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Forest Management

Planning Manager

Job Description:

  • Degree in Forestry Science or Forestry Engineering. 
  • Minimum 10 to 15 years of experience in Forestry planning or Engineering.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including the ability to influence collaborate all across all functions and levels in the organization. 
  • Proven ability to manage, supervise and provide leadership. 
  • Willing to travel to camp
Job Description: 
  • Provides forest planning services including modeling, forest data and spatial information to enable the staff in tree plantations to meet their planning and operational objectives and strategies. Coordinates the output of the team members.
  • Sets the silvicultural policy through thorough and extensive consultation with all operational and sales staff, modeling outputs, business strategy and sustainability into account. Coordinate modeling of alternate regimes and scenarios and suggest changes to current practices based on analysis of these regimes. 
  • Provides a monitoring function ensuring that the operational activities in the Licensed Planted Forests (LPFs), reflect the intent of long term and tactical and operational planning, ensuring that the various levels of plans are executed correctly and that the long term Licensed Plant Forest (LPF) sustainability and obligations are able to be met. This includes an overview of value recovery and control of the harvest units available for harvest. 
  • To contribute to the dynamics and management of Licensed Planted Forests (LPFs). To provide forward thinking in terms of further development and refinement of planning process and tools as well as enhancement of the value of the estate.

PDF description: JDPlanningManager(New).pdf

For more info
Contact: Mr.Francois Blignaut
Phone: +6085413099
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Regional Manager, East Gippsland
Company/Location: VicForests

Job Description:
VicForests is a Victorian State-owned business responsible for the sustainable harvest, regeneration and commercial sale of timber from Victoria's public forests on behalf of the Victorian Government.We undertake all our operations in a safe, efficient and sustainable manner, keeping our staff, the community and the environment in mind in all we do.

About the role:

  • anage the works program in conjunction with the functional managers to ensure that operations are coordinated effectively;
  • Develop plans and budgets that minimise the average on truck cost;
  • Encourage and reward continuous improvement and business development;
  • Ensure contractual commitments are met in achieving targets;
  • Demonstrate accountability and clarity in ensuring the effective functioning of the Regional Management Team;
  • Provide an environment where staff can develop to meet their full potential;
  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to employees to optimise individual and team performance through effective leadership, training and development and performance management
  • Take responsibility for performing the role in accordance with all relevant system requirements, including sustainable forest management
About you:
  • Relevant forest management experience;
  • Appropriate degree in Forestry or related field
  • Experience in contractor management
  • Experience developing programs of work in Harvesting Roading and Regeneration to enable the organisation to achieve its targets
  • Experience in building effective and motivated teams
  • Ability to communicate and to influence at all levels
  • Highly professional
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Current Victorian Drivers Licence
To apply please please submit your CV

VicForests is committed to equality and diversity. People from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply

PDF description: Position Description 2019 - Regional Manager East Gippsland - Ongoing.pdf

For more info
Contact: VicForests HR Team

Applications close: Tuesday, 26-Nov-2019

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Private Forests Investment Project Manager (005031)

Company/Location: Private Forests Tasmania

Job Description:
Explore and facilitate the implementation of novel ways for Tasmania to meet long term increases in demand for timber, by matching corporate investment opportunities with potential private growers to facilitate a sustainable increase in the private forest resource base and in a manner that enhances the productive capacity of agricultural land in Tasmania.

Major Duties

  • Work with the Private Forests Tasmania management team to lead the implementation of private forestry priorities relating to growing the private forest resource in Tasmania, particularly those identified in the Private Forest Tasmania Corporate Plan 2019-2022, those arising from the Regional Forestry Hub recently established in the North-Northwest region of Tasmania and those arising from other industry consultation processes.
  • Work in partnership between Private Forests Tasmania, the Tasmanian Forests and Forest Products Network, AgriGrowth Tasmania, Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association and the private sector to:
    • Identify corporate investment opportunities from the resources, primary industries and business sectors generally; and to
    • Match investment opportunities with new or existing farm foresters wishing to expand the productive forest estate.
  • Develop schemes or programs, planning tools, systems, processes and procedures to support efficient delivery of the project’s objectives and activities.
  • Foster approaches and outcomes that increase the area of private forest timber resource, which is grown sustainably and enhances the productive capacity of agricultural land in Tasmania.
How to apply
Online applications are preferred, please visit and click the blue Apply Now button for this job. If you apply online please do not send a hard copy application as well.

For more info
Contact: Penny Wells
Phone: +61 (03) 6165 4070

Applications close: Sunday, 24-Nov-2019

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Executive General Manager – Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH)

Job Description:

  • Relocate to the Limestone Coast and enjoy the best of a work/life balance
  • Directly champion the strategic growth of this key industry group
  • Display your superior communication skills with a variety of different key stakeholders
About the Hub:

The Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub (GTFIH) is a group of nine companies invested in the future of the Green Triangle’s regional forestry and wood fibre sector. Members are Australian Bluegum Plantations, AKD Softwoods, Borg Manufacturing, Green Triangle Forest Products, HVP Plantations, New Forests, NF McDonnell & Sons, OneFortyOne and Timberlink Australia.

