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Forest Management

Graduate Program 2022/23

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW / Various locations across NSW

Jobs Description:
Forestry Corporation of NSW is the largest manager of commercial plantation and native forests in NSW. Across two million hectares of forests we grow renewable timber resources, care for the biodiverse forests of the future and provide world-class tourism destinations.

Forestry Corporation is looking for graduates in disciplines including forestry, agriculture, environmental science and natural resources who have completed an Undergraduate or Post Graduate Program in the last 18 months or who will be completing their studies this year.

During the two-year program graduates will have the opportunity to:

  • Assist with planning the future of some of our 2 million hectares of native and plantation forests
  • Obtain nationally accredited qualifications in firefighting and protect our forest and regional communities from bushfires.
  • Contribute to tomorrow’s homes and the nation’s infrastructure through sustainable harvesting of renewable timber resource and gain an understanding of business management and financial reporting.
  • Understand the land management facets that underpin our forest management like pest and weed control, Aboriginal partnerships and tourism and show you care for our forests and their future.
What we can offer
  • Permanent role – starting with a two-year Graduate Program - with several structured rotations within either our softwoods plantation or native forest divisions
  • Opportunity to immerse yourself in a challenging and stimulating work environment
  • Competitive remuneration (starting at $68,978 base salary) and great conditions of employment including flexible work, discounted gym memberships and the opportunity for intra-state travel
  • Building blocks to develop a long-term career in forestry
  • Work in diverse teams that champion inclusion and foster a culture of giving back.
What we are looking for
  • A passion and strong interest in the natural environment and / or primary production
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, as well as working independently when required
  • Enjoy challenges, has problem solving skills and an innovative mindset
  • Great communication and people skills to build collaborative and long-term relationships with stakeholders
  • A willingness to ‘roll up your sleeves’ and get involved and enjoy seeing the outcomes of effort
  • Strong skills in time management and the ability to prioritise multiple tasks
  • A growth mindset and commitment to continuous learning and personal development
  • Commitment to our company values of wellbeing, respect, integrity, and innovation
  • People who enjoy living in regional NSW communities and plan to make them your home long-term
About the program
Our two-year Graduate Program will consist of on-the-job learning, mentoring, exposure to senior leaders and an active support network which will accelerate your career towards becoming one of our next operational leaders.

The rotations will provide exposure to a range of roles within either our Softwood Plantation Division or Hardwood Forest Division (native forest) to build your knowledge and give you a deep understanding of the technical aspects of forestry roles. Each graduate will experience diverse work programs and workplaces, supported throughout by a dedicated learning and development pathway.

Ideally, you will start as part of our seasonal firefighting crew from late November 2022 with nationally accredited training provided.

Graduate roles could be based at Bombala, Tumut, Batemans Bay, Bathurst, Coffs Harbour or Wauchope with opportunities also to travel to other locations on short-term assignments.

During our two-year Graduate Program, we will work with you to enhance your professional development and consider your future career opportunities. After the program, we will work proactively with you to identify suitable positions within Forestry Corporation.

How to apply
Applicants should apply online by clicking here or via our careers www.forestrycorporation.com.au/careers. Your application should include your CV, Academic Transcript (unofficial is acceptable) and Right-To-Work documents (Australian Passport or Birth Certificate/Photo ID). Applications close 29 May 2022.

For more information about the program please contact Lucy Lukanovic, People Business Partner +61 488 488 399 or email: lucy.lukanovic@fcnsw.com.au

The fine print
During the selection process you will be required to participate in a range of assessment activities to help us evaluate your suitability for our Graduate Program.

At Forestry Corporation, the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, our contractors and our communities is the highest priority, which is why successful candidates will also be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status or medical exemption and satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, Medical Assessment, and fitness assessment for firefighting.

For more info
Contact: Lucy Lukanovic
E-mail: Lucy.Lukanovic@fcnsw.com.au
Phone: +61 4 88 488 399

Applications close: Sunday, 29-May-2022

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National Operations Manager - Australia

Jobs Description:
We’re Australia’s largest independent forest management services provider with over 175,000 hectares under management for our long-standing clients including over 120,000 hectares of plantation and 10,000 hectares of cropping. In addition to forest management, the business also manages harvesting of circa 1.7 million tonnes of woodchip and logs each year, combined.

PF Olsen Australia is seeking a suitably experienced and qualified candidate to fill our National Operations Manager role. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for;

  • Leading and developing our professional operations team (27 staff across four states) to deliver efficient and effective asset management outcomes for our clients.
  • Managing effective client communication and reporting to further strengthen our client relationships.
  • Applying your commercial and technical experience to ensure all insurance and contract obligations are appropriate and effective for our business and clients.
  • Further strengthening our safety culture through the continued evolution and imbedding of effective safe work practices.
  • Assisting the business with strategic business development to support future growth.
In addition to the above, you’ll be a key member of our Senior Leadership Team and work closely with the Managing Director on business management and strategy to ensure PF Olsen Australia remains the leading independent forestry management service provider in the country.

