At KBM, our people are passionate about what they do. We provide a dynamic work environment in which employees have considerable autonomy and are rewarded with increasing opportunities to grow in their profession. Our people are encouraged to initiate new ventures and to take calculated risks. KBM is a diverse horizontal organization with open engagement across all business units.
KBM Resources Group- Technical Services- Field Supervisor
KBM is an independently-owned natural resources consulting firm offering a range of services to clients in both the private and public sector. Since 1974 we have been headquartered in Thunder Bay, ON along the north shore of Lake Superior. In 2011, KBM opened a satellite office in Prince Albert, SK. Both locations attract outdoor enthusiast to explore the endless networks of parks, trails, rivers, and lakes.
KBM operates three tightly integrated business units: KBM Aviation, KBM Geomatics and KBM Field Services in addition to operating KBM Outdoors (an outdoor equipment and supplies retail store). KBM’s Technical Services division has an operational territory that spans Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. KBM provides a flexible, dynamic, and challenging work environment with opportunities to further your skills in a team-based atmosphere. Additionally, we offer competitive compensation and opportunities for growth within the company.
A primary focus of KBM’s Field Services division is Forest Resource Inventory (FRI) data collection. KBM is currently seeking a Field Supervisor with proven technical and project management skills to join our Thunder Bay team on a full-time basis to support our FRI and other field programs. The field supervisor will be responsible for providing functional direction and supervision to field crews, coordinating daily with field staff, and delegating project tasks to field crew based on skill set and experience level. Other job responsibilities will include overseeing training requirements for field staff, ensuring data quality, assisting with proposal writing and pricing, report writing, and the use of GIS software (ESRI suite and summit) for digital field collection and analysis (this includes aerial photo interpretation). The Field Supervisor will be required to travel throughout the field season and must be willing to work extended shifts in remote locations. The Field Supervisor position will be based in Thunder Bay, ON.
- Degree or diploma in Forestry, Natural Resources, Environmental Studies/Science, Geography, GIS, or a related discipline.
- Knowledge of dendrology and mensuration
- Experience completing Boreal Forest timber cruising and/or PSP establishment or remeasurement plots
- Competent with GIS software (ESRI suite)
- Competent with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc)
- Proven experience managing or leading a team
- Highly organized with good attention to detail
- Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines
Other skills that are considered assets include:
- MNRF ELC Photo Interpretation Certificate
- Experience completing National Forest Inventory (NFI) photo or ground plots
- Understanding of SQL and/or Python
- A good understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
To express interest in this opportunity, please forward a cover letter and resume to Stéphane Audet and Eric Bongelli with the subject line “Field Supervisor”. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
The deadline to apply is Friday February 17th, 2023.
Join Our Team
We regularly hire forestry and geomatics students, field technicians, remote sensing experts, professional foresters and other natural resource professionals and are always accepting resumes.
We are proud to offer our full-time employees an attractive health and dental benefits package, we enjoy flexible work schedules, and a quality of life unique to Thunder Bay, Ontario. We also have an office in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.
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