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Senior Utility Arborist

Location: Home as base with extensive travel
Salary: $90,000 to $110,000


Filsinger Energy Partners (FEP) is an energy advisory firm that leverages its extensive industry experience to deliver expert consulting services to utilities, energy companies, financial institutions, and state and federal governments. Our work spans generation, transmission and distribution operations, power market modeling, financial analysis, vegetation management, wildfire mitigation planning, and risk management services.


Duties and Responsibilities

The Senior Utility Arborist will work closely with an integrated team to perform a wide range of assignments for clients in the energy sector, including:

  • Identify and implement opportunities for improving safety and report unsafe working conditions, work practices, and potential hazards

  • Assess field conditions and lead daily safety briefs

  • Work with project manager to create team schedules, assign staff, and finalize client deliverable deadlines.

  • Manage team of arborists in completing field inspections

  • Plan and conduct vegetation management field inspections for electric facilities using various arboricultural tools and prepare detailed scientific reports for key stakeholders

  • Review and edit technical reports including recommendations and observations to be presented to client

  • Identification of electric transmission, substation, and distribution facilities 

  • Knowledge of vegetation/conductor clearance requirements

  • Identify hazard trees that threaten electric facilities using tree risk assessment principles and report conditions to the client

  • Utilizes technical knowledge when completing inspections to determine what information is important to be communicated to the client

  • Actively participate in professional arboricultural organizations, to stay abreast of the latest innovations and developments in the industry.  Suggest improvements to the company’s procedures 

  • Safely operate a motor vehicle for travel to assigned work areas

  • Extensive travel required



  • Knowledge of electric transmission, substation, and distribution facilities

  • Knowledge of OSHA 1910.269 and ANSI Z133 safety requirements

  • Knowledge of ANSI A300 tree care standards

  • Experience and knowledge of integrated vegetation management and best management practices for electric utilities

  • Exercises professional judgement to manage the expectations of the project manager and client

  • 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 can include making recommendations on field inspections, safety, and technical reports 

  • 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 



  • Preferred location is California, Colorado, or Montana. Other western states may be considered



  • Bachelor’s degree in forestry, urban forestry, arboriculture, or closely related field

  • ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Utility Specialist, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification

  • 10-20 years’ experience in electric utility vegetation management 


Compensation Range

  • Estimated $90,000 to $110,000 year for full time, exempt position dependent on experience and education.


Benefits Summary

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • 401(k) with company contribution

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health savings account

  • Discretionary Bonus based on firm and individual performance

  • Referral program and Employee discounts

  • Employee assistance program 

Employer Info

90 Madison St, Suite 500, Denver, CO, 80206
Northern CA, California


  • Consultant
  • Utility

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