To succeed at PF Olsen, you need to be:
  • An exception people leader with a proven track record in managing high performing teams within an operational environment.
  • Commercially astute to ensure the right balance is always struck between the needs of the business and our clients.
  • Prepared to assert your views when appropriate, but also demonstrate respect for your team members.
  • Focused on delivering high quality results in a service environment.
  • Highly capable and developing effective relationship at all levels – both internally and externally.
Furthermore, it’s critical that you have substantial experience in strategic and operational decision making within forest management and harvesting.

We offer a supportive, family friendly working environment and competitive remuneration and conditions.

The position will ideally be based in our Melbourne office (Ivanhoe) however location can be flexible for the right candidate. The successful candidate must be prepared to travel across all our operational regions as required.

If you think this opportunity might be for you then please email menika.kukreja@pfolsen.com for an information pack.

Applications close on Wednesday 8th June 2022.

For more info
Contact: Menika Kukreja
E-mail: menika.kukreja@pfolsen.com
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Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: Timberlands Pacific

Jobs Description:
Are you looking for opportunities to develop and succeed, working in a small team in a fast paced, flexible and supportive environment?

We are looking to build our Woodflow team with talented people who have experience in harvesting, planning and supply chain management to help us deliver a safe operating environment as we continue to grow and expand our business.

About us
Timberlands Pacific provides world class sustainable forest management and operations, from establishment through to sales and marketing on a significant scale.

Our estates include Taswood Estate in Tasmania and Penola Plantations across the South Australian and Victorian borders. We are strongly committed to the regional communities in which we operate in and creating value for our clients.

The Role
Based in Launceston, Tasmania, the position is a key member of our Woodflow team, delivering harvesting, planning and operational objectives safely and to a high standard.

The successful candidate will play a key role in ensuring the safety, value recovery, wood flow and scheduling aspects of our harvesting programs.

To be Successful
Applicants will be self-motivated and with experience in plantation forestry. They will possess excellent communication and team skills, be able to analyse data, make recommendations and hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline.

At Timberlands Pacific we value diversity and are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and a safe workplace. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sex and genders.

To submit an application please supply a cover letter together with your CV and email gayle.quin@tppl.com.au, or for a confidential discussion, contact Ben Hazell on +61 4 3954 5128.

Applications close on 30 May 2022.

For more information on Timberlands Pacific visit our website

For more info
Contact: Gayle Quin
E-mail: gayle.quin@tppl.com.au
mobile: +61 4 9898 0088
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Procurement Manager, Harvest and Haulage

Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW / North Coast

Jobs 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 economic, environmental, 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 diverse 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. Our workforce reflects the diverse communities in which we work and so we strongly encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.

Why grow your career with Forestry Corporation of NSW:
A career at FCNSW is built on the foundations of our values:

1. Wellbeing: The safety and wellbeing of our people is priority
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 position based on the North Coast preferably Coffs Harbour with hybrid work arrangements available.
  • Potential Opportunities to join our in-house Leadership Development Program
  • Attractive Salary package in accordance with FCNSW classification structure plus exclusive company benefits
What you will be doing
We are currently looking for a Procurement Manager to join our diverse and dynamic operational team. Working closely with the Harvesting and Sales & Distribution managers, you will be responsible for:
  • Sourcing and selecting contractors, negotiating and administering harvest and haulage contracts, and monitoring contractor performance.
  • For all scheduled harvest and haulage rate reviews and all special rate reviews
  • Closely monitoring harvesting rates and providing regular reports to the Harvesting and Sales & Distribution managers
The position also requires you to provide advice and assist with procurement processes for a range of other Hardwood Forests business activities state-wide including roading, plantation establishment and non-timber functions.

We would love you to have:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or extensive relevant experience in forestry operations and their cost and value recovery implications - including harvesting and transport logistics, ideally within a natural forest context.
  • Highly developed communication, consultation, and negotiation skills.
  • Proven ability to interpret, implement, monitor and as required, contribute to the review of legislative and regulatory requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated strong commercial and continuous improvement focus
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake occasional overnight travel, fire and fuel management duties, extensive travel (mainly driving), and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job
You can apply here.

For more information about the role please contact Mike Farrow – Senior Manager Production – North Coffs Harbour via email Mike.Farrow@fcnsw.com.au

Applications close: Sunday 5th June 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).

At Forestry Corporation, the health, safety and wellbeing of our people, our contractors and our communities is the highest priority, which is why we 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: Mike Farrow
    E-mail: Mike.Farrow@fcnsw.com.au
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Operations Supervisor

Company/Location: SFM - New Norfolk, Tasmania

Jobs Description:

SFM is Hiring:

We have a position available for a motivated Operations Supervisor. As Operations Supervisor, your primary role will be to provide additional support to our experienced operations team and assisting with land management and summer fire duties.

This exciting role is perfect for a self-motivated individual with sound computer skills and operational experience.

The ability to work in a fast paced and supportive team is a must, although the right person must be able to work unsupervised as required. This is a great opportunity to join a highly experienced team and learn from some of the best.

This position will be based at our vibrant and modern office located in the heart of New Norfolk and will include a company vehicle.

Primary duties will include:

  • Harvest supervision
  • Quality control and Health and Safety Auditing
  • Forest road planning and supervision
  • Forest Practices Plan development
  • Stakeholder management (Forest users, neighbours and lease holders)
  • Fire duty/fire fighting
About you:

The right candidate will be physically fit, tech-savvy and have a love of getting their boots dirty. You may hold a bachelor’s degree in forestry or agriculture, or you may have travelled another road building your experience through hard work and an inquisitive personality.

