Westland Resources Limited
June 14, 2024
2803 Kenney Street, Terrace
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Posted until filled
British Columbia
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THE JOB - This engaging and exciting, full time, permanent position provides an opportunity to lead the fieldwork component of cutting permit development. This will be largely a field-based position but will also include office time.  You will be an integral part of Westland’s team of forest professionals and play a key role in developing junior staff by providing leadership and mentorship. You will also be provided with opportunities to grow and diversify your career in forestry and into other fields of natural resource management.

This position is based in beautiful Terrace, BC, a fun and family-oriented community, with many local amenities and access to an abundance of arts, culture and outdoor activities including incredible fishing, skiing, mountain biking and hiking. Most of our work is local, so if you love being home every night this position would be a great fit for you.

ABOUT WESTLAND RESOURCES LIMITED - Westland Resources provides natural resource management services to a diverse range of clientele throughout BC. For 20+ years our services have included strategic, tactical and operational advice; research and assessments; development and permitting; operational implementation, monitoring and supervision; economic and community development; and all-round problem solving. Our clients include First Nations, energy companies, forest licensees, infrastructure developers, and all levels of government.

RESPONSIBLITIES - The Forestry Worker will:

  • Lead field development of forest roads and cutblocks (cable, ground, and helicopter harvest systems).
  • Team Lead for reconnaissance, GPS surveying, level 2 road surveys, timber cruising, and organizing assessments such as terrain stability.
  • Prepare road designs, planning maps, cruise plans / compilations, LiDAR analysis, and cutting permits.
  • Develop and Mentor Westland’s team of junior staff.
  • Provide Team Support and gain experience in other natural resource sectors

QUALIFICATIONS - Your experience includes:

  • Ability to work with planners to layout cutblocks and roads in mountainous terrain, with 3+ years of experience.
  • Experienced with GPS and road surveying (level 2), and competent with associated applications such as: RoadEng™, ArcMap™, and Microsoft Office™
  • Knowledgeable with timber cruising, log quality and costing. Experience with waste & residue surveys, and/or wildfire planning would also be an asset.
  • Post-secondary education in forestry or a related field is preferred, and registration (or the ability to register) with the Forest Professionals British Columbia (RFT or RPF) would be an asset. We will also consider lesser-qualified applicants who have layout experience in northwest BC.
  • A team-oriented self-starter who looks for opportunities to improve systems, find efficiencies, and problem solve.
  • Open and positive with clients and government agencies
  • Class 5 drivers’ licence, proficiency in the English language.

WHAT WE OFFER - A comprehensive benefits package (at the time of hire), profit sharing opportunities, pension allowance, coverage of professional dues, allowances for personal equipment, health and wellness and moving, work schedule flexibility (to promote work / life balance) with paid days for family commitments, and professional development and training opportunities. The salary range for this position is $24.13 – $34.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience.

Westland strives to create an upbeat, fun, and respectful workplace with a focus on safety, teamwork, and communication. We value the diversity of our team and welcome applicants from all walks of life.

If you’d like to be part of our team, please email your resumé and cover letter with a summary of qualifications and experience to WLR@westlandresources.ca

We thank all persons who apply; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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