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Environmental Specialist

Date: Jan 8, 2019

Location: Niagara Falls, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 17474 

Job Category: Environmental 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

We are seeking an Environmental Specialist to join our team of talented environmental professionals in our Niagara Falls office.  Hatch’s Environmental Services Group focuses on providing our clients to solutions to their environmental and social challenges. The group works directly with clients or in collaboration with other service areas within Hatch, in developing new business opportunities.


Joining as part of Hatch’s Environmental Services Group, the successful applicant will support the team in a diverse range of environmental and social management matters including support to lenders, due diligence studies, environmental and social impact assessment, applications, undertaking of audits and development of environmental management systems, predominantly within the natural resources, mining, power and energy sectors.


Key attributes of the successful candidate:

  • Excellent communications skills and an ability to develop personal networks;
  • An ability to work in a multi-disciplinary and integrated team environment;
  • Experience working in a fast paced, consulting environment;
  • Proven track record business development and a desire to take on the responsibilities of business development and project management;
  • Effective and open communication and presentation style and the ability to plan and deliver high quality reports;
  • An ability to be flexible, learn and perform challenging tasks outside their area of skills and experience;
  • Ability to work well with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Excellent written communication skills;
  • A strong track record of project delivery including high quality reporting, budget control and timely delivery of reports; and
  • The post will require a good understanding of client and business needs and will require the candidate to demonstrate an active interest in the business development process.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or equivalent in related discipline;
  • 5 – 8 years of related experience in managing and coordinating environmental assessments and securing permits/approvals;
  • Technical skills in environmental impact assessment or environmental and social due diligence;
  • Knowledge of provincial and federal environmental and social standards;
  • Flexibility to travel periodically; and
  • Knowledge of French would be an advantage.


 The Role

  • Contribute to environmental assessments, environmental management strategies, and plans including research, report writing, field work, and stakeholder and regulatory consultation;
  • Maintain an up to date knowledge of existing and emerging regulatory requirements, wildlife and vegetation assessment methodologies, and best practices;
  • To deliver high-quality environmental and sustainability services to agreed budgets and deadlines;
  • Support permitting, and approvals related to the natural environment (e.g., Environmental Protection Act, Fisheries Act, Canadian Environmental Assessment Act);
  • Liaise with clients, regulatory agencies and/or community representatives;
  • Develop, prepare and maintain project/task schedules and budgets for the environmental component of the project. Monitor projects progress, work hours, budgets and expenditures, using project scheduling and cost control tools;
  • Coordinate work with other environmental specialists (i.e., noise, air, archaeology, built heritage, fisheries, terrestrial ecologists, etc.), including management of subcontractors;
  • Identify business development opportunities;
  • Mentor junior staff and encourage their personal development goals; and
  • Take a support or lead role (as appropriate) in the preparation of proposals.


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

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