You will appreciate both the benefits of working in a small team and the responsibility of being accountable for achieving your own goals to contribute to the broader company performance.

You will be an excellent observer/listener and professional and respectful in your dealings with contractors, staff and external stakeholders.

If this positions sounds right for you, then we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV along with a brief cover letter to jobs@sfmes.com.au

Applications close 31st May, 2022

For more info
Contact: Jo Quigley
E-mail: jobs@sfmes.com.au
Phone: +61 3 6333 4024
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Project Officer- Bushfire Risk Management Framework

Company/Location: Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Jobs Description:
The Community Fire Safety Division is responsible for formulating and delivering strategic risk mitigation strategies across Tasmania. The Project Officer is responsible for leading the development and support of the Tasmanian Bushfire Risk Management Framework and associated processes. The project supports Fire Management Area Committees to undertake risk assessments and develop Bushfire Risk Management Plans for Fire Management Areas in accordance with legislative requirements,including evaluation, review, and improvement to processes and tools.

For full details please visit: Careers

PDF description: SoD - Project Officer (Bushfire Risk Management Framework) - Band 62.pdf

For more info
Contact: Rob Whittle
E-mail: rob.whittle@fire.tas.gov.au
Phone: +61 4 76 904 099

Applications close: Wednesday, 25-May-2022

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Kiln Operator

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Mount Gambier

Jobs Description:
The OneFortyOne Jubilee Sawmill is the largest in South Australia and supports local employment, the economy and our community.

Reporting to the Kilns Manager and working as part of a small team; your main responsibilities will be to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the kilns and associated equipment.

We are looking for someone with:

  • Ability to follow written procedures/instructions
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills
  • Effective interpersonal & communication skills
  • Physically fit and able to work outdoors
  • Flexibility to work morning, afternoon, and night shift on rotation
A high risk forklift licence, knowledge of kiln drying, air dry yard functions, timber sizes and density grades would be highly regarded, but not essential.

This is an annualised salary position and 5-weeks annual leave.

Enquiries about the role can be directed to Kilns Manager Michael Olle on +61 08 8721 2827 or +61 0413 921 090.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Karen Shanahan karen.shanahan@onefortyone.com

For more info
Contact: Karen Shanhan
E-mail: karen.shanahan@onefortyone.com
Phone: +61 0413 921 090

Applications close: Friday, 27-May-2022

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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Tree Crop Forester

Company/Location: Forest Enterprises - Masterton

Jobs Description:
Forest Enterprises is a leading forestry investment company that manages 65+ forestry Investments on behalf of more than 6,500 investors.

We operate a large-scale land management, harvesting, roading, log marketing and consequent re-establishment and tending programme, with opportunities for growth in our Masterton office, managing over 15,000 ha of established forests locally.

We have a vacancy for a Tree Crop Forester.

The position of Tree Crop Forester will suit a person with competency in planning, establishment, tending, measurement and management of tree crops.

Applicants will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or forest industry experience and capability is preferred, however consideration will be given to applicants with agricultural qualifications or applicable rural industry experience as training will be provided.
  • Experience in managing compliance with environmental and health and safety standards.
  • Sound analytical skills, literacy and computer skills, knowledge of GIS
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office particularly Excel, and Word
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong time management and commitment to continuing professional development
  • Be physically fit for an outdoors role
Send your application and CV in confidence to recruitment@forestenterprises.co.nz, or to the SNI Regional Manager, Forest Enterprises, PO Box 128 Masterton.


Closing date: 5pm Friday 3rd June 2022

For more info
Contact: SNI Regional Manager
E-mail: recruitment@forestenterprises.co.nz
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Forest Management

Business Development / Harvesting Manager

Jobs 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 forest management.

PF Olsen want 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 our Head Office based in Rotorua, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

We are currently seeking to add a vibrant and motivated BDM / Harvesting Manager to join our Rotorua team. This role will help grow our forestry and harvest business in the Central North Island region as well as get involved in operations. This will ideally suit someone with a harvest management background, strong relationship-building skills, and a keen interest in sales.

Requirements

  • Helping with Harvesting operations when needed
  • Seeking opportunities to manage harvesting and marketing for forest and woodlot owners.
  • Negotiating and preparing log sale and service agreements.
  • Assisting with the procurement of contractor capacity.
  • Client liaison and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • 3 years plus Forestry experience
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with a wide range of people.
  • Outstanding drive, resilience and ability to meet targets and succeed.
  • Formal training or qualifications in sales/marketing, forestry and/or agriculture.
  • Knowledge of domestic and export log markets.
Benefits

The reason you would come and work with us....
  • Attractive remuneration package
  • Internal career progression
  • Training and upskilling opportunities
  • Insurances: Medical, Life, and Income protection
  • Morning and afternoon teas
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 apply to mike.spiers@pfolsen.com or Trudi.batson@pfolsen.com before 1st June 2022.

Only applicants eligible to work in New Zealand will be considered.

