Appraisal Planner (Forestry, Logging & Mill Operations)

Full Time

  Western Forest Products Inc (

  Gold River, British Columbia, Canada


Western Forest Products is looking for an Appraisal Planner to join our Nootka Forest Operation in Gold River, B.C.


  • Reporting to the Stumpage Appraisal Supervisor and the Manager, Timber Appraisals and Pricing:
  • Ensures a safe work attitude and environment.
  • Shared responsibility for preparation of cutting permit applications for up to two plus million m3 on an annual basis.
  • Responsible for preparation of Coast Appraisal Data for the associated cutting permits, as well as preliminary stumpage estimates.
  • Responsible for the electronic submission of cutting permit applications and appraisal information to the appropriate Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations systems.
  • Responsible for meeting associated quality assurance programs.
  • Provide timber appraisal and stumpage information across operations, from strategic decision making to the operational level. 
  • Works closely with operational planning and forestry staff, colleagues, Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Tenures and Valuation staff and other stakeholders to identify and maximize opportunities to use knowledge and technology to improve the content and quality of cutting permit and appraisal submissions, as well as improving the overall corporate position.
  • Keeps up to date with emerging information and technologies.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Forestry or Technical diploma combined with 5+ years’ experience in Coastal forest planning (engineering or forestry). Familiarity with cutting permit preparation and Coastal timber appraisals and related Cruise and Coast Appraisal Manuals. Competent working knowledge of Microsoft Office, RoadEng, Cenfor, CruiseComp, ECAS and ESF software.
  • Registered with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as an RPF or RFT.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Excellent analytical and computer skills with desktop/laptop computer and iPad.
  • Able to conduct field work as required.
  • Familiarity with geomatics is an asset.
  • Possesses good judgment and decision-making skills and effective communication and interpersonal skills.

How To Apply

This position will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply early for consideration.

Internal candidates please apply to this posting and notify recruitment of your interest.

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