Field Supervisor – Planner

Field Supervisor – Planner
Environmental Consultants, Inc. (ECI) is currently seeking a highly motivated and self-directed Field Supervisor to effectively support, train, and lead our work planners in various regions of Illinois.  If you enjoy a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Oversee and conduct planning and estimating vegetation work on distribution and sub-transmission circuits.
  • Actively manage safety culture, productivity, work quality, customer service goals, regulatory requirements, contract specifications, and contract services.
  • Lead by example with safe work practices with a high standard of quality and accuracy.
  • Provide supervision for up to 6 work planners and oversee assignments, workflow, and follow all procedures and contract requirements.
  • Supply quality audits to client monthly.
  • Maintain regular communication to work planners to ensure all team members are supported and work quality meets contract requirements and reports meet client expectations.
  • Train new team members and assist with ongoing training.
  • Demonstrate and share ECI’s Vision, Mission, Values, and Principles.


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years of vegetation management experience.
  • ISA Arborist Certification required.
  • Utility Specialist Certification desired (must be able to obtain within 1 year)
  • Familiarity with utility vegetation management work practice and proper arboricultural techniques/practices, and legal requirements related to line clearance and fire prevention.
  • Minimum 1 year of previous supervisory experience.
  • Proficient in computer word processing, spreadsheet applications, and data collecting technology and be willing to train new employees on the new technology.
  • Proven independent decision-making and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work alone, outdoors in various weather conditions and terrain.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to represent ECI in a professional and positive manner
  • Ability to prioritize workload and multi-task
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.  

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to maintain attention and concentration for extended periods of time. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including: walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions


Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties; carry, push and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (5 to 10 lbs.); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

Company Overview

Environmental Consultants, Inc. (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including: forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more. ECI offers exciting career opportunities with an excellent compensation package and ongoing growth potential.

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

All candidates must possess a valid driver’s license and have a good driving record.

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA : Minority/Female/Vets/Disabled.


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