For more info
Contact: Trudi Batson
E-mail: Trudi.batson@pfolsen.com
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Registered Forestry Consultant and/or Rural Valuer

Company/Location: Rotorua, New Zealand

Jobs Description:
RELOCATE, RELOCATE, RELOCATE!

Do you want to enjoy all that Rotorua has to offer? With a work life balance at TelferYoung, you get time to get lost in the forest, jump on your mountain bike, and enjoy the wide variety of lakes Rotorua has on offer.

We, the Telfer Young Rotorua team, offer professional valuation advice to our clients in Rotorua and the wider surrounds and are looking for a professional valuer to join our team.

Do you enjoy collaborating and believe that a team always delivers better outcomes than one individual? Are you looking for a challenge and the next step in your career? This opportunity might be just what you are looking for!

Job requirements:

  • You will be a Registered Forestry Consultant and/or a Registered Rural Valuer, keen to become dual qualified.
  • Your primary focus whilst carrying out Rural Valuations is to develop and grow the current Forestry Portfolio with the aim to specialise in Forestry.
  • You are a genuine people person who appreciates the value of meaningful relationships based on trust and respect.
  • You enjoy a fast-paced environment, where teamwork is key, and also enjoy working independently
What we offer
  • An already established portfolio of Forestry clients
  • Flexible working environment
  • Work life balance in the Mountain biking capital of NZ
  • Great team environment looking after one another
  • Competitive remuneration package including commission incentives and an extensive wellness policy
With a national coverage, you can be part of a nationwide company - TelferYoung who are changing the face of the industry. Supported by a wealth of local expertise, the youngest valuation team around, and plenty of personal development opportunities...there is nothing holding you back.

Apply now, this might just be the best decision you have ever made! I am looking forward to hearing from you!

For more info
Contact: Andrea Winmill
E-mail: andrea.winmill@telferyoung.com
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National Distribution Manager

Company/Location: Manulife Investment Management Forest Management (NZ) Limited, Rotorua/Tokoroa

Jobs Description:
Our Business
Manulife Investment Management Forest Management (NZ) Limited (MFM (NZ)), formally Hancock Forest Management (NZ) Ltd, was established in 2004 to manage forests on behalf of Manulife Investment Management Timberland and Agriculture Inc’s (MIMTA) clients. MIMTA is one of the longest-tenured and largest timberland investment managers in the world and forms part of Manulife’s Global Wealth and Asset Management business.

In Aotearoa, MFM (NZ) protects and manages approximately 172,000 hectares of plantation forest, producing an annual harvest and cartage volume of approximately 4.7 million m³. Providing a safe and inclusive workplace for its employees and contractors and managing all operations to ensure excellence in environmental outcomes are MFM (NZ)’s highest priorities.

The Role
Reporting to the National Operations Manager, this is a key senior leader within our business. The role oversees all aspects of distribution for our operations including compliance with all relevant laws and regulations while ensuring delivery of logs in the most cost effective and efficient manner in order to achieve maximum returns for our clients. This will be accomplished via strong working relationships with internal counterparts in our harvesting and woodflow teams and via our valued external trucking and rail contractors.

What We Can Offer You
MFM (NZ) is one of New Zealand’s largest forest management companies and will offer a highly competitive package to our chosen candidate. Along with base salary and annual bonus, a work vehicle (choice of 5) including private use is supplied. We also provide a suite of benefits including health insurance, trauma, income protection and life insurance, additional KiwiSaver contributions, gym subsidy, long service leave and now also paid parental leave. Generous financial support for formal external tuition can be accessed to ensure our employees can learn and grow while working with us. MFM (NZ) also supports employee health and wellbeing and the importance of work/life balance and provides flexible work arrangements wherever possible.

What We’re Looking For
We seek an experienced distribution and logistics expert and are open to the industries they have worked in prior. We want a positive leader who has great relationship management skills and can promote strong safety values within our operations; someone who nurtures relationships and fosters a high-performance culture based on authenticity, trust and collaboration. Of course, demonstrated performance in managing complex supply chain contracts and sound financial skills will also be crucial.

To Apply
An opportunity like this doesn’t come along often and we invite all those interested to apply. More information can be found on our website. Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team at hfmnzcareers@hnrg.com by Wednesday 1 June 2022.

MFM (NZ) is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, or age. MFM (NZ) values diversity and inclusion and is comfortable to provide any reasonably necessary accommodation to foster such a workforce.

PDF description: National Distribution Manager Overview Final 10 May 2022.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager
E-mail: hfmnzcareers@hnrg.com

Applications close: Wednesday, 1-Jun-2022

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Harvesting & Engineering Manager
Company/Location: Juken NZ Ltd

Jobs Description:
Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is a New Zealand registered company operating in local and global timber markets. JNL owns four wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions. We are currently looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join the business in the position of Harvesting & Engineering Manager to join our busy Forestry team in the Wairarapa. In this role, you will be reporting to the General Manager, Wairarapa Forests and you will be responsible for managing the forest's harvesting and engineering operations and risks.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Managing all forest harvesting and engineering operations including planning and leading activity ensuring customer expectations for their log products are met
  • Managing harvesting and engineering risks including Health & Safety, Environmental and Quality Control
  • Ensuring that all forest harvesting and engineering operations comply with JNLs Health & Safety and Environmental Policies, Procedures and Standards.
To be successful in this role you will ideally have the following attributes:
  • Previous experience in forestry management is preferred but not essential
  • A tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline
  • Focus on ensuring a safe and healthy workplace environment
  • The ability to work as part of a team or independently
  • Ability to think innovatively and analytically
  • Desire to build on existing skills to further pursue a long term career in forestry with the support of JNL
In return for this, we can offer you:
  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • Medical insurance and death cover
  • Access to a generous JNL workplace savings scheme, leave entitlements and other benefits
  • Relevant learning and development opportunities to support your career development
We will also consider relocation costs for a suitable candidate who lives outside of the Wairarapa region.

