Project Forester – Nelson, BC

17 March 2021
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A leading full service resource management company has an immediate opportunity for a Project Forester at Nelson, BC or area.

Primary Duties

  • Project Management – Client liaison, scheduling, planning, quality assurance, budgets and mentorship;
  • Timber Development – Field Supervision, Road and boundary layout, Quality Control and Assurance for all TSL and CP deliverables, site plan and harvest plan preparation, Cengea and Phoenix data entry;
  • Landscape and site level planning and assessments;
  • Admin/IT – Purchase ordering, help coordinate truck repairs, training of senior tech’s, keep up on new technologies (e.g. GPS and rugged handheld);
  • Safety – oversee safety in field, ensure all documents are completed and filed, attend meetings, report incidents/close-calls/new hazards

Preferred Qualifications

  • Registered or qualified for registration with the ABCFP as a RPF
  • More than 5 years’ experience managing multi-phase timber development contracts (>100,000 m³/yr including road and cut block layout (cable layout experience an asset)
  • Experience with tactical development, total chance and/or total resource planning
  • Experience with ArcGIS and creation/manipulation of LIDAR products
  • Minimum of three years of experience preparing Site Plans and Cutting Permits
  • Sound understanding of ground-based, cable and helicopter harvesting and road systems engineering
  • Thorough understanding of FRPA, FPPR, GAR Orders and Higher Level Plans as they pertain to operational planning
  • Familiar with BC’s forest legislation and regulations, CP submissions, Appraisals, road designs
  • Experience with python scripting, enhance forest inventories, forest estate modelling and Road Eng. are not essential but significant assets


Competitive annual salary; biannual profit share; extended medical/dental; RRSP contribution; Professional Development Allowance; Boot Allowance and more.

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

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