Work Planner

Utilities Service, LLC
State College, Pennsylvania, US
Jul 24, 2021
Aug 21, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
We are currently seeking a Work Planner to join our team. We are looking for energetic professionals who enjoy working outdoors and value 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 an ECI Work Planner is 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.
- 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.
- Inspect and assess customer properties for trimming or removals of trees.
- Secure clear rights-of-way for new electric line and pole construction.
- Handle customer complaints related to scheduled trimming/removals and/or completed trimming/removals, including clean up and property damage.
- Audit tree contractor's work for compliance with utility's specifications.
- 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.
- Must be able to identify tree species, including Hazard Trees.
- Must be able to read maps.
- Ability to work alone or as part of a team.
- Must have 1 year of experience working outdoors.
- Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong problem-solving abilities, the ability to multi-task and show attention to detail.
- Must be able to mitigate conflict and escalated customer issues.
- Must be able to adapt to change.
- Must be able to work outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
- Must have basic computer skills (Microsoft Office)
- Associates or Bachelors degree in Forestry, Environmental Services or related field.
- 1-2 years prior experience in Utility Vegetation Management preferred.
- ISA certification a plus.
- Prior GIS software/technology experience a plus.
- Bi-lingual speaking (English and 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
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.