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Program Manager, Vegetation and Inspections
Summary
Title:Program Manager, Vegetation and Inspections
ID:LU-628-17
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Operations
Location:Lebanon, NH
Country:United States
Description

Mandate:

Manage and Implementation of the Vegetation Management Plan.

Job Functions:

  • Manage the annual vegetation program – prepare annual regulatory work plan and budget, tree trimming, pole grubbing; supervise work, perform quality control audits and maintain records pertaining to contractors work for tree trimming, pole grubbing, and arborist inspections.

  • Act as subject matter expert in rate cases and annual regulatory filings

  • Prepare required reports for State, local, and federal agencies which include work plans and maps.

  • Build good relationships with the local regulatory agencies.

  • Coordinate permitting that would be necessary for the removal or maintenance of vegetation in constructing any lines or rebuilding existing lines.

  • Coordinate permitting that would be necessary for the removal or maintenance of vegetation on NH Designated Scenic Roads

  • Assist in contract procurement for tree trimming, pole grubbing, and contract utility arborists.

  • Perform customer generated tree inspections and inspections pertaining to system reliability and compliance on Liberty Energy’s distribution and transmission system.
  • Reconcile  customer complaints.
  • Work with other Construction and Engineering departments for Company and Customer driven work.

  • Be available for related restoration activities for part or all of the NH operations. Assist in Storm restoration activities through decentralized and typical Storm restoration scenarios.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Work requires broad knowledge in a general professional or technical field. Knowledge is normally acquired through college resulting in a degree or equivalent as well as industry specific knowledge.

  • Minimum Associates Degree in Forestry, Urban Forestry or related arboricultural field

  • ISA Certified Arborist

  • ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ)

  • Working knowledge of ArcGIS 10.0, Microsoft Excel and Access, public interaction and presentation skills a plus.

  • Must be familiar with New Hampshire Forest Practice Rules , ANSI Z133.1 and ANSI A300 Standards

  • Minimum three to four years’ experience in a related field with progressively responsible in Accounting & Purchasing, preferably in a small to medium size utility.

  • Valid Operator’s Driver’s License, Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture or a New Hampshire Professional Forester’s License.

  • Work requires the ability to read technical information and data, policies, laws, guidelines, and procedures at a college level.

  • Work requires the ability to perform general math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situation.

  • Able to define program variances and perform research, build a case and budget for change (ie reliability, specifications, etc.)

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Job may have responsibility for the direction or supervision of others, both direct and indirect.

  • Assist in Budget Management

  • Knowledge of Internet software and the Microsoft Office Suite of products. Knowledge of basic office equipment should include: Internet and email, copy and fax machines, postage meter and telephone. Experience with Inventory Systems and Software.

  • Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.

 

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to building a diverse workforce as it values the knowledge, diversity and performance of our employees to make us a great company.​ Our Company strives to provide equal opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans.  As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the HR Representative.
 

 

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