Why Choose Hatfield?
Hatfield is one of the last remaining truly independent, employee-owned and operated environmental consultancies of our size in Western Canada. With close to 50 years of environmental consulting experience, Hatfield’s work culture focuses on scientific excellence, professional development, a fun and inclusive environment, and flexible work arrangements, including remote and hybrid work options, and a biweekly Earned Day Off program. We have a flat organizational structure, and a friendly, accessible, and down-to-earth management team that truly cares about employee career progression and rewards.
We are privileged to be recognized as one of BC’s Top Employers and Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers, awards that we cherish and dedicate to our amazing people. We offer a comprehensive and complimentary range of environmental and social services throughout Canada and in strategic international markets.
With over 200 team members, and growing, in Western Canada our talented people are involved with sustainable development of communities and infrastructure, climate change adaptation and resiliency, and some of the regions most challenging projects. Our complimentary workforce of biologists, technicians, physical science professionals, project managers, permitting specialists, and strategic regulatory experts, contributes across the full project lifecycle to a diverse client base in a variety of industry sectors. From nature-based coastal flood protection and habitat offsetting designs, to complex federal and provincial assessments, permitting and baseline studies, from renewable power plants to transportation networks, ports and marine developments, and extraction of natural resources, our Infrastructure and Environmental Management team provide valuable inputs at all stages.
A career with us is rewarding and fun! Discover why so many talented professionals are choosing Hatfield and what separates us from the rest.
Advancing sustainable development that supports thriving ecosystems and communities.
A healthy planet that allows nature and people to flourish harmoniously.
Focusing on excellence in science-based solutions, collaborative partnerships, and principles over profit, while inspiring and enriching lives inside and outside of our organization.
Are you passionate about freshwater aquatic ecosystems? Do you possess deep knowledge and understanding of works affecting fish and fish habitat, and associated permitting? Are you interested in working with industry-leading fisheries and aquatics specialists on top tier assignments? If your answer is ‘yes’, our Infrastructure and Environmental Management team would love to hear from you!
We are seeking a permanent full-time Senior Fish Biologist preferably based out of one of Hatfield’s British Columbia office locations. Remote work may be considered. Our ideal candidate will be adept with project management, mentorship, and client interface, and will bring a solid technical grounding to this leadership role in:
- Designing and implementing fish restoration and habitat offsetting projects.
- Preparing and executing fish habitat effectiveness monitoring programs.
- Advising on regulatory matters and best management practices.
- Identifying and effectively navigating and acquiring permits.
- Overseeing fish inventories, including species-at-risk.
- Managing fisheries and aquatic baseline studies.
- Completing environmental effects assessments.
- Planning and preparing technical reports.
- Managing fisheries and aquatics components of assessment, monitoring, and permitting projects.
- Designing and implementing fish habitat restoration and offsetting projects.
- Acting as primary client contact on proposals and projects.
- Preparing, submitting, and consulting on design documents/technical reports.
- Leading meetings/presentations with/to clients and regulators/interest groups.
- Preparing and managing project schedules and budgets.
- Providing technical expertise on environmental protection, assessment, permitting, and monitoring.
- Evaluating fisheries and aquatics programs, and managing fish and fish habitat baseline surveys, mark-recapture surveys, effectiveness monitoring of restoration/offsetting projects, species at risk assessments, and riparian vegetation inventories.
- Mentoring and advising technical staff.
- Leading business development activities, including actively promoting Hatfield’s services to clients, strengthening existing corporate relationships, preparing technical and financial proposals, and client negotiations.
- Working in the field, occasionally in remote locations.
Education and Experience:
- Undergraduate degree or higher in an appropriate field of study.
- A relevant professional designation or eligible to apply.
- Ten years or more relevant experience in Western Canada.
- Technical expertise in fish and fish habitat, including fish habitat restoration and offsetting, and associated riparian and aquatic features.
- Field skills in the following areas: fish and fish habitat baseline surveys, mark-recapture surveys (e.g., PIT and VIE tagging), effectiveness monitoring of restoration/offsetting projects, species at risk assessments, and riparian vegetation inventories.
- Providing trusted technical discipline input during initial site visits, and to conceptual, functional, detailed and IFC engineering designs, as well as input to tender procurement packages, with a focus on fisheries and aquatics.
- Deep knowledge and understanding of federal, provincial, and municipal regulatory and permitting aspects of infrastructure developments, and submission of environmental permit applications.
- Solid analytical skills applicable to study design and statistical analysis or environmental data.
- Managing and designing studies, and writing baseline reports, mitigation and management plans, and effects assessments.
- Client management and interface.
- Estuarine environment
- Transportation sector
- Indigenous communities
- Large multi-disciplinary teams
- Dynamic consulting environment
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 “Senior Fish Biologist” 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.