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Water Resources Technician

Fort McMurray, Alberta

Location: 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 Water Resources Technician to join our Water Resources Group in Fort McMurray, Alberta. As part of this dynamic Hatfield team, the Water Resources Technician will provide field, technical and project management support for the design and implementation of hydrology, hydrogeology, water quality, water resource and other environmental management components of Hatfield’s projects in northern Alberta. 


  • 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 under the supervision of experienced Hatfield staff. 

  • Compile, manage and assess water quality, water use, hydrometric, hydrogeologic and climatic data. 

  • Ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated to meet operational and field requirements. 

  • Support on-going data management and reporting functions. 

  • Support research and analytical tasks including data collection, compilation, analysis, statistical and deterministic modeling. 

  • Have excellent communication skills (verbal and written – including technical or scientific writing). 

Education and Experience: 

  • B.Sc. or technical diploma in engineering or sciences with hydrology or hydrogeology experience and appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta. The ideal candidate will have 2 – 5 years of demonstrated water resource monitoring experience. 

  • Familiar with the Alberta and Federal regulatory environments for environmental monitoring and construction projects would be an asset. 

  • Other experience that would be an asset includes: construction environmental monitoring; soil, sediment, surface and groundwater quality sampling; and, environmental effects monitoring and reporting. 

  • Experience and interest in field work. Field work in remote locations is required. 

  • Experience related to groundwater exploration and testing, groundwater monitoring, hydrometric, climate, and/or surface water sampling is desirable but not required. 
  • Applicants for this job must possess a full license and be comfortable driving 1/2 ton trucks.

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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