Program Manager Vegetation Management – CO Job

Job title: Program Manager Vegetation Management – CO Job

$62700 – 89033 per year

Company: Xcel Energy

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Job description: Location(s): CO – Denver; CO – Aurora; CO – Boulder; CO – Brighton; CO – Centennial; CO – Englewood; CO – Evergreen; CO – Fort Collins; CO – Golden; CO – Henderson; CO – Lakewood

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills, talents and education to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow? A professional position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Responsible for the effective and efficient use of Vegetation Management (VM) contractor resources with emphasis on safety, customer satisfaction, quality improvement and regulatory compliance. Coordinates VM operations (distribution & transmission line clearance, landscape maintenance & irrigation, weed abatement, right-of-way mowing and overheads safety inspection) for company owned facilities and ancillary programs such as the wood pole inspection & treatment program. Serves as liaison between Field Operations (CO&M & Engineering), Retail Services, Energy Supply, Environmental, Shared Services (Corporate Facilities), Risk Management (Claims), external customers, governmental agencies and VM contractor management/supervision. Responsible for accountabilities as assigned by VM’s Daily Management structure.

This position can be filled in the following locations: CO – Denver (Primary), CO – Aurora, CO – Boulder, CO – Brighton, CO – Centennial, CO – Englewood, CO – Evergreen, CO – Fort Collins, CO – Golden, CO – Henderson, CO – Lakewood

Essential Responsibilities

  • Assists in the development of the asset management strategy and annual Book of Work for the assigned geographic area. Identifies work based on information from company systems, databases and field estimates. Negotiates annual performance targets with VM management, Asset Management and VM contractors (SAIFI, tree-related events, budgetary, cost per unit, safety, regulatory compliance, guideline compliance, customer satisfaction, etc.). Works closely with contractor management/supervision to identify “best-value” crew complement and special maintenance requirements.
  • Performs day-to-day contract administration. Field checks/audits VM contractor work (productivity, safety, quality of work, customer relations, etc.). Reviews and approves contractor time and activity reports. Approves various timesheet and invoicing documents. Performs root cause analysis of tree related outages. Monitors expenditures (from $2-$6 Million) relative to budget. Reviews monthly scorecards and productivity reports. Conducts quarterly plan, do, check, act (PDCA) meetings with contractor management/supervision.
  • Coordinates the execution of work for electric circuit/ROW and facility maintenance and inspection within geographic and functional areas of responsibility while driving the achievement of all established targets and performance measures. Coordinates emergency storm work as needed on a 24/7 basis. Coordinates with contractors and Design to review distribution and transmission construction jobs requiring tree work and communicates changes to appropriate personnel. Coordinates the performance of “safety zone clearances” for commercial arborists and customers as well as permitting, barricading, and various contractor and customer arrangements.
  • Enters various field data into Company systems in a timely and accurate manner. Assists in developing department responses to internal/external information requests.
  • Communicates with appropriate personnel (internal and external) regarding maintenance plans, customer complaints, refusals, inquiries and damage claims.
  • Works closely with Federal, State and local Government agencies on as needed basis. Notifies municipalities of annual circuit maintenance and maintains communication with appropriate municipality personnel.
  • Participates on daily management and problem solving teams.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5 years experience in utility vegetation management operations


  • Associate’s degree in Forestry, Arboriculture (3 years related experience may substitute for the degree)
  • International Society of Arboriculture Arborists Certification and/or Certified Applicator pesticide license

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

Posting Notes: CO – Denver || CO – Denver; CO – Aurora; CO – Boulder; CO – Brighton; CO – Centennial; CO – Englewood; CO – Evergreen; CO – Fort Collins; CO – Golden; CO – Henderson; CO – Lakewood || United States (US) || Operations || 64520:Veg Mgmt PSCO || Full-Time || Non-Bargaining ||

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $62,700 to $89,033 per year

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Requisition Number: 34946

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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Location: Denver, CO

Job date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 22:13:11 GMT

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