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Forest Engineering Specialist (Professional Development)

As an employee in our PDP, future assignments will be managed through career path opportunities. As your career progresses, every effort will be made to match career and personal objectives. This program provides talented candidates that can be accessed from all operating areas to meet staffing needs as appropriate. We will select and place the most qualified employees in full time entry-level assignments, and as additional openings become available (generally a 12-month timeframe), and based on readiness, transfer or promote these individuals into those future vacancies, commensurate with performance and experience. Each candidate must be willing to work through a strategic development plan by working across different Areas or functional teams to ensure a variety of exposure/experience is available and business needs are met. Once a position becomes available as a fixed assignment, PDs are expected to accept the position, which may include potential relocation to where that vacancy exists within the Oregon or Washington operations. However, we understand that not every situation in this process is ideal, so we do our best to align personal interests with our business needs, including consideration for an individual’s preferred working geography(s).

Key Functions:
  • Employ professional engineering and/or forestry skills in the planning and field implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, cable/ground-logging systems, harvest unit layout and silvicultural activities.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes.
  • Full participation in the management of expense and capital budgets.
  • Appropriate level of participation in negotiating, preparing, and administering contracts.
  • Act as company representative with landowners, government agencies, and community representatives.
  • Be a strong advocate for safety within the team and throughout the operation for company and contractor activities.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal safety statutes, environmental requirements and Weyerhaeuser resource and stewardship goals.

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering, Forest Operations or closely related field.
  • Former interns and/or candidates with two years northwest regional field/work experience with solid references are highly desired.
  • Must be highly motivated, safety conscious and self-directed team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) needed to effectively function as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of and ability to ensure state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes are being applied appropriately. Familiarity of Oregon and/or Washington rules/statutes preferred.
  • Able to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines.
  • Will be required to learn how to prepare, negotiate, administer and monitor contracts.
  • Strong analytical skills with proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Geographical Information Systems.
  • Current drivers’ license is required as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads approx. 25,000 miles per year.
  • Must be able to safely traverse on steep or broken ground covered with slash, brush and occasional poison oak as a minimum of 50% of work is spent in the field.
  • Candidate must be willing and able to perform field work during inclement weather, as well as perform technical office work and analyses over extended periods of time.
  • Must be willing to work occasional weekends based on project or weather factors.