About the role:
We are looking for an experienced Executive General Manager who will be responsible for supporting the delivery of the GTFIH strategic plan.

Required qualifications
  • Minimum 15+ years’ senior management experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role at Executive Team level
  • Degree in Business Management and Post Graduate Studies with a Strategy focus highly desirable
  • Innovative in thought, decision making and outcomes with an interest in driving an innovative culture
  • Proven leadership and management skills
GTFIH is an equal opportunity employer, we encourage all applicants with the RIGHT TO WORK in Australia to apply. For a full job description please contact Ben Stow, on behalf of the GFTIH, .

Please note that applications close by Friday 22nd November 2019.

For more info
Contact: Ben Stow
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Forestry Harvesting

Harvesting Manager

Company/Location: HVP Plantations

Job Description:

  • Based in Gippsland, Victoria
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits
  • Work for a longstanding, successful company
HVP Plantations is a successful privately owned softwood timber plantation operator that manages extensive plantations across Victoria. Many of these plantations are located in Gippsland. Gippsland is home to 80,000 hectares of plantation producing 1.5 million tonnes of plantation timber annually.

People successful at HVP are self-motivated and thrive working in a small team in a fast paced and professional environment. They value safety, regional communities, environmental care and sustainability.

The Harvesting Manager role is based at its office in Churchill. Churchill is approximately 20 minutes from the regional city of Traralgon and only 2 hours from Melbourne.

This key leadership role reports to the Regional General Manager and oversees a team of professional staff. The role manages the harvesting of timber by Contractors in accordance with the companies leading environmental & safety standards.

Applicants will have extensive experience in plantation management in the area of harvesting, haulage, road construction and management. They will possess excellent communication, staff management and team skills. Skills in designing, negotiating and managing contracts are required. High level computer skills are also required together with a tertiary qualification in forestry or related discipline is necessary.

A competitive salary package including private use car and generous incentive scheme is available to secure the best candidate and relocation assistance is available.

Phone enquiries should be directed to Simon Gatt on +61 (03) 5122 0608. Applications should be sent to All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Applications close Friday 29 November 2019.

HVP Plantations is an organisation where diversity of thought, experience and background is acknowledged and celebrated. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community, and encourage females and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders to apply.

For more info
Contact: Simon Gatt
Phone: +61 (03) 5122 0608
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Harvesting Forester

Company/Location: OneFortyOne

Job Description:
Are you a motivated individual who enjoys working in a high-performing, innovative environment? Then the role of a Harvesting Forester may be for you. As a key you can join the Marketing and Operations team at OneFortyOne in the Mt Gambier Region and help us deliver a safe operating environment, strong relationships, and enable us to realise the full potential of our forests.

We are a trans-Tasman vertically integrated sustainable timber products organisation with high value plantation and sawmill assets in Mt Gambier, South Australia and Nelson, New Zealand. In growing the ultimate renewable, we support the social fabric of regional communities. Annually we harvest more than 1.9 million cubic metres of radiata pine which we deliver as structural, landscaping and packaging, preservation, pulp and chip log to our customers in South Australia and Victoria.

Working with a team of dedicated in house and external professionals, the Harvesting Forester will play a key role in ensuring the safety, field communications, value recovery, wood flow and scheduling aspects of our harvesting program. It is preferred that you are forestry educated with harvesting experience. We have a strong preference for analytical and information technology skills, log bucking experience and are able to assemble cutting profiles, analyse value recovery data and make recommendations that ensure customer orders and products can be met.

We understand that our people are the cornerstone to our success. We are passionate about being a great place to work, have industry leading training and employee development programs, good work life balance and competitive remuneration. You can learn more about us at

For more info
Contact: Melissa Ryan
Phone: +61 (0)887242794

Applications close: Wednesday, 27-Nov-2019

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Forest Management

Director Sector Investment
Company/Location: Ministry for Primary Industries

Job Description:
Wellington based fixed term position until 31 December 2021

Influential position working across sectors to attract investment in value added processing.

As Te Uru Rākau's Director Sector Investment you will have direct impact on national economic development and the unique opportunity to enable investors to play a part in growing New Zealand’s economy. Connecting across the forestry, wood processing and investment sectors you will create opportunities to attract investment in value added processing in New Zealand. You will contribute to the organisational leadership of Te Uru Rakau and assume the role of investment expert to deliver key sector investment insight.

You will partner with various stakeholders to unlock investment and work to understand the barriers, identify gaps in available information and commission work to support forestry sector processing investment and regional and national infrastructure needs.

To be successful in this role, you will offer:

  • Relevant experience consulting with and managing strategic relationships with stakeholders
  • Significant experience at the senior management level in a commercial setting
  • Proven strategic leadership experience and capability including the delivery of long term goals
  • An in-depth understanding of the primary sector and its contribution to the New Zealand economy.
  • Previous experience with Investments at a domestic or international level
  • Strong financial management skills and understanding of Government’s financial management process
  • Knowledge and understanding of Treaty Principles and the Crown’s obligation to Māori
Ensuring that the investment direction and enabling initiatives are in line with government direction for Forestry and wider investment to grow New Zealand economy is no mean feat. Bring your mix of unique skills to lead the way as we realise the potential of sector investment for economic growth.

