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Experienced Spatial Analyst

Company/Location: Esk Mapping & GIS - Launceston or Hobart Tasmania

Job Description:

Yes, we are a service and software provider to the Forest and Carbon industry, but Esk Mapping & GIS (Esk) help our clients flourish by unlocking the power of their spatial data, across multiple industries.

We place a very high emphasis on our team. All Eskies truly live our values every day:

  • Support and Empower Others
  • Make Complex Things Simple
  • Be Proactive
  • Pursue Excellence
  • Be Kind
Our 3 core service teams support and empower our clients across multiple industries including local, state, and federal government, forestry, carbon, utilities and infrastructure, and agriculture:
  1. Data & Intelligence Team provides expert 2D and 3D spatial services, spatial visualisations, remote sensing and machine learning tools and services. While specialising in the ArcGIS suite, we work with all spatial software to support our clients and partners across Australia.
  2. Forest & Carbon Team is at the cutting edge of operational, project and strategic services and consultancy, trusted by dozens of companies from blue-chip internationals to local operations.
  3. Development Team build award winning websites and apps that have a spatial focus for government and corporate clients in a predominantly open-source environment.
Esk are also growing a local government support service, known as EskDesk, that aims to provide strong value-added spatial services to local government clients.

Most recently, we have launched SPARQS, our flagship Software as a Service (SaaS) product to the forestry industry, receiving the Innovation Award at the Asia Pacific Spatial Excellence Awards 2022.

About the role:

Whilst supporting all spatial aspects and projects for various clients, we are growing our EskDesk services and have an exciting expansion opportunity for a dynamic, engaging Spatial Analyst to join our team.

It is expected that this role will grow into a local government services leader, with ownership and responsibility for:
  1. Delivery and growth of EskDesk – our local government service package, which is also gaining recognition in the Forest and Carbon sector
  2. Client relationship/account management
  3. Proactively advancing client spatial dataflows and systems
  4. Producing engaging spatial infographics and presentation material
  5. Data and ArcGIS Enterprise development and maintenance (including Online and Field Maps)
  6. Assisting with other strategic projects from time to time
Preferably based in our Launceston or Hobart office, you will be joining our established and growing team. Join us to enjoy our flexible, inclusive and family-friendly working environment, and the enviable lifestyle and safety of Tasmania.

Benefits and perks:
  • Flexible, family-friendly working arrangements
  • All the benefits of the Tasmanian lifestyle:
    • Convenient services within a clean, green environment
    • Iconic destinations such as Cradle Mountain, stunning beaches, ancient forests, breathtaking hikes
    • Boutique wineries, distilleries, orchards, berry and lavender farms
    • World-class national parks and mountain bike trail networks
    • And much more
  • Supported learning opportunities so you can enjoy challenging and diverse work
  • Opportunity (and expectation) to recommend and implement leading tech to new and existing systems
  • Leadership progression for the right person
  • Growth/performance-based incentive structure
Skills and experience:

We are looking for an experienced Spatial Analyst with:
  • Exceptional people skills – client and/or team relationship building
  • Comprehensive local government understanding
  • ArcGIS suite – Enterprise, Pro, Online and Field Maps
  • ArcGIS Portal
  • Python experience
Highly desirable is:
  • Digital twin/3D for local government
  • IT infrastructure understanding
  • DBA experience (PostgreSQL, SQL)
  • ArcGIS for JavaScript
Advantageous to your application will be:
  • An established professional network within Tasmanian local government sector
  • Drone experience (RePL/AROC)
  • System integrations - asset management systems, finance, CRM, IoT.
How to apply:

For further information or to lodge your application please email vacancies@eskmapping.com.au.

Feel free to be creative - impress us to stand out from the crowd.

We look forward to you joining the team!

For more info
Contact: Sandra Adams
E-mail: vacancies@eskmapping.com.au

Applications close: Monday, 12-Dec-2022

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Cultural Heritage Ranger

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW - Eden & Coffs Harbour

Job Description:

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW.

What we can offer you:

  • We have various positions for Cultural Heritage rangers across the business.
    1 x Permanent position based in the coastal town of Coffs Harbour, NSW
    2 x Max-term positions (3 years with potential permanent) based in Eden, NSW
  • Fantastic opportunity to protect our Aboriginal culture and heritage
  • Mainly outdoor, field-based work with some office-based parts of the role
What you will be doing:

Forestry Corporation NSW employs a team of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Rangers to work with Aboriginal communities throughout NSW. The team works to find, protect and manage Aboriginal Cultural sites on State Forest prior to harvesting, roading and cyclical management operations. They actively engage and encourage Aboriginal organisations to help with site surveys and to contribute to the management of these sites and areas of significance.

