Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: Knoxville, TN
Country: United States
Transmission Right of Way Forester
Locations: Knoxville, Nashville, TN and Muscle Shoales, Al.
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Responsible for effectively managing projects within a comprehensive Vegetation Management, Initial Clearing, and Civil Easement Programs, while utilizing a project management approaches. Ensures the successful implementation and execution of initial clearing of new transmission lines along with vegetation-related projects for Right of Way Provides support for Civil related functions and projects associates with TVA easements. Provides contractor oversight, monitors program performance, analyzes program results and identifies areas of opportunity. Works closely with environmental support to ensure compliance with all necessary permitting agencies. Inspect rights of way for possible encroachments, vegetation threats, and determine requirements for control and methods of control for undesirable vegetation. Preparation and review of bid information Work with environmental scientist in support of performing final inspection of like kind projects for right of way restoration required for environmental compliance. Skills and Proficiencies: Strong knowledge of arboreal maintenance techniques and practices. Strong knowledge of Construction Clearing practices. Knowledge of line construction equipment. Knowledge of floor vegetation management techniques and practices including chemical selection and application. Ability to identify tree and plant species and knowledge of their growth characteristics. Strong communication skills, both written and oral in group and one on one settings. Demonstrated project management skills. Computer skills especially with Microsoft Office Suite applications. Knowledge of easement rights, landowner records, special use agreements. Ability to perform tree related interruption investigations, aerial and ground based vegetation inspections. Ability to negotiate volatile property owner disputes. Understanding of transmission line conductor response to loading and temperature. Ability to fly in helicopter for long periods of time. Ability to use basic survey equipment and perform surveying calculations.
Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration: A Bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, civil engineering, or similar degree is preferred or an associate degree in forestry, biology, civil engineering with 2 years of related experience is preferable or equivalent education, training with 4 years of related experience. International Arborist Society certification desirable. Demonstrated experience in right of way activities. Experience in overseeing others in right of way related programs. Experience in herbicide applications, surveying, or contract management is desirable. Must be medically qualified and capable to fly in a helicopter, walk in rough terrain and work outside in all types of weather.
Education and Experience/Certificates, Licenses, and Registration Requirements/Other Requirements
A Bachelor’s degree in forestry, biology, civil engineering, or similar degree is preferred or an associate degree in forestry, biology, civil engineering with 2 years of related experience is preferable or equivalent education, training with 4 years of related experience. International Arborist Society certification desirable. Demonstrated experience in right of way activities. Experience in overseeing others in right of way related programs. Experience in herbicide applications, surveying, or contract management is desirable Start Time: 8:00 AM
Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Location: KNOXVILLE KNX TVA/KNOXVILLE, 400 W. SUMMIT HILL DR KNOXVILLE TN 37902-1401, MEMPHIS MEM TVA/MEMPHIS, 50 N FRONT ST MEMPHIS TN 38103-1107, MUSCLE SHOALS MSC MUSCLE SHOALS, RESERVATION RD. MUSCLE SHOALS AL 35661, TUPELO TRANSMISSION POWER SUPPLY TUP TUPELO POWER SERVICE CENTER, 3197 BROOKS ROAD TUPELO MS 38801, NASHVILLE- MAIL CENTER NST ONE CENTURY PLACE 26 CENTURY BOULEVARD STE.100 NASHVILLE TN 37214
Additional Job Details: • NERC alert access, communication, and validation issues • Creating documentation, acquiring photographs, and collecting measurements • Identification of danger trees • Evaluation of reclamation activities post construction/maintenance • Inspection of priority findings • Completion of QA/QC forms and entry of data into QA/QC Dashboard - - - One worker for each location: MS, AL, East TN, West TN, and Middle TN
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