General Manager: Chipping & Grinding

Sutherland Group
Posted 4 months ago
$90,000-130,000 per year
Full Time

Job Description

BC Eco is looking for a General Manager: Chipping & Grinding to provide strategic leadership and administrative support to our chipping and grinding operations throughout British Columbia and Alberta. This is a remote position based in either the West Kootenay or Okanagan regions. The General Manager will work closely with the senior management team to provide the resources necessary to safely and successfully meet the expectations of our clients and team members.

As a Sutherland Group company, BC Eco values more than simply providing industry-renowned services to our clients. We put the happiness, success, and growth of our team members and community first. Join us in our commitment to elevate and innovate in the forestry industry.


  • Lead a team of dedicated professionals in the BC Forestry sector.
  • Salary range is $90,000-130,000 annually, depending on experience.
  • Incentive program, as per industry standards.
  • Opportunities for career development with our growing group of companies.
  • Consistent, steady work in a professional and respectful environment. As a member of the Sutherland Group, we are proud to be able to serve not only our loyal clients, but our partner companies as well, guaranteeing work for our industry-leading teams.


BC Eco is a proud member of the Sutherland Group of Companies. It is our great pleasure to extend the following benefits to all Sutherland Group team members:

  • Pension Program with Sutherland Group matching contributions up to 100%, starting at 3%, increasing in graduated increments and topping out at 5% after 8 years.
  • Extended health benefits program through a cost shared benefits plan.
  • Confidential Employee Family Assistance Program
  • Health & Safety Policy & Programs
  • Banking services – exclusive product offerings for our employees and their family members, when certain employment conditions are met.


  • Ensure all actions incorporate “Sutherland Group Core Values” of Curious and Adaptable, Trustworthy, Humbly Confident, Better Together and Make it Happen while working on behalf of the company.
  • Work with the Senior VP of Operations to acquire all resources necessary to complete operations safely and successfully.
  • Engage with Senior VP of Operations and Sales Manager to support business development activities.
  • Lead KPI scorecard process for Chipping and Grinding and ensure it is in line with company budgets.
  • Monitor unit costing and develop and implement corrective action plans where appropriate.
  • Receive, investigate and resolve customer and team member complaints.
  • Maintain professional/positive relationships with current and prospective customers.
  • Work with customers, supervisors, employees, and senior management to analyze operations for opportunities to improve production and efficiencies. Create plans and processes to implement improvements with direct reports and all teams across the Sutherland Group.
  • Monitor and adjusts staff levels as required by the changing job conditions and workloads.
  • Work with the Operations Manager, Senior VP of Operations, Director of Assets and Maintenance and all employees to establish and implement consistent daily/weekly/monthly maintenance programs.
  • Provide leadership and direction to team members to meet the job performance/production target requirements of the work obtained by the company.
  • Hold managers and supervisors accountable for daily equipment checks in BIS and reporting all required and completed maintenance.
  • Travel to various job sites within BC and Alberta.
  • Perform regular operational and employee performance observations.  Ensure required worker assessments and Quarterly Conversations are completed identifying opportunities for training and/or advancement as applicable.


As a member of the BC Eco team, we expect you to bring the following to the table:

  • Minimum of 10 years of operations experience with a strong knowledge of Forestry related operations.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a leadership role as a supervisor and/or manager.
  • Diploma in business, forestry, management or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
  • Ability to travel to various job sites within BC and Alberta.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple job sites at once.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills with critical thinking, analytical skills, and the ability to make decisions.
  • Microsoft Office proficient, with ability to analyze and create documents in MS Excel.
  • Ability to analyze P&L statements.


If you think there’s a fit, we look forward to meeting you and thank you in advance for your application.

Visit our website to learn more about The Sutherland Group

Additional Info


BC Eco is a board-based forestry services provider that prioritizes environmental and sustainable work practices. For over 15 years, BC Eco has offered mobile large-scale chipping and grinding, forestry consulting, screening, road building, maintenance and equipment rental throughout Alberta and British Columbia.


The Sutherland Group of Companies is a specialized integrated network of heavy industry experts, with an offering that extends from equipment and logistics through to people and safety, in service of high-performing customers in the civil, forestry, transportation, and marine industries in search of complex supply chain solutions.

For nearly 30 years, we have worked to position The Sutherland Group as a heavy industry leader, not only with our partners, but from within. We are proud to prioritize the success of our team members by offering a diversified workplace, competitive compensation plans, benefits, training, and ongoing growth opportunities.



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