Resource Planner

· Edmonton, Alberta
Employment Type Permanent Full-time

Do you have an operational forest development background and the ability to think strategically about accessing timber while meeting stewardship requirements?  Do you have a passion and experience in wildfire risk management and fuel mitigation treatments?  Are you able to use GIS and technology to support forest management decision making?


Forsite is looking for a Resource Planner, to be based in Edmonton, who has strong communication and facilitation skills to support our clients in Alberta and across western Canada.  The successful applicant will work with Forsite’s senior planners & analysts to deliver strategic, tactical and operational planning projects for our clients.  The position requires a minimum of of forest operational planning experience, a post-secondary education with a natural resource management focus, and have or be able to attain professional forester/technician accreditation in Alberta.  Demonstrated experience in wildfire risk and fuels management, landscape ecology and planning process facilitation would be considered an asset.


Forsite is a dynamic forest management services company serving government and industry clients since for 35 years.  At Forsite, we excel at being a flexible, adaptable, people oriented team that offers its employees stability, promotion, and on the job development.  We offer challenging and fulfilling careers with industry leading compensation. Forsite is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees.



Operating within Forsite’s Resource Management and Technology business area you will work closely with senior planners and forest analysts to provide forestry business knowledge and planning expertise that offers cost effective, innovative, and meaningful solutions to our clients.  You should have a demonstrated problem solving ability, strong written and oral communications skills, and an ability to develop realistic plans within complex and challenging stewardship situations.


Depending on the experience of the successful candidate, the potential types of projects the role will be involved in may include forest operational planning, field operations, fibre analyses, forest health planning projects, wildfire risk management, community wildfire protection and fuel management planning and implementation, and stakeholder engagement.



Time management and project budgets.  Supervision of multiple projects.



Supporting role in the development of bids and proposals. Provide feedback for future opportunities and potential for new products and services.



Embrace a results-focused collaborative environment.  Contribute to a positive work and social environment that supports Forsite's culture of innovation, employee satisfaction, and supporting our client’s for success.



Have a background in operational forestry, wildfire risk and fuel management.  Be knowledgeable and experienced in tenures and permitting, timber supply, land use planning, wildfire management, forest management planning, forest inventory and GIS.



Awareness of environmental management systems and ability to help clients achieve their environmental goals through comprehensive planning.



Act as project leader on planning projects as directed by the manager.  Apply specialized knowledge in forest management and project management in the successful completion of projects.  Foster amongst the project team an environment of open communication and continuous improvement.



Support the translation of client concerns/challenges into projects designed to provide a solution. Ensure client expectations are clear and met within projects. Manage client expectations, scope issues, and billings.



You are committed to working safely and to maintain a safe work environment for others.



Proven ability in GIS, 3D imagery systems, data analysis & data management, and MS Office suite of tools.



Provide exceptionally clear written and verbal communications to ensure project inputs are correct and project results lead to informed decision making.  Facilitate planning processes and presentations in order to effectively deliver projects.



In addition to a challenging and rewarding work environment, Forsite provides work/life flexibility, competitive wages, a solid benefits package, supported professional development and a company matched pension program.

Forsite is looking for the most suitable individual for the position available with the skills and knowledge to effectively complete the duties required of the position. Applications are welcome from anyone. At Forsite, we foster and sustain an environment of diversity & inclusion where everyone can reach their full potential. The position may lead to full time employment and as such, would qualify for our benefits and pension program.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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  • Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Full-time