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Environmental Scientist / Planner - Thunder Bay

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Date: Mar 18, 2023

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, CA

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 86448 

Job Category: Environmental 

Location: Thunder Bay, ON, Canada 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in miningenergy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our Environmental Services Group (ESG) provides our clients with expertise in climate change, environmental assessment & management, noise & vibration, social impact management, sustainable development design, and water resources. With your help, we can build extraordinary things that co-exist, and benefit local communities and habitats.

Environmental Scientist or Planner
We know that talented environmental professionals have a lot of options; and we also know that there is a strong desire to be part of an organization that seeks to empower their people to enact positive change. Our Environment and Sustainability practice at Hatch has a mandate to grow. To this end, we are leaving no stone unturned. If you think you could be an asset to our growing team – we encourage you to apply! 


We are seeking an Environmental Scientist or Planner to join our team of talented environmental professionals in our Thunder Bay office.  Hatch’s Environment and Sustainability practice 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.


The successful applicant will support the team in a diverse range of environmental and social management matters including baseline studies, environmental and social impact assessment, permitting and approval applications, undertaking of audits and development of environmental management systems, predominantly within the infrastructure, natural resources, mining, power and energy sectors.
Qualifications and Experience:
•    A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Environmental Planning, Geography, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, or equivalent in related discipline;
•    At least 5 years of relevant experience;
•    Experience in the application of natural heritage policies, protocols and environmental legislation;
•    Environmental and social impact assessment process experience;
•    Knowledge of environmental and social due diligence an asset;
•    Flexibility to travel periodically; 
•    Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is an advantage.
The Role:
•    Contribute to or manage baseline environmental studies, environmental assessments, environmental management strategies, and plans including research, report writing, field work, and stakeholder and regulatory consultation;
•    Collect and synthesize scientific literature, existing data sets and secondary source material for technical reports;
•    Identify potential environmental impacts as a result of land use changes and recommend suitable mitigation strategies to avoid and / or reduce potential impacts;
•    Lead and support permitting, and approvals related to the natural environment (e.g., Environmental Protection Act, Fisheries Act, Impact Assessment Act); 
•    Maintain an up to date knowledge of existing and emerging regulatory requirements, wildlife and vegetation assessment methodologies, and best practices;
•    Coordinate work with other environmental specialists (i.e. noise, air, archaeology, built heritage, fisheries, terrestrial ecologists, climate change, etc.).
•    Deliver high-quality environmental services to agreed budgets and deadlines;
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;
•    Desire to eventually take on the responsibilities of business development and project management;
•    Excellent written communication skills;
•    An ability to be flexible, learn and perform challenging tasks outside their area of skills and experience; and
•    Ability to work well with internal and external stakeholders;
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 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.

Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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