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Utilities Service, LLC Program Supervisor in Chicago, Illinois

We are currently seeking Program Supervisors to join our team. Under the direction of ECI’s Project Manager, the Program Supervisor oversees a team of CUFs in the following ComEd-specific work projects: Transmission, DPM QA, Capital, Emergent, Interruption Investigation, and Work Planning. Each 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 ComEd 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.


  • 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 2-4 years of strong operations management experience.

  • 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.

  • Strong working 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.

  • Valid driver’s license and safe driving record.


  • ISA Arborist Certification required or the ability to earn within 6 months, Utility Specialist designation preferred.

Working Environment

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. Reasonable accommodations, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, 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, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); 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, and traffic cone.

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

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