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UNS Energy Corporation Vegetation Maintenance Planner in Tucson, Arizona

Vegetation Maintenance Planner

Company Tucson Electric Power

Location Tucson, AZ

Requisition ID 5560

About Us

UNS Energy Corporation ( , headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary ofFortis Inc. ( , the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

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We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

  • Continual growth: In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.

  • Active Engagement: We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.

  • Total compensation: UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

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Job Description - Vegetation Maintenance Planner

Position Description

The primary duty of Vegetation Maintenance Planners is to analyze, plan, and coordinate maintenance activities using a work management process. The classification identifies vegetation hazards to high voltage electrical systems and facilitates mitigation of these hazards. This position works closely with individual landowners, internal and external stake holders for hazard resolution.

Position-Related Responsibilities

  • Develop vegetation maintenance strategies, generates job packages, to include prioritization of work through a critical path schedule and a detailed work plan.

  • Coordinate and schedules maintenance activities with TEP’s Operations & Maintenance Groups, Land Resources Group, and Jurisdictional agencies and Landowners.

  • Review and initiates corrective and preventative work orders originating from TEP’s Design Group and Operations priority trouble orders.

  • Utilizing a critical path technique to develop schedules, labor requirements cost estimates, and duration of planned outages.

  • Manage day to day activities of the vegetation maintenance contractor.

  • Assign work to contract crews through the Maximo work management system and monitor’s progress.

  • Proactively investigates work order requests, meets with customers to address concerns and mitigate conflicts prior to work being performed.

  • Address all customer complaints.

  • Perform field audits, to ensure safe work practices are followed and work is performed in an efficient manner.

  • Track daily project status and documents for key performance indicators.

  • Perform system administrator tasks for computerized maintenance management system.

  • Validate accuracy of contractor timesheets and invoices.

  • Adhere to company procurement policies and procedures.

  • Establish and administer the Vegetation Management business unit budget.

  • Responsible for adhering to all NERC/FERC requirements including documentation for FAC003 requirements.

  • Responsible for all wildlife related activities.

  • Responsible for all Raptor protection related activities.

  • Maintenance Planner must be available for after hour call out for vegetation caused outages.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Four years applicable experience in Maintenance Planning for high voltage electric, transmission and or distribution systems.

  • Must have an Arborist Certification. In addition, this position requires an Arborist Utility Specialist Certification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). The candidate for this position shall obtain the Arborist Utility Specialist Certification within the first three months of their employment.

  • Ability to work in an outdoor environment under a variety of conditions.

  • Aptitude to accurately diagnose vegetation maintenance problems, determine clearing methods, plan, and schedule vegetation maintenance activities.

  • Must be knowledgeable in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Microsoft Project.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Six years of applicable experience in Vegetation Maintenance Planning for high voltage electric, transmission and or distribution systems, or an advanced degree in an applicable field.

  • Have an Arborist Utility Specialist Certification issued by the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

  • Familiar with CC&B, Clevest, and Maximo work management systems.

  • Budgeting preparation and analysis experience.

  • Advanced knowledge in computer applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.

Pay Rate: Competitive pay based on qualifications and experience

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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