Jobs

Quick Links
 

Place Advert But
More Info But

Forest Investment

Portfolio Manager – Australia

Jobs Description:

  • Global Alternative Asset Manager
  • Deals Focused Role
  • US Headquartered
This organisation has a long and well-regarded history at the forefront of investment within the timberland sector. Their business is global, as is their institutional investor base and their strong track record has seen them deliver excellent returns throughout their history. While the firm is headquartered in the US, it has investment specialists located close to its diversified portfolio of investments in Australasia and Latin America.

The role will ideally be based in Melbourne although there is flexibility on location within Australia for the right candidate. The “PMA” will provide leadership and support across their current portfolio as well as lead transactions both at fund and asset level.

Your experience will likely include 10+ years of deal making, ideally from private equity investment management involving fiduciary responsibilities. You will have strong commercial skills including evaluating opportunities, financial analysis, project management, negotiation, development, and interpretation of legal agreements. We would prefer those candidates who also bring operational / asset management experience and while experience in timberland/ agriculture is desirable though not essential, a passion for the timberland sector is a must.

For more info
Contact: Victoria Biggs
E-mail: victoria.biggs@platinumpacificpartners.com.au
mobile: +61 422 967 470

Applications close: Friday, 14-Aug-2020

latest newsletter

Forest Management

Inventory Forester

Jobs Description:

  • Do you love data and using the latest tech to get the answers?
  • Come and be part of our award-winning Employer of Choice culture
  • New 12 month fixed-term role | Based in our Launceston or Ridgley Office.
Let us introduce ourselves…
Yes we’re a forestry company and yes we’re in the business of wood and fibre production, but we’re not your typical forestry crowd! We’re all about new technologies, innovation, a renewable future and our people are at the heart of all that we do.

Did you know Forico is Tasmania’s largest private forest management company? Did you know we plant up to 10 million seedlings per year? Or that our forests capture a staggering 39 million tonnes of carbon? Visit our website and find out more about us – www.forico.com.au

The bare roots of the job
The role of the Inventory Forester is to support Forico’s Resource Information Team coordinate and execute growth modelling and data capture of our softwood and hardwood inventory, from data collection through to analysis, reporting and performance monitoring, including:
  • Coordinating forest measurement, collation and entry into Forico’s stand record system
  • Designing and measuring field inventory and assessments
  • Improving datacapture methods using remote sensing, unmanned aerial vehicles, harvest head scanners, and rapid survey methods
  • Developing growth models and yield tables for forecasting
  • Ensuring quality data and record keeping meet forestry compliance requirements and ensure high standards of reporting and data management.
Who will join our journey…
The Inventory Forester we are looking for will hold a tertiary forestry qualification (recent Graduates are
encouraged to apply), be willing to work in the field and have excellent attention to detail and problemsolving abilities. Ideally our perfect candidate will have a keen interest in the latest spatial mapping technology and have an understanding and/or prior exposure to:
  • Database design, management (SQL or MS Access) designing interfaces and reporting
  • ESRI’s ArcGIS suite of products, particularly ArcMap
  • Spatial science methodologies including remote sensing and geographic information systems
  • Sampling design, collecting accurate field measurements and field data capture.
  • A career that’s growing places
In return for your commitment Forico we can offer you A work safe, home safe culture across all operations, an attractive salary and benefits package, warm workplace culture and highly supportive leadership.

Start planting your future today…

If you’re keen to put down roots with Forico, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!

For further details or to receive a Position Description, contact peopleandculture@forico.com.au or call
Resource Information Manager, Ernst Kemmerer on +61 447 266 918 for a confidential conversation.

To apply, please submit your application with cover letter addressing your suitability for the role and a
current resume to Forico’s online career portal at https://forico.com.au/careers/

Applications will close 9:00am Thursday 20th August 2020

For more info
Contact: Resource Information Manager, Ernst Kemmerer
Phone: +61 447 266 918
latest newsletter

Operations Planning Forester
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • Negotiable location: Orbost or Swifts Creek
  • Ongoing Role
  • Varied and interesting role in an inclusive and experienced team
VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.

We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do.

We are currently seeking an experienced Forester to join our Operations division across the East Gippsland region, based at the Orbost or Swifts Creek office.

About the role:
Reporting to the Senior Forester, this role is responsible for planning and managing the scheduling and risk management of coupes in line with legislative requirements and business objectives.
Dependent on experience this position will be considered at a Career Level 3 or 4.

About you:
  • Appropriate qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Relevant forest management experience
  • Experience liaising with different contractors
  • Physical fitness to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Initiative and a proactive “can do” attitude
  • Strong organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to use new technology and systems particularly GIS and MS Office
  • Capable of working independently without supervision
  • Current Manual Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Health insurance discount;
  • EAP available for staff and their family.
For more information about this role, please visit the VicForests Careers Website.