If you want to work in a down to earth team environment for a thriving international organisation with rewarding work, please do not hesitate to apply today!

For more info
Contact: Anna Benefield
E-mail: anna.benefield@jnl.co.nz
mobile: +61 27 388 0833

Applications close: Thursday, 2-Jun-2022

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Consulting Manager

Jobs 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 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 our Head Office based in Rotorua, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

We are currently seeking to add a vibrant and motivated Consulting Manager to join our Rotorua consultancy team. This role will help provide industry best practices, timely and cost‑effective forest consulting services to meet our client's needs. You will be managing a team of 5-6 highly functional people at any one time and help build the consultancy business.

Requirements

  • Four plus years of Forestry experience in NZ
  • Have successfully led a team of people in your career
  • A deep understanding of plantation forestry consulting in New Zealand
  • Worked on consulting assignments such as reports, inventory and forest descriptions, and forest valuations.
  • Knowledge of carbon analysis and analysing clients ETS
  • Financial and budgeting experience for the business center
  • Professional, attention to detail, and the ability to get on with all types of people
Benefits
  • Competitive base salary and performance bonuses
  • Insurances (Life, Medical, and Income Protection)
  • Learning and development plans
  • Additional days after a certain tenure
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social events
PF Olsen is proud to be a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For more information on this role, please apply with your resume and cover letter to Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com and we will endeavour to get back to you asap

For more info
Contact: Trudi Batson
E-mail: Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com
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Forest Operations/Forester Career Opportunities

Jobs Description:

  • Collaborative ‘can-do’ business culture
  • Global innovative market leader
  • Contribute to projects leading to strategic growth
From managers to recent graduates, these career positions are in Northland (NZ) with a celebrated, growing industry leader.

Overview
This company is a progressive leader who has a passion for what they do, ensuring they minimise their footprint on the environment, whilst continuing to maintain forests for future generations which in turn attracts and retains the best talent. Their engagement with communities to help them grow is integrated with sound business operations and a determination to offer unique tools for knowledge and forestry management services. Located in an attractive region with some of the best beaches New Zealand and a range of options for those who enjoy outdoor activities.

Positions
You will be contributing to the organisation within the following parameters - managing the full business profile for forestry operations, included is timely delivery of silviculture operations, done in a cost effective and efficient manner. They are highly interactive positions with wide internal engagement and leadership of partnerships with contractors and suppliers who are critical to delivery of results. Business operations management comprises typical financial reporting and budgeting, performance evaluation, data management and coordinating research and development projects.

Person
Your skillset includes commercial and operational strengths with an eye on the future for growth opportunities. With exceptional interpersonal ability and a collaborative style, you are comfortable influencing internal and external decisionmakers, have a sense of community and enjoy working with a team focused on achieving the company goals. Preferred technical experience and an interest in forest operations along with a relevant tertiary qualification is necessary.

Career Opportunity
These are stimulating career opportunities for natural leaders to influence a diverse, and growing business making a huge impact on the future of their operation.

Contact Ally Eastaugh on +64 9 353 0992 at Pohlen Partners sending your application directly to us.

Applicants should hold a current NZ work visa / residency or NZ citizenship.

For more info
Contact: Ally Eastaugh
E-mail: a.eastaugh@pohlenpartners.co.nz
Phone: +64 9 353 0992
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Forest Manager x2 - Gisborne

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd has 50 years’ 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 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 Hawkes Bay, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

Due to rapid growth over the past three years and exciting current opportunities and projects, we have 2 new Forest Manager positions available to join our existing team of 4 staff based in the Napier office. Our close-knit team values our clients, and we strive do the best job possible in all that we undertake.

This Forest Manager role is fast-paced, varied, and hugely rewarding with a great mix of field and office-based work. In this role, you will be managing all aspects of forest and land management for a variety of NZ and overseas-based clients across the wider Hawkes Bay region. Being able to think on your feet and problem solve is a must as well as being self-motivated with the ability to complete work to a high standard.

Requirements

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety, and the environment
  • Managing establishment/silviculture crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management, budgeting, and reporting
  • Assisting with property valuations, land use planning and due diligence on properties
  • General forestry/property management activities
Preference will be given to those with:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry
  • A proven track record, with two or more years’ experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
Benefits
  • Competitive base salary and Performance bonuses
  • Vehicle (for private use)
  • Insurances (life, income protection, medical)
  • Learning and development
  • One additional day's leave per year after five years
PF Olsen is proud to be 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 online or please email your CV and cover letter before Friday 10th June 2022 to trudi.batson@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Trudi Batson
E-mail: trudi.batson@pfolsen.com
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Business Development Manager

Company/Location: Auckland

Jobs Description:
Woodspan are a proudly NZ owned manufacturer and fabricator of PLT (Parallel Laminated Timber) providing sustainable mass timber solutions to the construction market.

