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 a Hydrogeological / Water Resources Technician Co-Op to join our Water Resources Group in Fort McMurray, Alberta. We have an 8-month term available in from May – December. You will provide field and technical support for the implementation of hydrogeology and hydrology components of Hatfield’s oil and gas, mining, and infrastructure projects. Duties will consist of carrying out field work on a variety of field programs, entering and analyzing data, assisting 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 to assess potential project-related and/or climate change related impacts with respect to water resources and environmental values. This will include providing support for a variety of water resource (e.g., hydrogeological, water quality, hydrometric and, climate) monitoring programs.
- Participate in hydrogeological 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 B.Sc. or technical diploma in sciences or engineering. Some prior formal training (e.g., coursework) in hydrogeology and/or hydrology is considered an asset.
- Experience related to groundwater exploration and testing, groundwater monitoring, hydrometric, climate, and/or surface water sampling is desirable but not required.
- Other experience that would be an asset includes: construction environmental monitoring; soil, sediment, surface and groundwater quality sampling; and, environmental effects monitoring and reporting.
- Appropriate qualifications for work in and Alberta and British Columbia, and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
- 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.
- 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 “Hydrogeological / Water Resources Co-Op” in your subject line and specify the term (January – August OR May – December). Due to the volume of applicants, only short-listed candidates will be notified but we will retain your resume for any future openings.