Senior Planner, Distribution Division, Forestry Planning, Asset Management
Closes on: 2021-07-07
RESPONSIBILITIES: Work with Operational group to ensure that annual maintenance plans align with FAC-003 and Wildfire commitments; Monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting on Forestry compliance standards; Lead key Planning projects as they arise to support group in providing key information or analysis to management or other groups. This might include presentations or technical business reports; Assist in the creation and update of all Forestry business standards and procedures; Assist and provide direction to other ATCO groups on forestry initiatives and scheduled projects to ensure bundling opportunities and efficiency between the various departments at ATCO; Support ATCO interaction with GOA Forest Officers to obtain approvals; Support work on all new initiatives to ensure alignment with the direction of the overall group; Support annual business plan (BP) development by reviewing all VM programs across the ATCO system and prioritizing those with the highest risk; Assist in the preparation of annual and multi-year plans and forecasts for distribution and transmission rights-of-way for all vegetation maintenance; Maintains and updates a multi-year schedule and forecast for planning activities which ties to the multi-year plans for vegetation maintenance to ensure future budgeting and operations execution is can be achieved; Reviews program schedules, confirms priorities and prepares annual plan and forecasts; Compiles financial information and updates expenditure forecasts and year-to-date financial reporting for the VM program; Provides monthly accruals and forecasts of O & M and capital maintenance to supervisor for reporting to finance; Lead and/or support the creation of all annual business cases to support the BP; Develops annual and multi-year contracts including negotiating contracts and service agreements; and Other duties as required.
QUALIFICATIONS: Experience managing staff, contractors and projects; Minimum 10 years of experience on electrical systems and experience in project management; Experience administering and/or creating vegetation management plans is an asset; A diploma or degree in Forestry, Environmental Sciences or Business from a recognized post secondary institute is an asset; Possessing a current Utility Tree Trimmer, Utility Tree Worker or ISA Certified Arborist designation is an asset; Experience in linear utility right of way vegetation management is an asset; Keen understanding of business processes, budget development, business planning and financial management; Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a dynamic environment while meeting multiple demands and priorities; and Proficient in Microsoft Office skills including Outlook, Word and Excel.