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Forest Consulting

Forestry Consultant
Company/Location: Indufor Asia Pacific - Melbourne, Australia

Jobs Description:
Indufor is an international forest sector consulting group with offices in Finland, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. We provide advisory services to both private and public sector clients. Our scope covers a broad range of services including:

  • sustainable forest management
  • forest policy and strategic studies
  • timberland investments
  • forest valuations and due diligence
  • forest resource assessment and mapping
  • wood and fibre-based industry development
  • climate change and ecosystem services in forest landscapes
Our Melbourne team is now seeking to recruit a Forestry Consultant. This position would support our Senior and Principal Consultants in providing advisory services to clients in Australia and more broadly across the Asia Pacific region.

Selection Criteria:
  • A formal forestry qualification or closely aligned degree
  • Some previous experience in forest policy and forest industry development
  • Some previous experience in financial and economic analysis, ideally in the application of those subjects to forestry
  • Strong capacity to provide analytical support to multidisciplinary teams
  • Strong client relations and presentation skills
It is essential that the applicant has proven report writing abilities with good English language skills.

Experience working in other countries in Asia would be an advantage, as would Asian language skills.

We offer a friendly, supportive and flexible work environment that encourages and rewards innovation and professional development.

We are looking for candidates who are Australian citizens, or otherwise eligible to work in Australia with existing citizenship or visa arrangements. The office base will be Melbourne.

Applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be sent to Ms. Nav Singh at nav.singh@indufor-ap.com by Monday 24 April 2017.

Applications close: Monday, 24 April 2017.

PDF description: Indufor Forestry Consultant - Australia - 6 Apr 2017.pdf

For more info
Contact: Nav Singh
E-mail: nav.singh@indufor-ap.com
Phone: +61 (0)21581994
mobile: +61 (0)21581994

Applications close: Monday, 24-Apr-2017

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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Forest Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen, Napier

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is a leading provider of forestry services and is committed to achieving quality outcomes for our clients. With more than 40 years’ successful forestry experience, and offices throughout New Zealand and Australia, our key purpose is to maximise returns for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. We offer a supportive, family friendly working environment and competitive remuneration and conditions. We are committed to achieving a safe work environment where employees and contractors get home safe each day.

Company growth has resulted in our search for an experienced Forest Manager to be based in the sought after Napier region.

Duties will include:

  • Managing the establishment, tending and maintenance operations in clients’ forests.
  • Managing contractor silviculture crews.
  • Ensuring health and safety and environmental best practices are upheld.
To be successful you will have:
  • Previous operational forest management experience.
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with a wide range of people.
  • A tertiary forestry qualification would be an advantage.
  • Very good computer and writing skills
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

Applicants must already be eligible to work in NZ. Ineligible candidates will not be considered.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 12th May to Marcie.cullen@pfolsen.com

For more info
Contact: Marcie Cullen
E-mail: marcie.cullen@pfolsen.com

Applications close: Friday, 12-May-2017

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Forester - Central North Island
Company/Location: The New Zealand Redwood Company

Jobs Description:
The New Zealand Redwood Company (NZRC) manages approximately 7,000 ha of land in coast redwood, Douglas fir and cypress forest. We have an ongoing program of land acquisition, forest establishment and intensive silviculture. NZRC maintains numerous trials and contributes to co-operative research projects to improve and promote redwood forestry in New Zealand. NZRC is the largest supplier of clonal redwood planting stock in New Zealand and manages a clonal redwood tree improvement program.

The NZRC is seeking applications for the position of Forester, based in the Central North Island. The job will suit a graduate or forester with up to five years experience.

The successful applicant will assist the Managing Director with:

  • Planning and supervision of forestry operations
  • Establishment, maintenance and analysis of tree improvement and silviculture trials
  • ETS carbon accounting
  • Management of apiary, grazing and recreation licences
  • Forest mapping and stand record keeping
  • General forestry work
Consideration will be given to applicants with:
  • A relevant tertiary qualification, preferably B.For.Sc (honours)
  • A commitment to high professional standards, especially report writing
  • High level of personal motivation and achievement
  • Membership and contribution to the NZ Institute of Forestry
NZRC offers a competitive package of salary and benefits and will contribute to the professional development of the successful applicant.