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Ranger position is responsible for undertaking Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Surveys in designated areas. The role is also responsible for building and maintaining mutually beneficial partnerships with Aboriginal communities to ensure the appropriate protection and management of Aboriginal cultural heritage. The position also assists with the implementation and review of business opportunities and other initiatives that maximise opportunities for Aboriginal communities to gain value from the forest estate and enhance the corporation’s reputation and outcomes.
  • Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Surveys – Undertake desktop assessments, analyse Aboriginal Heritage Information Systems and site cards, and provide advice to planning and other internal staff to ensuring cultural due diligence and business targets met.
  • Lead the completion of required Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Surveys, in an efficient and timely manner that meets compliance and quality requirements and supports effective operations.
  • Build Partnerships with Aboriginal communities and develop and maintain constructive relationships with Aboriginal communities including Local Aboriginal Land Councils, Aboriginal Corporations including Traditional Owner Groups, and Elders groups.
  • Facilitate effective collaboration and mutually beneficial outcomes for the protection of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage.
  • Provide Advice and Support as required, to senior management to provide specialist input/review of relevant information for forest management and monitoring plans/systems.
  • Undertake front line fire and fuel management duties, firefighting and extensive travel (mainly driving), work extended hours, and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job (e.g. able to efficiently conduct reconnaissance / investigation through difficult terrain and dense vegetation) if and when required as part of the role
We would love you to have:
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team in a bush, forest setting.
  • Understand and interpret the gender specific cultural values and landscapes within a Forestry setting.
  • Passionate and have careful consideration for the environment we work in, our community and our contractors and neighbours
  • Be responsible of your own safety, along with support the safety of others along with contributing to a culturally safe working environment
  • Sound knowledge and awareness of Aboriginal cultural heritage issues, including knowledge and skills in conducting relevant surveys, preferably within the natural forest context
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal cultural protocols, customs and practices as the relate to engagement, communication and site identification and recording.
  • Sound appreciation of issues relevant to the Aboriginal community, particularly as they relate to the use and management of forests.
  • Organisational skills - ability to plan and prioritise work, meet standards and deadlines.
  • Well-developed people skills and experience building trusted relationships.
  • Good written communication skills including ability to prepare cultural and heritage reports.
  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications (TAFE certificates levels 2 - 4), field experience and/or training relevant to cultural heritage identification and protection is desirable
You can Apply by clicking here, or via our Careers Website.

Please note: this position is an identified position, and it is essential that the occupant be of Aboriginal descent. 
We highly encourage female applicants to apply for this role.


Applications Close: Tuesday 13th December 2022, 11:59pm AEST

For more information, contact John Shipp on (+61) 437 879 096.

For full job description see pdf attached

PDF description: Cultural Heritage Ranger - Coffs Harbour. Eden - Closing 13 December 2022 .pdf

For more info
Contact: John Shipp - Aboriginal Partnerships Leader
mobile: (+61) 437 879 096

Applications close: Tuesday, 13-Dec-2022

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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Tree Improvement Field Worker

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW / Bathurst

Job Description:

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the environmental, economic, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are focused on empowering our people to use their creativity, authenticity and innovative thinking to be the champions of change now and into the future. That is why no matter who you are, we encourage you to apply for the job that’s right for you. We aim to have a workforce that reflects the diverse communities in which we work and so we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Why grow your career with Forestry Corporation of NSW:

At Forestry Corporation of NSW, our values are at the heart of everything that we do. We hope you share our values of:

  1. Wellbeing: Everyone home, injury free, everyday
  2. Respect: We care for country, community, and ourselves
  3. Integrity: We are honest and accountable
  4. Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently, be bold and continuously improve
What we can offer you:
  • 12-month, fixed term full-time role located in the vibrant town of Bathurst NSW
  • Opportunity to work in the great outdoors to help optimise productivity, value recovery and resilience in softwood and hardwood plantation forests in NSW.
  • The ability to be a contributor to tree improvement and forest research.
  • The opportunity to learn and apply new tools, technologies, and techniques in a field-based forest environment.
  • Work in the historical, regional town of Bathurst, NSW which is famous for its rich history in gold rush heritage and is the spiritual home of motorsports in Australia
What you will be doing:

We have an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated and passionate individual to join our Tree Improvement Team in Bathurst. As a Tree Improvement Field Worker, you will play an integral role in assisting the team to deliver genetic improvement, seed procurement and deployment services to the business. Your responsibilities will include trial establishment, measurement, and maintenance.

We would love you to have:
  • Knowledge and understanding of field-based Tree Improvement processes including trial establishment, measurement and maintenance, and the provision of technical advice.
  • Experience in working in an environment in which attention to detail, quality control and meeting deadlines is particularly important.
  • Proven organisational and problem-solving skills. Ability to meet trial standards and deadlines.
  • Experienced in working safely in a high-risk environment.
  • Basic computer and mobile device skills including Microsoft Excel and MapApp and the ability to learn and apply new technologies to your work.
  • The capacity and willingness to travel throughout NSW as required and possess a current driver’s license.
  • Ability to achieve and maintain the fitness required to meet as a minimum, a moderate rating in both a medical and task-based assessment. Ability to navigate through dense vegetation with tools and kit.
  • Ability to participate in firefighting accreditation courses and gain the required qualification in firefighting.
You can Apply by clicking here, or via our Careers Website:
https://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/careers/job-vacancies-list 

For more information on the role such as salary, specific role details, please contact Rochelle Kenna - Tree Improvement Coordinator via (m) (+61) 437 545 256.

Please contact Chantal Dalli | Talent Business Partner for the Position Description via (e) directly or via HR email hr@fcnsw.com.au 

Applications Close: Wednesday 14 December, 11.59 AEST

Depending on the role the successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, and/or Medical Assessment and/or a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA).

