Hatfield has been awarded one of BC’s Top Employers for 2022 and we’re looking for more outstanding people to join our team! We do interesting and meaningful work with opportunities for career and professional growth. We also offer a competitive compensation package, flexible work hours, vacation allowances, and comprehensive health benefits including extended health coverage, an employee and family assistance program, and a RRSP matching plan.
Do you want to join a dynamic, science-driven consulting company that prides itself in applying collective expertise to advance environmental stewardship and responsible development? Be part of a team that values technical excellence, creativity, integrity, collaboration, as well as good humour and a supportive work atmosphere. This full-time position is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and energetic individual to advance their career at a progressive, reputable, and growing consultancy. Hatfield has been in business for 48 years and is now one of the largest independent environmental consultancies headquartered in Western Canada. Hatfield has a strong team of Managers and Partners that will support and guide this position.
The successful candidate will provide technical support for the environmental permitting, assessment, and monitoring of wildlife projects in Alberta, British Columbia, and northern Canada. The role will consist of organizing and implementing wildlife sweeps, breeding bird, reptile, mammal and amphibian surveys, and other terrestrial assessments as required, including study design, data analysis, technical reporting, and client liaison. Responsibilities include:
- Participating and leading field programs, as required, to conduct and direct technical aspects of programs that assess and monitor wildlife populations and habitat conditions.
- Coordinating and implementing terrestrial baseline assessments, operational and compliance monitoring programs, and impact assessments for wildlife sweeps, specialized surveys, and habitat assessments.
- Providing technical assistance on proposal development, project scheduling, and budget management activities.
- Compiling, managing, and interpreting data, and composing technical reports.
- Providing technical guidance to clients on environmental protection and environmental permitting, assessment, and monitoring.
- Working with teams of environmental specialists and technicians responsible for conducting environmental baseline surveys and impact assessment studies in conformance with local, provincial, and federal regulations.
- Ensuring 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:
- Minimum of a diploma or undergraduate degree in biological sciences.
- Two to five years’ progressive work experience, preferably in a professional consulting context.
- Relevant professional designation in Alberta or British Columbia, or eligibility for registration (e.g., P.Biol, RPBio, EP).
- General knowledge of federal and provincial environmental legislation.
- Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and British Columbia, and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
- Demonstrated technical competency and knowledge of identification of western wildlife species, following wildlife survey methods and best management practices, habitat feature identification, interpretation and application of provincial and federal wildlife legislation and regulations, and relevant permit application processes.
- Ability and interest to work in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility, teamwork, and work in the field, occasionally in remote locations.
- Proven skills in project management, statistical analysis, and technical writing is an asset.
- Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation, and analysis) with a demonstrated ability to apply a high standard of scientific rigor to all projects and deliverables.
- Excellent verbal and written communication (technical or scientific writing).
- Desire to take on greater responsibility and authority with increasing experience.
- Motivated self-starter with a positive attitude and an ability to think independently and strategically.
- Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (wetlands, vegetation, fish and fish habitat) is an asset.
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 a 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 “Wildlife Specialist – Calgary” in your subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.