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