When circumstances require, firefighting may be an essential element of the role. Accordingly, the successful candidate(s) must be fit to perform firefighting activities, which may include working in smoky conditions and the ability to be physically active in uneven or steep terrain. A pre-employment medical assessment may preclude applicants that are unable to meet the inherent requirements of the role due to high-risk conditions for example active asthma or heart conditions in line with AFAC guidelines.

For a copy of these guidelines, please reach out to HR at (e) hr@fcnsw.com.au

At Forestry Corporation, the health, safety and well-being of our people, our contractors and our communities is the highest priority, which is why require all employees to be:
  • fully vaccinated with a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccine; or
  • have an approved medical contraindication.

For more info
Contact: Rochelle Kenna
mobile: (+61) 437 545 256

Applications close: Wednesday, 14-Dec-2022

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Silviculture Planner

Company/Location: HVP Plantations - Gippsland, Victoria

Job Description:

  • Enjoy urban/country living options in Gippsland, Victoria with a myriad of lifestyle opportunities
  • Work for a longstanding, environmentally sustainable company
  • Based in Churchill, Gippsland
About HVP Plantations:

We are a successful privately owned manager of extensive timber plantations across Victoria.

Our people are self-motivated, innovative and thrive working in a small team and a fast-paced environment. They value safety, regional communities, environmental care and sustainability. We pride ourselves in fostering an inclusive culture, one free of bias and rich in diversity.

Key responsibilities for this role

This role reports to the Gippsland Silviculture Manager. The silviculture team is responsible for a wide variety of activities associated with the establishment, maintenance and protection of timber plantations. As a small team, we value teamwork, communication, high standards of work and a proactive attitude.

This position is responsible for:
  • GIS analysis and interpretation,
  • Map production using ARC GIS and other mapping tools,
  • Producing plans for a variety of operations,
  • Coordinating silviculture contractors and work programs.
Skills we are looking for:
  • Well organised with attention to detail,
  • Knowledge and experience in GIS and other IT systems,
  • Skill in mapping and planning processes,
  • An ability to understand technical and science based processes,
  • A willingness to participate in and develop field based operational experience,
  • A willingness to participate in and develop fire-fighting experience,
  • Experience in coordinating programs and project management,
  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be well regarded but is not mandatory.
Other information
  • As a member of the Silviculture team, applicants must be willing to share out of hours duties related to operational programs.
  • All applicants must be prepared to fulfil a role in HVP's fire suppression activities. These include some weekend and out of hour's duty on a rostered basis. A fire allowance is paid.
  • As part of our commitment to health and safety, preferred candidates will undertake drug and alcohol testing.
  • A current Drivers Licence is mandatory for this position.
On Offer is a supportive, flexible and collaborative environment that will provide you with ample opportunities to develop and demonstrate value along with;
  • Competitive remuneration and access to an annual incentive payment system.
  • Relocation assistance is available if required.
  • As we are interested in your wellbeing, a fitness subsidy is available and wellbeing program runs within the region.
Interested?

We would love to have a conversation with anyone who believes in our purpose and has what it takes to be part of our team. 

For any enquiries contact Stephen Wentworth on (+61) 428 512 613.

Applications will be treated confidentially and should be sent to jobs@hvp.com.au by Friday 9 December 2022

HVP Plantations is a company where diversity of thought, experience and background is acknowledged and celebrated. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community, and encourage people who identify as women and/or First Nations Peoples to apply.

For more info
Contact: Stephen Wentworth
E-mail: jobs@hvp.com.au
mobile: (+61) 428 512 613

Applications close: Friday, 9-Dec-2022

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Forest Investment

Investment Associate

Company/Location: Stafford Capital Partners - Sydney, Australia

Job Description:

Stafford Capital Partners is seeking to fill a newly created position of Investment Associate (Portfolio Management) based in Sydney, Australia, to support the company’s Timberland mandates. Reporting to the Head of Portfolio Management, also based in Sydney, the position offers a unique opportunity to join a dynamic investment firm leading the development of market and portfolio insights that will inform investors and support investment decision making.

About Stafford Capital Partners

Stafford Capital Partners is a leading private markets investment and advisory business with a global presence and AUD 11 billion under management and advice. Stafford Timberland, part of Stafford Capital Partners, is a timberland opportunities fund business, investing in forest assets internationally on behalf of large institutional investors. Established in 2004, the company has over AUS 4.2 billion in timberland funds under management.

Stafford Timberland provides funds management and advisory services to institutions seeking global timberland exposure. This is achieved through pooled investment vehicles and co-investment opportunities targeting core timberland investment geographies in North and South America and the Asia-Pacific.

Key Responsibilities

Key responsibilities of the Investment Associate will include:

  • Monitoring the performance of Stafford’s global timberland investments.
  • Systematically identifying areas of risk and opportunity within portfolios and engaging with internal teams and managers to review.
  • Forecasting portfolio performance informed by manager reporting and discussions, fund terms, and market intelligence.
  • Organising and expanding industry and portfolio data platforms, and contribute to the production of whitepapers and research notes.
  • Contributing to the preparation of client-ready quarterly reports, presentations and marketing materials.
Experience and qualifications

The ideal candidate would have the following:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in finance, economics, natural sciences or a related discipline.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in investment management, investment research, forest management or consulting.
  • A strong interest in analysing, communicating, promoting and delivering ESG outcomes for investors.
  • Ability to produce client ready written communications and work to multiple deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills, experience in financial modelling and familiarity in reading financial statements.
Candidate profile
  • Hardworking, systematic professional with natural attention to detail.
  • Strong capacity to work independently and see tasks from inception through finalisation.
  • Ability to proactively and professionally contribute to internal discussions and convey key trends internally and externally.
  • Willingness and capacity to undertake occasional domestic and international travel and take calls outside of normal business hours as needed to accommodate global time zones.
How to apply

To apply, please forward a cover letter and resume outlining your interest and suitability for the role to hr@staffordcp.com. If you have any questions, please also direct these to the same address.

