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Sawmill Maintenance Engineer
Company/Location: Fenning Timbers / Bairnsdale

Job Description:
Fenning Timbers is a locally owned and operated business in Bairnsdale, Victoria who are seeking a Maintenance Engineer to join our team. Based in East Gippsland, a region offering plentiful lifestyle opportunities including beaches, lakes and snow.

You will be joining a maintenance team responsible for the day to day running of our sawmill, both green and dry.

The successful applicant must have a can-do attitude and the ability to think on your feet solving a range of maintenance/diagnostic issues. You will also be able to demonstrate the following skill set:

  • Good general mechanical knowledge
  • Ability to read plans and use your own initiative
  • Mig and Arc experience
  • Good communication
  • Is highly motivated with a strong work ethic to deliver work to a high standard
  • Is highly organised and take pride in maintaining a clean work environment
  • Is capable of working as an individual at times and also an effective team member
Applications should be emailed to

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Contact: Employment
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Forest Consulting

Intermediate/Senior Forester

Company/Location: Strategic Natural Resource Consultants, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description:
Strategic Natural Resource Consultants (SNRC) is one of the most highly regarded natural resource consulting firms in British Columbia, Canada. Strategic adopts an innovative and resourceful model of problem solving that can be seen in our technical expertise, project management and planning. This belief in resourceful thinking carries into our implementation as well.

From the Pacific Ocean and towering Coastal Mountain Range, to stunning lakes and rivers of the Central Interior Plateau and further north to rolling Boreal Plains; SNRC employs dynamic on-the-ground professionals across British Columbia. Our personnel are industry leaders in resource and land management, professional forestry, construction support services, environmental science, geomatics, incident management and remote site project development.

SNRC is looking for new professionals interested in furthering their careers with roles as either Intermediate or Senior Foresters with our company. This role would be responsible for various aspects of field and office-based forest management for a diverse array of clients operating in remote locations and rugged terrain throughout British Columbia's public forest resource. These forest management activities could include: project management, block and road engineering, harvest planning for cable systems, prescribing site plans, timber mensuration, drone photography, GIS mapping and incident (fire and spill) management.

While candidates currently eligible to work in Canada are preferred, SNRC is willing to work with the right candidate(s) to ensure successful acquisition of work visas (dependent on nationality, age, and other Government of Canada requirements). Lesser qualified candidates may be considered for other roles in the company.

For more info

Applications close: Friday, 24-Sep-2021

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Forest Investment

Technical Lead, Investment Analytics
Company/Location: Sydney, Australia (other New Forests office locations considered)

Job Description:
New Forests ( seeks a qualified candidate for the newly created position of Technical Lead, Investment Analytics.

This important role will be primarily responsible for co-ordinating the ongoing development and maintenance of analytics tools and processes to support the existing business activities and enhance future growth potential, across New Forests global business. A key element of this role will be close collaboration with staff from key business units, as well as coordination of external parties, providing support in updating existing systems and design and implementation of new analytics processes. This role will report to the Global Head, Investment Analytics.

New Forests is an investment management business offering leading edge strategies in forestry, land management, and conservation. We seek to manage sustainable landscapes for production and conservation and to generate shared value for our clients and the communities where we operate. Founded in 2005, we offer institutional investors dedicated investment strategies in Australia‐New Zealand, the United States, Southeast Asia and Africa and have more than AUD 6 billion in assets under management. We manage sustainable forestry assets, forest carbon projects, rural land, and timber processing infrastructure. New Forests is headquartered in Sydney with offices in San Francisco, Singapore, New Zealand, Melbourne and Kenya.

In the immediate term this role will focus on coordinating a review of New Forests’ analytics systems and tools, with the goal of developing a strategy for improvement in analytics systems across the business, ranging from asset and fund level financial reporting through to development of innovative analytics relating to Natural Climate Solutions, climate risk management and sustainable landscape management. This will include:

