Fort McMurray, Canada

Intermediate/Senior Hydrologist

Hatfield is seeking an experienced, technically strong and dynamic individual to become part of our growing water resources group in Fort McMurray, AB. The ideal candidate will provide field, technical and project management support for the design and implementation of hydrology, climate, hydrogeology, and water resource components of Hatfield’s projects in northern Alberta. The successful individual will be responsible for: (i) organizing and implementing/managing hydrologic field programs; (ii) managing a portfolio of water resources projects in Alberta and northern Canada; and (iii) supervising and mentoring water resources group members, as well as coordinating and managing project teams.

Location: Fort McMurray, AB – This is a full-time permanent position. All of our staff reside in Fort McMurray. This is not a fly-in, fly-out position.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organize and implement hydrologic monitoring programs, including hydrometric station installation, data logger programming, surveying and streamflow measurement.
  • Interact with a multidisciplinary team to assess potential project-related and/or climate change related impacts on water resources and environmental values. This may include supporting the coordination, implementation and/or evaluation of other water resource (e.g., climate, hydrogeologic, water quality) monitoring programs.
  • Compile, manage and assess hydrometric and climate data.
  • Support permitting activities and draft proposal preparation.
  • Draft technical reports.
  • Undertake necessary project scheduling and budget management activities (development and tracking of budgets).
  • Manage and mentor junior water resource technicians responsible for conducting ongoing monitoring programs.
  • Provide technical guidance to clients and liaise with government regulators regarding environmental monitoring, environmental permitting, and assessment.

Competencies and/or Experience:

  • Demonstrated experience with hydrometric, climate, and hydrogeologic monitoring instrumentation, datalogger programming, and telemetry systems.
  • Aptitude and experience in project management and administration is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a high standard of scientific rigour to all projects and deliverables.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead/mentor junior staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Experience working in large, multi-disciplinary teams.Experience and interest in field work.
  • Field work in remote locations is required.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written – including technical, scientific writing) and problem-solving skills.

Education and Requirements:

  • B.Sc. or technical diploma in engineering or sciences with some prior formal training (e.g., coursework) in hydrology.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience including design, coordination and implementation of hydrometric monitoring programs.
  • Appropriate qualifications for work in and Alberta and British Columbia, and a valid Canadian driver’s license.

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