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Utility Project Manager

Job Title: Utility PM

Location: Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181

Duration: 2 years (W2)

Compensation: Pay + Per diem + Mob/De-mob

Job Description:

Our client is looking for a Staff Aug contractor to oversee scope, schedule, and budget of an Emerald Ash Borer Mitigation program in which ash trees with risk of interfering with client’s electrical facilities will be trimmed or removed to mitigate the risk to electrical service. Project scope is approximately 10,000 trees and a budget of $10.5M per year. 

  • Responsible for the coordination and completion of the EAB project as assigned and within the parameters of cost, quality, schedule and objectives.
  • Oversees all aspects of the project. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project.
  • Prepares reports for upper management regarding the status of projects.
  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Provides leadership for project team members and the Project Management process.
  • Performs a variety of tasks.
  • Leads and directs the work of others.
  • A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Must follow and adhere to Project Management Process and Requirements.
  • PMP Certification is preferred.


Skills and Experience Preferred:
• Forestry / Arboriculture / Environmental / Biology degree –OR – 
• Electric Utility Vegetation Management and/or Utility Arboriculture experience – OR – 
• Arboriculture or Urban Forestry experience
• At a minimum 3, but preferably 5-7 years of Project Management experience in the field of Electric Utility Vegetation Management and/or Utility Arboriculture
• ISA Certified Arborist desired
• External customer contact and engagement experience required
• Safety (knowledge of ANSI Z133 and applicable OSHA requirements)
• Productivity (knowledge of tree work equipment and methods)
• Experience working with and managing contractors
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel is required
• Knowledge of client safety policies would be helpful, but at a minimum knowledge of industry standard safety policies will be a necessity
• Electrical utility experience is highly desired
• Contractors must have their own, reliable mode of transportation for as-needed travel to the job site.

PPE/FR clothing will be required for this role. The required clothing equipment is as follows: Class E Hardhat (un-branded), Safety Glasses, FR Clothing (pants, shirt, jacket), FR High Visibility Safety Vest, Steel Toe Work Boots (must either be non-skid for the snow/ice or they need strap on non-skids)

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