Applications for the role close on Friday 23 December 2022.

PDF description: 221121 PD - Stafford PM Associate Role Sydney.pdf

For more info
Contact: Stafford Capital Partners
E-mail: hr@staffordcp.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 23-Dec-2022

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Forest Management

Forester

Company/Location: Southern Cross Forests - Bombala

Job Description:

If you are a seedling to sawlog forester with good technical skills then this could be the next challenge you are looking for.

This permanent role based in Bombala embraces all aspects of a plantation management lifecycle including technical and planning aspects as well as the operational aspects of establishment, maintenance, roading and harvesting. The role requires a commitment to active fire risk management of a large and successful Pinus radiata plantation.

The successful candidate will have at least 5 years operational experience in softwood plantation management including experience with managing forest contractors. Ideally, you will also possess tertiary qualifications either a degree or Cert IV in forestry or natural resource management and have strong communication and interpersonal skills and a work ethic to deliver strong results.

For more info
Contact: Jake Lazarus
E-mail: jake.lazarus@scft.com.au
mobile: (+61) 438 476 858
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Planning - Harvesting Forester - 12 Month Term

Company/Location: OneFortyOne - Mount Gambier, South Australia

Job Description:

  • Be an integral team member responsible for delivering safety, quality, and production across harvesting operations.
  • Supervise clear fall and production thinning operations with a key driver to build strong relationships.
  • Maintain a strong forward position and maximise the advantages of the latest harvesting and planning technology.
  • Ensure product quality and volume output meets expectation and specifications.
  • Manage operations against harvest plans to meet stakeholder expectations, positive environmental outcomes, and industry leading safety standards.
  • Create forest plans to ensure internal and external requirements are documented and met.
  • Accountable for scheduling and planning forest operations (establishment, silviculture, harvesting and fire protection), including the preparation of Operation Plans, liaising with stakeholders, and tracking the progress of operations.
  • 12 month contract
 

For more info
Contact: Sheryl Vickery
E-mail: careers@onefortyone.com
mobile: (+61) 419 133 512

Applications close: Sunday, 11-Dec-2022

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Plant Operator

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW - Tumbarumba or Tumut

Job Description:

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the environmental, economic, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are focused on empowering our people to use their creativity, authenticity and innovative thinking to be the champions of change now and into the future. That is why no matter who you are, we encourage you to apply for the job that’s right for you. We aim to have a workforce that reflects the diverse communities in which we work and so we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.

Why grow your career with Forestry Corporation of NSW:

At Forestry Corporation of NSW, our values are at the heart of everything that we do. We hope you share our values of:

  1. Wellbeing: Everyone home, injury free, everyday
  2. Respect: We care for country, community, and ourselves
  3. Integrity: We are honest and accountable
  4. Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently, be bold and continuously improve
What we can offer you:
  • Full time, Permanent role based in either Tumut or Tumbarumba NSW
  • Great outdoor working environment
  • Multiple development and training opportunities
What you will be doing:
  • Conducting forest road works including road maintenance, upgrade and construction using heavy plant/vehicles and occasional manual labour.
  • Effectively operating a range of plant and medium/heavy vehicles under general direction.
  • Ensuring plant and medium/vehicles are operated in a safe, effective manner in compliance with environmental and safety standards.
  • Undertaking daily maintenance of plant to optimise utilisation and guard against breakdowns.
  • Completing administrative tasks such as a pre-start plant checks, running returns, Logbook Me, timesheets and productivity reports on time and to prescribed standards.
  • Participate in fire management and suppression as and when directed to contribute to the protection of Forestry Corporation assets and resources.
We would love you to have:
  • A great attitude to roll up your sleeves and get the job done along with the willingness to listen, learn and apply yourself.
  • Demonstrated experience in operating heavy plant machinery in a safe manner, ensuring compliance with safety and environmental standards (demonstrable Dozer and/or Grader experience is desirable).
  • Be willing to upskill on other heavy plant.
  • Knowledge and experience in road construction, maintenance techniques and quality control.
  • The ability to read maps and navigate, interpret instructions and operational plans and record basic field data.
  • Perform daily heavy plant prestart inspections and report maintenance requirements.
  • Good verbal communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team in a forest setting.
  • Hold a current Heavy Rigid Driver’s Licence (Heavy Combination is desirable).
  • Ability or willingness to use iPad and/or computers for administrative tasks.
  • Capacity to undertake firefighting as required and work after hours, specifically operating heavy plant on a fire line and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job.
You can apply here, or click the APPLY button below.

For more information about the role please contact Lisa Davies, Roading Operations Coordinator, on (e) lisa.davies@fcnsw.com.au or (m) (+61) 428 113 362 for a confidential discussion about the role.

Applications Close: Sunday 18 December 2022, 11:59pm, AEST

Depending on the role the successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, and/or Medical Assessment and/or a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA).