This innovative company was founded in 2018 and its success has resulted in a strong reputation and repeat business built from providing high quality, fit for purpose products and great customer service.

Woodspans’ rapid growth has enabled the team to move into their next phase of development. Being an extension of Taranakipine, leaders in the design and manufacture of value-added wood products for over 60 years, allows Woodspan to continue to develop products that have revolutionised the local prefab construction industry in NZ.

The Role
Woodspan is looking for a Business Development Manager based in Auckland to join their team. This is a critical role helping achieve strong growth across all aspects of the business, in conjunction with the wider Taranakipine groups strategic growth plan.

You will be responsible for driving the continued market growth of Woodspan and its products. With a thriving building market and a dynamic and growing engineered timber industry, you will have every opportunity to be successful. You will develop market leads and relationships providing the technical and commercial information to customers (architects, engineers, builders, developers), taking initial enquiry through to order confirmation. You will oversee delivery and installation of Woodspan systems into a wide range of building projects. You will work closely with the Woodspan Market Manager in extending our product offer and will be expected to contribute strongly to strategic sales and marketing planning and execution.

The ultimate measure of success for this role is rapid year on year growth and diversification of the Woodspan business, delivering sustained profitability to the company.

Our Ideal Candidate
You will be a motivated, highly organised Business Development Manager that has proven success establishing strong networks and relationships. You will have strong commercial acumen and excel in project management, including a robust systematic approach to work. You will have a great level of autonomy, therefore you need to be self-driven, dynamic and structured, yet flexible with regards to organising work. Highly developed communication skills, listening skills and a natural ability to problem solve is also critical to the success of this role.

In addition to this you will also demonstrate skills and experience in the following areas:

  • Extensive experience in the building and construction industries
  • Strong technical aptitude including the ability to understand architectural and engineering plans
  • Passionate about building with engineered timber products
  • Exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to establish credibility and build rapport at all levels
  • Ability to collaborate with a variety of clients and manage expectations
  • Strong attention to detail and sharp organisational skills
  • Experience in building and executing marketing plans
  • Awareness and understanding of the importance of a safe and healthy working environment
  • A relevant tertiary qualification in engineering, construction or related discipline (desirable)
  • Knowledge and experience in wood processing, and/or wood science (desirable)
  • Experience in the building specification industry and/or working within manufacturing environments (desirable)
This role provides you with the unique opportunity to be actively involved in helping lead the dynamic development and future direction of Woodspan.

The successful applicant will have the legal right to work in New Zealand indefinitely and will be required to pass a pre-employment medical assessment and drug screen.

To obtain a copy of the position description, please email recruitment@taranakipine.co.nz

For more details, visit our website www.woodspan.co.nz

Applications close Monday 30th May 2022

For more info
Contact: Human Resources
E-mail: recruitment@taranakipine.co.nz
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Harvest Planner

Company/Location: Ernslaw One Ltd

Jobs Description:

  • Work alongside experienced teams
  • Tech savvy with solid analytical skills
  • Flexible location – Ohakune, Bulls, Whanganui, Palmerston North, Fielding
Ernslaw One is a significant forest owner and manager in New Zealand with a great culture and lots of opportunity to make a difference. We are on a fresh new path with an invigorated vision and renewed focus on the things that matter – our people, doing things the right way and delivering premium products we are proud of. Now is a great time to join the Ernslaw team!

We are looking for applicants to help us with the harvest planning for our Southern North Island region to advance and confirm our operational footprint, meet our safety and environmental commitments, and accurately determine the grade and quality of forest products to meet customer requirements. This role reports to our Engineering Manager and can be based flexibly within the region.

As Harvest Planner, you will be working collaboratively with our harvesting, engineering, health & safety and environmental teams and our suppliers, to meet our annual targets. Having strong harvesting and road construction knowledge is important for success in this role and a strong ability to get people alongside as you will be working with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Ideally you will have the following skills & experience but if not, we will support candidates who are keen to develop into the role:
  • Demonstrated experience with harvest scheduling, harvest planning, road design & engineering.
  • A strong focus on safety and environmental compliance.
  • Strong technical orientation (CHPS, RoadEng, ArcMap)
  • Strong analytical skills and preferably experience with tactical planning
  • Ability to partner with third parties to deliver results.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A good working knowledge of the RMA & NES-PF regulations specifically relating to earthworks, road building, landing construction and stream crossings.
  • A great work ethic and professional approach.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience.
We offer a competitive salary package that includes KiwiSaver, Life and Health Insurance, private use of a company vehicle, long service leave, assistance with relocation costs and the opportunity for professional development.

For more information or to apply for this role, please email careers@ernslaw.co.nz with a cover letter and your CV.

Applications will close on Friday 17th June.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand.

