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Environmental Specialist

at Utilities Service, LLC in Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Job Description

As a Environmental Specialist with ECI, your office is the great outdoors! We keep the lights on anywhere there is a power line – whether in the city, the rural countryside, or deep in the remote forest. As an ECI Forester, you will keep communities informed about the trees and power lines while ensuring safe delivery of their power.

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 ECI Environmental Specialist 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.

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:

+ Ensure compliance with laws and regulations for wetland access, protected species, wood and debris disposal, site control and soil disturbance.

+ Manage SWPPP (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan) for utility transmission construction sites.

+ Manage and oversee site development crews.

+ Assure that all field operations are in compliance with permits, including road use permits, natural resource protection act permits, Corp of Engineers permits, etc.

+ Document pre and post-work field conditions to make sure that sites are in compliance with permits and environmental regulations and there are no conditions that require mitigation or restoration.

+ Observe that wetlands & sensitive areas’ identification are in place and that the vegetation management crews are aware of them prior to entering such areas.

+ Secure clearing agreements for rights-of-way where necessary, mitigate customer complaints related to scheduled or completed pruning, audit the tree contractor’s work for compliance with the utility’s specifications, assist in storm and emergency situations, and other miscellaneous line clearance projects.

+ Assist in developing recommendations on future R-O-W maintenance requirements.

+ Communicate daily with the utility client, contractors, landowners and the general public. Performing duties in a manner that will promote and maintain good public relations.

+ Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

WHAT YOU NEED TO HAVE:

+ Environmental Science, Construction Management, Building Science, or a degree related to these fields.

+ Flexibility to travel 3 or more nights per week.

+ Desire to work outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.

+ Strong public relation skills/ ability to interface with the public.

+ Willingness to work alone.

+ Basic computer skills.

+ Valid driver’s license.

WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:

+ Prior experience in Site work, wetland delineations and permitting utility construction a plus.

+ Substantial amount of background in the Electric Transmission Construction, Pipeline, Utility field.

+ Erosion and Sedimentation Inspector Certification with DEQ.

+ Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) book knowledge.

+ Previous construction crew oversight experience.

+ GIS Experience.

+ Strong knowledge ANSI Z133 safety standards.

+ Having a military background is a plus.

+ Bi-Lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ECI FORESTER:

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.

Physical

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 www.eci-consulting.com

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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Job Posting: JC211391936

Posted On: Apr 23, 2022

Updated On: Jun 20, 2022