workplace diversity. We strive for equity, inclusiveness and diversity, irrespective of race, colour, 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 "Co-Op Hydrogeological / Water Resources Technician – Fort McMurray" in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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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