Planning Forester


Natural Resources


British Columbia



Job Description:

  • Personal and Contractor Safety.
  • Administration associated with job position (e.g. preparation of budgets, bid packages and contracts. Tracking and reporting of costs, and reviewing invoices).
  • Participation in and annual responsibilities for Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification and audits.
  • Preparing Forest Stewardship Plans, & TFL Management Plan.
  • Coordinating & Supervising field layout contracts and other planning contracts including layout, cruising, site plans; & wildlife, visual, archaeological ,hydrological, terrain and other assessments.
  • Preparing Cutting Permit and Road Permit Applications including Appraisals.
  • Using, and updating Woodlands System to ensure planning related data is kept current for use by the Woodlands Team.
  • Liaising with the Operations & Silviculture staff to ensure operational plans are consistent with the needs of the Operation.
  • Represent company during meetings with: District and Regional staff from various government agencies & other Forest licensees, stakeholders and operators.
  • Engagement in First Nations Consultation activities and First Nations community relationship building.

Job Requirements:

  • Degree, diploma, or extensive operational background in the related field of work.
  • Safety conscious.
  • Good planning , GIS, GPS skills and ability to coordinate resources.
  • Cost orientated.
  • Good communicator and good interpersonal skills, team player.
  • Knowledge of applicable forestry and safety legislation.
  • Ability to drive in a variety of field and highway conditions.
  • Ability to operate a computer and supporting software.
  • Registered Professional Forester(RPF) Or Registered Forest Technologist(RFT) with 5 + years experience.
  • Class 5 driver’s license in good standing.
  • Strong understanding of technical forest management including operational planning, logging systems, and silviculture systems.
  • Demonstrated analytical, communication, and computer skills, including ArcGIS.
  • Possess a positive attitude and high degree of motivation.
  • Proven ability to work with collaboratively First Nations, external stakeholders, and government agencies.
  • Attention to detail and a willingness to learn & adapt are critical.