Applicants should request a position description and application checklist by emailing enquiries@nzredwood.co.nz or writing to:
The New Zealand Redwood Company
PO Box 1343, Taupo, 3351

For more info
Contact: Simon Rapley
E-mail: enquiries@nzredwood.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0) 7 378 7801
mobile: +64 (0) 27 228 0551

Applications close: Sunday, 21-May-2017

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Forest Management

SNI Operations Manager - Wellington

Company/Location: PF Olsen

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is a leading provider of forestry services and is committed to achieving quality outcomes for our clients. With more than 40 years’ successful forestry experience, and offices throughout New Zealand and Australia, our key purpose is to maximise returns for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. We offer a supportive, family friendly working environment and competitive remuneration and conditions. We are committed to achieving a safe work environment where employees and contractors get home safe each day.

Due to company growth, this is a newly created role which will join our busy Southern North Island team. Reporting to the SNI Branch Manager, this will be a leadership role based in our modern Plimmerton office.

The successful candidate will manage a team of Forest and Harvest Managers and will also be willing to ‘roll up his/her sleeves’ and provide assistance when needed.

Duties will include:

  • Managing and motivating the SNI Forestry and Harvesting team
  • Monitoring staff workloads and providing guidance where needed
  • Ensuring planting and harvesting plans and prescriptions are implemented to PF Olsen’s high standards of health and safety, environment and quality
  • Providing support for the SNI Branch Manager, including assisting with the development and implementation of business growth strategies
  • Leading by example – being an outstanding and consistent role model of high health and safety and professional standards
To be successful you will:
  • Be a relationship builder – someone who understands the importance of employee engagement
  • Have considerable knowledge and experience in both forestry and harvesting systems and processes
  • Have excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Have very good computer and writing skills
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

Applicants must already be eligible to work in NZ. Ineligible candidates will not be considered.

To apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 5th May to Marcie.cullen@pfolsen.com

For more info
Contact: Marcie Cullen
E-mail: marcie.cullen@pfolsen.com

Applications close: Friday, 5-May-2017

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OneFortyOne Plantations Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: OneFortyOne Plantations

Jobs Description:
OneFortyOne Plantations is seeking to appoint an experienced and capable leader to the position of Harvesting Manager in Mt Gambier, South Australia.

The successful person will be a team member and critical link in the Marketing and Operations management team. You will lead a small team to plan and deliver against multiple business objectives within a high energy division of the forest to customer supply chain and create and maintain critical links with planning and transport to meet agreed customer, value, and safety objectives.

Key responsibilities:

  • Champion health and safety by providing leadership, ownership and support for today and the safety culture of the future.
  • Procure, align, develop, and adjust harvesting suppliers and equipment to best meet forest supply, customer demand, and value recovery.
  • Have a strong penchant for quality, technology, relationships, openness and integrity.
  • Plan and be accountable across multiple time horizons so the business meets its immediate and future objectives.
  • Engender a high performing harvesting team that balances output, workplace satisfaction, and personal development.
The Company:
OFO is a modern and progressive forest grower that combines transformative leadership with deep forestry expertise to build on the success of the oldest softwood plantation resource in Australia and the largest in the Green Triangle Region.

The successful candidate will possess the right mix of Emotional Intelligence, skills and cognitive ability to function at a high level. You will hold an appropriate tertiary qualification with extensive relevant experience in the forest industry.

Applications can be forwarded to Melissa Ryan via email mryan@onefortyone.com including resume and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
E-mail: mryan@onefortyone.com

Applications close: Friday, 28-Apr-2017

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Forestry Harvesting

Harvest Manager

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Whanganui

Jobs Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is a leading provider of forestry services and is committed to achieving quality outcomes for our clients. With more than 40 years’ successful forestry experience, and offices throughout New Zealand and Australia, our key purpose is to maximise returns for forest owners through all aspects of forest management, from planting through to harvesting and marketing, while managing commercial and statutory risks. We offer a supportive, family friendly working environment and competitive remuneration and conditions. We are committed to achieving a safe work environment where employees and contractors get home safe each day.

Company growth has resulted in our search for an experienced Harvest Manager. This role will manage all aspects of harvest operations; from client liaison and reporting through to engineering and harvest management.

