GIS Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Rotorua
  • Applications have closed.

Website Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd

Hancock Forest Management NZ Ltd (HFM NZ) was established in 2004 to manage forests on behalf of Hancock Natural Resource Group’s clients. We currently manage approximately 198,000 hectares of plantation forests on behalf of two clients.  Forests are located in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Horizons Manawatu Regions.  HFM NZ is strongly committed to providing a safe working environment and to being good stewards of the environment.  We employ approximately 90 staff based in four locations – Tauranga, Tokoroa, Rotorua and Whangarei. Our employees are our most valuable asset and are the key to our reputation and success.

We have recently secured a new client and will begin managing their 33,000 hectares of forest estate from 1 October 2018.   This exciting new opportunity for our business will require the appointment of a skilled GIS Analyst to be based at our Rotorua office.

Our in-house GIS system provides multiple internal customers with critical information regarding our forest estates on a daily basis.  This role will be a part of a small dedicated team who ensure the spatial data integrity of the properties we manage.  Together, the team are the gatekeepers of this database and provide robust and efficient information out to the wider business.  This includes:

– Spatial data maintenance and digital record keeping
– Providing specialist mapping service to operational and planning staff
– Maintaining property information
– Assisting GIS users in making best use of the Forest Information System
– Development and project initiatives as required

Applicants should have experience with the ESRI suite including desktop, server and mobile products and an understanding and some competence of SQL databases and structure. They will also be fully conversant with the interpretation and utilisation of aerial photographic data and other remote sensing imagery.  An understanding of forest management practices and mapping, and information needs of forest managers is desirable however, an aptitude for data and systems, a willingness to learn new skills, will also be considered.

For a copy of the role outline please visit our website    Please send applications in the form of a cover letter and CV to our Human Resources Team  at  by Monday 25 June 2018.