Senior Consulting Utility Forester (Forester)

Full Time

  CN Utility Consulting

  Dalton, Georgia, United States

Title:  Senior Consulting Utility Forester

Type: Full Time

Reports To: Regional Supervisor


  • Train, supervise, and audit pre-inspectors and line clearance crews.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate the activities of assigned line-clearance crews.
  • Serve as a liaison between clients, tree crews, and client customers.
  • Help enforce on-the-job safety practices.
  • Inspection, identification, and evaluation of trees and brush along gas pipeline ROWs
  • Customer notification and work authorization of vegetation management with private, local, state, and federal land owners
  • Submit inspection results and work plans to utility clients with remediation recommendations
  • Extensive drive time through the state inspecting vegetation management work
  • Detailed data collection
  • Daily utilization of GIS maps, rangefinders, tremble units, planning software on tablets and much more
  • Assistance may be required during emergency response times such as storms or fires
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned


  • Degree in forestry or related field and/or experience in utility vegetation management is desired
  • ISA Arborist Certification
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Superior species identification skills and knowledge of tree growth rates
  • Ability to work independently with good time management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to travel and work in rugged terrain and inclement weather
  • Proficient in map navigation skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and data collection software (GIS experience a plus)
  • Ability to interact with customers, government agencies and other stakeholders as required or directed

CNUC Offers:

  • Competitive wages/excellent benefits
  • Clothing allowance
  • Smart phone
  • Company vehicle/fuel card
  • Ongoing training and credentialing
  • Access to industry related training materials

Full-time positions include participation in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) after 1 year of employment.  Pre-employment and post-hiring drug screening is a condition of employment.