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Forest Consulting

2 x Positions - Forestry Analyst/Consultant

Company/Location: Auckland, Rotorua, or Melbourne

Job Description:
Margules Groome is looking to fill two similar positions in the Australian and New Zealand offices. There is flexibility over where the positions will be located.

The successful applicants will contribute to a team of management consultants working across the Asia-Pacific region covering a broad range of projects including forest valuation, resource assessment, performance improvement, climate change, feasibility studies, and market analysis. The position may involve travel.

Required Qualifications:

  • A professional degree in forestry or similar qualification from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Relevant post-graduate qualifications would be an advantage
Preferred Skills / Knowledge:
  • Sound understanding of the New Zealand and/or Australian forestry sectors. Experience in forestry industries further afield will also be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills in English
  • Demonstrated abilities in data analysis. Experience with commonly used forestry applications is an advantage (e.g. ArcGIS, Atlas Forecaster, YTGEN, MARVL, Woodstock, Tigermoth etc)
  • Understanding of financial modelling
Experience:
  • A minimum three years of work experience in the forest industry (or related industries) is preferred. Job title and remuneration will reflect the experience of the successful applicants.
Personal Attributes:
  • Practical and flexible, with the ability to multitask
  • Able to work in a team or individually with minimal supervision
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Strong self-motivation and results focused under tight time frames
  • Health and safety conscious
If you are interested, please email your application letter and CV to Margules Groome. All applicants must have current eligibility to work in New Zealand or Australia, however, consideration will be given to offshore applicants with excellent suitability.

PDF description: MGC Recruitment June 2017.pdf

For more info
Contact: Reagan Thompson
E-mail: recruitment@margulesgroome.com
mobile: +64 (0) 29 918 1082
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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Silviculture Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation/ Bathurst NSW

Job Description:

  • Term Position (negotiable up to 24 months)
  • Bathurst Location
  • Competitive salary

The Organisation:
The Softwood Plantations Division of Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) manages over 200,000 Ha of softwood plantations across NSW supplying over 3.2 million tonnes of log products annually.

The Position:Forestry Corporation is seeking a highly motivated individual to provide additional capacity to its team in Bathurst. The successful candidate will join the Silviculture Team and will contribute to the establishment of over 2000ha of plantation annually within the Bathurst Management Area. Core duties will revolve around the planning and supervision of plantation establishment and tending operations with a strong focus on ecological sustainability, stakeholder management, safety, and working within budget constraints.

Forestry Corporation is committed to developing its staff and during the term of employment you may be afforded the opportunity to work in other functional areas of its Bathurst operations.

This role is one of 3 Silviculture Supervisor positions and reports to the Silviculture Manager. The team strives to be innovative, is continually looking to improve operational efficiencies and prides itself on strong safety leadership, operational performance and the sustainable management of FCNSW’s plantation resource.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

For further information about this position and how to apply please visit www.forestrycorporation.com.au/ or call Mike Freeman on +61 (0)429 188 820

Closing date: Applications must be received by 7 July 2017

Note:The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, a Medical Assessment and a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Category 2 Field Test.

PDF description: Position Description - Silviculture Supervisor.pdf

For more info
Contact: Mike Freeman
E-mail: HR@fcnsw.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 7-Jul-2017

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Forest Management

Harvest Manager - Gisborne

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Gisborne

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is a progressive forestry services company with over 46 years’ successful experience, and offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. We’re customer focused and our 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.

Our business is prospering and company growth has seen staff numbers increase in recent years as we continue to meet strengthening customer demand. It’s important to us that we remain leaders in the field when it comes to our work processes, health & safety and environmental systems so we are currently seeking to add an experienced and motivated Harvest Manager to join our busy Gisborne team.

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety and the environment
  • Managing harvesting crews to a high level of performance
  • Road engineering and harvest planning
  • New work development
  • Client management and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry
  • Proven track-record, with 5 or more years’ experience in Harvest Management
  • Harvest planning and roading experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Career progression
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For more information please contact Warren Rance on +64 (0)21 811 377

For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 22nd June to marcie.cullen@pfolsen.com

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Warren Rance
mobile: +64 (0)21 811 377

Applications close: Thursday, 22-Jun-2017

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Forest and Harvest Management: Crew With The Best

Company/Location: IFS Growth

Job Description:
Looking for fresh opportunities? Take your job to the next level – talk to NZ’s best little forestry company today. IFS Growth is expanding. We have an exciting range of harvest and forest management work available in forests throughout NZ right now.