  • Coordinating an internal consultation process across all business units to identify needs for improvement of existing analytics processes, and for development of new analytics tools and processes.
  • Contributing to development of RFPs and selection of external consultants to support the review process; Managing external consultants once engaged.
  • Coordinating a gap analysis against existing systems, and identification of alternative solutions for new tool development.
  • Developing a prioritisation and strategic implementation plan for analytics systems and tool development.
Once the review is completed, the focus will move to driving the implementation of priority work identified in the review, and establishing a system of continuous improvement and maintenance. This will include:
  • Managing/co-ordinating the development and/or improvement of analytics systems. This may include direct involvement in tool development, in collaboration with other analytics focused staff, as well as engagement of third-party providers.
  • Contributing to the annual budget process in relation to the analytics development program.
  • Developing RFPs for engagement of external service providers to develop and implement analytics tools and processes, as required. Contributing to vendor selection, and managing these contracts once parties are engaged.
  • Coordinating the development of system and user documentation for new analytics systems and processes, including contribution to the Investment Analytics Knowledge Base.
  • Managing/co-ordinating a continuous improvement program to ensure the periodic review, updating and maintenance of analytics systems and tools.
We are seeking candidates with the following:
  • Bachelor or Masters Degree in Forest Science/Environmental Science/Data Science/Finance (or equivalent qualifications), with at least 5 years’ experience in data analytics/systems development.
  • Demonstrated superior analytical ability.
  • Project management experience relating to development of environmental and financial data analytics systems and processes.
  • Vendor management experience.
  • Proficiency with modern data analytics tools and processes, a plus. This could include:
    • Data visualisation
    • Database integration
    • Data science tools (R, Python, SQL)
    • Cloud IT platforms (Azure, GCS, AWS etc).
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and stakeholder liaison skills.
  • Superior attention to detail.
  • A team player, with strong stakeholder management skills.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with the ability to work independently, whilst thriving in a team environment, working towards a common goal.
  • Multi-task focus, with capability to ensure the completion of a number of competing tasks and objectives.
  • Interest in/knowledge of sustainability and impact investing, well regarded.

PDF description: Technical Lead, Investment Analytics (Sept 2021)1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Careers

Applications close: Friday, 8-Oct-2021

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Forest Management

Forest Ranger
Company/Location: Forestry Corporation of NSW

Job Description:

  • Promote recreational, cultural, and ecological value of our forests
  • Great outdoor role – Thursday to Monday work week (penalty rates apply Sat/Sun)
  • Permanent role located in Bathurst
About Us

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. For more information about who we are and what we do visit

About the Role
Our Forest Ranger undertakes duties that promote the recreational, cultural, and ecological value of our estate within the Bathurst Management Area. The Forest Ranger will engage with visitors and a diverse range of communities, neighbours and stakeholders, including First Nations people to form valuable partnerships. The Forest Ranger will assist with operational activities, including forest maintenance, pest and weed control, fire preparedness and firefighting.

In addition, the Forest Ranger will be responsible for:
  • Assisting with or undertaking surveillance and compliance activities.
  • Assisting with the operational management of Forest Permits.
  • Conducting routine patrols and inspections of recreational facilities and of the forest estate, including fire trails.
  • Assisting with biosecurity inspections and resolution of stakeholder and neighbour enquiries.
  • Engaging with First Nations organisations and community groups and undertaking activities that promote:
    • the protection of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultural and heritage sites.
    • the value of our recreational assets.
    • the ecology of our forests.
About you
You will be self-driven, motivated with a passion for the outdoors and be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Ability to manage a regular 5-day work week from Thursday to Monday, including Saturday and Sunday.
  • Ability to work autonomously within remote areas of the estate and balance the day-to-day operational demands of the role.
  • Well-developed communication and public relations skills.
  • Ability to promote compliance within State forests.
  • Ability to engage effectively with First Nations organisations and community groups.
  • Experience in aspects of forestry operations or land management, including weed and pest control, fire management and recreation management.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to learn and apply new technologies to your work.
  • Capacity and willingness to undertake firefighting and travel and to maintain sufficient fitness for the job.
Could you be our next Forest Ranger?

If you tick most of the boxes above – we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply:

Send a copy of your CV and a cover letter addressing the criteria listed above to OR by clicking here

For more information about the role please contact Nikki Bennetts on +61 0409 734 961.

Applications Close: Sunday 19th September 2021.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a medical assessment and drug and alcohol screening as part of the recruitment process. As this role has frontline fire- fighting responsibilities a Task Based Assessment (TBA) at a standard of at least the Moderate Field Test is required.

