Resource Analyst
West Fraser
Sundre, AB
4d ago
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Resource Analyst

West Fraser has an exciting and challenging career opportunity for an entry level Resource Analyst to join our Woodlands Team.

In this position, your job responsibilities will consist of analysis of all levels of data within West Fraser’s corporate and divisional systems to support our woodlands operations and our processing facilities.

You will be on a training and development program to build an understanding of our business, and government planning policies and standards.

Based out of Sundre, Alberta, as the Resource Analyst you will report to the Woodlands Manager and take technical direction from the corporate Senior Resource Analyst.

Duties and Responsibilities :

Your development program will be designed to build on your existing skills and interests to undertake the following :

  • Complete strategic level analyses to classify land bases, project timber yields, develop timber harvest schedules and asses the impacts on non-timber values in development of Forest Management Plans.
  • Develop and execute forest mensuration programs, including sampling design, data collection, storage, compilation and reporting.
  • Generate forest growth and yield forecasts using combinations of empirical and model-derived methods.
  • Inventory quantification in support of company operational and tactical planning.
  • Desired Qualifications and Qualities :

  • Graduate from a recognized forestry program with strong interest in analytical work.
  • Interest in computer scripting in various languages (SQL Server, Oracle, VBA, Python, SAS) to facilitate compilation of forest inventory and mensuration data.
  • Interest in analysis of spatial data in an ESRI environment.
  • Solid understanding of statistics and sample design.
  • Ability to work independently while achieving broader team objectives.
  • Collaborate well within a team environment.
  • Understanding of the Alberta Forest Management Planning Standard, Regeneration Surveys of Alberta and other relevant Alberta polices that guide resource analysis would be an asset.
  • Professional designation with the AAFMP or be eligible and willing to earn this designation.
  • At West Fraser, we believe in giving our employees a challenge they can rise to. Recognized for the seventh time, as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, we are looking for individuals who are interested in career advancement for progression through various aspects of our business.

    We offer an excellent compensation package including a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an outstanding pension plan.

    Interested applicants should apply in confidence with a resume, including references, and cover letter at

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

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