You will be part of an innovative and creative Organisation that strives to achieve success through implementing native forest sustainable management and timber initiatives for our valuable customers and stakeholders.

To apply please submit your most current CV and Cover Letter to: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a flexible workplace.

People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PDF description: Position Description 2020 - Operations Planning Forester CL3 - East Gippsland.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests
E-mail: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 21-Aug-2020

latest newsletter

General Forester, East Gippsland
Company/Location: VicForests

Jobs Description:

  • Negotiable location: Orbost or Swifts Creek
  • Ongoing Role
  • Varied and interesting role in an inclusive and experienced team
VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.

We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do.

We currently seeking an experienced Forester to join our Operations division across the East Gippsland region, based at the Orbost or Swifts Creek office.

About the role:
Reporting to the Senior Forester, this field-based role contributes to the planning, scheduling, risk management, roading, harvesting, and coupe regeneration operations in line with legislative requirements and business objectives.

Based on experience, this role would be considered at a Career Level 2 or 3.

About you:
  • Qualification in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or a related field
  • Be physically fit to enable effective completion of field-based work
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Initiative and a proactive “can do” attitude
  • Team player with strong organisation and time management skills
  • Capable of working independently without supervision
  • Current Manual Victorian Drivers Licence with ability to travel
Benefits & Culture:
  • A highly supportive environment with accessible management
  • Regular training and professional development opportunities
  • Health insurance discount
  • EAP available for staff and their family.
For more information about this role, please visit the VicForests Careers website.

You will be part of an innovative and creative Organisation that strives to achieve success through implementing sustainable native forest management practices and access to local timber for our valuable customers and stakeholders.

To apply please submit your most current CV and Cover Letter to: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

VicForests is an Equal Opportunity Employer and has a flexible workplace.

People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.

PDF description: Position Description 2020 - General Forester CL2 EG.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests
E-mail: vf.careers@vicforests.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 21-Aug-2020

latest newsletter

Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Head of Processing

Company/Location: Mekong Timber Plantations - Laos PDR

Jobs Description:
Company Description

Mekong Timber Plantations manages an existing plantation estate in Laos with a focus on improving silvicultural practices and ensuring the business meets international best practices for responsible forest management.

The company has approximately 24,000 hectares of lease area in Bolikhamxay and Khammouane provinces under a concession agreement. Mekong Timber Plantations will focus on its existing core estate of around 18,000 hectares of tropical hardwoods.

MTP is now in the final stages of planning a wood processing facility, and we are seeking an ambitious person be form part of the final design, construction and operation of the facility as Head of Processing, reporting to the General Manager.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide overall leadership and direction for the construction and operation of an integrated wood processing plant in Laos.
  • Responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the work activities and resources for the processing plant.
  • Lead the team toward company’s goals including FSC certification and IFC Performance standards compliance.
  • Ensure all cost, quality and quantity controls and that specifications are met.
  • Manage a range of operational activities such as.
    • Reviewing processing schedules and production orders in line with inventory and staffing requirements.
    • Initiating and coordinating inventory and cost control programs.
    • Setting and monitoring production standards.
    • Developing and implementing production tracking and quality control systems; and
    • Directing and coordinating production, processing and distribution activities.
Qualification
  • Tertiary trade qualifications or a diploma / university degree in a relevant field.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a wood processing operation.
Experience Knowledge
  • Demonstrated management experience and a strong understanding of saw, veneer and chip mill operations.
  • Experience in setting up and managing FSC Chain of Custody certification.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve financial and operational outcomes.
  • Experience in leading and managing a team to achieve operational outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience working remote area locations and managing a large, diverse team would be an advantage.
Skill/abilities
  • Demonstrated ‘hands-on’ approach to managing financial issues.
  • Analyse production processes leading toward improvement.
  • Intermediate skill level of Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to communicate in written and spoken English is essential
Application Procedure:

If you are interested, please send your application with cover letter and CV to the contacts below:

HR Manager: Niphavanh Keovilay
E-mail: hr@mekongtimber.com ; niphavanh.nk@mekongtimber.com
Tel: +856 (0) 21 353 511

Application closes: 16 August 2020.

For more info
Contact: HR Manager: Niphavanh Keovilay
E-mail: niphavanh.nk@mekongtimber.com
Phone: +856 (0) 21 353 511

Applications close: Sunday, 16-Aug-2020

latest newsletter

Wood Transport/Logistics

Woodflow Scheduler
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation NSW/Bathurst

Jobs Description:
THE COMPANY:

The Softwood Plantations Division of Forestry Corporation of NSW is Australia’s largest grower of plantation pine, managing over 200,000 hectares across NSW. We supply over 3.5 million tonnes of log products annually, producing enough timber to construct a quarter of the houses built in Australia each year.