For more info
Contact: Careers
E-mail: careers@ernslaw.co.nz
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Forest Manager x2 - Hawkes Bay

Jobs 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 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 Hawkes Bay, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

We have 2x positions available to join our current team of 5 staff based in the Napier office. Our close-knit team values our clients and we desire to do the best job possible in all that we undertake.

This Forest Manager role is fast-paced, varied, and hugely rewarding with a great mix of field and office-based work. In this role, you will be managing all aspects of forest and land management for a variety of NZ and overseas-based clients across the wider Hawkes Bay region. Being able to think on your feet and problem solve is a must as well as being self-motivated with the ability to complete work to a high standard.

Requirements
Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety, and the environment
  • Managing establishment/silviculture crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management, budgeting, and reporting
  • Assisting with property land use planning, species choice, and general forestry/property management activities
Preference will be given to those with:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record, with two or more years of experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
Benefits
  • Competitive base salary and performance bonuses
  • Vehicle for private use with fuel card
  • Insurances
  • Learning and development
  • One additional day's leave per year after five years
  • Social events
PF Olsen is proud to be a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For more information on this role, please apply with your resume and cover letter to Mike.Schionning@pfolsen.com or Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com and we will endeavour to get back to you asap

For more info
Contact: Trudi Batson
E-mail: Trudi.Batson@pfolsen.com
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Forestry IT

Geospatial Specialist, Rotorua

Company/Location: Timberlands Ltd

Jobs Description:
Timberlands Ltd manages plantation forestry over an area of 200,000ha in the central North Island. We are looking for a Geospatial Specialist to join our team, based in Rotorua. You’ll need to know your way around ArcGIS and ArcGIS Pro and have great enthusiasm for these products and what they can do. Additionally, if you have experience in ArcGIS Enterprise or mobile ESRI aps, remote sensing analysis, SQL or Python, then that is a definite bonus.

The role sits within the Timberlands Ltd Technical Team, where you will be surrounded by other geospatial professionals, researchers, resource managers, data scientists and data engineers. As such, there are great opportunities to learn new things and grow your professional skills and experience. You will be working in a fast paced operational environment where the outputs of your work will be immediately obvious in the wider company.

Think you have what it takes? Read on..

Purpose of the Role:
To maintain a complete, accurate and up to date description of the forest estate using geospatial data, technologies and Stand Record Systems. To provide maps, reporting and analysis to facilitate decision making across the business. To support, maintain and develop the Timberlands geospatial and Stand Record Systems, and to train and support all users in the use of these systems.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Maintaining various spatial datasets, ensuring information is complete, accurate and up to date
  • Providing fit for purpose mapping and reporting outputs
  • Support, train and assist all staff with all technology systems and data sets
  • Assist in project work where required
About the right person:
While experience in the forestry industry and remote sensing would be beneficial, it is essential that you have capability and experience across the ESRI suite, specifically ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Pro. You will have a qualification related to GIS, Forestry or similar and be able to demonstrate your knowledge in this area. You will need to have proven trouble shooting and problem-solving abilities and be a positive person who enjoys working with others. High attention to detail, analytical skills and an outstanding work ethic are critical for this role.

What we offer:
We offer the opportunity to join a progressive and growing world class business with career and training opportunities to the envy of other industries. We offer the successful applicant a competitive salary, participation in a discretionary performance reward scheme, a benefits package including health and welfare insurances and flexible work hours to provide a good work life balance. Speaking of work life balance, Timberlands is located near the beautiful Rotorua Redwood Forest and we encourage you to use it. Staff here enjoy lunch time walks, runs and bike rides. With incredible lakes, scenery, food and hot pools, Rotorua is a great place to live and work.

This position is permanent full time.

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or current eligibility to work in New Zealand and already be residing here.

If this sounds like the exciting opportunity you have been waiting for, please submit your covering letter and a copy of your CV to enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz by the closing date Friday, 10 June 2022.

For more info
Contact: Timberlands
E-mail: enquiries.timberlands@tll.co.nz
Phone: +64 7 343 1070

Applications close: Friday, 10-Jun-2022

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Health and Safety

Health & Safety and Environment Manager

Company/Location: South Pine (Nelson) Ltd, New Zealand

Jobs Description:
South Pine is a structural log saw mill located in sunny Nelson. Nelson is renowned for its high sunshine hours and attractive surrounds, with 3 national parks within a 90-minute drive and Snapper fishing in Tasman Bay. Surrounded by beaches and mountains it is perfect for those who love the great outdoors.

An opportunity exists for an experienced Health and Safety professional to join the site management team. The majority of the roles focus is on site health and safety but you will also have the diversity of site environmental compliance. You will in conjunction with the site management team help the site achieve its HSE objectives.

Although our preference is for someone with manufacturing health and safety experience this is not essential. You do need to have personal attributes that include strong communication skills, excellent IT skills and experience of HSE legislation & policy. Combine this with your passion for improving a safety culture and making a difference.

If you are interested in applying for this position please email your letter of interest with your CV to: diannec@southpine.co.nz

Applications close COB 30th May 2022.

