Fibre Supply Manager

June 18, 2018
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The Veolia Group is one of the world’s leading providers of environmental solutions.  With over 168,000 employees worldwide, Veolia designs and creates water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to sustainable development of communities and industries.

The Fort Saint James and Merritt Green Energy Plants are 40MW biomass electric generating plants in British Columbia, Canada.  The plants have recently achieved commercial operation and are operated and maintained by Veolia under a 30 year guaranteed performance contract.  Each plant will also be supplied by Veolia and partners with 200,000 oven dry tons of biomass fuel per year.

Reporting to the Vice President Operations, this position will be responsible primarily for the fibre supply for the Fort St. James operation.

Position Summary:

The state-of-the art biomass electric generating plant in Fort St. James utilizes a wide range of fibre including hog fuel, sawdust, shavings, wood chips and bush grindings that can be blended in innovative fuel handling facilities to meet broad boiler fuel specifications.  Supply options in Fort St. James include harvest from an exclusive bio-energy woodlot license that will be managed to maximize overall portfolio value.  The person in this position will develop and implement short and long term fuel supply strategies for both plants consistent with established financial goals and contractual requirements, and will build a portfolio of fuel supply options including transportation and storage alternatives to ensure plant requirements are met reliably in competitive fibre supply markets in Fort St. James.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Training:  University degree in Forestry and/or Forestry Management, or the equivalent in education and experience.

Experience:  Minimum of ten years directly related experience; intimate knowledge of timber harvesting, processing and hauling operations including fibre supply/demand markets in BC, especially in the forestry regions supplying the Fort St. James plant; clear understanding of the legislative requirements affecting forest management in BC; proven ability building strong relationships with contractors, communities, First Nations and government agencies; commitment to health, safety and environmental compliance; ability to take initiative, translate business needs into action plants; evidence of solid leadership ability with a willingness to serve as an active team member; ability to develop a budget, project costs and provide costs/benefit analysis; ability to interpret and develop business contracts and agreements; commitment to customer service/satisfaction and workplace excellence; ability to remain flexible, problem-solve effectively, and apply fair and consistent conflict resolution skills; exhibits a high degree of professionalism; detail oriented; ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work effectively.  An entrepreneurial, results-oriented attitude, a willingness to acquire new skills and utilize technology to streamline processes, a desire to improve reliability and equipment output and longevity, and the ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve creatively, are essential.

Technology Skills Requirements:

Solid computer skills:  proficiency with spreadsheet, email, and word processing software is required.

Residence Location:

Fort St. James, Prince George or area


The remuneration structure reflects the importance of this senior role.

Detailed position description available upon request.

Interested candidates should apply online via button below or for further information, contact Ron Hogg at (604) 669-5635.

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