Local recruitment: Forest Hydrologist


Columbus, MS, United States 🇺🇸

Weyerhaeuser Timberland’s Environmental Research and Operation’s support organization is seeking a well-qualified, experienced Forest Hydrologist to join a scientifically rigorous research and technical support program focused on improving our understanding the interactions between forest management and water resources in the Southeastern U.S. The Forest Hydrologist will have the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to collaborate with and provide professional guidance to a wide community of stakeholders.

The primary location of this position is Columbus, MS, but consideration will also be given for New Bern, NC.

Weyerhaeuser (www.weyerhaeuser.com) owns and manages approximately 13 million acres of commercial timberlands in the U.S., including a southern ownership in 11 states from Virginia through eastern Oklahoma. Weyerhaeuser is committed to sustainable forest management that includes protecting aquatic resources and all ownership is certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

At Weyerhaeuser, our focus is as much on building our people as building our business. We are committed to creating an environment where individuals can flourish, diversities encouraged, and communities supported. We are one of the premier integrated forest products organizations in the world. At Weyerhaeuser, we are always looking for people who can contribute, grow, think, and create!  Our associates are the real reason we have been in business for over 120 years. Their skill and ingenuity have made Weyerhaeuser one of the largest and premium timber, land, and forest products company in the world.

Find out more about Weyerhaeuser at www.weyerhaeuser.com and learn our Story here

Key Functions

  • Participate in an established environmental research program in managed forest landscapes
  • Assist with managing a complex, watershed scale, long-term research project, including data collection and management and equipment maintenance
  • Provide technical support to forest managers, particularly on water-related issues
  • Contribute to meeting Company-wide sustainability goals
  • Develop effective external liaisons with universities, conservation organizations, and government agencies
  • Serve as a focal point for technical environmental communications
  • Provide support as needed to production forestry and tree improvement research platforms


  • Masters degree or Ph.D. in Forestry, Forest Hydrology or related field
  • Experience with hydrologic research techniques including experimental design, sampling protocols, field work, instrumentation, data acquisition from remote sensing, data management, GIS and statistical applications, and research project management
  • Desire and ability to work both in a research capacity and a technical support role, including learning operational aspects of commercial forest management and translating research results into practical applications
  • Demonstrated ability to work in teams across disciplines
  • Experience working with both private and public entities
  • History of peer-reviewed publications
  • Familiarity with managed pine forests and aquatic ecosystems of the Southeastern U.S.


About Timberlands

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 taking care of forests to make life better.


About Weyerhaeuser

We sustainably manage forests and manufacture products that make the world a better place. We’re 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. 


3 days remaining

Apply by 23 September, 2021