For more info
Contact: Romon Spiers
E-mail: romons@southpine.co.nz
Phone: +64 3 547 9629

Applications close: Monday, 30-May-2022

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Pulp and Paper

Fibre Operations Support/Analyst

Company/Location: Oji Fibre Solutions, Rotorua

Jobs Description:
Oji Fibre Solutions is New Zealand’s largest pulp & paper manufacturer. Our values: Innovation, Built on Strength, Future Focused and Trusted Partner are held in common across all our business units. They drive us forward on a sustainable path to create long-term value for our people, the partners we work with, the customers we supply and the communities and environments in which we operate. Built on a strong heritage of manufacturing, we have an extensive team of people, who work together to produce quality products from renewable natural and low carbon resources. We are committed to a sustainable future by driving the circular bio-economy.

Our Fibre Supply Team are seeking to appoint a Fibre Operations Support / Analyst to join the Team, based in the Rotorua office.

Reporting to the Fibre Supply Manager, this role is to support the Fibre Supply Team with a broad range of activities. The role primarily focuses on supply planning, both long and short term, across a number of fibre supply categories at both our Kinleith and Tasman pulpmills, to ensure the team delivers, right cost materials and services to our manufacturing sites.

Key responsibilities Include:

  • Long/short term fibre supply planning to meet the dynamic demands of both pulp mills and biofuel
  • Detailed analysis of all aspects pertaining to the fibre supply chain
  • Co-ordinating budget activity & reporting
  • Monitoring delivery performance
  • Managing quality aspects of fibre and biofuel materials, including stock rotation
  • Monitoring contractor performance & KPIs
  • Contractor supervision & co-ordination
  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement
  • Managing the cost benefit analysis for a varied range of wood fibre related projects
To be successful in this role you will have:
  • Advanced Excel capabilities
  • Experience in forestry or related field
  • Experience in supply chain planning and analysis
  • Proven attention to detail, while having the ability to consolidate the bigger picture
  • Solid time management skills, with the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • A full driver’s licence as there will be some travel required between sites.
The most important attributes for this role are great data analytical and reporting skills and a practical interest in forestry or manufacturing.

The role offers the unique opportunity for input and insight into New Zealand’s largest wood processing operation and relies on your forestry related background to help manage a large-scale supply chain. This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity, in addition to the requirements above, the successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team with proven communication and people skills, as you will be liaising with stakeholders both inside and outside the business.

There are lots of benefits in joining the experienced and committed Fibre Supply Team. In return for your skills and commitment, Oji Fibre Solutions offers a competitive salary package, an enhanced superannuation, subsidised medical insurance, life and income protection insurance.

In accordance with Company policy, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a pre-employment medical examination, drug test, criminal history, and credit check. Oji Fibre Solutions will meet these expenses.

If this position sounds like your type of challenge, then apply now submitting your updated cover letter and CV.

Please click this link to apply online now.

Closing Date: Thursday, 9 June 2022

For more info
Contact: Carol Ussher
E-mail: carol.ussher@ojifs.com
Phone: +64 27 232 8666
mobile: +64 27 232 8666
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Breeding Program Orchard and Field Trials Manager

Jobs Description:

www.rpbc.co.nz

Established in 2002, The Radiata Pine Breeding Company (RPBC), a not-for-profit, is New Zealand’s only specialist Radiata Pine breeding company and occupies a central position in the Australasian production forest breeding chain. RPBC breeds elite genetic material, provides knowledge and support to continuously improve profitability for Australasian radiata pine forest owners. RPBC has 15 Australasian shareholders representing organisations from across the value chain: vertically integrated forestry companies, forest owners, forest management companies, seed, and planting stock producers. Together, these shareholders account for more than one million hectares of radiata pine plantations in New Zealand and Australia.

RPBC operates a tree breeding orchard near Amberley, Canterbury and over 50 active breeding trials in New Zealand and Australia. RPBC is entering a new era, moving to capitalise on its strong foundations and access to unique genetic resources by embracing new breeding technologies. We are on a mission to increase the rate of genetic gain delivery to the production forest and need you to join us in the position of:

Tree Breeding - Orchard and Field Trials Manager

Key Role Responsibilities
  • Oversight of all RPBC tree breeding trials, breeding orchards and genetic resource archives
    across New Zealand and Australia.
  • Identification and establishment of new locations for tree breeding trials
  • Liaising with Nursery Managers to manage new tree stocks
  • Digital mapping and data management
  • Management and oversight of planting programs
  • Accurate collection of trial data and related reporting
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and collaborators
  • Evaluation of new technology in data capture /collection methods
  • Contractor planning and management
  • Pre planning operational activities and safe operational procedures
  • Be an efficient and effective member of a small operational team
Candidate Experience and Qualifications
  • A qualified technical forester or similar preferred with current on-the-ground experience – candidates with agriculture/horticulture field research experience also considered
  • Can demonstrate confidence in contractor management and safe work practice
  • Good organisational skills, resourceful ‘get it done’ type of person
  • Effective communicator in both technical and non-technical content
  • Competence in data handling and ArcGIS, GeoMaster or similar
  • Good networking skills
This role is ideally based at the RPBC offices, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Travel within New Zealand and occasionally Australia will be required.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate. All applicants must have current eligibility to work in New Zealand. This position will remain open to applicants until filled.

Please email a cover letter and up-to-date CV to: career@rpbc.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Career
E-mail: career@rpbc.co.nz
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