Duties will include:

  • Managing harvest operations.
  • Leading by example to ensure strict Health & Safety, Environment and Quality processes and standards are met.
  • Some forest operations management may also be required.
To be successful you will have:
  • Previous operational harvesting experience.
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills and ability to build rapport with a wide range of people.
  • A tertiary forestry qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Very good computer and writing skills
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

Applicants must already be eligible to work in NZ. Ineligible candidates will not be considered.

For more info
Contact: Marcie Cullen
E-mail: marcie.cullen@pfolsen.com

Applications close: Friday, 12-May-2017

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Harvesting Forester
Company/Location: Green Triangle Forest Products - Mount Gambier, South Auatralia

Jobs Description:
Green Triangle Forest Products (GTFP) own and manage approximately 24,000 Ha of radiata pine plantation forests situated in the Green Triangle region of South West Victoria and South East South Australia.

This role is responsible for:

  • The practical implementation of GTFP’s harvest and haulage activities inclusive of harvest planning, roading and quarrying
  • Optimising value returns for GTFP
  • Innovating to realise opportunities for improvement
The position will work closely with the Harvesting Manager and Supply Chain Coordinator to ensure the overall harvesting program and objectives therein are achieved.

The successful applicant will be required to participate in Summer fire standby roster duties and suppression activities.

The applicant must have:
  • Exceptional leadership skills in relation to safety, environmental and quality standards
  • Utmost personal integrity
  • Initiative to make a difference and strong communication skills across all levels
  • Enthusiasm to work in a hands-on outdoor environment
  • A commercial focus
  • Strong commitment to customer experience, quality standards and continual improvement
The applicant will ideally have:
  • The ability to act decisively based on information gathered / observed infield
  • Experience in stakeholder management
  • Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Excel in particular) and skills in the use of mobile technology in-field
  • Experience in forest harvesting or roading related roles and qualifications in a forestry, technology, engineering or natural resources management discipline
Remuneration will be negotiated depending upon skills and experience.

For more info
Contact: Linda Maddern
E-mail: admin@gtfp.com.au
Phone: +61 (0)8 8726 2900

Applications close: Friday, 5-May-2017

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Marketing and Sales

Sales and Marketing Manager

Company/Location: Red Stag Timber Ltd

Jobs Description:
Red Stag Timber is the industry leader in producing quality timber products. Operating New Zealand’s largest sawmill, known as the Waipa Mill, it is a well-established and successful business. The Waipa Mill is located 5 minutes south of the Rotorua CBD in the central Bay of Plenty region; a perfect location to work, live and play!

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Red Stag Timber to join the senior management team as Sales and Marketing Manager. This role reports to the General Manager and joins a very experienced senior management team.

We are looking for someone who will fit our Red Stag Timber culture and bring relevant expertise to build on the successes already achieved. You will already come equipped with at least ten years’ experience in marketing and sales growth, preferably in a business-to-business industrial commodity environment.

Your leadership style will reflect Red Stag Timber’s values; importantly showing respect for others, integrity and honesty. Previous major customers as referees are a pre-requisite to being shortlisted for an interview.

This role will:

  • Lead and motivate the 11 strong sales team, to achieve value and volume targets.
  • Be responsible for overseeing the business relationship with key customers, sales agents, distribution channels and logistics to set, plan and achieve an annual Sales and Operations plan.
  • Oversee and contribute continuous improvement strategies to ensure effective internal processes and customer service best practice is consistently achieved.
  • Ensure an effective plan is agreed and communicated with the wider Red Stag Timber team to grow sales value and volume which optimise production capacity, while meeting both demand and quality service levels.
  • Provide sales progress and marketing updates to the Board as required both in writing and at quarterly Board meetings.
  • Oversee Red Stag Timber’s marketing strategies as agreed with the Board and General Manager.
To be successful in this role, in addition to relevant work experience, you will possess:
  • Proven successful management of a high performing sales team in a business to business environment.
  • Experience in marketing industrial commodities in comparable industries.
  • High levels of organisational skills with meticulous attention to detail and a strong multi-tasking ability.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, along with a consultative and solution-based approach to sales.
  • An assertive personality, which is balanced with initiative and poise.
  • Highly competent levels of computer literacy within MS Office.
  • A supportive and flexible home environment, which will allow for domestic and overseas travel.
  • A current and clean NZ driver’s license and valid passport.
Remuneration will be based on experience, and negotiated with the successful candidate.

