Forest Planning Coordinator


Date Posted: March 24, 2023

Job Location: Quesnel

Job Type: Coop

Start: Immediately

Company: West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.


Address: 1250 Brownmiller Road, Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada V2J 6P5

Job Description

West Fraser is a leading diversified forest products company,
listed on the TSX and NYSE. Recognized for the eighth time as
one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, we are a growing company looking
for talented people to be part of our team. The Woodland’s Team at
our Quesnel Division has an opportunity for a professional forester


Reporting to the Planning Superintendent, you will work with a
team of professionals responsible for all timber development
activities.  Our Planning Coordinators enjoy a mix of field
and office work, while living in the community of Quesnel, with
exposure to all aspects of our diversified and integrated

Responsibilities include:

  • Timber reconnaissance and development, cutting permit
    acquisition and appraisals within the Quesnel TSA (975,000
    m3 AAC) and TFL52 (592,000 AAC m3),
  • Government and First Nations liaison,
  • Contract administration and supervision,
  • Harvesting plans,
  • Road and cutblock design,
  • Incorporating wildlife and environmental values into harvest
    area designs,
  • Completing all necessary field work including cut block and
    road layout,
  • Consulting stakeholders.

 The ideal candidate will have:

  • A Registered Professional Forester Designation (RPF), with the
    Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP), or on the path to
    becoming an RPF,
  • 3+ years of relevant forestry experience,
  • Some experience in planning and cutting permit
  • Working knowledge of the appraisal system and timber
  • Candidates with lesser experience or qualifications or suited
    for other opportunities may be considered for this position or
    other positions within our Woodlands Team.

Location Summary:

Quesnel is a family-friendly community of 25,000 located in
central British Columbia.  Quesnel offers affordable housing,
modern recreational and educational facilities, regular community
events, as well as unlimited recreational activities for the
outdoor enthusiast. It doesn’t take long to feel part of Quesnel’s
welcoming community.

About us:

West Fraser Timber has over 60 locations across Canada, the
United States and Europe. We believe strongly in promoting from
within and pride ourselves on providing a challenging environment
with continuous development. The successful candidate should be
interested in future growth opportunities within the
company. West Fraser offers an excellent compensation package
including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an
outstanding pension plan.

West Fraser believes inclusive, diverse teams build a more
vibrant workforce, safer operations, and a stronger company
overall. We strive to create workplaces and leadership teams that
are reflective of the diverse communities we are a part of. We will
not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis
of race, gender, national origin or any other protected legal

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Job Conditions

  • Minimum experience: 0 to 1 year
  • Minimum educational level: Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • Language: English

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