Forestry Corporation is an inclusive workplace which promotes diversity and encourages flexible working arrangements.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and encourage females to apply for this role.

For more info
Contact: Nikki Bennetts
Phone: +61 0409 734 961
mobile: +61 0409 734 961
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General Manager Resources

Company/Location: North Lakes

Job Description:
With a 315,000 hectare estate scattered from Passchendaele near the New South Wales border to Kuranda north west of Cairns, we're one of the largest plantation growers in Australia. If you've driven up the east coast of Queensland, you're bound to have seen one or more of our plantation forests. These plantations produce approximately 2.0 million cubic metres of logs annually that support both domestic and export industries.

HQPlantations is committed to a culture which is safe, diverse, inclusive, and determined where we act with respect, integrity, and positivity.

As a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) this position performs an integral leadership role in the achievement of HQPlantations long-term results by delivering strategic and tactical resource management outcomes.

The successful candidate will:

  • ensure strategic and tactical plans are developed and implemented which align expenditure with financial targets;
  • lead the development, implementation and monitoring of spatial information, plantation inventory and resource management systems; and
  • develop and maintain HQPlantations Long Term Plan including reconciliations against past plans and models, and forward looking alternatives and re-forecasts.
Applicants are asked to submit a copy of their current resumé and a brief response (approximately 2 pages) outlining their ability to meet the Position Responsibilities via Career Opportunities on our website where you will also find the position description.

Enquiries should be directed to the HQPlantations People & Safety Business Group on telephone +61 (07) 3882 8271 or via email to

Closing date – 5.00pm Friday 8 October 2021

PDF description: 1006_General_Manager_Resources (1)1.pdf

For more info
Contact: HQPlantations People & Safety Business Group
Phone: +61 (07) 3882 8271
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Pulp and Paper

Fibre & Forestry Manager
Company/Location: Australia, NSW, Tumut

Job Description:

Summary & Points (Seek):

  • Join a market leader with an overriding commitment to people, culture & the environment
  • Based in Tumut NSW - Market Leader in Packaging Solutions
  • Bring your Forestry experience to the table and drive efficient operations
  • Master your own destiny at Visy operating in an essential industry
At Visy, our people make us stand out from the crowd. We’re always seeking solutions, opportunities and possibilities. We look for people who see what’s ahead and run towards it. These people are helping us to achieve our vision to become the global leader in sustainable packaging solutions. Together, we can create a better world.

The opportunity:
Visy began manufacturing corrugated cardboard boxes in Melbourne, Australia, in 1948 and has grown to become one of the world's leading privately owned packaging, paper and recycling companies. We offer unique, fully integrated, forward thinking closed loop-packaging solutions that align with customer and industry needs. Having maintained a huge market share, we are certainly leading the way.

This position will be based at our Tumut Mill, designed to world-class standards and adopting sustainability objectives in all parts of its operations. Our Mill produces high-quality kraft paper for both the domestic and international market.

Reporting to the GM of Fibre Resources, the position will be wholly responsible for the management and delivery of 1.9 million metric tonnes per annum of wood fibre to the Tumut Mill.

The key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:
  • Implement strategies that deliver the wood fibre required to operate the mill whilst also identifying opportunities to drive cost savings.
  • Manage all aspects of the Prime Materials budget and spend for the Tumut Pulp and Paper Mill.
  • Responsible for the management of wood fibre contracts, contractors and suppliers.
  • Oversee forest harvesting and haulage for stumpage operations.
  • Key responsibilities of the role include being the site contact for Forestry Certification and Chain of Responsibility.
What you will bring to the team:
  • 5+ years of proven Forestry Operations experience having been responsible for management of fibre supply, harvesting and haulage contracts.
  • Experience with management accounting and preparation of complex budgets, forecasts, cost reporting, contract reviews and regulatory compliance.
  • Proven experience in the delivery of results in line with business objectives.
  • Strong literacy, numeracy and presentation skills with highly advanced excel skills.
  • Experience with managing forestry certifications and the legislative requirements of Chain of Responsibility.
  • Stakeholder management skills with the ability to network across community, environmental and regulatory stakeholders.
  • Experience with contract management, business development and project costings.
When you join Visy, you’re joining a global leader dedicated to making serious progress in the sustainable packaging and recycling industries. We want to find solutions, make an impact and grow our business. If you can help us, you’ll fit right in. There’s never been a better time to join Visy!

