Hatfield Consultants is seeking an Environmental Technician to become part of our dynamic Infrastructure and Environmental Management team. The ideal candidate will provide technical support and assistance for the environmental permitting, assessment, and monitoring of construction projects and industrial projects Alberta and northern Canada. Primary duties will consist of serving as field crew members for projects and studies requiring construction monitoring, water quality sampling, fisheries and aquatic habitat assessments, nesting bird surveys, and other environmental projects as assigned. Office based duties will include entering and analyzing data, assisting with the implementation of environmental management and ECO plans, assisting with environmental permitting and licensing, and writing of reports. Environmental technicians can expect long hours of field work at remote site locations throughout Alberta and BC. Hatfield provides competitive reimbursement for overtime hours.
Technical Duties and Responsibilities:
Conduct monitoring to ensure compliance of project activities with all relevant municipal, provincial, and federal environmental legislative and regulatory requirements.
Participate in field surveys to support project objectives and monitoring requirements.
Assist with the acquisition of environmental permits, licenses, and approvals from regulatory agencies in support of infrastructure projects.
Compile and analyze environmental data.
Provide technical assistance in the preparation of a range of environmental compliance documents required for project approval and implementation, such as environmental management plans, environmental protection plans, and environmental work plans.
Education and Experience:
Excellent communication (verbal and written – technical and scientific writing).
Motivated self-starter with a positive attitude and an ability to think independently and strategically.
Understanding of environmental legislation, regulations, and guidance documents related to completing infrastructure projects.
Ability/interest to work extensively in the field in a range of weather conditions, occasionally in remote locations.
Technical competency in at least one biological discipline (e.g., vegetation, aquatics, or wildlife) would be an asset.
Research and analytical skills (data collection, compilation, and analysis).
Education and Experience:
Technical diploma, B.Sc., or equivalent with appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta.
2-3 years of progressive work experience, preferably in a professional consulting context.
Experience working on construction monitoring projects and specific training and experience dealing with erosion and sediment control is an asset.
Experience interpreting and working with municipal, provincial, and federal regulatory permitting for infrastructure development projects.
Experience working with a range of environmental disciplines (wetlands, vegetation, fish and fish habitat) is an asset.
Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta, and a valid Canadian driver’s license.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume describing your experience and salary expectations through the online form or email: email@example.com (no phone calls please). Please include “Environmental Technician – Calgary” in your email subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.