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Forest Analyst (Contractor) Resolute Northwestern Ontario Woodlands Operations


Thunder Bay, ON, CA, P7E 6S3

Department:  Forestry (FO00)

Focused on both environmental stewardship and financial success, Resolute Forest Products offers promising and fulfilling job opportunities, where motivated individuals have every chance to accelerate their careers. If you are passionate and ready to make a difference, Resolute is the company that will assure you of success.

Our Thunder Bay location in Ontario, Canada is currently seeking talent to fill the position of Forest Analyst (Contractor) Resolute Northwestern Ontario Woodlands Operations. This job is temporary, full-time.


Forest Analyst (Contractor) Resolute Northwestern Ontario Woodlands Operations

Resolute is seeking an organization or individual hereafter referred to as “the Contractor”, to assist our forest management team in fulfilling obligations related to planning and reporting on Sustainable Forest License (SFL) areas managed by Resolute and to do analysis to inform Resolute on wood supply and forest management in Northwestern Ontario. 


While office space and equipment, computers and software necessary to complete the obligations under this work program will be provided by and at Resolute office(s), the Contractor will have a computer(s) capable of running all of the different software programs listed below. The following described activities may be supplemented with additional duties from time-to-time which will not constitute more than 15% of the total work package.


Contractor Work Package will responsibilities:

  • Advanced GIS expertise and analytical skills (proficiency with the following an asset: ArcPro, ArcGIS, ArcMap, Spatial Analyst, Image Analyst)
  • Forest estate models would be an asset (Remsoft Strategic Optimization and Tactical Optimization Model’s and SFMM proffered)
  • Expertise/knowledge with forest modelling tools (OLT, MIST, ResidualTool, NDPEGTool, WWFTool, Patchworks)
  • Conduct forest modeling and preparation of forest management plan documentation
  • Conduct tactical optimization modelling in preparation of annual harvest and wood flow planning
  • Sound knowledge in inventory preparation/review for updating/creating inventory products
  • Expert knowledge in the preparation of model inputs, interpreting the results and preparation of packages for reviewing results
  • Expert knowledge of Ontario’s  Forest Management Planning Manual and Forest Information Manual
  • Be a Registered Professional Forester, in good standing or ability to obtain
  • Operating under the guidance of the Forestry Manager & Superintendent of Resolute FP Canada Inc. the Contractor will provide the required services on an ad-hoc/as required basis at an hourly rate.


Ideal profile:

  • Ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of proven provide forest management planning experience.
  • A degree in Forestry;
  • Ability to work as part of a team, to communicate with all levels of the organization and to adapt quickly to change
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • The ideal candidate will possess the drive and passion to continuously improve upon the health and safety, efficiency, production, and planning targets for Ontario Woodlands
  • In-depth knowledge of MS Office and solid computer skills
  • Strong attention to detail combined with the ability to see the big picture;


Your team:

Reporting to the Forestry Manager, you will be part of a results-oriented team whose members are encouraged to exceed expectations.


To be considered for this opportunity, please apply today! In order to be eligible for this position, you must be legally entitled to work in Canada for our company.


Our Ontario Woodlands is located at 2001 Neebing Avenue, Thunder Bay, ON. The community of Thunder Bay is located in Northwest Ontario. For more information about the region, please visit  or


You will view Thunder Bay is naturally home to epic outdoor adventures. In and around the city, there are hundreds of parks and conservation areas ready for you to explore. Find golf, mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking, angling and sailing opportunities within in walking distance; and Lake Superior – the world’s largest freshwater lake a mere stone’s throw away as well as the pleasures of many winter activities including skiing or snowmobiling. Other notable sites include:

  • Fort William Historical Park: This is a recreation of an early 1800s fur trade post
  • Sleeping Giant Provincial Park: This park is known for its scenic views and natural wonders
  • Mount McKay: You can climb to one of the highest points in the province at this location
  • Prince Arthur’s Landing: You can enjoy art galleries, museums, and food at this location
  • Terry Fox Memorial: This memorial is dedicated to Terry Fox, a Canadian athlete who ran across Canada to raise money for cancer research

Resolute Forest Products is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments.  We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. 


Only selected candidates will be contacted. Resolute Forest Products is an equal opportunity employer.


Forest products are essential, as are each and every one of our employees and contractors. We take the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of our employees and to safeguard the integrity of all Resolute facilities.


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With a diverse range of pulp, paper, tissue and wood products sold in over 70 countries, Resolute owns or operates some 40 facilities, as well as power generation assets, in Canada and the United States.

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