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Vegetation Management Consultant

Location: Various Locations

Vegetation Management Consultant

Duties and Responsibilities

Partner with stakeholders to research, analyze, evaluate, recommend, and communicate best management practices for integrated vegetation management in the electric utility industry.    

  • Serve as a Subject Matter Expert on electric utility vegetation management matters
  • Seek stakeholders to provide vegetation management consulting services focused on safety, reliability, compliance, operational and cost effectiveness, and reduction of risks
  • Create, develop, and recommend stakeholder focused vegetation management solutions
  • Partner with stakeholders to understand their vegetation management problems, challenges, objectives, and goals   
  • Design, write, and implement scopes of work for vegetation management projects
  • Determine budget and track expenses for vegetation management projects
  • Review stakeholder’s current work practices, processes, guidelines, specifications, and policies
  • Design and execute assessment of stakeholder’s vegetation management program for transmission and distribution facilities
  • Design and execute protocol for vegetation management workload and condition surveys and tree risk assessment
  • Design and execute protocol for vegetation management state and federal regulatory compliance projects
  • Design and execute protocol for vegetation management wildfire risk assessment
  • Understand and promote the use of remote sensing technology for vegetation management assessment
  • Provide comprehensive reports and presentations to stakeholders on vegetation management project recommendations
  • Participate in vegetation management industry conferences
  • Be in the forefront of industry best management practices for utility vegetation management


  • Previous experience and knowledge of integrated vegetation management and best management practices for electric utilities
  • Familiar with the utility vegetation management industry (UVM) including associations and contractors
  • Competence proving quality assurance/quality control for all work projects submitted to stakeholders
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage the expectations of stakeholders, FEP staff and third parties which may be necessary to complete the work
  • Interpersonal skills that include a teamwork attitude with a focus on meeting stakeholder need while striving for an enjoyable work environment for all FEP staff


  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, urban forestry/arboriculture, or closely related field
  • ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Utility Specialist, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
  • Current or former State certified pesticide applicator
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the electric utility vegetation management for transmission and distribution facilities

Employer Info

90 Madison St, Suite 600
Denver, Colorado 80206


  • Consultant

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