Please contact Mish Ohona on +61 0499 399 755 for a confidential discussion, or apply now.

You will be required to meet Visy’s employment criteria which will include a criminal history check and pre-employment medical (including drug & alcohol testing).

Visy is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please note that only applications with the right to live and work in Australia will be considered for this position.

PDF description: 2021.09.03 - Fibre & Forestry Manager AD1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Adele Lourens
Phone: +61 0400514902
mobile: +61 0400514902
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Wood Transport/Logistics

Customer & Haulage Manager

Company/Location: Gippsland (Churchill)

Job Description:

  • Based in Gippsland, Victoria
  • Plentiful lifestyle options
  • Be a part of a successful company
HVP Plantations is a successful privately owned manager of extensive timber plantations across Victoria. This role is based in Churchill (near the regional city of Traralgon) where there are a myriad of great lifestyle opportunities at your fingertips.

Our people are self-motivated, innovative and thrive working in a small team and a fast-paced environment. We value safety, regional communities, environmental care and sustainability. We pride ourselves in fostering an inclusive culture, one free of bias and rich in diversity.

This critical role is responsible for:
  • Managing the monthly and weekly strategy to supply log volumes in accordance with customer supply agreements and orders, harvesting and haulage contracts, and budget expectations.
  • Managing the region’s haulage contractors.
  • Developing and fostering productive regional customer relationships.
  • Being an active member of the Gippsland management team.
The skills we are looking for:
  • Contemporary experience in timber supply contract management, including establishing and maintaining good customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated skills or experience in haulage including woodflow/logistics, contractor management, and safety innovation, preferably in the forestry sector.
  • Strong, proven communication skills.
  • The ability to construct and manage complex budgets.
  • The ability to negotiate and achieve company outcomes within a commercial environment.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the environmental, safety and social performance of HVP operations.
  • A relevant tertiary qualification would be highly regarded but is not mandatory.
What you will get in return:
  • Competitive remuneration and access to an incentive based payment system.
  • Private use of a fully maintained company vehicle.
  • Relocation assistance is available if required.
  • As we are interested in your health and wellbeing, a fitness subsidy is available.
Other information:
  • All applicants must be prepared to fulfil a role in HVP’s fire suppression activities. These include some weekend and out of hour’s duty on a rostered basis. A fire allowance is paid.
  • A current Driver’s Licence is mandatory for this position.
How to apply:

Phone enquiries should be directed to – Louise Bourke, General Manager Gippsland, on +61 0459 920 169.

Please send your application to

Applications close Friday 24 September 2021.

For more info
Contact: Louise Bourke
mobile: +61 0459920169

Applications close: Friday, 24-Sep-2021

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Forest Establishment/Silviculture

Operations Supervisor - Establishment & Silviculture
Company/Location: John Turkington Ltd - Marton

Job Description:
John Turkington Limited (JTL) was established by John Turkington in 1993 and is now one of the country’s most prominent forestry consultancies, with services ranging from forest establishment, management and silviculture, through to harvesting and log exports.

JTL manages small to large forests across the lower half of the North Island and Southland, and successfully planted over 1 million seedlings in the 2021 planting season.

Job details:

  • Permanent position, full time
  • Role is predominately field-based, with the opportunity to work from the JTL office in Marton, or from home for the right candidate
  • Core focus is coordinating forest establishment and silviculture operations for the business
Key roles:
    Establishment and silviculture
    • Coordinating day-to-day forest establishment and silviculture operations
    • Planning operations, supervising contractors
    • Quality control, auditing and reporting
    Health and safety
    • Working within JTL’s health and safety system to ensure establishment and silviculture operations are safe and compliant
    • Overseeing and checking contractor health and safety systems and processes, coordinating with landowners on health and safety aspects
    • Working within JTL’s environmental management system to ensure establishment and silviculture operations are environmentally compliant
    • Managing operations in accordance with Resource Management, Hazardous Substances and New Organisms, and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga legislative requirements
    A bonus is an interest in or experience with GIS software and processes to undertake mapping and spatial planning functions for establishment and silviculture operations
Key skills required:
  • Great communication skills
  • Strong organisational management
  • High attention to detail
  • Contractor management and supervision
  • A positive, problem-solving attitude at all times
  • Proactive and ability to work unsupervised
  • A team player
Applications close 5pm, Monday 4th October 2021