For more information and an application form please contact Melissa Bennett, Human Resources Manager by email melissa.bennett@redstagtimber.co.nz or Ph. +64(0)7 349-5874 or apply via www.redstagtimber.co.nz

Applications including a copy of your CV must be received by 5pm Monday, 1st May 2017.

For more info
Contact: Melissa Bennett, HR/HS Manager
E-mail: melissa.bennett@redstagtimber.co.nz
Phone: +64 (0)7 3495874
mobile: +64 (0)275405874

Applications close: Monday, 1-May-2017

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

Non-Executive Director (x3)

Company/Location: Forest & Wood Products Australia Ltd - Melbourne

Jobs Description:
Forest and Wood Products Australia Limited (FWPA) is seeking to appoint three Non-Executive Directors to its skills-based Board. FWPA is an unlisted public company (limited by guarantee) that provides national, integrated promotion, research and development services for the Australian forest and wood products industry.

FWPA is committed to helping the industry be collaborative, innovative, sustainable and competitive. Company members are wood processors, forest growers, and importers of wood products. As a rural research and development corporation, the Company also receives matching funds from the Commonwealth Government for its R&D activities.

Information about FWPA and the process for appointing Directors is set out in FWPA's Constitution, available from the companys website at www.fwpa.com.au/

An independent Director Selection Committee established under the Companys Constitution will consider proposals for candidates, and recommend to the FWPA Board persons for nomination for appointment as a Director. The Committee is required to ensure that candidates will result in a balanced, skills-based Board.

FWPA has retained an executive search company, Engage People to assist the Committee in identifying potential candidates for the open positions. Expressions of interest in the Director positions can be made to the following by 5.00pm on Friday, May 19 2017. Please forward your expression of interest including a covering letter outlining your interest in this position and a short summary of the areas you believe you can add most value to the FWPA Board.

Innovation and collaboration lie at the core of FWPA's mission and this can be best achieved through a diversity of backgrounds and thinking styles that builds respect, promotes inclusiveness and diversity.

For more info
Contact: Lesley Austin
E-mail: apply@engagepeople.com.au
Phone: +61 3 9621 2777

Applications close: Friday, 19-May-2017

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Leader, Applied Research
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation/ West Pennant Hills OR Bathurst NSW

Jobs Description:

  • West Pennant Hills or Bathurst location
  • Competitive salary
  • Full-time position
Forestry Corporation of NSW (FCNSW) is the largest manager of commercial native and plantation forests in NSW. We manage 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 respect, innovation, integrity and wellbeing.

The Position:
The Forestry Corporation of NSW is seeking a proactive and enthusiastic individual to take on the role of Leader, Applied Research. The location of the role is flexible, and can be based in either the West Pennant Hills or Bathurst office. In this role, you will be responsible for enhancing performance of the corporation through the leadership, ongoing management and effective integration of Forest Management and Tree Improvement programs.

To be successful in this role you will build and maintain mutually-beneficial relationships with internal and external stakeholders, undertake effective communication and technology transfer, ensure scientific rigour and commercial focus in the design and implementation of the tree improvement program and other applied research, and ensure the effective application of appropriate program/project outcomes to improve the Corporation’s operational performance.

For further information about this position and details on how to apply please visit: http://www.forestrycorporation.com.au/ or call Mike Sutton on +61 (0)2 9872 0512 or +61 (0)408 144 987.

The closing date for applications is 5 May 2017

Note: The successful applicant will be required to satisfactorily complete a medical examination which includes Drug and Alcohol screening and a Fitness Test (called the Task Based Assessment).

PDF description: Position Description - Leader Applied Research.pdf

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

Applications close: Friday, 5-May-2017

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Head Sawdoctor Wanted

Company/Location: Thode Knife and Saw Ltd - Whangarei

Jobs Description:
An opportunity has arisen for an energetic, qualified person to join Thode Knife and Saw Ltd and to become part of Australasia’s largest saw and knife company. This position is based at the CHH Woodproducts sawmill located in Whangarei.

Experience in leading a team along with the maintenance of bandsaws and circular saws is essential as is record keeping, saw and stock management exposure.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to be part of a dynamic team excited about achieving excellence in the sawshop to ensure maximum production and quality for the sawmill.

