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Forest Management

Nelson / Marlborough Positions

Job Description:

Harvest Supervisor

  • Management and supervision of harvesting, EH&S, and earthworks
  • Maintaining strong client relationships
  • Reporting on production targets, EH&S audits
7+ years experience
Strong communication skills
Ability to use H&S Apps
Team player

Forest Engineer / Planner
  • Planning, management and supervision of earthworks
  • Planning harvest of larger harvest blocks
  • Resource Consent applications
5+ years experience
Strong communication skills
Ability to use H&S Apps
Team player

  • Planning, management and supervision of planting and silviculture
  • Modelling new planting blocks using internal models
  • Involved in resource consent applications as required
  • Reporting on operational targets, EH&S audits
Could suit Graduate or 1-2 years experience
Strong communication skills
Ability to use H&S Apps
Team player

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Contact: Tracey Wayte
mobile: +64 021 083 34633

Opportunity for experienced Manager within Queensland Forestry

Job Description:
Be part of a team that works in regional areas throughout Queensland liaising with key customers and stakeholders to plan, authorise, undertake, and monitor field operations associated with the Queensland Government’s management of its native timber and quarry material resources.

Working within the Forestry business group within the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, you will lead and manage staff across Queensland within the Cypress product function to:

  • Achieve performance targets for the sale of Cypress products
  • Provide leadership in in the development, implementation and review of strategies and governance arrangements which address risk and satisfy natural resource management, environmental, cultural heritage and other requirements specified in relevant legislation, standards, codes of practice, policies and procedures.
This is key managerial position that has an important role within Forestry to support timber industry in regional Queensland in manner that protects economic, environmental, community and cultural values.

Existing knowledge of relevant forestry standards, legislation, requirements and/or training or relevant studies while not essential will be well regarded for this role.

Demonstrated experience in leading a team to deliver operational programs will also be highly regarded for the position.

The role requirements are outlined in the Role Description. Please refer to this and our associated applicant information in preparing your application

To find out more, visit and search ‘Manager, Cypress’

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Research/Govt/Industry Association

FGLT Board Election

Job Description:

Voting closes 5pm Friday October 22

Owners of forests have until 5pm on Friday 22 October to vote for Board members of the Forest Growers Levy Trust.

There are 4 nominations for 2 Board positions representing owners of forests fewer than 1,000 hectares;
Bert Hughes
Ian Jackson
Graham West
Glenn Williams

There are 5 nominations for 2 Board positions representing owners of forests of more than 1,000 hectares;
Don Aurik
Ryan Cavanagh
Peter Clark
Robert Green
Neill Woods

GO TO for candidate and voting information and to vote.

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Chief Executive Officer

Company/Location: FWPA / Melbourne

Job Description:

  • Agricultural RD&E leadership role
  • Diverse key stakeholders
  • Melbourne
The Company

Forest & Wood Products Australia (FWPA) is a not-for-profit industry services company, also referred to as an RDC (Rural Research & Development Company), funded by the Federal Government, member levies and research grants.

FWPA collaborates with government and industry stakeholders to determine strategy, investing in effective and relevant R&D and delivering programs designed to grow the market for forest and wood products, increase productivity and profitability across the value chain, and deliver positive environmental and social outcomes.

The Position

Reporting to the FWPA Board, the CEO is accountable for the “health” of the organisation in terms of strategy development & direction, financial viability, corporate culture and stakeholder relationships. The CEO will ensure that FWPA invests strategically in R&D, knowledge transfer, education, generic promotion and market development as well as other programs as approved by the Board.

The CEO will manage and grow a sustainable organisation that adds stakeholder value by proactively developing, implementing and continuously improving business initiatives as identified in FWPA’s strategic plan.

The Person

To be successful in this high profile, challenging but highly rewarding position, you will possess the following key skills, attributes and experience:
  • Proven track record of success at CEO or Executive level ideally with exposure to the forestry or forest products sector or related sectors such as design and construction, primary industries and/or Natural Resource Management
  • Exposure to board reporting including the development and implementation of high -quality business plans, budgets and strategies, matched with strong financial acumen
  • Strong leadership and people management skills to create an environment promoting high level performance and a positive morale resulting in a culture of innovation and delivery
  • High level engagement skills with the ability to manage and influence a broad and diverse range of key stakeholder including Government
  • High level presentation and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • An ideas generator and broker with the ability to negotiate and collaborate with industry and R&D providers in Australia and internationally
  • Tenacious, innovative, self-confident, resilient, client focused, and committed to the values of the company.
This is a rare opportunity for a service orientated and customer focussed professional to lead this high-profile services company with a diverse and broad group of stakeholders. FWPA has a non-discriminatory and diversity policy that will ensure that the successful applicant will be selected on key skills, attributes, and ability. An attractive remuneration package is on offer to attract candidates of the highest calibre. To enquire please phone Mick Hay or Nigel Crawley on 1300 380701 or apply via

PDF description: FWPA CEO - final9.pdf

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Contact: Mick Hay or Nigel Crawley

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