Application letter and accompanying CV should be emailed to

For more info
Contact: Myles Guy
Phone: +64 06 3275263
mobile: +64 0273355030

Applications close: Monday, 4-Oct-2021

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Forest Management

Harvest Operations Coordinator, Napier

Company/Location: Rayonier Matariki Forests

Job Description:
Rayonier Matariki Forests is one of the largest forestry companies in New Zealand with more than 120,000 hectares of plantations across the country. With 100 employees and approx. 650 of the best contractors in NZ, we deliver quality logs into both the domestic and export markets.

We make safety everyone’s top priority at Rayonier and because it is important to us, we do everything we can to look after the land and the people working on it. We provide a great working environment - challenging our people with continuous learning and interesting projects.

We are currently seeking a new team member for our Hawkes Bay region, based in Napier. This is an operational role that requires strong relationship management skills and the ability to drive improvements throughout our supply chain through new technology.

Reporting to the Production Manager, this role has key responsibilities in:

  • managing harvesting crews in a mechanised environment
  • coordinating woodflow logistics
  • participating in innovation projects and deploying technology in the forest
  • meeting customer expectations with quality and value recovery
  • assisting with road engineering and harvest planning
  • leading and supporting health and safety within the business
  • focusing on sustainability and looking after the land
Your sound practical knowledge of forestry operations, good commercial acumen and great communication skills, will be key to your success in this role. You will need to be proactive and have the courage to challenge the status quo.

A qualification in forestry, and suitable relevant experience within the industry is preferred, but not essential.

We are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of our people. We are proud to provide an engaging and rewarding employee experience for all, with particular focus on employee wellbeing, flexible work practices and a culture of learning and development.

We are also very proud to have been named the 2021 supreme winner in the Ministry for Primary Industries Good Employer Awards earlier this year.

Applications can be forwarded to with a CV and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications.

For more info
Contact: Joanne Harbin

Applications close: Friday, 24-Sep-2021

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Harvest Forester

Company/Location: NZ Forestry Limited - Waikato Region

Job Description:
We are seeking a motivated forestry professional to join our growing team based beside the lake in Taupo

The ideal candidate is looking to kickstart their forestry career, broaden their skill base or get back into the industry after some time away. Working side by side with the regional manager, your key roles will be the management of both silviculture and harvesting operations in the Waikato region. Ideally, you’ll be a graduate with a tertiary forestry qualification or someone looking for their next challenge. We are prepared to train an exceptional candidate with limited experience. Key personal attributes are: Integrity, strong communication skills, the desire to deliver excellence & work in a team environment.

At NZ Forestry we like to have a laugh, you need to have a good sense of humour & enjoy being part of an ambitious yet sociable team.

We demand a professional standard in everything we do, we expect you will lead safety & protect our environment at all times by demonstrating consistency and integrity.

The successful applicant will be offered an attractive remuneration package based on experience including salary & work vehicle.

To find out a bit about NZ Forestry visit

For more information & to apply contact Cam Eyre E-mail:

For more info
Contact: Cam Eyre
Phone: +64 0275260606
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Forest Manager – Hawkes Bay

Company/Location: Hawkes Bay

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd has 50 years’ forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice,’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

PF Olsen wants you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in Hawkes Bay, we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

The Forest Manager role is fast-paced, varied, and rewarding with a great mix of field-based and office-based work. In this role, you will be managing all aspects of forest management for a variety of clients across the wider area. You will be joining a fun team of other Forest and Harvest Managers in our sunny Hawkes Bay offices.

PF Olsen has a wide variety of other staff also based in New Zealand with fantastic team culture and an active social hub. If you are an experienced and motivated Forest Manager, a team player with a can-do attitude, then you are who we are looking for!

