Calgary, Canada

Water Resource Manager

Established in Vancouver in 1974, Hatfield Consultants Partnership (Hatfield) is one of Canada’s premiere environmental consulting companies having implemented over 4,000 projects in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa. We have a reputation for excellence and high-quality work, and provide services in the areas of environmental assessment and monitoring, water resource evaluation, GIS and remote sensing, environmental information systems, human environment studies, aquatic ecology, wildlife, and biodiversity assessments. Our water resource group has established teams in North Vancouver and Fort McMurray, a growing team in Calgary, and includes over 20 hydrologists, hydrogeologists, water quality specialists and technicians.


Hatfield is seeking an experienced, technically strong and dynamic manager to lead and grow our local water resource team in our Calgary office, and complement our teams in Vancouver and Fort McMurray.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Strong knowledge of the environmental consulting market in Alberta;
  • Excellent business, client management and people management skills;
  • Experience developing business related to water sciences and the aquatic environment (with an emphasis on business opportunities outside Hatfield’s well-established oil sands portfolio); and
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain clients.

The successful individual will be responsible for: (i) providing senior direction and leading local water resource-related marketing and business development activities; (ii) coordinating and managing projects, as well as supervising, mentoring and growing our local team of hydrologists and hydrogeologists; and (iii) providing senior technical support on multi-disciplinary projects for existing oil and gas, coal and mining projects in Western and Northern Canada.

Location: Calgary, AB – This is a full-time permanent position.

Technical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development and implementation of business development and marketing plans, and lead the preparation of technical and financial proposals as required for current and prospective clients.
  • Manage projects, including: serving as primary client contact; preparing or reviewing reports and documents; general meetings/presentations with/to clients and regulators/interest groups; scheduling; budget development and tracking; and providing technical or regulatory guidance and advice to developers and engineers.
  • Manage teams of water resource specialists and technicians responsible for conducting technical work, including hydrologic, hydrogeologic and climate baseline characterization, water resource evaluation, modelling and impact assessment, and operational compliance monitoring studies.
  • Assist with projects in other Hatfield departments and offices including the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment (EMA) and Infrastructure and Environmental Management (IEM) Groups.
  • Collaborate with biologists, ecologists, ecotoxicologists, and other project specialists to implement multi-disciplinary projects.

Administrative Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Hatfield senior managers and partners on financial and human resource management issues.
  • Manage, mentor, and train employees.
  • Develop and maintain client relationships.
  • Ensure compliance of 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.


  • Demonstrated experience and success in marketing and business development.
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead/mentor new and existing staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a high standard of scientific rigour to all projects and deliverables.
  • Aptitude and experience in management and administration is essential, including financial and human resource management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working in large, multi-disciplinary teams.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Technical expertise and experience in at least one of the following disciplines: Hydrology; Hydrogeology; Hydrotechnical/Water Resource Engineering; wastewater management, water quality modelling (e.g, MLARD modelling for mining projects); climate change assessment; or water management.
  • Minimum of ten years managing water resource components of resource-based projects in Alberta.
  • Demonstrated experience developing business and managing growing teams.
  • Eligible or have a professional designation (e.g. PEng, PGeo, PChem, PAg, etc.).
  • Sound working knowledge of Provincial and Federal environmental legislation and environmental impact assessment methods.
  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires leadership, flexibility, and teamwork.

Reply in confidence with your cover letter, CV and salary expectations to (no phone calls please). Please mark “Water Resource Manager – Calgary” in your email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.