Environmental Specialist

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Employer
Utilities Service, LLC
Location
Charlottesville City, Virginia, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 04, 2021
Closes
Jun 17, 2021
Ref
2050536750
Discipline
Restoration
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
We are currently seeking an Environmental Specialist . This is a field position and candidate must have experience with environmental compliance in relation to land clearing and construction projects. We are looking for an energetic professional who enjoys working outdoors and values the freedom of working independently. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.
During these uncertain times, you can take pride in knowing you are an essential employee . Our team members work independently in an outdoor environment and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and company safety protocols relevant to COVID-19.
Some of the most important characteristics of ECI Environmental Specialists is that you are open-minded and able 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.
WHAT WE OFFER:
- Industry competitive pay.
- Company vehicle with fuel card to take to and from home & work.
- Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, effective Day 1 for full time team members.
- 401K eligibility.
- Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave.
- Weekly pay checks and direct deposit.
- Participation in Employee Referral Program (must meet eligibility requirements).
- Boot and clothing program (company funded).
- Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Ensure compliance with laws and regulations for wetland access, protected species, wood and debris disposal, site control and soil disturbance.
- Manage SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) for utility transmission construction sites.
- Manage and oversee road construction crews.
- Assure that all field operations are in compliance with permits, including road use permits, natural resource protection act permits, Corp of Engineers permits, etc.
- Document pre and post-work field conditions to make sure that sites are in compliance with permits and environmental regulations and there are no conditions that require mitigation or restoration.
- Observe that wetlands & sensitive areas' identification are in place and that the vegetation management crews are aware of them prior to entering such areas.
- Secure clearing agreements for rights-of-way where necessary, mitigate customer complaints related to scheduled or completed pruning, audit the tree contractor's work for compliance with the utility's specifications, assist in storm and emergency situations, and other miscellaneous line clearance projects.
- Assist in developing recommendations on future R-O-W maintenance requirements.
- Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors, landowners and the general public. Performing duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.
- Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:
- Environmental, Construction Management, Building Science, or a degree related to these fields.
- Substantial amount of background in the Electric Transmission Construction, Pipeline, Utility field.
- Flexibility to travel 3 or more nights per week.
- Desire to work outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
- Strong public relation skills/ ability to interface with the public.
- Willingness to work alone.
- Basic computer skills.
- Valid driver's license.
WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:
- Erosion and Sedimentation Inspector Certification with DEQ.
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) book knowledge.
- Previous construction crew oversight experience.
- GIS Experience.
- Strong knowledge ANSI Z133 safety standards.
- Bi-Lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ECI FORESTER:
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.