The Bathurst Management Area produces approximately 1 million tonnes per annum of plantation grown logs which are used predominately for sawmilling, pulping and manufactured board construction.

THE LOCATION:

The role is based in Bathurst, a beautiful regional town in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. Being less than a three-hour drive from Sydney (200km), with affordable housing, a range of school options, a Charles Sturt University Campus and a growing local economy underpinned by a range of industries, Bathurst has a lot to offer.

THE ROLE:

The Woodflow Scheduler is the key interface between FCNSW, our customers and our haulage (transport) contractors - managing the delivery of logs produced in plantation forests to customer processing sites. The role provides an excellent opportunity to build close working relationships with some of the largest timber processors in Australia and a highly skilled group of contractors.

The successful candidate will meet the following requirements of the role:

  • Experience in managing operational or supply chain activities, preferably in the forestry industry with log products.
  • Experience in analysing and reporting on complex commercial or operational problems to make sound decisions in a rapidly changing operating environment.
  • Experience in using computer-based analysis and reporting tools.
  • Management skills to communicate clearly and negotiate effectively with stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes under pressure.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent industry experience.
  • 3 years equivalent experience in operations or logistics positions.
  • Ability to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.
HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit an application that tells us what you can bring to Forestry Corporation, how you can meet the requirements of the role, and why you would like to join our team.

Candidates should email their applications with an updated resume to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au .

Closing date: Applications must be received by Sunday 16th August 2020.

If you would like more information about the role please contact Jack Cotterill, Haulage & Sales Manager Bathurst Management Area on +61 427 262 620 or email jack.cotterill@fcnsw.com.au

For more info
Contact: Jack Cotterill
E-mail: Jack.Cotterill@fcnsw.com.au
mobile: +61 427 262 620

Applications close: Sunday, 16-Aug-2020

latest newsletter

Engineering/Maintenance

Maintenance Manager (Kawerau)

Company/Location: Pedersen Group / Kawerau

Jobs Description:
Pedersen Group is a multi-national organisation in the wood-fibre industry – recognised for its innovation, we have an exemplary reputation spanning over 40 years of designing and delivering individual business solutions for our customers. We are part of the Linx Cargo Care Group.

A vacancy has become available at the Kawerau operation for a Maintenance Manager.

This role reporting directly to the Site Manager will be accountable and responsible for plant maintenance fixed and mobile, ensuring productivity rates and efficiencies are achieved, by forecasting, planning, organising and carrying out scheduled, non-scheduled and preventative maintenance on the fixed and mobile plant, developing an effective working relationship with all parties that have an interest or potential impact on the business.

Key areas of responsibility include:

  • Responsibility & ownership for developing and delivering a constantly evolving quality maintenance plan that drives performance; Assessing and analysing opportunities on repairs and maintenance issues to both fixed and mobile plant and machinery.
  • Assessing the quality of the product outputs and make recommendations and or modifications for quality control and continuous improvement, working at both the ‘shop floor’ and as a part of the Site leadership team to resolve any plant issues.
  • Leading a Maintenance Team that drives and delivers quality outcomes at all levels.
  • Input into and management of the site maintenance budget both R&M and Capital.
  • Developing and maintaining a commitment to a Health & Safety focussed culture by promoting and supporting the company quality & safety standards, focusing on continuous improvement whilst demonstrating the company values and behaviours.
As the successful applicant, you will have proven ability to lead and motivate a cohesive team of 8 direct reports, whilst fostering on-going organisational culture and improvement, demonstrating sound judgement with a focused and logical approach to problem-solving.

Our commitment to you is an industry and market competitive Remuneration package, whilst working for a vibrant company with a culture and core values of openness, integrity and respect, of which we apply at every level.

Should you require any further information relating to the role contact Richard on +64 27 825 6676

Applications including a copy of your CV should be submitted by going to current vacancies in the careers section at www.pedersen-group.com

Or by forwarding your application to:

HR, Pedersen Group Ltd
PO Box 1895, Rotorua

For more info
Contact: Richard
mobile: +64 27 825 6676
latest newsletter

Forest Management

Forest Manager, Waipapa

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Northland

Jobs Description:
Take a forward leap in your forestry career with industry leaders, PF Olsen Ltd. Help us to shape the future of the forestry industry and join a company that values its employees and puts health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices and holds certificates on behalf of clients for FSC and PEFC.

PF Olsen’s key purpose is to maximize value for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. It is important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems.

If you are an experienced and motivated Forest Manager, a team player with a can-do attitude, then you are who we are looking for! Come join the team based in our Waipapa office, located close to Kerikeri in the idyllic ‘winterless’ Bay of Islands. The region is a fantastic base to visit golden sandy beaches and historic towns and landmarks; or to get involved in the numerous sports on offer including big game fishing, kayaking, sailing or mountain biking.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing establishment/silviculture crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package (Including life, medical & income protection insurance)
  • Vehicle with full private use
  • Share-buying opportunities
PF Olsen is proud to be a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 14th August 2020 to Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand.