When circumstances require, firefighting may be an essential element of the role. Accordingly, the successful candidate(s) must be fit to perform firefighting activities, which may include working in smoky conditions and the ability to be physically active in uneven or steep terrain. A pre-employment medical assessment may preclude applicants that are unable to meet the inherent requirements of the role due to high-risk conditions for example active asthma or heart conditions in line with AFAC guidelines.

For a copy of these guidelines, please reach out to HR at (e) hr@fcnsw.com.au 

At Forestry Corporation, the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, our contractors and our communities is the highest priority, which is why require all employees to be:
  • fully vaccinated with a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccine; or
  • have an approved medical contraindication.

For more info
Contact: Lisa Davies
E-mail: lisa.davies@fcnsw.com.au
mobile: (+61) 428 113 362

Applications close: Sunday, 18-Dec-2022

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Supervisor

Company/Location: Quintis - Kununurra, Western Australia

Job Description:

Since 1999 Quintis has grown Indian sandalwood (Santalum Album) trees in Australia’s tropical north, creating a sustainable supply of this fragrant and medicinal tree. Today Quintis is discovering new and unique potential across diverse global markets, investing in scientific development to treat skin conditions, support mind and body, and enhance flavour and fragrance. As a member of Quintis, you’ll be part of a team that spans areas like forestry, research and development, quality assurance and marketing, working together to help our customers and unlock the true potential of this wellbeing super-ingredient, Indian sandalwood.

Based in Kununurra, Western Australia and reporting to the Head Forester, the successful candidate will proactively manage harvesting methods and resources whilst ensuring legislative, HSE and budget obligations are effectively implemented and maintained.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage harvest and storage contracts, including repairs and maintenance schedules, harvest resources and assets;
  • Manage the delivery and stacking at the storage facility;
  • Manage host tree harvest or removal to ready the site for future preparation and cropping;
  • Develop a virtual harvest team, to develop best practice harvest techniques;
  • Compliance to harvest quality specification and standards;
  • Ensure all data is validated including harvest order numbers, collection of trees and deliveries to storage facilities;
  • Stay up to date with current methodologies as well as developing new methodologies and seeking more efficient and effective ways to harvest;
  • Financially accountable for operations and resources;
  • Ensuring all documentation and reporting requirements are met;
Essential Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Qualifications in either Forestry, Agriculture, Horticulture, or equivalent work experience
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • First Aid Certificate or willing to obtain
  • Chemical handling certification or willing to obtain
  • Ability to carry out duties safely in accordance with OHS regulations
  • Valid “C” class driver’s license
  • Must be proactive and a team player
  • Experience living and working in a remote area
Desirable:
  • Certified Internal Auditor certification
What do we offer:

Not only will you become an integral part of the Quintis team, in return you will also receive a competitive salary, accommodation assistance or onsite accommodation, company vehicle, 2 weeks additional Wet Leave, access to wellness benefits and discounted Sandalwood products.

For more information, please contact Troy on (+61) 429 990 610 or email troy@quintis.com.au 

If you’re looking for an awarding career APPLY TODAY!

Quintis is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For more info
Contact: Troy
E-mail: troy@quintis.com.au
Phone: (+61) 429 990 610
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Forest Officer/Senior Forest Officer - Harvesting

Company/Location: Sustainable Timber Tasmania - Tasmania

Job Description:

If you are inspired by the thought of contributing to a workplace culture that puts people first and foremost, the prospect of working for a truly sustainable business and having fun in the process, then continue reading!

About Us

Sustainable Timber Tasmania manages Tasmania’s public production forest for a vast array of environmental, social and economic values. Managing these forest values respectfully, innovatively and sustainably is at the heart of everything we do. As a Government Business Enterprise, we are committed to sustainably managing the forest estate, sustainably supplying timber and sustainably growing our business. Sustainable Timber Tasmania is proud to be a recognised as a Tasmanian Employer of Choice. Our people are key to the success of the business and we invest in the development of a flexible, diverse, supportive and inspiring workplace.

Our Values

Respect we create safe places

Responsibility we take ownership

Growth we create sustainable value

Excellence we make it happen

About the role

Now is an exciting time to join the North West Forest Products team at STT. This role needs an enthusiastic and dedicated person who is passionate about sustainable forestry and who wants to help shape our future business. Depending on your experience and skill set an exciting opportunity exists here at STT for a Forest Officer or Senior Forest officer. As a FO/SFO you will deliver, or assist with delivering, regional wood production plans for all aspects of harvesting operations in plantations or native forests. The role also liaises with contractors, customers and the community on the works being carried out in the field and participates in fire operations.

About you

The Position Description outlines the responsibilities and expectations of the role considered key to success; however it is intended as a supplement to the recruitment process.

Importantly, in this role you will:

  • Be committed to people – fostering teamwork and providing excellent customer service to all stakeholders.
  • Have a safety focus – contributing to the important task of keeping yourself, staff, and contractors safe.
  • Be prepared to learn and grow – taking advantage of STT’s supportive culture.
What's on offer

Our employees overwhelmingly agree that STT is:
  • A workplace where you are treated with respect, and
  • An organisation that is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion.
Two great reasons (amongst others) to join our team!

