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Water Resources Specialist

Fort McMurray, Alberta
Fort McMurray


This year, Hatfield is proud to celebrate 50 years of serving our clients and our community! As one of BC's Top Employers 2024, Hatfield has grown into one of the largest independent environmental companies in Western Canada. With a growing team of more than 250 employees, Hatfield provides high-quality environmental and social services for private and public sector clients around the world. Our work culture is friendly and down-to-earth, and our employees enjoy benefits such as a matching group retirement plan and flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work options and a biweekly earned days off program. When you join Hatfield, you choose a career that makes a difference in the communities and environments in which we work.

Hatfield Consultants is seeking a Water Resources Specialist to join our Water Resources Group in Fort McMurray, Alberta. As part of this dynamic team, the Water Resources Specialist will support the design and implementation of hydrology, hydrogeology, and/or climate components of Hatfield’s environmental management projects in Northern Alberta.


  • Compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, the law, and client health and safety protocols.
  • Design, implement and lead field programs required for hydrogeologic, hydrologic or climate monitoring.
  • 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.
  • Assess and interpret hydrogeologic, hydrometric or climate data, and draft technical reports.
  • Provide technical guidance to the team regarding environmental monitoring and environmental permitting.
  • Support on-going data management and reporting functions.
  • Support research and analytical tasks including data collection, compilation, analysis, statistical and deterministic modeling.
  • Communicate technical information efficiently and effectively (verbal and written).


Education and Experience:

  • Technical diploma, B.Sc. or higher in sciences or engineering with hydrology, hydrogeology, or climatology experience and appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta. The ideal candidate will have a minimum 5 years of demonstrated water resource monitoring experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with hydrogeologic, hydrometric, or climate monitoring instrumentation, datalogger programming, and telemetry systems.
  • Aptitude and experience in project management/project coordination and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead / mentor junior staff.
  • Experience and interest in field work. Field work in remote locations is required.
  • Familiar with the Alberta and Federal regulatory environments.
  • Other experience that would be an asset includes: construction environmental monitoring; soil, sediment; and, environmental effects monitoring and reporting.
  • Applicants for this position muse 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.
  • 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.
  • Jetboat operation experience would be considered an asset but is not required.
To apply, please submit your CV in confidence through the online form or email: resumes@hatfieldgroup.catsone.com. Please indicate Water Resources Specialist – Fort McMurray in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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.

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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