For further information or to apply please go to our website,

PDF description: Director Sector Investment PD1.pdf

For more info
Contact: Haidee Wynands

Applications close: Wednesday, 20-Nov-2019

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Tree Crop Forester

Company/Location: Forest Enterprises

Job Description:
Forest Enterprises is a leading forestry investment company that manages 65+ forestry Investments on behalf of more than 6,500 investors throughout New Zealand and overseas. The investment model provides long term sustainable work for our employees and contract service providers alike.

We operate a large-scale land management, harvesting, roading, log marketing and consequent re-establishment and tending programme, with opportunities for growth in our Masterton office, managing over 15,000 ha of established forests all located in easy daily commute from Masterton.

We have a vacancy for a full-time role as Tree Crop Forester.

The position of Tree Crop Forester will suit a person with competency in technical forestry disciplines in planning, establishment, tending, measurement and management of tree crops.

The position involves growing the productive capacity of Forest Enterprises in partnership with our contractors to meet safety, environmental, revenue, volume, quality and delivered cost targets.
Applicants will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or forest industry experience and capability is preferred, however consideration will be given to applicants with agricultural qualifications or applicable rural industry experience as on-the-job training will be provided.
  • Experience in managing compliance with environmental and health and safety standards.
  • Sound analytical skills, literacy and computer skills, knowledge of GIS and stand record/planning systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office particularly Excel, and Word
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong time management and commitment to continuing professional development
  • Be physically fit for an outdoors role
Send your application and CV in confidence to, or to the Forest Estate Manager, Forest Enterprises, PO Box 128 Masterton.

Closing date: 5pm Friday 22 November 2019

For more info
Contact: Forest Estate Manager
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Procurement/Forest/Carbon Manager

Company/Location: Woodbank

Job Description:
Woodbank is a company that services the private forest sector in the top half of the North Island.

We are looking for a qualified professional to join our team that has experience in procurement, harvesting, logistics, and other forest related skills. Having GIS and carbon knowledge would be seen as a desirable asset.

We have not settled on the preferred location of the individual, and would discuss that with short listed candidates.

Woodbank has a small team that relies on each other's abilities, and knowledge, so expect to be part of a fun, exciting team of individuals, with an emphasis on family values, and challenging work projects.

The successful candidate will be rewarded well above industry standards, provided with a company ute, and be part of a company profit share scheme.

In the first instance please send an email to the contact below, with a copy of your CV and recent experience.

For more info
Contact: Darrin Collett

Applications close: Friday, 6-Dec-2019

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Harvest Manager, Nelson

Company/Location: PF Olsen Ltd, Nelson

Job Description:
PF Olsen Ltd is looking for a Harvest Manager to join our vibrant and customer focused Nelson team. PF Olsen Ltd has over 46 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 maximisation and risk reduction for forest owners through all aspects of forest management.

Duties will include:

  • Planning, management and supervision of harvesting and engineering operations to a high level of performance H&S, environmental and value creation for our clients
  • Client liaison and written reporting
  • Project work from time to time
To be successful you will already have:
  • The ability to cope with the fluid woodlot harvesting environment
  • Proven leadership and teamwork skills
  • A tertiary qualification in Forestry (preferable)
  • 2 or more years’ experience in Harvest and Engineering management.
  • Good communication and written skills
In return, we offer the successful candidate:
  • An exciting and diverse role in a growing local team
  • Career progression opportunities throughout New Zealand & Australia
  • Training opportunities
  • Attractive employee benefits package (Including life, medical & income protection insurance)
  • Vehicle with full private use
  • Share-buying opportunities
PF Olsen is a drug-free work place and applicants must agree to pre-employment and random drug testing.

For a job description or to apply for this position, please email your CV and cover letter before 2nd December 2019 to

Applicants must already be eligible to work in New Zealand

For more info
Contact: Tachina Walsh
Phone: +64 (0)79217290

Applications close: Monday, 2-Dec-2019

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Forestry IT

GIS Analyst

Company/Location: Forest Enterprises Growth Limited

Job Description:
Forest Enterprises Growth is looking to appoint a GIS Analyst. Reporting to the GIS Manager the successful applicant will be responsible for assisting in maintaining both GIS and stand record systems. The role will be based in our Masterton Office.

The role will involve:

  • Maintaining spatial records through recording periodic measurement of forest areas and updating the GIS
  • Updating of, and reporting on, forest records and forest inventory data
  • Digitising harvest plans and paper maps as required
  • Provision of a forest information system to operational staff
  • Providing assistance to all GIS and stand record database users
The successful applicant will have:
  • Proficiency with ESRI software
  • A relevant tertiary qualification
  • Ability and inclination to learn and operate Atlas software
  • Analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Knowledge in Python will be advantageous
Send your application and CV in confidence to , or to the Forest Estate Manager, Forest Enterprises, PO Box 128 Masterton.

Closing date: 5pm Thursday 21 November 2019

For more info
Contact: Forest Estate Manager

Applications close: Thursday, 21-Nov-2019

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