POSITION PURPOSE:The Right-of-Way (ROW) Assistant Manager is tasked with administering a comprehensive vegetation management program to ensure reliable and safe electric service. Coordinate with ROW contractors daily to ensure all work meets DREMC standards. They clearly communicate plans and available options to members while explaining the benefits of maintaining the right-of-way of the electric distribution system.
Internal Responsibilities: Work with the ROW team to ensure the electric distribution system right-of-way is maintained on a routine basis for the purpose of minimizing interruptions of electric service to members and remove safety hazards for line workers.
External Responsibilities: Communicate with members in a respectful manner to answer their questions regarding the DREMC ROW program, providing them a thorough overview of any work to be performed.
Coordinate ROW contract crews to ensure maintenance is performed to specifications in an efficient, effective
Knowledge of DREMC ROW easements and cooperative procedures.
Conduct daily field inspections of contractors to ensure expectations are
Communicate with members in advance of planned projects that may impact them.
Communicate the intended methods of clearing ROW to members to ensure expectations are met to achieve optimal clearance.
Coordinate with the ROW Manager on any service orders from districts or members to determine areas in need of off-cycle maintenance.
Inspect service orders to see what degree of work will need to be completed, if
Resolve any member concerns that contractors are unable to
Assist in the evaluation and planning of future jobs and
Assist in clearing and removal of vegetation, as
When meeting with members, must possess the aptitude to react accordingly and negotiate the desired outcomes for the safe, reliable, and economic operation of the power distribution
Prepare and submit weekly data to enable the ROW manager to evaluate performance toward goals required for the current
Knowledge of and ability to interpret OSHA, RUS, and DREMC safety rules and regulations to ensure
Consistently demonstrates an intense intellectual curiosity that is controlled by sound business judgment in the best interests of DREMC.
May be required to attend training related to ROW or vegetation management to stay current on industry standards.
Education — A High School diploma or equivalent is required.
Experience — Minimum of two (2) years of right-of-way experience, line work, or electric utility support functions such as safety or heavy equipment operation is required.
Certification/License, etc. — Must possess or be able to obtain the Tennessee Right of Way Pest Control (C06). Valid Tennessee Driver’s License or ability to obtain Tennessee driver’s license prior to the first day of employment. Must be eligible and remain insured as a driver by the Cooperative’s group liability policy for the automotive fleet.
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities — A broad understanding of the electric utility industry is desired. In-depth knowledge of vegetation control methods, line clearance safety, and environmental compliance requirements related to electric utility operation. Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, and ability to deal with a variety of internal and external contacts.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits: DREMC provides a comprehensive program of employee benefits including group medical, dental, vision, employer-sponsored medical clinic, life, and long-term disability insurance programs, defined benefit retirement and 401K savings plans, tuition reimbursement.
About Duck River Electric Membership Corp
Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) is a member-owned electric cooperative, serving an area of approximately 2,500 square miles in Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marion, Marshall, Maury, Moore, Rutherford, and Williamson counties in southern middle Tennessee. DREMC distributes quality electricity at the lowest possible cost, promotes and facilitates economic development, and enhances the quality of life for 77,500 members through 6,200 miles of line.
Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/AA M/F/D/V