Weyerhaeuser Princeton Timberlands is accepting applications for the position of Professional Forester. As the successful candidate you will be part of an empowered and professional team that manages forestry operations in the Nicola, Similkameen and Okanagan Regions of Southern British Columbia. The team is responsible for providing the Weyerhaeuser sawmill in Princeton and other wood using facilities in the region with 1.2 million m3/year of wood from TFL 59, forest licenses, management agreements and wood purchases.
Your assignment will be based out of our Princeton office working within the Planning Team, reporting to the Planning Forester.
The Planning Team is responsible for strategic and operational planning. As part of this team your specific duties would include:
- Cutting Permit development and administration including electronic submissions to government
- Landscape level planning and analysis
- Involvement in strategic planning
- Tenure administration
- Supervising consultants to assist them in achieving developed timber objectives
- Maintaining a positive relationship with indigenous communities, government agencies, stakeholders and the general public.
- Active involvement in safety and environmental systems management
- Demonstrated leadership in safety
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, and develop effective working relationships
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member
- Registered, or immediately eligible (within 6 months) for registration, as a Registered Professional Forester, with Forest Professionals BC (FPBC).
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in forest operational planning
Situated at the confluence of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers, Princeton is an hour away from the south Okanagan and 3 hours from the Lower Mainland. Recreation amenities in and immediately adjacent to town include an 18 hole golf course, a curling rink, an indoor arena, an outdoor pool, ATV trails, mountain bike trails, and groomed nordic ski trails. The town hosts an annual rodeo, an outdoor music festival, and is home to a regional library, a museum and an active community theater group.
Regionally within an hour’s drive are two ski resorts (Manning Park Resort, Apex Mountain Resort), two nordic centers, two provincial parks, and an endless supply of lakes, hills, mountains and trails to explore. Within this beautiful natural setting, hunting, fishing, camping, hiking and white water kayaking are some of the many outdoor pursuits enjoyed by local residents.
For more information about Princeton, go to www.princeton.ca
We believe trees are a remarkable resource that can and should be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. For more than a century, we've been taking care of forests to make life better.
We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We have been in business for 120 years and believe strongly in our core values of safety, integrity, citizenship, sustainability, and inclusion.
The company has been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the last 6 years and has achieved numerous other awards and recognition that can be found on our website. We manage 8.6 million acres of licensed forested lands in Canada and own or control approximately 12.4 million acres of forested lands in the United States, all managed to Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) standards. Our 36 manufacturing facilities in North America produce lumber, oriented strand board, engineered wood products, veneer, plywood and medium density fiber board.
We offer a competitive salary, a performance-based incentive plan, comprehensive benefits and the opportunity to grow your career at sites in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and across the U.S.
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