South Central Power Company, Ohio's largest electric cooperative, has an immediate opening for a Vegetation Control Manager. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating and managing South Central Power Company’s multi-million-dollar Vegetation Management program including; budget, performance, vendor agreements and work scope management. This position ensures we work as team to meet or exceed performance goals.
Responsibilities of the position include providing leadership that focuses on improving member reliability, contractor management, continuous cost and performance improvement, work scope planning and scheduling collaboratively with the vegetation services providers to ensure budget, schedule and quality performance objectives are met. This position develops, manages, and documents our vegetation vendor resource strategy to ensure both short-term and long-term success of the program, collaboratively leads the development and management of program performance metrics aligned with the Cooperative’s program goals and objectives. The successful applicant will be expected to provide timely, clear and consistent communication to key stakeholders on a regular basis, and to support storm restoration efforts through personal involvement, management of team personnel and acquisition of supplemental vegetation management resources.
A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required. College or technical school training equivalent to one-year coursework in Forestry, Environmental Engineering or a related subject matter preferred. A minimum of four years’ practical utility experience with at least two years’ experience as a supervisor preferred.
Candidates should have a commercial applications license, Industrial Vegetation – Category 5 or must become certified within one year of being hired. In addition, candidates should have an ISA Certified Arborist certification or must obtain it within two years of being hired.
Candidates should have demonstrated consistency and proficiency in oral and written communications; ability to negotiate; is member driven; displays initiative; accepts responsibility; holds others accountable; participates in and facilitates team effectiveness; assumes the role of the team leader; thinks and acts analytically; makes sound decisions to support the mission; applies knowledge and skill to solve problems and respond promptly, appropriately and constructively to employees and members.
Must demonstrate proficient business literacy, writing, project management, budgeting, planning, presentation and computer skills
We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package including a retirement and 401k plan.