Engineering Technologist

Job Description


Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development
Fort St John

This position is located at the Charlie Lake BC Timber Sales office.

Engineering Technologist
$58,629.96 – $66,726.25 annually

BC Timber Sales (BCTS) manages about 20 per cent of the province’s allowable annual cut for Crown timber, generating economic prosperity for British Columbians through the safe, sustainable development and auction of Crown timber. BCTS operates in 33 communities and directly supports over 8,000 jobs across B.C. Data from our operations are used to help determine the market value of the timber harvested from public land and ensures British Columbians receive fair value from their timber resources.

BCTS also supports Government’s commitment to true, lasting reconciliation with First Nations in BC as we move toward fully adopting and implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

To find out more about our program check out the BCTS website




The Engineering Technologist is focused on implementing engineering projects, which includes contract management, bridge and major structure, survey, resource roads, and road design to support the achievement of project and program objectives. The position provides: engineering technical services to support the achievement of project and/or program objectives, information to operational staff, and works closely with the Engineering Officer and/or the Woodlands Supervisor to ensure environmental, construction and legislative requirements are met.


Qualifications for this role include:

• Diploma in forest engineering, forest management or equivalent related field, plus three years of experience in a directly related operational field forestry activities. OR:
• An equivalent combination of education and experience such as five years (gained within the last seven years) of experience in two or more in the following operational field forestry activities
• Operational field forestry activities include the following:
o Timber harvesting monitoring/conformance
o Cut-block development
o Forest road engineering
o Silviculture
• Applicants must be registered or eligible for registration with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals as a Registered Forest Technologist or equivalent.
• Must possess at minimum a valid Class 5 B.C. Driver’s License that does not limit or restrict the ability to conduct the duties of the job.

For more information and to apply online by October 30, 2019, please go to:

Attention: only applications submitted through the BC Public Service’s employment website (see link above) will be accepted.