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Sr Arborist

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Date: Oct 1, 2021

Primary Location: Austin, TX, US, 78701

Company: NextEra Energy

Requisition ID:  56324 

 

NextEra Energy Resources is one of the largest wholesale generators of electric power and renewable energy from the wind and sun in North America.

 

Position Specific Description

Employees in this position oversee the implementation of Transmission and Substation vegetation management for NextEra Energy Resources and NextEra Energy Transmission throughout the US and Canada.  Must complete and maintain the NEE Vegetation Transmission Certification.  This position ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Employees is in this position develop action plans to improve performance and quality of inspections and work. Employees in this role must also possess skills to drive reliability improvements, increase customer experience and satisfaction, and certainty in work execution within established guidelines and budgets. Individuals in this role respond to elevated customer concerns and make decisions with impact to company brand.  Individuals in this role possess the necessary qualifications to respond to customer outages during regular weather and natural disasters.

 

The position may be filled in Texas, California, or Oklahoma. 

 

Travel: 95%

Job Overview

Employees in this position oversee the implementation of business unit vegetation management. This position ensures compliance with all laws and regulations.  Employees is in this position develop action plans to improve inspection and work performance and quality. Employees in this role drive reliability improvements, increase customer experience and satisfaction and ensure work execution within established guidelines and budgets. Employees respond to elevated customer concerns and make decisions with impact to company brand.  Employees in this role respond to customer outages during regular weather and natural disasters.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Audits inspections to ensure federal and state regulatory compliance and directly oversees line clearing activities for the regulated utility as well as NEER and NEET assests         
  • Coordinates closely with Distribution Control Center (power systems operations) and electrical repair crews for safe and rapid grounding, line clearing and restoration efforts          
  • Works with and coordinates with elected officials and government leadership to advocate for legislation and programs which enable customers to plant trees away from power lines          
  • Oversees day-to-day operations for a large workfoce including budgetary approvals and process compliance activities          
  • Resolves customer complaints and inquires promptly and supports legal requests     
  • Coordinates with engineering teams to ensure proper clearances and vegetation clearing techniques during pre-construction activities for major work          
  • Promotes safety consciousness and adherence to OSHA and company safety requirements to achieve an injury free work environment and motivates and develops employees          
  • Ensures the inspection of all work performed is in accordance with contract scope and specifications          
  • Designs, schedules, approves, and oversees work scope for all hardening, preventative maintenance, customer trim requests and capital scope work          
  • Supports reactive work including:  regularly occuring outages, high impact outage events, major storm restoration and out of area travel          
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • High School Grad / GED            
  • Bachelor's or Equivalent Experience            
  • Experience: 5+ years
  • Valid Driver's License (NON CDL)
  • ISA Certified Arborist

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree            
  • Experience: 7+ years
  • Leadership Experience: 5+ years
  • ISA Certif Arborist Utility Specialist            
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Certified

 

Employee Group:  Exempt
Employee Type:  Full Time
Job Category:  Environmental/Chemistry/Rad Protection
Organization:  NextEra Project Mgmt 
Location:  Austin, Texas 
Other Work Locations:  Texas 
Relocation Provided:  Yes, if applicable

 

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

If you require special support or accommodation while seeking employment with NextEra Energy, please send an e-mail to recruiting-coordinator.sharedmailbox@nexteraenergy.com, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

 


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