Weyerhaeuser – Forest Engineer (Sedro Woolly, WA)

Weyerhaeuser’s Columbia Timberlands business is seeking an experienced Forest Engineer.  This is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the North Cascades Team Leader and is an integral part of the team providing planning and management of activities across the North Cascades Tree Farm.  The role will be based out of the Sedro Woolley, WA office.  Salary level dependent on qualifications and experience.   This position will expire on 7/24/14.

This position is responsible for the planning and management of field engineering activities.  In addition, it requires active involvement in the planning of road construction and road maintenance activities, and will be involved in harvest planning and scheduling.  The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the Integrated Skills Development Process (ISDP).  The objective of ISDP is to provide for a structured process for individual development matching business skill set needs in the areas of forestry, engineering, land use, and harvesting.


Key Functions:

  • Employ professional engineering skills in the planning and field implementation of road layout, road construction, road maintenance, harvest unit layout and cable/ground-logging systems. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

About Sedro-Woolley:

Sedro-Woolley is known as the "Gateway to the Cascades" because it is located on the western edge of the majestic Cascade Mountain range in Northwest Washington State. Sedro-Woolley is perfectly situated where you can drive 20 minutes and reach the coast of the Puget Sound or you can drive an hour to hit either downtown Seattle or be up in the beautiful Cascades. Sedro-Woolley is the home of Loggerodeo celebration staged annually since the mid-1930s. Loggerodeo features a carnival, foot-race, log drive, old-time logging show, championship rodeo, children's parade, the annual Fourth of July parade, and an invitation-only chainsaw log carving competition. Favorite chainsaw carved log creations from the carving competitions of past years line the downtown Sedro-Woolley area

About Our Timberlands Business:

We’re experts in growing, nurturing, harvesting and replanting trees without harming the environment or exhausting the supply. Our timberlands team attracts world-class professionals who understand how to make the most of our remarkable, renewable resource — to meet the needs of our investors, customers and communities today, and for decades to come. 

About Weyerhaeuser:

For more than a century, Weyerhaeuser has grown and harvested trees to make innovative products that meet important human needs. We’re serious about safety, focused on performance and proud of what we do. In every corner of our company, you’ll find talented people who care about each other, the communities where we operate, and the planet we all share. 

  • BS Forest Engineering or other Forest Operations related field. 
  • Individuals who possess a comparable degree (e.g. Civil Engineering) along with forest operations experience will also be considered. 
  • Minimum 3 years of operational forest engineering experience preferred.
  • Candidates with Northwest regional field experience will be strongly considered. 
  • Must be highly motivated, a self-directed team player. 
  • Ability to deal with state and federal wildlife, water and forest practice rules/statutes. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral) needed to effectively function as part of a team. 
  • Will be required to learn how to prepare, negotiate, administer and monitor contracts. 
  • Able to develop, prioritize, plan, implement and manage activities to meet targets and deadlines. 
  • Familiarity with Washington State Forest Practice rules is a plus. 
  • Strong analytical skills w/ proficiency in use of personal computers and related software applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Geographical Information Systems are highly desirable with desire to learn. 
  • Current driver’s license is required as work involves driving company vehicles on rough roads (25,000 miles per year). 
  • Minimum of 50% of work time is spent in the field, much of it on steep or broken ground covered with slash and brush. 
  • Field work accomplished under variety of weather conditions; all that the Northwest has to offer. 
  • Operations are highly weather dependent; responsibilities may include occasional weekend work.

To Apply:     Please visit http://weyer.jobs/8641

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.