Also on offer
  • Flexible work arrangements
Contact

For a confidential conversation about the role please contact the Harvesting Coordinator Adam Hyland at adam.hyland@sttas.com.au. The position description (including accountabilities) and more information about STT's application process is available on our website at: www.sttas.com.au/about-us/careers 

How to apply

Please include:

A cover letter outlining how your skills and experience are aligned with this role and why you think you’re the best person for the job, and your resume.

Applications close 15 December 2022.

For more info
Contact: Adam Hyland
E-mail: adam.hyland@sttas.com.au

Applications close: Thursday, 15-Dec-2022

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Wood Transport/Logistics

Haulage and Sales Supervisor

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW - Tamworth

Job Description:

Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. We manage more than two million hectares of forests for the environmental, economic, and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia.

We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are focused on empowering our people to use their creativity, authenticity and innovative thinking to be the champions of change now and into the future. That is why no matter who you are, we encourage you to apply for the job that’s right for you. We aim to have a workforce that reflects the diverse communities in which we work and so we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply

Why grow your career with Forestry Corporation of NSW:

At Forestry Corporation of NSW, our values are at the heart of everything that we do. We hope you share our values of:

  1. Wellbeing: Everyone home, injury free, everyday
  2. Respect: We care for country, community, and ourselves
  3. Integrity: We are honest and accountable
  4. Innovation: We challenge ourselves to think differently, be bold and continuously improve
What we can offer you:
  • Fulltime, six months maximum term position with challenging and diverse responsibilities with both office and field-based work.
  • Located in the blossoming and picturesque country music town of Tamworth
  • A working environment who takes pride in its core values of well-being, respect, integrity, and innovation
What you will be doing:
  • Overseeing log haulage activities, working closely with our customers and our haulage (transport) contractors to deliver logs – on time, safely, to order and specification.
  • Build close working relationships with some of Australia's largest timber processors and a highly skilled group of contractors.
  • Working as part of a greater team to contribute to the development of site-based plans, address any access issues and make decisions on operational activities.
We would love you to have:
  • Care for the safety of yourself and others
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge and skill working with trucks, heavy plant and NHVR compliance matters
  • Capacity to operate in remote settings, often unsupervised to manage activities in the field
  • Ability to proficiently use handheld and desktop computers
  • Ability to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for after hours fire standby on a rostered basis
You can Apply by clicking here, or via the APPLY link.

For more information about the role please contact Alex Capararo | Haulage and Sales Supervisor for our Softwood Plantation Division on (m) (+61) 428 439 868 for a confidential discussion about the role.

Please contact Chantal Dalli | Talent Business Partner for the Position Description via (e) hr@fcnsw.com.au 

Applications Close: Sunday 11 December 2022, 11:59pm AEST

Depending on the role the successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, and/or Medical Assessment and/or a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA).

When circumstances require, firefighting may be an essential element of the role. Accordingly, the successful candidate(s) must be fit to perform firefighting activities, which may include working in smoky conditions and the ability to be physically active in uneven or steep terrain. A pre-employment medical assessment may preclude applicants that are unable to meet the inherent requirements of the role due to high-risk conditions for example active asthma or heart conditions in line with AFAC guidelines.

For a copy of these guidelines, please reach out to HR at (e) hr@fcnsw.com.au 

At Forestry Corporation, the health, safety and well-being of our people, our contractors and our communities is the highest priority, which is why require all employees to be:
  • fully vaccinated with a Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) approved COVID-19 vaccine; or
  • have an approved medical contraindication

For more info
Contact: Alex Capararo
mobile: (+61) 428 439 868

Applications close: Sunday, 11-Dec-2022

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Administration

Environmental Planner – Gisborne

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd - Gisborne

Job Description:

PF Olsen Ltd has 50 years of forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. That’s 50 years of industry knowledge and employment stability across New Zealand. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice,’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

PF Olsen wants you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in New Zealand, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

PF Olsen Ltd is looking for an experienced environmental planner to provide nationwide resource management consenting advice to the business and be involved in the preparation and successful granting of resource consents. This role will champion environmental best practices, provide timely and cost-effective internal environmental advice, support operational staff with environmental requirements and project lead required storm response (Gisborne). You will liaise with council staff, other forest industry peers, and the representation of PF Olsen in consenting, compliance, and planning matters.

Requirements

  • Tertiary NZ Resource Management or Forestry (with appropriate RMA experience) qualification, or equivalent.
  • Familiarity with Council planning documents and processes.
  • Good understanding of environmental issues and their implication for the business.
  • An ability to operate computer-based management systems and decision support tools.
  • Be able to work effectively with a wide range of diverse stakeholders to achieve business objectives.
  • Confidence and competency to work remotely
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels of the business and with external stakeholders.
Benefits
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Career progression
  • Training and upskilling opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package, insurance - life, income protection, medical (dental)
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Access to company holiday homes (for those crucial family holidays)
PF Olsen is a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing. 

For a job description or to apply for this position, please contact Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com

For more info
Contact: Trudi Batson
E-mail: Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com
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Environmental Planner

Company/Location: Aratu Forests Limited - Tairawhiti Gisborne NZ

Job Description:

Aratu Forests Limited manages 35,000ha of FSC and PEFC certified pine plantations all within a 100km radius of our modern office in the Gisborne CBD. Our estate has phenomenal growth rates and crop health. It is mostly freehold and has been tended to a very high standard. As an organisation Aratu has a long-term view and has consistently harvested through the highs and lows of the export market providing a stable cut to base operations on. Aratu staff are provided a supportive work environment and are well equipped with up-to-date technology such as Drones, LiDAR data, high end GPS and survey tools. To get to know us better feel free to visit www.aratuforests.co.nz or contact us directly as we’d like to chat.