Join IFS Growth’s team

Live in the location of your choice in Northland, Southern North Island, Marlborough, or Southland.

Earn great money. IFS Growth respects and rewards top talent, skill and experience.

Work in a friendly and safe environment.

Improve your future. Secure your employment, and upskill with on-the-job training.

Work for a go-ahead business that respects its people and the environment.

Do you have what it takes to work with us?

  • Capable worker
  • Team player
  • Outstanding work ethic
  • Healthy, safe working and drug free
  • Reliable and committed
  • Great attitude
  • NZ Resident or Working Visa holder.
Further your prospects with IFS Growth. Get in touch to find out more today. Call James Treadwell on +64 (0)22 043 4511.

For more info
Contact: James Treadwell
mobile: +64 (0)22 043 4511
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Forester

Company/Location: Tasman Forest Management, Nelson

Job Description:
Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) provides forest and harvesting management services in the Nelson and Marlborough region. We currently manage approximately 8,000 ha of forest for a range of clients in this region. TFM is part of the Forest Management Group. The group is made up of three companies:

  • Forest Management Ltd (FML) – Canterbury, South Canterbury, Otago, Westland and Southland.
  • Tasman Forest Management Ltd (TFM) – Nelson, Marlborough
  • Forest Management (NI) Ltd (FMNI) - Hawkes Bay, Southern North Island
Between the three companies we harvest over 950,000 tonnes per annum.

We are looking to appoint a Forester in the Nelson Region. This is a very diverse role which will involve:
  • Forest Management
  • Planning and scheduling of forestry operations
  • Preparing Budgets and Reporting
  • Assisting with Procurement
  • Health and Safety Compliance and Auditing
  • Monitoring Best Practise performance and environmental compliance
You will ideally have the following attributes:
  • A tertiary qualification in forest management
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Enthusiasm and Energy
A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on experience and qualifications.

To apply please forward your covering letter and CV to Craig McMiken, Nelson Manager – Tasman Forest Management Ltd, Unit 8, 66-68 Aranui Road, Mapua, Nelson 7005 craig@tasmanforest.co.nz before Tuesday 4th July 2017.

For more info
Contact: Craig McMiken
E-mail: craig@tasmanforest.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 3 540 3177
mobile: +64 (0) 27 277 4001

Applications close: Tuesday, 4-Jul-2017

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Geospatial Analyst
Company/Location: Ernslaw One - Gisborne

Job Description:
Ernslaw One is a forest owner and manager requiring a Geospatial Analyst for their team based in Gisborne. Your role in this dedicated team will be to capture and maintain spatial data related to a variety of operations. You will also use your knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS software, and GIS analytical skills to provide accurate and timely information as required. With most of our staff having ArcGIS on their desktop your interpersonal skills will also be required to provide support to all users in our nationwide offices.

Serious consideration will be given to applicants with New Zealand residential status with several years ArcGIS experience, and/or a tertiary qualification relevant to Forestry or GIS.

Ernslaw One is committed to ensuring a safe and healthy work environment. The successful applicant would require a pre-employment medical, drug and alcohol assessment.

Applications for this position close at 4pm Friday 30 June 2017

To request a copy of the job description and application form please email:geo2017@ernslaw.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Contact
E-mail: geo2017@ernslaw.co.nz
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Business Manager

Company/Location: HAWKES BAY

Job Description:
The Forest Management Group is a body of 3 companies working from Hawke’s Bay to Southland. Forest Management (NI) Ltd has a strong presence in the Hawkes Bay with established links to forest owners and processors in these regions.

FMG have a strong connection to the environment and manage forests with sustainable practices.

Due to strong growth we are looking for a person to fill the role of Business Manager from our Napier Office.

The objective of this position is to maintain a profitable operation with harvesting systems that are safe, productive and working within environmental constraints.

