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Environmental Specialist (Indigenous Relationships and Collaboration)

North Vancouver, British Columbia


North Vancouver, New Westminster, or Terrace 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 mid- to senior-career professional to join our team and help build our practice around Indigenous engagement, working with and on behalf of Indigenous nations and in supporting other clients in developing and maintaining positive relationships built on trust and mutual respect.

Hatfield’s Human Environment Group is a tight-knit team of social scientists with a broad range of experience and interests in Indigenous cultures, interests and rights, resource use planning, and socio-economics. We support the incorporation of Indigenous perspectives and worldviews with western science-based practices, projects, and environmental management.


  • Work independently and with teams of Social and Environmental Specialists on a variety of projects, across multiple sectors with a broad range of clients;
  • Contribute to the planning, organization, and delivery of stakeholder and Indigenous engagement or consultation activities;
  • Build on your experience working with Indigenous communities to enhance and deliver a variety of Hatfield’s social and environmental technical services;
  • Take initiative to identify engagement opportunities and provide strategies to identify and engage in successful relationships;
  • Support the respectful incorporation of Indigenous knowledge where appropriate
  • Assist with research design, implementation, and analysis;
  • Support preparation of proposals; and
  • Contribute to networking and business development.
Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have strong communication and technical skills and a passion for learning. We are particularly interested in candidates who are strategic thinkers with a deep interest and/or experience in:
  • Indigenous interests, relationship building, and engagement;
  • Indigenous knowledge studies;
  • Land-use, natural resource and/or community planning;
  • Regulatory aspects of Indigenous consultation and engagement;
  • Master’s degree or equivalent of lived or work experience in social science or related experience in the field of natural sciences;
  • A strong understanding of systemic issues faced by Indigenous communities, reconciliation, inclusion and equity, and Indigenous governance;
  • Experience in Indigenous engagement, working with Indigenous communities, and/or natural resource management;
  • Excellent oral communication skills (e.g., networking, meeting and presentation facilitation);
  • Technical ability preparing and delivering research that includes data collection, compilation and analysis; and
  • Excellent skills in technical report writing and other forms of written documentation.
You Are
  • A self-starter that enjoys working on a variety of tasks and projects;
  • Collaborative and comfortable operating in a dynamic environment that requires flexibility and teamwork;
  • Positive, kind, and open to different project experiences;
  • A strong critical thinker; and
  • Open to potential travel and occasional work in remote communities and locations as required.
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 “Environmental Specialist (Indigenous Relationships and Collaboration)” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Salary range: $72,000 - $115,000. 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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