Hatfield Consultants is seeking an Environmental Technician to become part of our dynamic Infrastructure and Environmental Management or Environmental Monitoring and Assessment teams in Fort McMurray, Alberta. The ideal candidate will provide technical support and assistance to programs that include monitoring and assessment of aquatic and construction projects. Duties will consist of serving as a field technician for studies requiring environmental monitoring of construction projects; water quality monitoring; fisheries and aquatic assessments; wildlife monitoring and habitat assessments; implementation of environmental management plans (EMPs) and environmental protection plans (EPPs), including all required reporting, and quality management; entering and analyzing data; assisting with writing of reports; and other environmental projects as assigned.
Hatfield provides competitive reimbursement for overtime hours. Assigned projects may involve shift work or camp work during various times of the year and will be based out of Hatfield’s Fort McMurray office; this is not a fly-in/fly-out position.
- Work as part of a multidisciplinary team to collect data for a variety of environmental and infrastructure monitoring and assessment programs (e.g., water quality, aquatics and fisheries, wildlife, construction monitoring).
- Participate in field surveys in support of ongoing project objectives and monitoring requirements.
- Conduct monitoring to ensure compliance of project activities with all relevant site-specific, provincial, and federal environmental legislative and regulatory requirements.
- Ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated to meet operational and field requirements.
- Support on-going data management and reporting functions.
- Ensure compliance with Hatfield’s Health and Safety Management Plan, the law, and client health and safety protocols, as well as compliance with Hatfield’s Quality Management Plan and external requirements and regulations.
Education and Experience:
Education and Experience:
- Must have or be working towards a technical diploma, B.Sc., or higher degree in environmental sciences. Some prior formal training (e.g., coursework) is considered an asset. Interest in obtaining professional designation (e.g. R.P.Bio).
- Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
- 1 year of related work experience is desirable.
- Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment is an asset.
- Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (wetlands, vegetation, fish and fish habitat) is an asset.
- Familiarity conducting environmental monitoring programs and an understanding of environmental management plans is an asset.
- Ability to work independently or 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 wiliness 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.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including an ability to communicate professionally with clients.
- Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation and analysis).
- Understanding of environmental legislation, regulations, and guidance documents related to infrastructure projects would be an asset.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations in confidence through the online form or email: email@example.com (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Environmental Technician – Fort McMurray” in your subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.