We offer a friendly team environment with an attractive remuneration package and the chance to grow with the position.

If this sounds like you, please e-mail your CV to kevin@thode.co.nz

For more info
Contact: Kevin
E-mail: kevin@thode.co.nz
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Processing Manager - Dannevirke
Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber

Jobs Description:

  • Management of Dry-Mill, Kilns, Planer, CTL Optimiser and Yard operation
  • Company investing in developing its future Leaders
  • Competitive remuneration on offer – lifestyle too!
The Opportunity
Kiwi Lumber is a growing, progressive sawmilling company marketing Radiata Pine to the USA, Australia, Europe, Asia and New Zealand markets. The group consists of three modern sawmills located in Masterton, Dannevirke and Putaruru, and employs a total of 220 staff, across the three sites. Internal re-arrangements to better align this business for this growth has resulted in a Processing Manager role to fill, at their Dannevirke site.

The Role
Take leadership and staff performance management responsibility within this highly entrepreneurial business. The environment will provide an individual who enjoys challenging the status quo, an opportunity to significantly contribute to the organisations' goals through successfully applying best practice techniques in ongoing process / plant enhancement and on-going people and performance improvement.

Expertise Sort
The organisation values proactive 'thinkers' who are down-to-earth and committed to manufacturing excellence and on-going improvement. Although flexible regarding your industry background, experience gained in a primary manufacturing/process environment and supported by relevant tertiary qualifications is ideal. Your ability to foster a sense of ownership, and engage and inspire others will have contributed to your past success and be an integral part of your make up. Competencies gained in staff training, planning and lean manufacturing will combine with well developed interpersonal skills, high energy levels and a “can-do” attitude.

On Offer
Dannevirke has so much on offer – from the ranges to the sea. There are bush walks and beaches in close vicinity. Only an hour inland from the North Island’s eastern coast, it lies mid-way between Napier and Wellington, in the Tararua district. It is only 45 minutes east from the city of Palmerston North, through the scenic Manawatu Gorge or over the Saddle Road through the spectacular Te Apiti Wind Turbine Farm. Looking for lifestyle, while you continue to drive your career? Then look no further!

You will be rewarded with a competitive base salary, vehicle and profit share system. For the right person this is a genuine long-term career opportunity. If you wish to join their dedicated and successful team please send your CV to Brigitta Warren at Lawson Williams Consulting Group on brigitta@lawsonwilliams.co.nz or for a confidential discussion ring +64 021 335 341.


For more info
Contact: Brigitta Warren
E-mail: brigitta@lawsonwilliams.co.nz
mobile: +64 021 335 341
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Foreman - Lyttelton

Company/Location: Lyttelton Stevedoring Services

Jobs Description:
Lyttelton Stevedoring Services is part of the Southern Cross Stevedores (SCS) group. SCS is a national provider of specialist stevedoring services which handles every type of cargo, with a proven commitment to customer service, employee relations and providing a safe and healthy workplace. Lyttelton is looking to employ a stevedoring foreman, who will be reporting to the Operations Supervisor.

This role has a strong emphasis on the day to day supervision of the loading and unloading of cargo on vessels arriving at the port, along with the management of staff and equipment. It is an extremely challenging role with responsibilities for a large group of skilled personnel who are engaged to load vessels. This role would be best suited to leaders who are willing to get their hands dirty and who are willing to lead from the front. This is not an office based role. The successful applicant will also be required to travel to other ports as a foreman to assist where required.

Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Directing and managing the performance of a dedicated team engaged in the task of loading and unloading vessels along with necessary equipment
  • Ensuring the safety of the team through appropriate communication of standards and procedures, pre-shift safety briefings and on the job guidance
  • Managing cargo flow through the effective use of our unique cargo management systems. Includes entry level data input and reporting.
About you, our ideal candidate, you'll need:
  • A strong focus around H&S as a culture - People Management and leadership skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Prior stevedoring experience is not essential, however someone who would be of advantage. Full training will be given to the successful candidate
If you believe this role sounds suitable for you, apply by going to http://talentpropellerjobs.co.nz & enter ref code: 3449210.

For more info
Contact: Nikki Beddoes
E-mail: nikki.beddoes@sxs.co.nz
mobile: +64 (0)277654949

Applications close: Thursday, 11-May-2017

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