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Utilities Service, LLC Project Manager in Aurora, Illinois

We are currently seeking a Project Manager to join our team. Under the direction of ECI’s Director of Operations, the Project Manager acts as leader for a group of supervisors and/or CUFs to achieve client/utility specific goals. The position is focused on ensuring compliance with utility contract specifications and/or regulatory requirements and may act as the front-line communicator with the client. The meeting of ECI and client objectives in the areas of safety, work quality, productivity, cost-effective vegetation control, and customer satisfaction are key indicators of success in this position.

During these uncertain times, you can take pride in knowing you are an essential employee . Our team members work independently in an outdoor environment and follow all CDC recommended guidelines and company safety protocols relevant to COVID-19.


  • Industry competitive pay.

  • Company vehicle with fuel card to take to and from home & work.

  • Medical/Health/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, effective Day 1 for full time team members.

  • 401K eligibility.

  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Sick Leave.

  • Weekly pay checks and direct deposit.

  • Participation in Employee Referral Program (must meet eligibility requirements).

  • Boot and clothing program (company funded).

  • Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.


  • Lead group of employees to maximize safety, quality, productivity, and other key metrics.

  • Perform employee evaluations and other employee engagement activities

  • Integrate, inspire, positively influence, and engage others to apply ECI’s Vision, Mission, Values and Principles (VMVPs) in daily activities and decisions.

  • Identify opportunities for improving safety and immediately report, per the Incident Reporting Guidelines &/or utility reporting guidelines, injuries, unsafe working conditions, unsafe work processes, and potential hazards.

  • Abide by ECI’s Code of Safe Practices, Injury and Illness Prevention Program, Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention Plan, and safe driving principles, practices, and policies.

  • Develop and implement program-specific programs and documentation as needed to meet client &/or ECI management’s goals, including Key Process Indicators (KPIs)

  • Provide professional customer service to foster positive client, community, and agency relations.

  • Lead storm, post-fire, and emergency-related response work as needed.

  • At the request of the utility and/or ECI management, lead in training, field reviews, meetings, incident investigations, and public events

  • As needed, work with ECI management and Human Resources to enact discipline to ensure highest standard of employee performance.

  • Perform other functions as requested by ECI or utility.


  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, natural resources, or related discipline or 3-5 years of strong utility operations management experience.

  • ISA Arborist Certification with Utility Specialist designation.

  • Solid local tree identification skills.

  • Skilled personnel management and resource development.

  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of subordinates to exceed key process indicators.

  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Independent decision making and problem-solving skills.

  • Flexible and able to multitask; can work within an ambiguous, fast-moving environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.

  • Knowledge or practical experience in all aspects of integrated vegetation management in the utility field

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to represent ECI and its services in a professional and positive manner.

  • Strong knowledge of & experience in common computer applications, with ability to learn new programs.


  • Prior experience with GIS software/technology.

Company Overview

Environmental Consultants (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. For more information visit our website

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.