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Vegetation Management Consultant

Filsinger Energy Partners (FEP) is an independent energy advisory firm consisting of senior executives and experts recognized across the industry.  Our professionals combine decades of experience in the power sector with contemporary research and advanced analytics.  FEP offers unparalleled expertise in valuation, restructuring, expert testimony, market analysis, interim management, independent engineering and risk management for the energy, industrial and manufacturing industries. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Vegetation Management Consultant will work closely with an integrated team to perform a wide range of assignments for clients in the energy sector, including:

  • Identify and implement opportunities for improving safety and report unsafe working conditions, work practices, and potential hazards

  • Work with Senior Utility Arborist to assess field conditions and contribute to daily safety briefing

  • Conduct vegetation management field inspections for electric facilities using various arboricultural tools and prepare scientific reports including recommendations and observations for key stakeholders

  • Utilize expertise to identify electric transmission, substation, and distribution facilities and vegetation/conductor clearances and assess impact to daily field inspections

  • Identification and evaluation of hazard trees that threaten electric facilities using tree risk assessment principles make recommendations and report conditions to manager

  • Supervise Level-1 arborists which includes reviewing their daily field inspection reports and comment on findings

  • Identification of native and landscape tree species to identify risk characteristics.

  • Audit completed utility vegetation inspection and/or line clearance contractor field work for compliance with Client’s specifications and procedures

  • Extensive travel required

  • Safely operate a motor vehicle for travel to assigned work areas

 

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of electric transmission, substation, and distribution facilities

  • Knowledge of OSHA 1910.269 and ANSI Z133 safety requirements

  • Knowledge of ANSI A300 tree care standards

  • Experience and knowledge of integrated vegetation management and best management practices for electric utilities

  • Competence proving quality assurance/quality control for all work projects submitted to stakeholders

  • Exercises professional judgement when completing inspections to determine what information is critical to be communicated to the client.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to manage the expectations of stakeholders, FEP staff and third parties which can include making recommendations on field inspections, safety, and technical reports 

  • Interpersonal skills that include a teamwork attitude with a focus on meeting stakeholder need while striving for an enjoyable work environment for all FEP staff 

 

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, urban forestry, arboriculture, or closely related field

  • ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Utility Specialist, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

  • 5- 10 years’ experience in electric utility vegetation management 

 

Compensation Range

  • Estimated $70,000 to $90,000 year for full time exempt position dependent on experience and education.

 

Benefits Summary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k) with company contribution

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health savings account

  • Discretionary Bonus based on firm and individual performance

  • Referral program and Employee discounts

  • Employee assistance program