Fort St John, Canada

Intermediate Environmental Specialist

General Description: Hatfield Consultants is seeking a qualified Environmental Specialist/Biologist to assist with the environmental management of infrastructure projects in BC and Alberta. Primary duties will consist of: (i) managing the 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 position will be based out of Hatfield’s Fort St John office.

Location: Fort St. John, BC – This is a full-time permanent position. All of our staff resident in Fort St. John. 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, and environmental work 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.
  • Ability to work successfully with heavy civil construction teams.
  • Experience preparing Erosion and Sedimentation Control (ESC) plans and addressing ESC issues in the field.
  • Experience working with project teams to obtain permits, licenses, and approvals from local, provincial, and federal authorities in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Understanding of pertinent environmental legislation, regulations, and guidance documents to ensure and/or enforce project-specific compliance.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and technical writing) skills.
  • Comfortable issuing stop-work orders and independently implementing controls necessary to protect the environment during non-compliance events.

Education and Experience:

  • Technical diploma, B.Sc., or equivalent with appropriate qualifications for work in BC and Alberta and at least three years of experience managing construction monitoring for infrastructure development projects.
  • RPBio certification. PBiol certification is considered an asset.
  • CPESC (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control) certification or equivalent is an asset.
  • Experience interpreting and working with federal and provincial environmental regulatory and permitting requirements associated with infrastructure development projects.
  • Experience working in large, multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (air quality, noise, surface and groundwater quality, soils, vegetation, fish and fish habitat, contaminated sites, archaeology, First Nations, etc.) is an asset.
  • Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork.
  • Ability/interest to work in the field.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary expectations to (no phone calls please). Please mark “Fort St John” in your email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.