Our Team

VAST Resource Solutions Inc. (VAST) is a locally owned environmental, engineering, forestry and geomatics consulting company based in the beautiful East Kootenay region of British Columbia (BC). We are a trusted advisor and regional expert, delivering professional and practical solutions for complex and challenging projects across multiple industries.

VAST embraces a culture that provides a welcoming and empowering workplace for our employees to advance their careers, embrace new challenges, and grow their expertise within a collaborative, energetic, and passionate team-oriented working environment. Employees are truly valued and respected, allowing for flexibility, creativity and an innovative approach to work/life balance.

The Opportunity

VAST is seeking an experienced Professional Forester to provide field based and project management leadership to a diverse array of forestry projects.

Your Responsibilities

  • Working as a crew lead on a wide array of forestry projects;

  • Supervision of multiple field crews;

  • Involved in all aspects of CP/TSL development, including the preparation of site plans and woodlot license plans;

  • Working with project managers and other senior staff to manage all aspects of project implementation, including proposals, work plans, scheduling, reporting, quality management, and day-to-day client liaison;

  • Developing and managing effective relationships with clients, industry, government, Indigenous Nations, other consulting firms, and the communities where we work and live;

  • Participating in business development, client relationship management and QA/QC activities;

  • Contributing to a positive workplace atmosphere, building on VAST’s culture of teamwork, fun, professionalism and cooperation within the office and field environments.

Experience working in a fast-paced, dynamic consulting environment that requires flexibility, adaptive management and teamwork is a definite asset.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Registered Professional Forester in good standing with FPBC;

  • Five or more years of practical applied forestry experience;

  • Knowledge of British Columbia’s forest tenure system;

  • Strong client relation skills;

  • Knowledge of legislation, authorizations and permits related to BC Forestry;

  • Experience in supervision of field crews;

  • Experience liaising with regulators, Indigenous Nations, and other key stakeholders;

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills;

  • Detail-oriented, emphasizing quality of work;

  • Valid First Aid certification and a comittment to health, safety, and wellness;

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Our Offering

VAST prides itself on being valued and trusted by our employees, clients, colleagues, and the communities in which we live, work and play. We are focused on capitalizing on our team’s diverse skills and expertise to become the trusted name in resource consulting, with a proven track record of providing exceptional client service, offering practical solutions, and delivering projects on time, in scope and on budget.

VAST provides our employees with:

  • Challenging and rewarding work responsibilities in a collaborative team environment.
  • A friendly atmosphere, including teambuilding and social events, to build camaraderie.

  • Professional development, mentoring and career advancement opportunities.
  • Competitive wages: the expected annual wage range for this position is $70,000 to $90,000, depending on individual education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

  • A comprehensive employee benefits package including a retirement savings program.

  • An annual bonus/profit-share program.
  • Support of a healthy balance between career and personal commitments.
  • Flexible schedules to align with work demands and personal priorities.
  • A ‘dog-friendly’ workspace, welcoming friendly critters to the office and in the field.
  • Unparalleled access to the great outdoors for work and play.

If you share our values, would like to experience life in the beautiful East Kootenay region of BC, and have the skills and abilities we are seeking, please email your resume and a cover letter clearly stating why VAST is the place for you to: careers@vastresource.com

All responses are confidential and only individuals selected for an interview will be contacted. VAST Resource Solutions is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all persons throughout our recruitment, selection and employment processes.

Thank you for your interest in VAST Resource Solutions!