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Forest Resource Analyst

Employer:
OneFortyOne Plantations
Job Field:
Forestry
Job Type:
Full Time
Location:
International
Location Detail:
Mount Gambier, Australia
Job Description:

The Resource Analyst provides a range of analytical and planning services contributing to the strategic
management of OneFortyOne’s plantations. The role shares responsibility for the maintenance and
improvement of the resource information databases, Growth and Yield prediction systems and the
Estate Model. The position works closely with business partners on strategic wood flow projects,
acquisitions, improvement initiatives and the provision of effective business intelligence through the
analysis of resources and other relevant databases.
Key Responsibilities include:

  • Resources databases, tools and systems Contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the resource databases, resource assessment methods and growth and yield prediction systems needed to deliver the information products and decision support services expected of the Resources Team:
    • Monitor quantity and quality of resource data, accuracy of prediction models
    • Enhance data processing flows for improved service delivery
    • Leverage new technology, new methods and data sources to increase efficiency of service delivery
    • Estate Model and strategic planning Assist the annual update of the Estate and Budget Models and use these models to inform strategic resource management decisions:
    • Compile or coordinate compilation of various inputs (resource description, yield tables, prices, costs, constraints). Perform QA of such inputs.
    • Contribute to model build and fully understand the drivers of forest value
    • Package data and information to be delivered to External Appraisers
    • Work with business partners to provide strategic wood allocation decision support through theanalysis of alternative woodflow and marketing scenarios.
    • Identify and communicate opportunities to add value to the estate
    • Provide inputs to the budgeting process
  • Cutting Plan Translate strategic plan and budget into an operationally sound Cutting Plan and contributeto the integration of Cutting Plan and operational schedules:
    • Annually compile a three‐year Cutting Plan, aiming for maximum consistency with strategic and Budget objectives and content.
    • Work with Marketing and Operations staff to integrate the Cutting Plan and operational cutting schedules aiming for maximum value recovery.
  • Resource management feedback and reporting:
    • Report metrics of operational compliance (plan versus actual) and operational performance (yield reconciliation, value recovery). Work towards the improvement (timeliness, management relevance) of such reporting.
  • Resource analysis and technical support Provide services to other parts of the business as appropriate:
    • Appraisals of land considered for acquisition. 
    • Fertiliser decision support
    • Technical or analytical support to corporate projects
    • Coaching or on the job training.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that all activities comply with relevant Acts, legal requirements and ethical standards.
  • Meet economic, environmental, safety and social responsibilities by seeking to improve business processes and practices.
  • Find efficiencies, limit waste, prevent pollution, eliminate or control hazards, and manage risks.
  • Protect the health and welfare of all persons in the workplace.
  • Capture and maintain official records.
  • Consider neighbours and treat all stakeholders with respect.
  • Protect biodiversity, cultural assets, soil and water, and forest health and vitality.
Qualifications:

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification. Post graduate qualifications desirable.

Skills/Experience

  • Proven experience in forest inventory, growth and yield modelling, estate and financial modelling, strategic and tactical planning.
  • Sound knowledge of the forest industry and resource management trends in Australia and overseas.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills with ability to identify commercial solutions.
  •  Proficiency in the use of common forest resource management tools, such as GIS, yield prediction and estate modelling systems. Data processing and management, relational databases, SQL, advanced Excel skills. Experience working with remote sensing or harvester data.
  • Experience in project management, process improvement, change management, safety systems.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, in particular the ability to convey complex technical information to a variety of audiences. Sound judgement in handling commercially sensitive information.
  • Ability to work effectively within the team and with partners throughout the business.

ADDITIONAL NOTES

  • Required to participate in fire protection activities.
  • Must undertake the annual Fire‐fighter Health Risk Evaluation, comprising both the Medical Assessment and the relevant Health Evaluation Test. If required the employee will then be assigned firefighting duties appropriate to the approved firefighting level as determined by the annual health assessments.
  • Out of hours work and intrastate and interstate travel may be required.
  • Must comply and adhere to OFO policies and procedures.
  • Commitment to the effective management of workplace health, safety and welfare and injury management at all times.
  • Commitment to the promotion of OFO’s organisational values and ensures all tasks are completed consistently with the values
How to Apply:

Applications can be forwarded to Melissa Ryan via email mryan@onefortyone.com including resume and brief letter outlining experience and qualifications.