The Location

Fancy living and working in a holiday destination? Gisborne is a well serviced, sunny town of 36,000 people. It’s a coastal town with easy access to both safe family beaches and renowned surf breaks. Gisborne has many good day-care’s, schools and a well serviced hospital. It has plenty of active sports and cultural groups, a mountain bike park, weekly farmers market and a great community feel. Hunting and fishing opportunities are abundant in the Gisborne region and with access to freehold forests there’s lots to explore. Should you ever want some time away from Gisborne, regular flights depart from the recently re-built airport every few hours.

The Position

This is a position in which you'll be able to have a real impact on environmental outcomes over a large and sensitive area. The Environmental Planner is the primary contact for Aratu’s RMA requirements. This includes compiling and submitting resource consent applications / NES notifications and managing external contractors to do the same on our behalf. The role also provides environmental and RMA related advice and support to the rest of the business as well as representing Aratu on industry working groups. For the applicant with the right drive, passion and knowledge there are also opportunities to take leadership roles in maintaining and further developing our dual PEFC / FSC certification, our environmental auditing programs and/or our environmental management system.

The Person

We are seeking an experienced RMA practitioner with sound analytical decision-making skills and a pragmatic approach who operates in keeping with our values of respect, honesty and integrity.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • A degree level qualification in Forestry, Environmental Planning or other related field.
  • Either 5 years in operational forestry, preferably in Harvesting, Roading or Harvest Planning, or 3 years writing / processing consents for a regulatory authority or forest company.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the resource consenting process
  • Knowledge of the RMA, District Plan (GDC & HBRC) and NES-PF
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Proficiency in Esri Arc Map
  • A sound understanding of relevant environmental sciences
  • Ability to manage contractors
The Application

To apply, or for more information about the role, please contact

Andy Costello on (+64) 21 863 817 or andy.costello@aratuforests.co.nz

Or Ray Hook on (+64) 27 345 3875 or ray.hook@aratuforests.co.nz 

Applicants must be eligible to work in New Zealand.

Applications close: Sunday 8th January 2023

For more info
Contact: Andy Costello
E-mail: andy.costello@aratuforests.co.nz
Phone: (+64) 21 863 817

Applications close: Sunday, 8-Jan-2023

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Forest Management

Forest Manager – Taumarunui

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd - Taumarunui

Job Description:

PF Olsen Ltd has 52 years of forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. That’s 52 years of industry knowledge and employment stability across New Zealand. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice,’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

PF Olsen Ltd is looking for an experienced, agile, and motivated person to fill a Forest Manager role. The ideal applicant will have 2 or more years of experience in a leadership role in a forestry environment. So, if you are looking for a change in the New Year (not far away) and can deliver in this position then we welcome your application today!

PF Olsen wants you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in New Zealand, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

The position will be based in and around Taumarunui a stone's throw away from Whanganui river, Te Kuiti and Turangi so if you live in these areas we welcome your application.

Duties will include:
  • Planning, management, and supervision of forestry operations
  • Nursery liaison
  • Contractor supervision and client liaison
  • A high level of performance in H&S, environmental, and value creation for clients
  • The ability to grow your knowledge with project work from time to time
  • Mentoring less experienced members of the team
To be successful, you will already have:
  • In-depth knowledge of all types of NZ forestry silviculture
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or a related discipline (while not essential, would be an advantage)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
  • The ability to work in the agile environment
In return, we will offer the successful candidate:
  • Internal career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • Vehicle (for personal use as well)
  • Training and upskilling, both internally and via external providers
  • Flexible work hours
  • Opportunities purchasing PF Olsen shares
  • Attractive remuneration benefits package
  • A great work culture
PF Olsen is a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

To apply for this position, please click here.

For more info
Contact: Trudi Batson
E-mail: Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com
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Harvest Manager
Company/Location: Timberlands - Rotorua

Job Description:

Timberlands is a leading Forest Management Company with particular expertise in forest management and operations on a significant scale. Based in Rotorua, Timberlands manage 190,000ha of pine plantations in the Central North Island on behalf of Kaingaroa Timberlands and other clients.

Purpose of the Role:

Timberlands is looking for an experienced Harvest Manager, based at our offices in Rotorua, to plan and manage clearfell harvesting operations, maximise stumpage, and maintain involvement throughout the supply chain to meet the company’s specified objectives.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Preparation and execution of operational harvest plans taking into account grade mix potential, terrain and harvest systems
  • Applying an understanding of environmental requirements, cost alternatives, woodflow impacts and value recovery to the harvest plan
  • Management of contractors to ensure all contract obligations are met, including monitoring and ensuring compliance with company Health, Safety & Environmental policies
  • Monitoring and reporting costs, performance and returns
  • Managing closure of harvesting operations and hand over of harvest areas for replant
Our ideal candidate will have:
  • A Tertiary qualification in forestry or significant practical experience in production forestry
  • Strong Harvest Planning skills.
  • Analytical ability including excellent computer and data analysis skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
  • Experience managing contractors
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a team
People make our business at Timberlands, as such we seek to offer an employment package that retains and rewards excellent people. The successful incumbent will be provided with a company vehicle with full private use, access to great healthcare and insurance benefits, a flexible work-life culture and excellent professional development opportunities including work on some of our strategic projects.