Duties will include:

  • Best practice management of health, safety, and the environment
  • Managing silviculture with crews to a high level of performance
  • Client management, budgeting, and reporting
Preference will be given to those with:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record, with 2 or more years experience in Forest Management
  • Excellent interpersonal and team skills
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • An exciting and diverse role in a skilled and supportive team
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • External and Internal Training opportunities
  • Competitive employee benefits package
PF Olsen is proud to be a drug-free workplace and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position online or please email your CV and cover letter before Monday 27th September 2021 to Mike Schionning, +64 021 194 6494

For more info
Contact: Mike Schionning
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Environmental Manager

Company/Location: Rayonier Matariki Forests - location flexible

Job Description:
Rayonier Matariki Forests is one of the largest forestry companies in New Zealand with more than 120,000 hectares of plantations across the country. With 100 employees and approx. 650 of the best contractors in NZ, we deliver quality logs into both the domestic and export markets.

We make safety everyone’s top priority at Rayonier and because it is important to us, we do everything we can to look after the land and the people working on it. We provide a great working environment - challenging our people with continuous learning and interesting projects.

We have an opportunity for a new Environmental Manager to join our Forest Investment team to undertake this critical national role. You will be based out of either our Tauranga, Rangiora or Auckland office but other regional options may be considered for the right candidate.

In this role you will be:

  • Directly involved in improving the environmental performance of RMF operations through the establishment, review and maintenance of appropriate environmental standards and internal processes and supporting staff and contractors in implementing best operational practice.
  • Actively involved in the design and ongoing development of RMF’s Environmental Management system (EMS)
  • Managing RMF’s external environmental certifications (FSC & PEFC).
  • Overseeing the review and submission process on all District and Regional Council Plans on issues affecting RMF.
  • Establishing, maintaining and enhancing relationships with stakeholders, relevant iwi authorities, other forestry companies and industry groups.
  • Leading any actions and initiatives identified by RMF to protect or enhance our position on environmental matters.
Your broad knowledge of forest operations combined with knowledge of the RMA and NES-PF, coupled with experience of managing environmental effects will be key to your success in this role. Operational forestry knowledge and experience with Environmental Management Systems is preferred. Tertiary qualification in Planning or Resource Management, Forestry Science or other primary industry or equivalent is preferred, but not essential.

We are an inclusive and equal opportunity employer who values the diversity of our people. We are proud to provide an engaging and rewarding employee experience for all, with particular focus on employee wellbeing, flexible work practices and a culture of learning and development.

We are also very proud to have been named the 2021 supreme winner in the Ministry for Primary Industries Good Employer Awards earlier this year.

Applications can be forwarded to Jo Harbin, with a CV and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications.

Applications close 8th October 2021.

For more info
Contact: Jo Harbin

Applications close: Friday, 8-Oct-2021

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Forest Manager

Company/Location: Blenheim - Marlborough

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
We are looking to appoint a Forest Manager in the Marlborough Region. This is a very diverse role which will involve:
  • Forest Management
  • Planning and scheduling of forestry operations
  • Harvest Planning
  • Supervision of Harvesting and Engineering
  • Client Liaison
  • Assisting with Procurement
  • Health and Safety Compliance and Auditing
  • Monitoring Best Practise performance and environmental compliance
  • Working in the Marlborough Sounds
You will ideally have the following attributes:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry,
  • Excellent communication and people management skills
  • Enthusiasm and Energy
A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on experience and qualifications.

If you want to work in the sunniest region in the country, with a great bunch of people, please send your CV or Contact:
Tamati Smith – Tasman Forest Management Ltd, 20A Bomford St, Mayfield, Blenheim 7201 +64 0274401979, +64 03 5776815 before Thursday 30th Sept 2021

For more info
Contact: Tamati Smith
Phone: +64 035776815
mobile: +64 0274401979
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Forestry Harvesting

Forest Harvesting and Engineering Manager

Company/Location: Southwood Export Limited - Southland, NZ

Job Description:

About Southwood Export Ltd

Southwood Export Limited (SWEL) is a plantation management company based in Invercargill.

The company’s operations involve the management, afforestation and harvesting of significant eucalyptus plantations in Southland and South Otago and are both PEFC and FSC certified. The current annual harvest of 350,000GMT per annum is processed through SWEL’s mill, with all product stockpiled and exported internationally from the port of Bluff.
About the role

SWEL currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Forest Harvesting and Engineering Manager to join the team.

