Gas Transmission Arborist
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and self-directed Gas Transmission Arborist to assist with coordinating with multiple stakeholders to evaluate, prescribe, and arrange for the protection, trimming or removal of trees and other vegetation in relation to assigned Gas Line projects. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with WECI.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Assess gas line excavation sites and construction work areas to evaluate potential impact to trees and vegetation.
- Make recommendations to Environmental Planners and Construction/Project Managers and educate construction crews on tree protection measures, tree removal, tree pruning and other general vegetation guidelines.
- Write reports, perform site visits, photo document and maintain meticulous documentation of all related communication.
- Research local policies and apply to local municipalities for removal permits.
- Install or coordinate installation of tree/vegetation protection measures.
- Oversee tree work to ensure construction crew needs are being met, customer concerns are being addressed with adherence to recommendations provided by all Subject Matter Experts.
- Schedule/write tree work requests based on project needs, once all permitting and environmental concerns have been addressed. Ability to direct tree crew to ensure work is being carried out properly and in safe manner.
- Track, coordinate and or preform site restoration work based on permit requirement and/or customer agreement.
- Degree in forestry, natural resource management, environmental studies or related field
- 1 year of utility and/or vegetation management experience.
- ISA Arborist Certification (or be able to obtain within 6 months)
- ISA Utility Specialist and/or Municipal Specialist Certification.
- Strong knowledge of proper arboricultural/landscape techniques and practices.
- Strong communication skills (written and oral) and ability to work with construction field crews, tree crews, office planners and managers and communicate effectively.
- Proficient in computer word processing, spreadsheet applications, and mapping software.
- Strong commitment to safety and ability to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
- Ability to keep detailed records, including photographs and a daily log.
- Ability to work as part of a team to achieve team goals.
- Demonstrated public relations and investigative skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills, independent decision-making skills, sound judgment, organization skills, and the ability to prioritize workload and multi-task.
Physical Demands & Working Environment
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
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
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, 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 movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); 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.
Western Environmental Consultants, Inc. (Western ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at Western 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. Western 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.
Western ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.