Utilities Service, LLC Associate Asset Protection/Encroachment Agent in Columbus, Indiana
We are currently seeking an Associate Asset Protection/Encroachment Agent to join our team. We are looking for an energetic professional who enjoys working outdoors and values the freedom of working independently. If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in utility management with ECI.
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 Associate Asset Protection/ Encroachment Agent 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 part of the Midwest Transmission Vegetation Group, specifically the Asset Protection Program.
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.
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:
Monitor and inspect Duke Energy Transmission ROW's in the Southern Indiana Region.
Identify encroachments that impede clear ROW specifications and cause potential risk to facilities and equipment, such as barns, garages, pools, sheds, non-mobile equipment, trash, flagpoles, fences, construction operations, logging operations, etc.
Responsible for ensuring reliability and clear ROW specifications on Duke Energy Transmission Assets and facilities for all encroachments besides vegetation.
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:
Must be able to read maps.
Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
Must be a superior communicator and have the ability to build trust and diffuse uncomfortable situations with property owners, as well as communicate effectively with internal stakeholders.
Strong organizational skills and a self-starter.
Must be able to adapt to change.
Must be tech savvy and have basic computer skills.
WHAT WOULD BE AMAZING TO HAVE:
Associate or Bachelors’ Degree in Forestry, Environmental Science or related field preferred.
Prior utility experience-preferably on transmissions ROW.
Prior experience with GIS software/technology preferred.
Being Bi-Lingual (Spanish) is a plus.
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ECI FORESTER:
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.
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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