Hatfield is recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers as well as Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 2022. With close to 50 years of environmental consulting experience, our work culture focuses on scientific excellence, professional development, and a fun and inclusive environment. In addition, we have a flat organizational structure, a friendly, accessible, and down-to-earth management team that truly cares about employee career progression.
Hatfield Consultants is seeking an Environmental Technician Co-op student to become part of our dynamic Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMA) team in Fort McMurray, Alberta, for an 8-month term in 2023. The ideal candidate will provide field and technical support for programs that assess and monitor aquatic and terrestrial environments in Northern Alberta. The successful candidate will support a variety of projects and studies requiring water quality monitoring, fisheries and aquatic assessments, and environmental monitoring of construction projects, including carrying out data collection in the field, ensuring environmental compliance of project activities with all relevant local, provincial, and federal environmental regulations, entering and analyzing data, supporting with the writing of reports, and assisting in other environmental projects as assigned.
- 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 for a variety of environmental monitoring and assessment programs (e.g., water quality, aquatics and fisheries, water resources, wildlife, and construction monitoring).
- Participate in environmental field investigation and monitoring programs under the supervision of experienced Hatfield staff.
- Ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated to meet operational and field requirements.
- Support on-going data management and reporting functions.
Education and Experience:
- Pursuing a technical diploma, B.Sc., or M.Sc. in the environmental sciences. Some prior formal training (e.g., coursework) in environmental science is considered an asset.
- Experience related to environmental fieldwork and data collection is desirable but not required.
- Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
- Comfortable using equipment and technology with a desire to learn how to operate a variety of environmental monitoring systems such as water quality meters, 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 over multiple days.
- 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.
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.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations in confidence through the online form or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Environmental Technician EMA Co-Op FMM” in your subject line. Due to the volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be notified but we will retain your resume for any future openings.