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
E-mail: Tachina.Walsh@pfolsen.com
Phone: +64 7 921 7290

Applications close: Friday, 14-Aug-2020

latest newsletter

Harvest Operations Coordinator, Tauranga
Company/Location: Rayonier Matariki Forests - Bay of Plenty

Jobs Description:
Rayonier Matariki Forests is one of the largest forestry companies in New Zealand with more than 120,000 hectares of plantations across the country. With 90 employees and approx. 700 of the best contractors in NZ, we deliver quality logs into both the domestic and export markets.

We make safety everyone’s top priority at Rayonier and because it is important to us, we do everything we can to look after the land and the people working on it. We provide a great working environment - challenging our people with continuous learning and interesting projects.

We are currently seeking a new team member for our Bay of Plenty region, based in Tauranga. This is an operational role that requires strong relationship management skills and the ability to drive improvements throughout our supply chain through new technology.

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role has key responsibilities in:

  • managing harvesting crews in a mechanised environment
  • coordinating woodflow logistics
  • participating in innovation projects and deploying technology in the forest
  • meeting customer expectations with quality and value recovery
  • assisting with road engineering and harvest planning
  • leading and supporting health and safety within the business
  • focusing on sustainability and looking after the land
  • Your sound practical knowledge of forestry operations, good commercial acumen and great communication skills, will be key to your success in this role. You will need to be proactive and have the courage to challenge the status quo.
A qualification in forestry, and suitable relevant experience within the industry is preferred, but not essential.

To apply please submit a CV and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin
E-mail: nzrecruitment@rayonier.com

Applications close: Tuesday, 18-Aug-2020

latest newsletter

Research/Govt/Industry Association

Research and Innovation Program Manager | Rotorua
Company/Location: RPBC

Jobs Description:
The RPBC has been developing and delivering elite Radiata pine to NZ and Australian forest companies for more than 20 years. Developing the latest technologies and connecting with leading global research organisations we deliver a unique blend of innovation and sustainability.

Radiata pine, the backbone of the Australasian forest industry, is growing, faster and faster. To meet the demand for forests and forest products our company is growing too.

That is where you come in
We are a small team with a big role in the sector and you will quickly become an integral part of our business.

We are looking for a highly skilled, highly motivated Research and Innovation Program Manager. The role will have strategic, collaborative, coaching, problem solving, networking and business development components, with a strong shareholder relationship focus. The role is based in our Rotorua office.

Is this you?
You come from a biological science and ideally a genetics background. A proven history in breeding and the deployment of improved genetic material would be advantageous. You can define objectives clearly, plan activities and projects well in advance, and manage time effectively.

You are personable and outgoing and enjoy working in a friendly, collaborative environment with solutions-focused colleagues. You have outstanding verbal & written communication and you are self-motivated, as well as effective at motivating others.

What you will be doing
As the Research and Innovation Program Manager, you will be working to influence and shape our strategic direction deploying an Open Innovation framework to develop and support global research collaborations. You will also develop, provide and manage the provision of technical RPBC advice, opinion, and reports across our Australasian Shareholders to ensure projects are delivered successfully and cost effectively. You'll be expected to keep a high national profile in the industry, and to stay up to date with international industry changes or amendments, as well as relay these changes across the business.

What can we offer?
We are committed to investing in our people and valuing high performers and we offer a competitive remuneration package. We will provide you with support, learning, and development opportunities. We provide for work life balance including opportunities for flexible hours and working conditions.

It may be that you are already operating in this space or that you are ready to step up from your current role. Either way, if you are ready to take on a new challenge, apply in confidence to Robyn Park robyn.park@rpbc.co.nz

Application will close 31 August 2020.

About us
The Radiata Pine Breeding Company develops and deploys elite radiata pine in New Zealand and Australia. We are supported by 18 shareholders and by royalty income generated on the sales of seedlings to non-shareholders. Our annual income is fully reinvested into a Breeding and Research program. The long interval time between forward selection, forest establishment and forest harvesting/wood and fibre products manufacture requires that we develop the best available genetics by deploying state of the art tree breeding and phenotyping technologies. Global forest products development trends necessitate that forest owners increase the rate of genetic gain by continuously deploying the best available genetics. Issues associated with climate change necessitates that the RPBC also innovates commercially viable alternatives to classical radiata pine tree breeding to ensure future forest crop resiliency and market acceptance.

To learn more about our organisation, visit our website: www.rpbc.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Robyn Park
E-mail: robyn.park@rpbc.co.nz
latest newsletter


Copyright 2004-2020 © Innovatek Ltd. All rights reserved.