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Utility Supervisor (Vancouver & Vanderhoof, BC)

Division: Utility
Status: Full Time

Position Information:

Company Overview

Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited is the Canadian subsidiary for Davey Tree, and has been performing tree care and vegetation management services across Canada since 1930. With over 850 employees, we continuously pride ourselves on unmatched quality and safety. Davey Tree has numerous crews that are professionally trained to provide tree trimming and removals services to ensure the scope of this contracted work is completed safely, and well before any deadlines. Our relatable experiences and industries serviced include notably Utilities, Municipalities, Government, Rail, Commercial and Residential.

Divisional Overview

We provide utilities, rail and road transport with safe and efficient right of way clearance services. Clients rely on us for timely resource mobilization during severe weather events and proactive planning services, such as system hardening and storm restorations.

Position Overview – Utility Supervisor

This important role will involve, planning and organizing daily crew activities, ensuring the timely completion and submission of all applicable paperwork, assessing crew performance, production monitoring and quality control, ongoing field training and development of employees, as well as leading staff through example.


Job Duties:

  • Safely and efficiently lead a crew in providing arboricultural care for our clients. 
  • Directs crew members and equipment as well as planning and executing the assigned work and tasks.
  • Manage customer service expectations.
  • Travel to various sites and meet with clients and operations teams.
  • Provides line clearing and tree trimming services for utility customers.
  • Operate as an active crew member with supporting ground crew and crew leader.
  • Provide guidance and work scheduling for daily/weekly/monthly operations.
  • Ensure proper maintenance, preparation, and operation of all tools and equipment including chainsaws, chippers, aerial lifts and more by the crews.
  • Responsible to ensure proper job site set up, clean up.
  • Abide by Davey and industry safety policies and procedures.


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience in utility vegetation management or similar industrial experience.
  • 3 years of previous supervisor experience, including work planning and execution, employee development and performance assessment.
  • Chainsaw experience an asset.
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
  • Valid provincial driver’s license. Licensed to drive a 5-ton vehicle and air brake endorsement considered an asset.
  • Ability to work safely as part of a team and possess the willingness to learn and progress.

Additional Information:

  • Company Vehicle and Gas Card
  • Full time. Year-round employment.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Excellent Benefits package, RRSP and careers advancement opportunities.
  • Employee owned company with stock purchase available after 1 year of service.
  • Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Davey provides ongoing training.


We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  As a service provider, our success depends upon our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, provincial law. 

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