Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities. Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.
At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.
This position is within the Forestry Operation department managing forestry clearing activities of LVD, HVD, and gas pipelines across the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The essence of the work that is performed in Forestry Operations is maintaining safe and reliable electrical service to customers by supervising the safe trimming and removal of trees along the Company's overhead power lines. Manage the portion of the urban and rural forest growing near overhead power lines. Maintaining and preserving all components of the urban forest, including parks, greenways, and street trees growing in the "utility strip." For some jobs in this family, professional certification or licensing may be required.
This opportunity will be located in Hastings
Duties and Responsibilities
Ability to interact with internal and external clients to identify, research and analyze situations to resolvehighly advanced problems
Knowledge and/or experience in utility practices and procedures
Skill in supervisory practices/application
Excellent communication skills
Ability to solve a range of straightforward problems
Oversight of 10-30 contract trimming crews and approving completed work that meets specifications
Supervising exempt and/or non-exempt employees and must work as a team with Engineering and Community Services employees to accomplish reliability and communication goals
Formulates long and short-range plans to meet objectives of maximizing the protection of the electric distribution system and the natural forest resources
Prepares annual and monthly budgets and administers budgetary controls for area assigned
Participates in analyzing and recommending changes in existing forestry contractors, the forestry organization and in formulating new organizational patterns and roles needed to meet current and future objectives
Reviews and coordinates activities among service foresters and staff to maximize effective use of personnel, funds, and equipment; gives direction in setting and attaining company objectives
Reviews and evaluates subordinate employees' work performance
Advises and assists management in design and development of systems to evaluate programs
Analyzes feedback received from evaluation systems and directs modification of programs
Inspects various phases of Forestry programs on a periodic basis
Utilizes GPS, GIS, computers, and computer programs to produce desired maps, charts, tables, and reports
Is responsible for completing forestry work plans (miles targets) within budget guidelines, addressing work needed to ensure reliability, addressing customer requests for work and addressing customer concerns for work being performed
Oversees 10-30 contract trimming crews and approving completed work that meets specifications
Supervises employees and must work as a team with Engineering and Community Services employees to accomplish reliability and communication goals
Responsible for managing revenue generating work activities in a geographic area including bidding jobs and managing work to ensure positive returns
Typically manages a budget of approximately $1 million dollars and oversees the contract workforce used to complete this work
Regular attendance is expected
Bachelor's degree in Forestry OR equivalent combination of education and experience
2+ years of exempt work experience in Forestry Operations
Must be willing to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions
Must live or relocate to 30 miles of service territory
Must have a valid state driver's license
Must have access to reliable transportation
Must have a willingness to travel as work requires
Hours and Travel
This position requires the individual work 40 hours per week with 90% of time spent in specific field locations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms
Frequently is required to navigate rough terrain, step over logs, duck under brush and follow game trails
The employee frequently is required to talk or hear
The employee must frequently lift and move up to ten pounds and occasionally lift and move up to twenty-five pounds
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All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.