Fort McMurray, Canada

Environmental Coordinator – Infrastructure & Environmental Management

Hatfield Consultants, a Canadian environmental consulting company that has undertaken over 4,000 projects in North and South America, Asia, Europe and Africa, requires a permanent full-time Environmental Coordinator for its Fort McMurray office in Alberta. Environmental coordinators will participate in programs that include environmental planning, monitoring and assessment of construction projects. This will consist of serving as a field crew member and lead for projects and studies requiring: water quality sampling, fisheries and aquatic habitat assessments, nesting bird surveys; other environmental projects as assigned; entering and analyzing data; and assisting with the writing of reports. While most project work will be Fort McMurray based, the environmental coordinator can expect occasional long hours of field work at remote locations throughout northern Alberta. Hatfield provides competitive reimbursement for overtime hours.

Infrastructure and Environmental Management Group – Fort McMurray, AB

General Description: Hatfield Consultants is seeking a qualified Environmental Biologist/Technician to assist with the environmental management of infrastructure projects in Alberta. Primary duties will consist of: (i) assisting with the development and implementation of environmental management plans (EMPs) for infrastructure projects, including all required monitoring, reporting, and quality management; and (ii) assisting with environmental permitting, licensing, and preparation of EMPs and related environmental compliance documents. The initial project assignment will be on a mine site north of Fort McMurray and may involve shift work during various times of the year. The position will be based out of Hatfield’s Fort McMurray office. This is not a fly-in/fly-out position.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement required field activities including construction monitoring and baseline surveys in support of project design and implementation.
  • Assist the supervision of teams of environmental technicians responsible for environmental management and monitoring on a range of infrastructure projects.
  • Assist with managing all aspects of project implementation, including resourcing, budgeting, scheduling, reporting, quality management, and day-to-day client liaison.
  • Provide technical assistance for acquiring environmental permits, licenses, and approvals from regulatory agencies in support of infrastructure projects.
  • Provide technical assistance in the preparation of a range of environmental compliance documents required for project approval and implementation, such as EMPs, environmental protection plans, environmental work plans and construction water management plans.
  • Work with project development teams – including proponents, regulators, designers, and construction personnel – to address environmental management and protection measures during project planning and implementation.


  • Excellent problem-solving skills to ensure project compliance through creative solutions within an active construction work environment.
  • Experience working on construction environmental monitoring projects and specific training and experience dealing with erosion and sedimentation issues is an asset.
  • Understanding of pertinent environmental legislation, regulations, and guidance documents to ensure and/or enforce project-specific compliance.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and technical writing) skills.

Education and Experience:

  • Technical diploma, B.Sc., or equivalent with appropriate qualifications for work in Canada with a minimum of two years experience conducting construction site environmental monitoring activities.
  • Experience working successfully in large, multi-disciplinary engineering design teams and heavy civil construction teams.
  • Relevant professional certification (e.g., PBiol, BIT, Trainee RBTech, AAg, EPt, etc.) or ability to obtain is an asset.
  • Experience interpreting and working with federal and provincial environmental regulatory and permitting requirements associated with infrastructure development projects.
  • Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (surface and groundwater quality, soils, vegetation, fish and fish habitat, contaminated sites, air quality, noise, archaeology, First Nations, etc.) is an asset.
  • CPESC (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control) certification or equivalent is an asset.
  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.
  • Ability/interest to work in the field in a range of weather conditions, including working in remote locations and on programs that may require extended hours.
  • A current Driver’s License.

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