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Transmission Work Planner

Company: Utilities Service Co Inc
Location: Midway
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

We are currently seeking Transmission Work Planners 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.
Some of the most important characteristics of ECI Work Planners 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/VOYA/Vacation Accrual/Paid Holidays/EAP eligibility on day one of employment (Full-Time Employees).

  • 401K, life insurance, long-term disability eligibility first of the month after 3 months of service.

  • Sick Time eligibility on day 90 of employment.

  • 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 circuits over potentially rough terrain to identify tree, brush, or herbicide maintenance for required line clearance standards on transmission rights of ways.

    • Cut vines and perform stump treatment to structures and fence rows by applying herbicide or brush treatment to prevent regrowth.

    • Document required right of way maintenance within work management software platforms.

    • Understand, interpret, and explain work specifications and unit expectations to tree contractors.

    • Estimate time to perform prescribed work.

    • Record site conditions, adverse work challenges, property dynamics or customer concerns within work management software program.

    • Meet with customers to discuss work, outline process, document permission and resolve any concerns or complaints.

    • Discuss work and address any questions with tree contractors, customers and ROW Coordinator.

    • Assigns units and reworks to tree contractors and communicates completion at contractors' own expense.

    • Investigates tree outages and provides post outage reports.

    • Work with internal customers (Gas, Construction, Distribution) to assist with any requested work.

    • Reviews timesheets, approve invoices, and track circuit progress.

    • Perform safety audits on tree contractors and provide results to ROW Coordinator.

    • Practices and promotes safety in all aspects of the job.

    • Pass annual Safety Passport and CPR trainings.


      • Two- or four-year degree in Forestry or 2-year degree in utility/forestry relevant field.

      • Currently hold or ability to obtain Herbicide license within 6 months.

      • Currently hold or ability to obtain ISA Arborist Certification within one year.

      • Advanced oral communications skills.

      • Ability to deal with difficult customers in person.

      • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.

      • Valid driver's license and good driving record.

      • Basic computer skills


        • Vegetation management experience 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
          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.

Keywords: Utilities Service Co Inc, Savannah , Transmission Work Planner, Other , Midway, Georgia

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