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Forester

Brand: ECI Consulting

Location: Albemarle, NC, United States

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Requisition Number: 78

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Description

ECI is looking to add a Transmission Consulting Utility Forester to our team! If you are an energetic professional who enjoys working outdoors, values the freedom of working independently, enjoys a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI. 
 
Some of the most important characteristics of an ECI Transmission Consulting Utility Forester are a desire to learn, an ability to adapt, and a commitment to engage in safe, constructive interactions with the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients.
Pay Range for this role is $22.00 - $25.00 per hour, depending on relevant education, experience, and industry-specific certifications.
WHAT WE OFFER:
  • Industry competitive pay.
  • Company vehicle with a fuel card for work purposes.
  • Day 1 of Employment: Medical/Dental/Vision/VOYA/Vacation Accrual/Paid Holidays/EAP (Full-Time Employees).
  • After 3 months: 401K, life insurance, short and long-term disability, Paid Maternity Leave.
  • Paid Sick Time.
  • Weekly Pay Cycle.
  • Participation in Referral Bonus Program.
  • Boot and clothing program (Full-Time Employees).
  • Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
  • Support planning and safety of ROW clearing operations.
  • Danger Tree assessments and supervision of removals.
  • Assist the Access Team with clearing projects including significant interaction with landowners and farmers. Develop vegetation management plans for their properties.
  • Ensure safe and reliable electric service delivery to the public.
  • Act as the subject matter expert regarding utility vegetation management (UVM), for clients, landowners, and other stakeholders.
  • Ensure tree crews are following proper safety and arboricultural practices and procedures.
  • Address customer concerns related to vegetation in and adjacent to utility easements.
  • Coordinate with utility engineers to assist with infrastructure upgrades and new construction.
  • Negotiate with customers for tree removal as prescribed.
  • Perform QA/QC inspections on completed vegetation management work.
  • Identify vegetative threats to safe & reliable electric service and develop action plans to mitigate them.
WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:   
  • Bachelor's degree in Forestry or related field plus 3 years prior UVM experience; 6+ years prior UVM experience in lieu of a related degree will be considered. 
  • ISA Arborist Certification.
  • Solid, local tree identification skills.
  • Ability to read maps.
  • Willingness to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Office, smartphones).
WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:
  • Utility Specialist certification preferred.
  • Prior experience using GIS software is preferred.
  • A strong desire to grow and develop your career and knowledge in the UVM industry with ECI.
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish).
Working Environment
Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills, and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Physical
The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.
Company Overview
Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more.  For more information visit our website www.eci-consulting.com
Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.
All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.
ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA: Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.
 


Benefits
We offer a competitive benefits package that provides a foundation of support for the health, safety, and security of you and your family. We are proud to extend a broad selection of benefits to meet your needs—and medical, dental, and vision benefits start on the first day of employment.

Individuals must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Individuals with a disability who desire reasonable accommodations should contact the ADA Coordinator at 1-800-248-8733, ext. 1339.

An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please note:
  • All job offers are subject to pre-employment drug screening and a background check.
  • Unless otherwise noted, we do not sponsor employees for work authorization in the U.S. for this position.
Notice to Agencies: We only accept resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or staffing services if a Service Agreement has been signed and we have requested recruitment/staffing services for the specific position. Any unsolicited resumes will become the property of the company, and no fees or compensation will be paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or staffing service.
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