This position will initially consist of predominantly remote work due to COVID-19 mitigation measures, but in the future is expected to be positioned in one of our Canadian offices with a preference for North Vancouver or New Westminster. Hatfield supports flexible working arrangements and is open to discussions centered on work location. If you think you fit the bill, please reach out for more details on the position and to learn why Hatfield stands out as the company of choice to grow your career.
Hatfield’s infrastructure construction portfolio continues to grow, with exciting projects, including bridge construction, water supply tunnels, spillways and generation stations, and coastal and marine developments.
We are a progressive and growing owner-operated consultancy focused on providing the highest quality environmental services to our clients at the cutting edge of science. Hatfield has been in business for 47 years and is one of the largest, independent environmental consultancies headquartered in Western Canada. We place great emphasis on providing industry-leading quality services, that incorporate scientific rigour and integrity, and Indigenous and community engagement.
This full-time position presents a tremendous opportunity for an experienced and energetic individual to play a key role in the ongoing development of our team. It offers an exciting career-growth opportunity for a qualified Environmental Technician to assist with construction environmental monitoring and management, field studies, and permitting in support of infrastructure projects. The ideal candidate will have a broad ecology background and revel working on fast-paced, dynamic, construction sites throughout Western Canada. Project assignments will cross several industry sectors (e.g., roads, bridges, highways, marine and coastal development, pipelines, municipal infrastructure, tunneling, renewable energy, etc.). This position will have excellent mentorship from experienced environmental professionals.
Hatfield embraces diversity and respect for different cultures. Hatfield recognizes that employees, irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic background, religion, or age contribute their skills and perspectives to improve the services we offer to clients.
The position will be based out of Hatfield’s Terrace, BC office and may require travel throughout Western Canada.
- Conduct field activities including construction monitoring, fish, wildlife and vegetation surveys and baseline survey/assessments.
- Assist with project planning and implementation, including health and safety, resourcing, budgeting, scheduling, reporting, quality management, and day-to-day client liaison.
- Provide technical assistance for acquiring environmental permits, licenses, and approvals from regulatory agencies.
- Prepare a range of environmental compliance documents required for project approval and implementation, such as weekly reports, EMPs, EPPs, and environmental work plans.
- Work with project contractors and owners to identify and address environmental management and protection measures.
Education and Experience:
- Excellent problem-solving skills to ensure project delivery and compliance through creative and adaptable solutions.
- Capable of taking initiative, and working and communicating with multi-disciplinary project teams.
- Ability to obtain permits, licenses, and approvals from local, provincial, and federal authorities as well as ability to write weekly reports, EMPs, etc.
- Understanding of pertinent environmental legislation, regulations, and guidance documents.
- Excellent communication (verbal and technical writing) skills and time management.
- Comfortable issuing stop-work orders and independently implementing controls necessary to protect the environment during non-compliance events.
- Motivated, adaptable team player who is willing to independently take ownership of specific tasks with self-driven ability to take initiative.
Education and Experience:
- Relevant technical diploma, undergraduate degree, or equivalent with appropriate qualifications for work in BC and at least three years of experience in construction environmental monitoring.
- Experience interpreting and working with federal and provincial environmental regulatory and permitting requirements associated with infrastructure projects.
- Experience in taking initiative, working independently and operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.
- Experience working successfully with large, multi-disciplinary heavy civil construction teams.
- Experience in and working with a range of environmental disciplines (e.g., air quality, noise, surface and groundwater quality, soils, erosion and sediment control, vegetation, fish and fish habitat, contaminated sites, archaeology, Indigenous communities, etc.).
- Direct experience as a construction environmental monitor, having had exposure to erosion and sediment control, water quality, fish salvage, bird nesting surveys, and acoustic monitoring.
- Relevant professional certification (e.g., BIT/RPBio, RBTech, AAg, EPt, etc.) or ability to obtain is an asset.
- Enthusiastic ability to work in the field for long hours in a variety of weather conditions.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations to firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Aquatic Technician” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.