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Right of Way Inspector

Employer
Utilities Service, LLC
Location
Durham, North Carolina, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 19, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Forestry
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
We are currently seeking a **Right of Way Inspector** to join our team. The ideal candidate would be familiar with Utility Vegetation Management, enjoys a mix of work from home and field work, is a self-starter and values the freedom of working independently. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career with ECI.

During these uncertain times, you can take pride in knowing you are an **essential** **employee** . Our team members work independently and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and company safety protocols relevant to COVID-19.

Some of the most important characteristics of **ECI** **Right of Way Inspector** 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.

**This position is eligible for a $500 sign-on bonus!**

**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:**

+ Resolve encroachment issues by building trust with landowners and internal stakeholders.

+ Manage one or more concurrent projects spread across different geographical locations.

+ Read and interpret transmission construction engineering plans.

+ Negotiate landowner encroachment agreements.

+ Maintain detailed records.

+ Execute memorandum of understanding (MoU) with landowners.

+ 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 and work safety practices.

+ Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

**WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:**

+ Ability to understand and interpret engineering plans.

+ Strong negotiation skills are a must.

+ Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.

+ Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, strong problem solving and multi-tasking abilities and demonstrated attention to detail.

+ Must be able to adapt to change.

+ Must have basic computer skills.

**WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:**

+ A degree in Forestry, Engineering, Business or related field a plus.

+ Prior utility or utility vegetation management (UVM) or related field work experience a plus.

+ Previous project management experience is desired.

+ ISA Arborist Certification preferred.

+ Prior experience with GIS Software/Technology.

+ Being Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus.

**A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ECI FORESTER:**

**Physical**

Field work can require extended periods of time driving to work site and accessing encroachments and/or property owner residences.

**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. ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential.

**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.**

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