This is a permanent full-time role. Applicants should have current eligibility to work in New Zealand and already be residing here. To find out more about the role or to request a job description please email enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz

To be considered for this role please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz 

For more info
Contact: Karla Hook
E-mail: enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz
Phone: (+64) 7 343 1070
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Forestry Harvesting

Senior Harvest Manager – Gisborne

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd - Gisborne

Job Description:

PF Olsen Ltd has 50 years of forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice,’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of harvest management.

PF Olsen wants you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in Gisborne, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

Gisborne is a city on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s known for wineries and surf beaches such as Makorori. The Tairawhiti Museum has exhibits on indigenous and colonial history, with Wyllie Cottage, an early European house, and Maori artifacts. Titirangi Reserve has lookouts and a monument to explorer James Cook. Nearby, Te Poho-o-Rawiri is a Maori meeting house with carvings of ancestral figures. Also, Mahia beach is not far away!

We have a vacancy available in the harvest management team at PF Olsen in Gisborne. If you are an experienced and motivated Senior Harvest Manager who is looking to manage a team of 6 and looking for variety and is a team player with a can-do attitude, then you are who we are looking for!

Requirements

  • Client Management and Business Development - Clearly communicate the Harvest Management planning for specific forests to clients while ensuring expectations are well-managed and achievable
  • Harvesting and Operational Management - Co-ordinate, manage and maximise harvest operations and the Log Supply Chain while maximising value to both the clients and the business, in a timely manner
  • Contractor Management - Prepare and engage contractors with the required documentation (i.e. contracts, prescriptions). Monitor the operational performance of the contractors and their crew
  • Staff Management - Monitor engagement, workloads, and training requirements to ensure the quality of staff outputs are in line with company standards and expectations
  • Health, Safety, Environmental, and Quality - Ensure all staff and operations are compliant with the health and safety standards set out at a National, Regional and internal staff level.
Benefits
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Career progression
  • Training and upskilling opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package, insurance - life, income protection, medical (dental)
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Access to company holiday homes (for those crucial family holidays)
PF Olsen is a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position, please contact Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com

For more info
Contact: Trudi Batson
E-mail: Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com
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Harvesting & Engineering Manager

Company/Location: Lawson Williams Specialist Recruitment - North Island

Job Description:

Are you seeking a role that gives you exposure to each aspect of the forestry Supply chain? This could be the role for you…

  • Manage forest production and roading operations
  • Develop your career and gain experience that is often hard to find in the Forestry space
  • Ensure profitability, protection and development of the Forest Estate
The Company

This is a large New Zealand integrated forestry and wood products company producing innovative building products for domestic and global markets. It all starts with their sustainable forestry operations, through to their modern and efficient wood processing mills. Over 25 years this business has built a reputation of market leading innovation and have become a key economic and cultural contributor to their local communities.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to be part of large and diverse organisation where your efforts in the forest can be seen through the quality of finished products in the building and construction industry.

This role manages forestry operations across the organisations South-eastern North Island forests. You will be responsible for the management of the daily production and supply as well as the ongoing engineering operations such as road development.

Within this role you will have the scope to contribute to the wider management and strategic development of the Forestry operations by being an active contributor to the operational management team. You will also have a number of direct and indirect reports and with responsibility for cultivating a strong team culture. Safety of your people will be without question.

A qualification in forestry or civil engineering, and suitable relevant experience within the industry is preferred, but not essential to be successful in the role.

Some key responsibilities in the roles include:
  • Provide leadership and management direction to the forest operations and contractors including the development of people and organisational culture
  • Contribute to medium and longer-term production planning
  • Manage people, plant and processes to maximise productivity and minimise costs of both production and engineering projects
  • Participate in regular, effective and disciplined production and planning meetings with Forest managers to review performance
  • Implement approved harvest prescriptions from both organisation and third-party forests ensuring that operations meet budget requirements
  • Manage the cartage of logs from all Forest operations ensuring that daily despatch and uplift schedules are set and observed consistent with customer orders
  • Support and contribute to roading and planning activities
  • Manage all engineering activities for harvest planning and road construction, installation of structures and maintenance
  • Manage the tendering, selection, appointment and induction of contractors to provide harvesting, cartage, roading and earthworks
  • Protect the H&S of all persons affected by production activities including contactors and visitors to production units
What’s in it for you…

This is an exciting time for someone to join the team and manage a large forestry operation within a well-established and stable organisation. You have a great opportunity to develop your career and get experience that is often hard to find in the Forestry space.

You will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package. If you are looking for a next step in your Forestry career and beyond and enjoy taking a hands-on approach this is a great career opportunity for you.

Our client is an accredited employer. If you wish to apply for this role and require a work visa you must have previous forestry harvesting or engineering industry experience

How to apply

To apply, click here. For further information and a confidential discussion you can call Will Ross on (+64) 21 710 793 or John Lawson on (+64) 21 922 930.

For more info
Contact: Will Ross
E-mail: will@lawsonwilliams.co.nz
Phone: (+64) 21 710 793
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