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Duquesne Light Company Vegetation Management Associate in Glenshaw, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Overall Purpose

Ensure annual work performed is completed safely in full compliance with the contract, vegetation management and asset management work plan, and successfully executed within the allocated budget. Assume fiscal responsibility for project assignments and daily emergent work activities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform contractual administrative duties while ensuring controls including adherence to technical and administrative functions (paperwork, project details, budgets, etc.) and associated requirements for successful completion of emergent vegetation, engineering and construction projects. Assume regulatory compliance authority of applicable requirements through the enforcement of such in the course of work while ensuring accuracy and thoroughness of associated supporting documentation.

  • Proactively support, and assume when requested, duties of peers. Actively participate in the advancement of the program through completion of special assignments and daily assigned tasks. Available 24/7 for timely response to emergent situations (storms, callouts, etc.) requiring departmental representation and support.

  • Proactively manage customer issues acting as the liaison to key community individuals, special interest groups, local, state, and federal officials and/or agencies to comply with regulations and cooperatively manage concerns related to contracting operations. Maintain a high level of customer satisfaction in contracting activities through swift response and resolution of customer issues.

  • Facilitate contractor efforts through supervision and coordination with the contractor's supervisory personnel and crews, and other involved parties to maximize contractor efficiency, effectiveness, and end-product quality as per contractual requirements.

  • Obtain and retain professional credentials by pursuing available continuing educational opportunities.

Education/Experience Required:

Roles at this level typically require a university / college degree. 3+ Years of Utility Line clearance industry experience

PA Dept of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Applicators License International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist

Skills:

Strong analytical skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to identify local tree species including growth and failure characteristics

Proficient computer skills and knowledge of MS Office, Excel is required

Must be self-motivated organized and possess strong time management skills

Strong verbal and written communication

Must be available in for extended hours and weekends in time of need

Preferred Skills/Experience:

Environmental Degree

Electric utility background

Experience with ESRI software a plus; ArcGIS 9.x or higher

International Society of Arboriculture Utility Specialist

Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

Physical Requirements:

Ability to operate Company or personal vehicles on an extended daily basis. Ability to safely walk rights-of-way, traversing difficult terrain under all weather

conditions. Available 24/7 to respond to emergency situations, both single event and longer duration events. Must be cognizant of hazards associated with driving and walking circuits through diverse terrain. Exposure to chemicals, electrical energy and noise. When in field must access and evaluate work activities along right-of-ways, in potentially severe weather, over distances which may exceed several miles. When in field, exposed to line clearance workers operating heavy equipment, working overhead in and around energized high voltage equipment.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.

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