The duties will include:

  • Overall planning, management and supervision of the company’s harvesting and engineering operations;
  • Planning, management and supervision of associated roading works;
  • Establishing and maintaining budgets, including ensuring the operations are completed on time, in accordance with the relevant specifications and within budget;
  • Ensuring compliance with H&S regulations and other applicable environmental and legislative requirements;
  • Procurement and administration of contracts;
  • Managing the performance of contracted forest crews;
  • Project work from time to time.
About you

The successful candidate will have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Civil Engineering or Forestry, or comparable experience in the forestry industry;
  • Proven experience in harvest planning and management, including ground based and cable harvesting operations;
  • Proven experience in planning, layout, construction and maintenance of forest roading systems;
  • A high level of enthusiasm, self-motivation and a strong work ethic;
  • A good level of physical fitness;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to effectively manage others;
  • Strong computer skills
  • A focus and commitment to Health and Safety principles and operating a drug and alcohol-free workplace (including a willingness to undergo pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, and drug and alcohol testing during the period of employment).
This role is a fulltime position predominantly working Monday to Friday, however due to the nature of the role flexibility around the days and hours of work will be required.

Living in Southland is a great lifestyle choice! Invercargill has a reputation as a family-friendly city, with affordable housing, short commutes, excellent schools and first-class facilities. The region also offers easy access to exciting recreational opportunities in Fiordland, Queenstown and the Southern Lakes, and Stewart Island. Whether you’re interested in exploring our national parks to hunt, tramp, fish or dive, or want to try out the world-class ski fields and wineries there is something for you!

A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

If you are interested in joining the SWEL team apply now via the link or contact Tamara Pine at HR South on +64 027 257 8576 or for a confidential discussion or to obtain a Job Description.

Applications close at 5pm on 12 October 2021.

For more info
Contact: Tamara Pine
Phone: +64 272578576

Applications close: Tuesday, 12-Oct-2021

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Regional Harvest Manager – North Wairoa and Gisborne region

Company/Location: Forest Management (NZ)

Job Description:


Forest Management (NZ) Limited (FMNZ) is a family owned company. Established in 1974, they specialise in all aspects of forest management from establishment to harvest.
FMNZ is currently managing over 30,000 hectares of forest estate, located predominantly in the Hawkes Bay and Gisborne areas. The species managed are predominantly pinus radiata.

FMNZ’s Mission Statement is “To Maximise the potential of every forest we manage in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner” and as a company, FMNZ values integrity, innovation and are committed to delivering services that exceed expectations.

For more information on FMNZ please follow this link


The Regional Harvest Manager role makes a significant contribution to the operational success of the FMNZ harvest capacity. The primary position function is to plan, manage and supervise harvest operations in the North Wairoa and Gisborne region.

To provide the best possible result for forest owners, you will be preparing pre-harvest plans including; roading and consent applications, supervising and mentoring FMNZ harvest staff within the region, monitoring contractor performance to ensure it is being carried out in an efficient and environmentally responsible manner and then reviewing actual harvest results against plans.


Along with relevant experience and a passion for the industry, the successful candidate will ideally bring the following:

  • Expert knowledge of forest harvesting systems and processes.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification(s) in Forestry.
  • Proven leadership and management experience.
  • Good computer and written skills.
  • Must have a driver’s licence.
We seek applications from those with friendly and professional communication/interpersonal skills and the ability to connect with a wide range of stakeholders. High levels of honesty and integrity are essential, along with being innovative and committed to delivering services that exceed expectations.


FMNZ value their employees and offer a supportive, friendly and secure work environment. They offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the importance of this role including; a performance based incentive scheme, the opportunity to be paid hourly or by salary, a work vehicle, phone and laptop equivalent, medical and life insurance benefits as well as the opportunity to manage your own workload.


For further information or to apply please visit or give the Rural Directions team a call on +64 06 871 0450 for a confidential chat.

Rural Directions provides an independent and confidential platform for enquires. A non-disclosure agreement can be arranged to protect the privacy of potential applicants, if required.

Applications close Sunday, 10th October 2021

Due to border restrictions, we may only be able to consider job seekers currently residing in New Zealand or Australia with full work eligibility, or NZ Citizens/Residents returning home in 2021.

