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Weyerhaeuser NR Company

Biometrician

Weyerhaeuser NR Company - Seattle, WA

At Weyerhaeuser we believe trees are a remarkable resource that can, and should, be managed responsibly to make a range of products that meet human needs, while also providing recreation, wildlife habitat, and other important ecosystem benefits. For more than a century, we've been building our reputation as a leader in sustainable forest products.

As a member of the Advanced Forestry Systems (AFS) team at Weyerhaeuser you will work on a diverse range of projects involving growth and yield modeling, tree taper and volume estimation, forest inventory, remote sensing, quantitative silviculture, harvest scheduling, economic modeling, and long-term silvicultural study design, implementation, and analysis. The AFS team mission is to ensure the availability of reliable and cost-effective forest information for the optimal management of Weyerhaeuser land and timber. The AFS team is committed to fulfilling this mission by providing world-class data acquisition, analytical technologies, and support.

This position will be based out of the Weyerhaeuser headquarters building in the heart of Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle, with occasional travel to regional offices across the country.

Roles and Responsibilities

Develops, validates, and implements:

Individual-tree forest growth models including silvicultural treatment and wood property effects for forests across the U.S.;

taper and volume systems for commercial species in Weyerhaeuser's operating area and beyond;

forest sampling and inventory data collection systems;

remote sensing solutions for forest inventory, harvest planning, and property evaluation including LiDAR- and satellite-based approaches;

forest inventory quality control and monitoring systems (including cut-out analysis and reliability estimation); and

forest productivity assessment systems.

Explore, tests, and implements new forest biometrics solutions.

Collaborates on harvest planning and decision support systems development and implementation.

Communicates concepts, issues, and results to both technical and non-technical audiences.

Provides technical review of analyses and interpretation of results going to peer review or of critical importance to our businesses and operations.

Qualifications:

Experience:

We place an emphasis on our candidate's skills, willingness to learn, and drive results. There is no defined level of experience for this role.

Education:

MS or PhD in biometrics, quantitative silviculture, or related field.

Technical Skills:

Experience or training in forest modeling, remote sensing, programming, and statistics is required.

Demonstrated proficiency in C , R, SQL, and Python is essential.

Candidates with experience or training in some or all of these disciplines are preferred: operations research, economics, wood properties modeling, and ecophysiology.

Drive:

We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, engages with subject matter experts, and business clients; works well with their team; and who looks for opportunities to improve processes, while applying their technical expertise to ensure analytical rigor and effective implementation of our decision support tools in our Timberlands business environment.

Communication:

Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential for working effectively with a diverse set of internal and external clients.

Safety:

We expect all team members to hold themselves and their team members accountable to a high level of safety awareness and safe behavior. Our goal is an injury-free workplace.

About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We are serious about safety, driven to achieve excellence, and proud of what we do. With multiple business lines in locations across North America, we offer a range of exciting career opportunities for smart, talented people who are passionate about making a difference. We know you have a choice in your career. We want you to choose us.

Weyerhaeuser is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, qualified individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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Biometrician Weyerhaeuser NR Company - Seattle, WA, United States

   

Location: Seattle, WA

Company Profile:
Weyerhaeuser Company began more than 100 years ago with 900,000 acres of timberland, three employees and a small office in Tacoma, Washington. Our company's namesake, Frederick Weyerhaeuser, and our original investors were forest industry experts who contributed capital and, perhaps more important, their experience, reputations and values to the new business. Forestry expertise and commitment to values has held Weyerhaeuser in good stead for more than a century. Today we own or manage 20.3 million acres of timberland with offices or operations in 11 countries.