The successful applicant will report to the North Island Director .

The key roles for the position are as follows:

  • Oversight and assistance in the procurement process
  • Oversight of harvest crews in the Hawkes Bay region
  • Preparation of harvest and engineering plans
  • Business analysis and reporting
  • Oversight of Health and Safety requirements for harvest crews and other stakeholders
  • Assistance in auditing Health and Safety systems and operational factors to comply with FMGs guidelines for harvesting
  • Working within the requirements of local bodies / lines companies and forest owners
The successful applicant would need to have:
  • An ability to run a small profitable team
  • A strong knowledge of different harvest systems that are required to efficiently harvest private forests
  • Knowledge of the Forest Environment
  • A sound knowledge of the Health and Safety framework the industry operates within
  • Good computer literacy skills
  • Skills at procurement, negotiation and rate setting
  • The ability to manage harvest activities in a sound environmental manner
  • Must already be eligible to work in New Zealand
If this sounds like you forward a current CV to rose@forestmanagement.co.nz

www.forestmanagement.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Rose Palleson
E-mail: rose@forestmanagement.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)3 34 34 101
mobile: +64 (0)27 313 0 313

Applications close: Friday, 14-Jul-2017

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Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management Ltd, Tokoroa

Job Description:
Hancock Forest Management is a Forest Stewardship Council certified forest manager responsible for the management of approximately 165,000 hectares throughout New Zealand. We combine leading forest management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to provide maximum value to our clients.

Due to an increase in our harvesting operations in our Central Region, we’re currently recruiting for a Harvesting Forester to be based in our Tokoroa office. The role will oversee the health and safety, value recovery, log quality, environmental and production performance of harvesting crews, as well as contributing to the overall business performance by way of budget setting and monitoring.

The successful applicant will ideally hold a tertiary qualification in forestry or a related field and/or have experience in harvesting or forestry operations. We need a great team player who has strong relationship and people management skills and a commitment to health and safety and the environment. Sound computing skills are also desirable.

For a copy of the role outline or to send expressions of interest in the form of a cover letter and CV please contact Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager, jburrell@hnrg.com by Friday 7 July 2017.

PDF description: HFMNZ Harvesting Forester Tokoroa JD June 2017.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager
E-mail: jburrell@hnrg.com

Applications close: Friday, 7-Jul-2017

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GIS Manager

Company/Location: Hancock Forest Management Ltd, Rotorua

Job Description:
Hancock Forest Management is a Forest Stewardship Council certified forest manager responsible for the management of approximately 165,000 hectares throughout New Zealand. We combine leading forest management techniques with outstanding environmental stewardship to provide maximum value to our clients.

Due to our incumbent taking on an international assignment we’re seeking an astute manager to oversee best practice continued development and use of our core business systems, information and geographic information system (GIS). The role’s primary focus is to manage our in-house resource information system and small geographically dispersed GIS Team. As well as ensuring effective GIS service delivery to the business, the role will also drive our enterprise mobility programme, ensure consistent and high standards of data accuracy are maintained throughout the business and be a conduit between New Zealand and our global colleagues on IT matters.

To be successful in the role will require a tertiary qualification in ICT, GIS, business management or a related discipline along with significant practical experience in a corporate environment. We need someone who has successfully managed teams before and can demonstrate strong relationship management and mentoring skills. Candidates will need good business acumen, a continuous improvement focus and be someone who can influence outcomes via their exemplary communication abilities. Knowledge of forestry practices and project management skills would also be advantageous.

If this challenge sounds like you please request a copy of the job description or send your application including cover letter to Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager, jburrell@hnrg.com by Friday 7 July.

PDF description: HFMNZ GIS Manager JD June 2017.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jo Burrell, Human Resources Manager
E-mail: jburrell@hnrg.com

Applications close: Friday, 7-Jul-2017

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Supervisor
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation/ Bathurst NSW

Job Description:

  • Permanent Position
  • Bathurst Location
  • Competitive salary
The Organisation: The Softwood Plantations Division of Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) manages over 200,000 Ha of softwood plantations across NSW supplying over 3.2 million tonnes of log products annually.

