Location: San Jose, CA
Please apply at: https://acrt.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/ACRT_Careers/job/San-Jose-CA/Pre-Inspection-Manager---San-Jose--CA_R2936-1
ACRT Pacific, LLC.
The Pre-Inspection Manager (PIM) position is ideal for seasoned forestry professionals with an educational background in forestry, horticulture, arboriculture, environmental studies, conservation, or related disciplines and with experience in these fields and line of work.
Contingent at the approval of our contractors, our Pre-Inspection Manager (PIM) support Operations Managers by performing inspections, audits, and monitoring contractor performance. PIM’s may plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned tree clearance crews. PIM’s shall be assigned to work with the PG&E Representative or the ACRT Pacific operations manager, to manage Contractor employees, and to perform direct oversight of Vegetation Management work conducted on Electric Distribution or Transmission systems.
Position Title: Pre-Inspection Manager
Alternate Title: PIM
Position Reports to: Operations Manager
In addition to your hourly wage, PIMs receive $25.00 in subsistence - as taxable income - for each day worked in excess of 4-hours.
Duties & Responsibilities:
- The PIM shall manage Contractor employees, and to perform direct oversight of Vegetation Management work conducted on Electric Distribution or Transmission systems.
- The PIM shall ensure record accuracy of information by Contractor employee(s).
- The PIM shall be responsible to review and communicate environmental requirements to each Contractor employee(s) location.
- The PIM shall, on a daily basis, be responsible to including but not limited to check outage databases, review tree summary / LOB data repository for errors or issues, delegate assigned tasks by customer, field customer inquiries, check in with teams, primary contact for Contractor employee(s) safety reporting, track daily resource and production data, manage ITS constraints, communicate with client PG&E Representative or Tree Partner, assist with communicating messaging from Operations.
- The PIM shall, on a minimal weekly basis or as required, be responsible to including but not limited to conduct safety briefs / team check-ins, perform safety audits, perform desktop reviews of work packages, check time stamp reports to ensure productivity, assign circuit goals, prepare for status meetings / PMD report analysis, prepare index maps for project patrols, resolve refusals, assign work to pre-inspection staff, field validation for work verification findings, and review any completed index maps per Mapping procedure.
- PIM shall, on a minimal weekly basis track unassigned units in tree summary and support pre-inspection in clearing units for workflow continuity. A monthly review shall be completed to ensure any units that unassigned units are cleared for work and can be issued to the tree contractor.
- The PIM shall, on a minimal monthly basis or as required, be responsible to including but not limited to conduct QC/QA safety audits, perform/ catalogue QC/QA field audits, conduct monthly operation/safety meetings and review project completion timelines for quarter.
- The PIM shall provide necessary information to Contractor employee(s) including but not limited to goals, schedule, and pre planning report.
- As directed by a PG&E representative, the PIM shall maintain working relationship with all public agencies including but not limited to Caltrans, CalFire, USFS, and BLM.
- The PIM shall maintain working relationship with PG&E’s tree contractors to assist in escalated work such as customer complaints
- The PIM shall perform quarterly mapping audits.
- The PIM may perform Quality Check audits on assigned VMIs and SVMIs, focusing on field compliance and data integrity.
- The PIM shall archive/upload maps in Shared Drive where applicable
- The PIM may be required to assist in outage, fire and incident investigation.
- The PIM may be asked to assist in customer claims investigations.
- The PIM may perform and support corrective actions.
- The PIM shall prepare inspection results for PG&E representative agency submittal.
- The PIM shall assign new hire trainings, on-boarding and (WBT) web-based trainings for pre-inspectors.
- The PIM shall ensure that their work is performed in accordance with PG&E Vegetation Management Standards and Procedures, project specifications, applicable permits, and safety requirements, and in compliance with all governing federal, state, and local jurisdictional agencies.
- The PIM shall be required to utilize computers and be capable of running reports and updating data within PG&E’s VMDSRs.
- The PIM shall be capable and comfortable working with software applications such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
- The PIM may be asked to assist in the local (DSR) District Storm Room - in the role of (VRC) Vegetation Resource Coordinator, as required. Shall perform all necessary duties for emergency response in accordance with all safety requirements, laws and regulations, and applicable labor agreements.
- The PIM must assure all sections of line are patrolled according to the annual plan and VM patrol standards and processes, and that these patrols were correctly documented under PG&E’s mapping procedure.
- The PIM must identify and notify the PG&E representative of newly identified Idle and Private Lines.
- The PIM shall perform other Work as directed by the PG&E representative or ACRT Pacific operations manager to adhere to PG&E standards and procedures.
Must meet the general requirement below:
- High School diploma or GED, AND
- Required to maintain a Class C driver’s license AND must meet one of the experience levels below.
Experience requirements (must meet one):
- Two (2) years of experience as a tree crew climber/tree crew foreman with at least two (2) years of line clearance certification OR
- Two (2) years of experience as a Vegetation Management Inspector and Certified Arborist OR
- Two (2) years of experience as a Registered Professional Forester OR
- Two (2) years of experience as a Utility Inspector or higher classification with at least one (1) year of vegetation management experience OR
- Four (4) years of Military Service with honorable discharge and at least one (1) year additional year of vegetation management inspection experience AND
- Approval by PG&E Representative may be required
- OSHA 30-hour construction safety overview (Must be completed within six months of start date)
- Certified Tree Safety Professional (CTSP) or Certified Arborist (CA) from the International Society of Arborist with a Tree Risk Assessment Qualified (TRAQ) certificate. (Must be completed within six months of test eligibility)
- 911 Standby training (Must be completed within one month of start date)
- Working knowledge of QA/QC (Must be completed within one month of start date)
- Computer training (e.g., completion of forms, uploading of documents, accessing GIS) (Must completed within one month of start date)
- Ability to learn and use company- or job-specific software systems.
- Ability to work in rugged terrain and inclement weather.
- Ability to read and follow maps.
- Accountability: accepts personal responsibility for quality and timeliness of work.
- Accuracy and work quality performs work completely, correctly, and in a professional manner.
- Adaptability and flexibility: meet the changing conditions and situations in work responsibilities.
- Communications: possesses strong verbal and written communication skills and is able to present ideas in formal and informal situations.
- Creativity: possesses ability to develop and present new ideas and better ways of doing things.
- Dependability: is reliable and has the ability to do required jobs.
- Drive and achievement orientation sets challenging goals for self and willingly puts in extra time and effort in crisis situations.
- Independence: possesses the ability to work independently.
- Interpersonal skills: builds constructive and effective relationships.
- Job knowledge: possesses sufficient skill and knowledge to perform all aspects of the job.
- Positive attitude: displays optimism about the work to be done and demonstrates a positive attitude towards customers, peers, and the company.
- Quantity of work generates adequate amounts of work based on the job requirements.
- Work comparability: performs work that is comparable to other employees with the same length of service in the same position.
- Ability to identify local trees and knowledge of growth rates
- High level of communication and organization skills required
- High level of Customer Service skills required
- Experience working with data collection devices and GIS software desired
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Self-motivated, organized, production oriented
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work in varied terrain and inclement weather with flexible schedules (available nights and weekends as needed)
- Valid Driver License
- Serves as liaison between client’s representative and operations manager to support colleagues and to monitor work group progress. Directly performs oversight of pre-inspection staff.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
- General Foreman
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