ECI is looking to add a highly motivated and self-directed Project Coordinator to effectively support, train, and lead our Foresters and Work Planners throughout the Pittsburgh, PA area. If you are an energetic professional who enjoys working outdoors, values the freedom of working independently, enjoys a fast-paced environment and the challenges of a rewarding profession, consider a career in vegetation management with ECI. 

Some of the most important characteristics of an ECI Project Coordinator are that you are open-minded and able to engage in safe, constructive interactions with the public. You are accountable for advancing a culture of safety and excellence while providing quality and value to our customers and clients.

Pay Range for this role is $30.00 per hour, depending on relevant education, experience, and industry specific certifications.



  • Industry competitive pay.
  • Company vehicle with fuel card for work purposes.
  • Day 1 of Employment: Medical/Dental/Vision/VOYA/Vacation Accrual/Paid Holidays/EAP (Full-Time Employees).
  • After 3 months: 401K, life insurance, short and long-term disability, Paid Maternity Leave, Paid Sick Time.
  • Weekly Pay Cycle.
  • Participation in Referral Bonus Program.
  • Boot and clothing program (Full-Time Employees).
  • Ongoing training and assistance with obtaining industry certifications.


  • Work closely with Account Manager and client supervision to ensure consistent communication from development to completion of each VM task.
  • Track field pre-planning, planning, execution, and QA of vegetation activities on VM projects.
  • Address any issues with work planners’ work, as well as executed work by tree vendor.
  • Ensure all completed vegetation work is compliant with utility specifications
  • Resolve refusal or difficult customer interactions.
  • Ensure safety and technical specifications training is carried out within the ECI team and documentation recorded.
  • Assist with pre-planning, planning, safety oversight, and QA when needed.


  • 1+ year utility operations management experience.
  • Excellent leadership skills, with the ability to utilize and train on technology.
  • Solid tree identification skills.
  • ISA Arborist Certification.
  • Utility Specialist and PA Herbicide Certification or ability to obtain within 6 months.
  • Strong working knowledge or practical experience in all aspects of integrated vegetation management in the utility field.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate a team of subordinates to exceed key process indicators.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Independent decision making and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to represent ECI and its services in a professional and positive manner.
  • Strong knowledge of & experience in common computer applications, with ability to learn new programs.


  • Associate degree in Forestry, Environmental Science, or related field.
  • Prior GIS software/technology experience a plus.
  • Bi-lingual speaking (English and Spanish) is a plus.  

Working Environment 

Work alone in an outdoor field environment; vehicle and foot patrol of utility power lines; remote locations as well as urban, city environment; physical demands and travel from site to site, including walking/hiking on various surfaces including flat, dry, wet, slippery, uneven, rough, steep terrain, hills, and slopes; exposure to noise, dust, grease, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; exposure to hazardous traffic conditions. Reasonable accommodation, if available, may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


The team member must have sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a field environment; to walk up to 10 miles per day, stand, sit, and operate a motor vehicle for prolonged periods of time; to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, run, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp and make repetitive hand, arm and shoulder movement in the performance of daily duties (e.g., forcefully beat down brush); carry, push and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight, frequently lift up to 10 lbs. and occasionally lift up to 60 lbs. (sandbags); to operate assigned equipment and vehicles; ability to verbally communicate to exchange information with public; ability to see and hear in normal range with or without correction; operate assigned field equipment, including handheld computer, range finder, fyrake, water backpack, shovel, and traffic cone.

Company Overview

Environmental Consultants (ECI) is a leading provider of vegetation and asset management consulting services to the utility industry. Successful professionals at ECI have come from a variety of backgrounds, including forestry, arboriculture, natural resource management, biology, landscape maintenance, horticulture, nursery management, environmental sciences, geology, agriculture, parks & recreation management, urban forestry, geography, and more.  For more information visit our website

Applicants must pass a pre-employment drug test and a criminal background check.

All candidates must possess a valid driver's license and have a good driving record.

ECI is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA: Minority/Female/ Vets/ Disabled.



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