The Position:Forestry Corporation is seeking a highly motivated individual to join its Harvesting and Roading team in Bathurst. The successful candidate will be accountable for managing harvesting contractors within the Bathurst Management Area. Core duties will revolve around the planning and supervision of harvesting operations with a strong focus on ecological sustainability, stakeholder management, safety, maximising the value of a timber harvest, meeting customer needs and working within budget constraints.

This role is one of 4 Harvesting Supervisor positions and reports to the Harvesting Controller. The team strives to be innovative, is continually looking to improve operational efficiencies and prides itself on strong safety leadership, operational performance and the sustainable management of FCNSW’s plantation resource.
The successful candidate will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

The Person:The ideal person for this job will be an enthusiastic self-starter who can work autonomously but be part of a highly integrated regional team. The successful candidate will have well developed organisational and forward planning skills and will communicate well with internal and external stakeholders.

We ask that you address how you demonstrate the below essential skills in your application:
Essential Skills:
  • Experience in field operations including management of safety performance, product maximisation and environmental impact mitigation. Specific experience in plantation forestry harvesting operations is highly desirable
  • Well-developed supervisory and contractor management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Well-developed forward planning, organisational and communication skills.
  • Basic map reading and preferably map creation skills including use of mobile technology and software.
  • Experience in using Micorsoft Office software. Experience with other operational management software is also desirable.
  • Must hold a current drivers licence.
  • Ability and fitness to undertake fire roster duties, forest firefighting, work extended hours e.g. (fire roster), and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job (e.g. able to efficiently conduct reconnaissance / investigation through difficult terrain and dense vegetation)
How to apply: A covering letter outlining your suitability for this position and a current CV are required.
Applicants should email their applications to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Closing date: Applications must be received by 7 July 2017

For more information about role please contact Jack Cotterill on +61 0427 262 620

Note: The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, a Medical Assessment and a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Category 2 Field Test.

PDF description: Position Description - Harvesting Supervisor4.pdf

For more info
Contact: Jack Cotterill
E-mail: HR@fcnsw.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 7-Jul-2017

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Harvesting Supervisor - Bombala
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation/ Bombala NSW

Job Description:

  • Temporary Appointment
  • Bombala Location
  • Competitive Salary
The Organisation:
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. Managing more than two million hectares of forests for the economic, environmental and social benefit of the people of NSW and Australia. FCNSW adheres to the values of integrity, collaboration, respect, innovation, customer and stakeholder focus, safety and sustainability. The Softwood Plantations Division of Forestry Corporation of NSW manages over 200,000 Ha of softwood plantations across NSW supplying over 3.2 million tonnes of log products annually.

The Position:The Harvesting Supervisor is responsible for preparing site based Harvesting and road plans and supervising the harvesting operations in Bombala Management Area to ensure the direction, targets and plans provided within the Business Plan and Regional Budget are implemented. The Harvesting Supervisor also plays a critical role in the Snowy Region’s fire management activities. The successful candidate will be required to undertake active frontline firefighting duties and be available for afterhours fire standby on a rostered basis.

This is a temporary position for a term of up to 1 year with the possibility of extension.

The Person:The ideal person for this job will be an enthusiastic self-starter who is able to work to meet objectives of the harvesting and road team. The successful candidate will have well developed organizational and forward planning skills and will be a good communicator with both internal and external stakeholders. We ask that you address how you demonstrate the below essential skills in your application:
Essential Skills:
  • Experience in field forest operations at grass roots or management level. Specific experience in harvesting operations is highly desirable
  • Ability to draw up site based plans using planning systems.
  • Well-developed supervisory and contractor management skills.
  • Ability to communicate and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to achieve optimal outcomes.
  • Well-developed planning, organisational and communication skills.
  • Map reading skills, GPS, basic forest inventory skills.
  • Experience in using MS Office software.
  • Ability and fitness to undertake fire roster duties, forest firefighting, work extended hours e.g. (fire roster), and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job (e.g. able to efficiently conduct reconnaissance / investigation through difficult terrain and dense vegetation)
How to apply: Applicants should email their application to jobapplications@fcnsw.com.au

Closing date: Applications must be received by 7 July 2017

For more information about role please contact Tim Gillespie Jones on +61 (0)437 846 915

Note: The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a Drug and Alcohol screening, a Medical Assessment and a Fire Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Category 2 Field Test.