PDF description: Job Information - FMNZ - Regional Harvest Manager.pdf

For more info
Contact: Rural Directions
Phone: +64 06 871 0450

Applications close: Sunday, 10-Oct-2021

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Harvest Manager - Northland

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd has 50 years’ forestry services experience with offices throughout New Zealand and Australia. With our vision to be ‘The professional forest management company of choice,’ we strive to be industry leaders in value maximization and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

PF Olsen wants you to help us in shaping the future of the forestry industry by joining a company that values and grows its employees while putting health and safety at the forefront of every activity. Our company endorses and promotes sustainable forestry practices, and in New Zealand we are leading the way in land-capacity-based afforestation solutions.

We are currently seeking an experienced and motivated Harvest Manager to join our high-performing Waipapa, Northland team. Located close to Kerikeri in the idyllic ‘winterless’ Bay of Islands, the region is a fantastic base to visit golden sandy beaches and historic towns and landmarks; or to get involved in the numerous sports on offer including big game fishing, kayaking, sailing or mountain biking.

At PF Olsen we offer a supportive work environment and an attractive employee benefits package - even at the start with a little incentive! If you are a team player with great communication skills, then you could be the candidate we are seeking.

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
  • Client management and reporting
To be successful you will already have:
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry (preferable)
  • Proven track record, with 2 or more years’ experience in Harvest Management
  • Harvest planning and roading experience
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to talk to people at any level along with a bucket load of resilience!
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package even at the start
  • Vehicle with full private use
For a job description or to apply for this position, please contact Logan Negus +64 021 519 542 or +64 021 645 621

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand.

For more info
Contact: Logan Negus
mobile: +64 021 519 542
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Research/Govt/Industry Association

2021 FGLT Board Election

Job Description:

2021 Notice of Election to Forest Growers Levy Trust Board

The Board of the Forest Growers Levy Trust Inc invests in industry good projects, on behalf of all forest growers, the levy income from the 2019 Harvested Wood Materials Order under the Commodity Levies Act 1990.

Nominations for four board members are called. Two are to represent forests more than 1000 hectares and two to represent forests fewer than 1000 hectares.

Nominees need not own forests themselves

Nominations close 5pm Friday 1 October.

GO TO for a NOMINATION FORM or email

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Wood Processing/Manufacturing

Sawmill Manager - Gisborne

Company/Location: Kiwi Lumber (Gisborne) Limited

Job Description:

  • Exciting hands on, leadership position
  • Progressive company with multiple North Island sites
  • Based in lifestyle location, in dynamic industry
Fantastic opportunity to be part of our newly established Gisborne team working in a dynamic industry.


Positioned as a market leader, this privately owned NZ company, offers a proud local feel. Operating four modern manufacturing plants in the North Island, they produce an extensive range of timber products that are specific to the need of their domestic and international customers.

Through the use of modern technology and systems, the environment is fast paced and progressive but is also inclusive and very values based, where people feel safe and are inspired to be the best they can be.

Adding the Gisborne Mill to the group in 2020, the owners are investing $16million in the upgrade of the site and we are seeking a hands–on Sawmill Manager with leadership skills to be part of this journey.


In this key position, reporting directly to the Site Manager, you will play a key role to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the sawmill. Responsibilities are varied and include:
  • Coordinating and leading the Sawmill team
  • Applying best practice in a production environment
  • Leading continuous improvement in health and safety, quality, process/plant and employee development
  • Managing plant to maximise uptime
  • Managing capital project installations
The successful applicant will have the following qualities:
  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • Is self-motivated, organised and able to work effectively under pressure
  • Has a positive, committed and energetic approach
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Able to identify and implement improvement opportunities
  • Competent with computer systems especially Microsoft Office Suite
Ideally you will have five or more years in a similar role in the timber processing industry.


This is an excellent opportunity to progress your career in a successful business. An attractive salary plus bonuses will be offered to the right candidate. As an employee you’ll have access to subsidised health insurance options, discounted prices on our products and the opportunity to be a part of a progressive company which offers rewarding careers.


To apply please email your CV and cover letter to or give her a call for a confidential discussion on +64 021 466 732.

For more info
Contact: Brigitta Warren
mobile: +64 021 466 732
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