Fisheries & Aquatics Manager

Hatfield has been operating in the environmental consulting space since 1974. We are thrilled to have
been selected as one of BC’s Top Employers as well as Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for
2022. Our work culture focuses on scientific excellence, professional development, and providing flexible
work options including hybrid work options. In addition, we have a flat organizational structure, and a
friendly, accessible, and down-to-earth management team that truly cares about employee career

We are seeking a permanent full-time Fisheries and Aquatics Manager, based out of our Fort McMurray,
Alberta office. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of the environmental consulting
market in Western Canada, gained from their technical and related business development experience in
the disciplines of aquatic resources monitoring and assessment.

The successful candidate will possess significant experience and technical expertise in at least one of the
following disciplines:
• Fish and fish habitat;
• Aquatic ecology;
• Water quality;
• Ecotoxicology; or
• Aquatic effects monitoring and impact assessment

• Manage and mentor teams of environmental specialists and technicians responsible for
conducting technical work in aquatic resources monitoring, fisheries, baseline characterization
and impact assessments, environmental effects monitoring, habitat assessment and
quantification, and habitat compensation planning.
• Be responsible for primary client contact; preparation and submission of design/report
documents; coordinating and facilitating meetings and presentations for clients, regulators, and
interest groups; project scheduling and budgeting; and providing sound technical guidance to our
• Collaborate with biologists, ecologists, hydrologists, geoscientists, social scientists, engineers,
and other project specialists to implement multi-disciplinary projects.
• Organize and at times lead field surveys in remote locations.
• Participate in the planning and implementation of marketing and business development activities
and lead the preparation of technical and financial proposals for current and prospective clients.

Education and Experience:
• Minimum of an undergraduate degree in biological sciences or a relevant discipline.
• Eight or more years of progressive work experience, managing aquatic and environmental
components of oil and gas, mining, pulp and paper, or infrastructure projects at a senior level.
• Experience operating in a dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility and teamwork;
and an ability/interest to work in the field, occasionally in remote locations.
• Experience with designing and implementing scientific studies/field programs and managing field
teams and the collection of fisheries/aquatic data.
• Experience working in large, multi-disciplinary teams is essential.

Other Assets/Skills:
• Must be eligible or have a professional designation, preferably in Alberta (e.g., P. Biol., P. Ag., P.
Chem., etc.).
• Appropriate qualifications for work in Alberta and British Columbia, and a valid Canadian driver’s
• Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to lead/mentor new and existing staff.
• Sound working knowledge of Provincial and Federal environmental legislation and environmental
impact assessment methodology.
• Strong data analyst skills and experience synthesizing large datasets is an asset.

Hatfield is committed to employment equity and workplace diversity. We strive for equity, inclusiveness
and diversity, irrespective of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender
identity and/or expression or disability.

To apply, please submit your cover letter and CV describing your experience and salary
expectations in confidence through the online form or
email: (no phone calls please). Please indicate “Fisheries &
Aquatics Manager – Fort McMurray” in your subject line. Due to the volume of applicants, only
short-listed candidates will be notified but we will retain your resume for any future openings