Forestry

Congratulations to Yousry El-Kassaby for receiving the 2017 Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award

Canadian Forestry News - Thu, 2017-09-28 12:15
Yousry El-Kassaby has been selected by the Canadian Institute of Forestry as the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award.
Categories: Canadian, Forestry, News

Forestry Information Systems Manager in Home Office, British Columbia, Canada with Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2017-09-28 07:23

JOB PURPOSE:

The Manager, Forestry Information Systems provides leadership within the Forest Management structure and is responsible to manage development, provide support, and oversee maintenance of forestry business and GIS applications to ensure alignment with Corporate and Business goals.  Working closely with IT managers, the Manager, Forestry Information Systems is responsible to further the integration of forestry systems within the corporate IT structure and as a member of the IT Center of Excellence (CoE) the Manager, Forestry Information Systems is a champion of the forestry use of the corporate ERP system.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage the development, implementation, and use of the Trimble integrated software solutions for forestry and business management within corporate policies and procedures and provincial forest acts and regulations across Canada.
  • Provide Forestry Business leadership for the implementation and integration of the forestry information systems with SAP.
  • Develop and adapt long and mid-term strategic goals and manage their conversion to operation plans within approved budgets.
  • Manage multi-discipline project teams, negotiate and manage both support and development contracts and contractors.
  • Be the Canadian Forestry member of the CoE and the Subject Matter Expert for Canadian Logs.
  • Develop and implement policies and standards for operations and security of business systems within Canadian forestry. Monitor compliance and work in conjunction with LP Corporate security and Internal Audit staff.
  • In conjunction with the LP IT Edge Applications Manager, manage the Forestry and IT team developing and supporting Canadian forestry business solutions.
  • Lead both geographic and database analysis and design across the region. Provide support and direction to divisional, regional and site GIS staff and system users.
  • Lead training and development of users and divisional business staff in close consultation with managers and jointly with the Forestry COE Analyst.
  • Coordinate with regional staff to assess system utilization and assist in workflow development.
  • Provide leadership for the GIS User Group to advance GIS use and evaluate emerging and current technology.
  • Company representative to local, regional and national GIS user group training and education
  • Assist in the supervision of site GIS staff training and performance management.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop strategic objectives and communications in alignment with the Corporate, Business, & IT strategy.
  • Experience with implementing business systems, reporting tools and applying technology to solve business problems.
  • Thorough knowledge of integrated business solutions, relational databases, and geographic system design and development.
  • Knowledge of provincial forest practices, contract and accounting needs.
  • Knowledge of distributed network software administration.
  • Demonstrated application development skills.
  • Knowledge of current supervisory and management techniques.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of internal and external groups.
  • Strong time management skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, GIS, Forestry, or related field.

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in integrated forestry systems, GIS, or computer/database administration in positions of increasing leadership responsibility.
  • Experience with Trimble Forestry, SAP, or other Forestry and Business ERP systems required.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Office and location environment.
  • Travel required to all facilities
  • Flexible work schedule may be required to work with sites, contractors, or to implement enhancements when system usage is minimized                    

 

Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

NATIONAL GIS MANAGER in Home Office, British Columbia, Canada with Louisiana-Pacific Canada Ltd

Canadian Forestry Jobs - Thu, 2017-09-28 07:23

LP Building Products is a leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products.  At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we’ve been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry.
 
LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry. 

Job Purpose:

The National GIS Manager provides leadership within the Forest Management structure and is responsible to manage development, provide support, and oversee maintenance of forestry business and GIS applications to ensure alignment with Corporate and Business goals.  Working closely with IT managers, the National GIS Manager is responsible to further the integration of forestry systems within the corporate IT structure and as a member of the IT Center of Excellence (CoE) the National GIS Manager is a champion of the forestry use of the corporate ERP system.
 
Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and adapt long and mid-term strategic goals and manage their conversion to operation plans within approved budgets.
  • Manage the development, implementation, and use of integrated software solutions for forestry and business management within corporate policies and procedures and provincial forest acts and regulations across Canada.
  • Provide Forestry Business leadership for the implementation and integration of the forestry information systems with SAP.
  • Manage multi-discipline project teams, negotiate and manage both support and development contracts and contractors.
  • Be the Canadian Forestry member of the CoE and the Subject Matter Expert for Canadian Logs.
  • Develop and implement policies and standards for operations and security of business systems within Canadian forestry. Monitor compliance and work in conjunction with LP Corporate security and Internal Audit staff.
  • In conjunction with the LP IT Edge Applications Manager, manage the Forestry and IT team developing and supporting Canadian forestry business solutions.
  • Lead both geographic and database analysis and design across the region. Provide support and direction to divisional, regional and site GIS staff and system users.
  • Lead training and development of users and divisional business staff in close consultation with managers and jointly with the Forestry COE Analyst.
  • Coordinate with regional staff to assess system utilization and assist in workflow development.
  • Provide leadership for the GIS User Group to advance GIS use and evaluate emerging and current technology.
  • Company representative to local, regional and national GIS user group training and education
  • Assist in the supervision of site GIS staff training and performance management.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to develop strategic objectives and communications in alignment with the Corporate, Business, & IT strategy.
  • Experience with implementing business systems, reporting tools and applying technology to solve business problems.
  • Thorough knowledge of integrated business solutions, relational databases, and geographic system design and development.
  • Knowledge of provincial forest practices, contract and accounting needs.
  • Knowledge of distributed network software administration.
  • Demonstrated application development skills.
  • Knowledge of current supervisory and management techniques.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Ability to work well with a variety of internal and external groups.
  • Strong time management skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Computer Science or related field. 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in GIS, integrated forestry systems, or computer/database administration in positions of increasing leadership responsibility.
  • Experience with Trimble/Cengea Forestry, SAP, or other Forestry and Business ERP systems desired.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Position to be located at any of our Canadian facilities
  • Office and location environment.
  • Travel required to all facilities 
  • Flexible work schedule may be required to work with contractors or to implement enhancements when system usage is minimized  
Categories: Canadian, Forestry, Jobs

Landscape Management: From Data to Decision

Canadian Forestry Events - Thu, 2017-09-28 02:22
From 2018-09-17 to 2018-09-19, Prague, Czech Republic, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 4.04.00
Categories: Canadian, Events, Forestry

IUFRO 3.08.00 Small-scale Forestry Conference 2018 "Transformations Towards a New Era in Small Scale Forestry"

Canadian Forestry Events - Thu, 2017-09-28 01:41
From 2018-06-11 to 2018-06-13, Vaasa, Finland, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 3.08.00
Categories: Canadian, Events, Forestry

Canadian expert urges NZ to build more high rise wood

Canadian Forestry News - Wed, 2017-09-27 21:11
A visiting Canadian building expert is urging New Zealand to make better use of its natural timber to construct more high-rise buildings using wood. Source: Radio NZ Karla Fraser, a senior project manager at Urban One Builders in Vancouver, is in New Zealand for a conference in Rotorua later this week. She worked on the Tallwood House at Brock Commons in Vancouver, the tallest timber building in the world, which opened in July. It is an 18-storey building housing students at the University of British Columbia. She said a fear of building high-rises with wood had meant the idea had been slow to take off. There had been concerns about moisture levels in the wood, and fire risk. Ms Fraser said a lot of work went into the design and testing of the building and fears had been assuaged. She said it made sense to use wood, particularly in countries with an abundance of timber like Canada and New Zealand. “There is definitely a benefit to be able to grow a product you are using to build.” She said in the case of Tallwood House it was about 5% more expensive to build than a conventional concrete building. Ms Fraser said construction using mainly timber was environmentally friendly. “At Tallwood we had a lot less waste than we have off regular projects we work on.” Ms Fraser, who visits Christchurch on the trip, said high rise buildings built with timber were a safe option. Timber buildings were lighter and flexed more in quakes. “The wood buildings, they make sense. They have a lot more flex to them and the engineering expertise is available and can be done easily and I do believe these are smarter buildings. “It makes perfectly good sense to use your local industry to support your economy and the people living here.” Builders, engineers and architects had to want to embrace the concept if it was to succeed, she said.
Categories: Canadian, Forestry, News

International scientific conference: "African forest-related policy and politics"

Canadian Forestry Events - Wed, 2017-09-27 10:22
From 2018-09-24 to 2018-09-27, Yaoundé, Cameroon, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.05.00
Categories: Canadian, Events, Forestry

International scientific conference: "African forest-related policy and politics"

Canadian Forestry Events - Wed, 2017-09-27 10:22
From 2018-09-24 to 2018-09-27, Yaoundé, Cameroon, IUFRO Unit(s) involved: 9.05.00
Categories: Canadian, Events, Forestry

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