PDF description: Position Description - Harvesting Supervisor5.pdf

For more info
Contact: Tim Gillespie-Jones
E-mail: HR@fcnsw.com.au

Applications close: Friday, 7-Jul-2017

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Harvesting Operations

Company/Location: Log Marketing

Job Description:
Log Marketing is an Invercargill-based business specialising in the procurement/marketing of forest woodlots/plantations within the Southland and Otago regions. We provide expertise/advice in forest establishment/management to ensure our clients optimise their returns from their forestry investments.

We have an excellent new opportunity for someone who has either had experience in the harvest management sector with appropriate tertiary qualifications or alternatively recently qualified with a relevant degree or tertiary certification in forestry/harvesting to join our team.

This role is varied and diverse which will ensure the candidate develops a wide range of skills in the forest harvesting field and offers potential opportunity for progression into a more senior role within the Company. The position is based out of our Invercargill office and primarily involves:

  • Systems Improvement to ensure Health & Safety and Environmental compliance within the business
  • Forest inventory, mapping and harvest data collation, analysis and interpretation
  • Dealing with forest owners and customers in the process of procuring and marketing their woodlots
  • Harvest Planning and supervision of logging crews
A high level of accuracy and attention to detail is vital in the role and you must have a proven ability to build effective working relationships and maintain clear communication. The successful candidate will also have
  • A high level of integrity, honesty and be self-motivated
  • Demonstrated advanced excel skills and the ability to learn new software systems and programs
  • The ability to work independently and display a high level of communication skills
  • Ideally we are looking for a person who has recently attained a Bachelor of Forestry Science (BforSc) or is nearing completion
  • Alternatively we would consider someone who has strong computer skills, proficient with word/excel and holds a tertiary qualification in harvesting/forest engineering
The scope and level of responsibility of this role may vary to suit the candidate’s skills and abilities and a remuneration package will be negotiated to attract applicants of the highest calibre.

If you believe this is a role you will succeed in please email your CV and cover letter to careers@kgr.net.nz

Applications close: 16th July 2017

Log Marketing is a drug free workplace. Pre-employment drug screening is a requirement for employment.

For more info
Contact: Tarl Barnes
E-mail: careers@kgr.net.nz
Phone: +64 (0)3 230330

Applications close: Sunday, 16-Jul-2017

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Site Manager

Company/Location: Marsden Point, Whangarei

Job Description:

  • Leadership, leadership, leadership... and location!
  • Influence and drive culture and performance
  • Broad operational and commercial exposure
Here's a challenging and very rewarding opportunity to lead our Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) operation, based at Marsden Point, with lifestyle opportunities galore at your doorstep!

Our LVL site is a 24/7 high speed manufacturing site producing engineered wood products and we are looking for someone to take the operation from good to great. This is a senior leadership position which plays a critical part in our Trans-Tasman business.

Lead a team of up to 200 people within a modern facility. There's a significant opportunity to make this role your own through building and developing a great team and performance culture; delivering on production and budget targets safely; and focusing on efficiency, quality and reliability across the operation.

Your senior operational leadership experience in successfully leading a large multi shift and multi operational manufacturing site of similar size and scale will be the key to your success. You're someone who is recognised for your natural ability to influence your team through holding people accountable and driving for success. You'll have the commercial appreciation to ask the right questions; offer commercial insight; promote positive change from top down; and have a continuous improvement mind set.

This is a superb opportunity to make your mark in our Carter Holt Harvey Woodproducts New Zealand business and achieve some remarkable outcomes showing energy and drive that befits this position. In return we offer a competitive salary plus excellent benefits package including Superannuation and Corporate Medical. For more information on working for us please go to http://www.chhwoodproducts.co.nz/why-join-us/

Please contact Tracey Sharpe, Recruitment Manager on +64 (0)9 633 1504 for a confidential chat or apply online and we'll be in touch to explore your potential.

For more info
Contact: Tracey Sharpe
Phone: +64 (0)9 633 1504
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