With construction on a controversial electrical transmission line through western Maine slated to begin in mid-November, company officials are looking for Mainers who’d like a job working on the $1 billion project.

“We’re ramping up here with the work,” the head of the project, Thorn Dickinson, said Wednesday.

Tim Burgess, business manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 104, said, “We’re really excited to get started on this.”

Workers on a power line. Submitted by IBEW 104

Burgess said anyone who is interested in working on the project, from drivers to linemen, should apply through a new webpage set up by his union.

Dickinson said the company, an Avangrid subsidiary, will begin clearing the right of way as a

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