Job Status: Filled

Planning Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  West Fraser Timber Co Ltd

  Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada

Job Details



West Fraser is a leading diversified North American forest products company. Listed on the TSX and rated as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for five years, we are a growing company looking for talented people to be part of our team. The Woodland’s Team at our Williams Lake Plywood Division has an opportunity for a highly motivated, professional forester for the role of:                   


Reporting to the Planning Superintendent, the Planning Forester will work with a team of professionals responsible for all timber development activities. Our Planning Foresters enjoy a balanced mix of field and office work, while living in the community of Williams Lake.

Responsibilities include:

  • Timber reconnaissance and development
  • Cutting Permit acquisition and appraisals
  • Government and First Nations liaison
  • Layout and cruising contract administration and supervision
  • Site Plans
  • Incorporating wildlife and other environmental values into harvest area designs
  • Consulting stakeholders

 The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Registered Professional Forester or Technologist Designation (RPF or RFT), with the Association of BC Forest Professionals (ABCFP) or the College of Alberta Professional Foresters.
  • 2-4 years of relevant field experience in planning (cruising, layout, site plans)
  • Above average interpersonal and computer skills.
  • Experience with Arc map.
  • Working knowledge of the appraisal system
  • Candidates with lesser experience or qualifications may be considered for this position or other positions within our Woodlands Team.

At West Fraser, we believe in giving our employees a challenge they can rise to. We are looking for individuals who are interested in career advancement and progression through various aspects of our business. We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan.

Williams Lake has a population of approximately 11,000 residents. The city is a hub for forestry, mining and transportation and offers residents an abundance of outdoor adventures including skiing, hiking and mountain biking. Check out for more information about the community.

If this position sounds like the career for you, submit your cover letter and resume via the "apply now" link.

We thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.