Lead Work Planner

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Utilities Service, LLC
Springfield, Illinois, US
Jul 21, 2021
Aug 06, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
We are currently seeking a Lead Work Planner to join our team. 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. This role is ideal for seasoned professionals with experience in the green industry.
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 Lead Work Planner is that you are open-minded and able to engage in safe, constructive interactions with your team and the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients.
- 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.
- Spend 50% of your time planning work within the territory and 50% of your time conducting employee oversight and client communication.
- Responsible for planning work to be completed by contracted tree crews.
- Inspect and assess customer requests for pruning or removals.
- Secure clear rights-of-way for new line and pole construction.
- Handle customer complaints related to scheduled pruning and/or completed pruning.
- Audit tree contractor's work for compliance with utility's specifications.
- Audit and coach current work planners and approval of time sheets.
- Responsible for new hire as well as on-going training.
- Assist in storm and emergency situations and other miscellaneous line clearance projects.
- Assist in investigating and recommending future R-O-W maintenance requirements.
- Operate system forestry computer programs and record systems.
- Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors, landowners and the general public.
- Perform duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.
- Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
- 2+ years direct UVM experience (or forestry combined with equipment and tree trimming practices is acceptable).
- Must have solid tree identification skills, tree growth rates, and Utility Vegetation Management practices.
- Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
- Ability to hike ROW's and drive for extended periods of time required.
- Prior GIS technology/software experience.
- Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities and show attention to detail.
- Must be able to adapt to change.
- Must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Suite).
- Must be willing to travel. Overnight travel can be expected.
- Associates or Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or a related field preferred.
- Certification as an ISA Arborist and Utility Specialist or ability to gain within 3 months of start is preferred.
- Being Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus.
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.
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.