Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Engineer I, II, III or Senior (Power System Planning)(IRC27372) in Westminster, Colorado

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and providing engineering support for development of the transmission system including planning coordination of Member system plans. Provide power system planning and engineering support to other functional areas. Participates in joint planning efforts with other utilities. Reviews Member delivery point requirements and modification requests for compliance with Line Extension Policy and Member Service Policy.

Note: Please note that there is only one vacancy available. Applicants will be considered for an Engineer I, II, III or Senior level based on their overall job qualifications.

Salary Grades: Engineer I - NB18; II - NB20; III - NB22; Senior - NB23

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES(Please note that the essential functions and responsibilities listed below are for a Senior Engineer. Essential functions and responsibilities for an Engineer I, II or III are similar but may vary in overall responsibility, scope and accountability.)

  • Review and coordinate the development of transmission system additions for Member Systems and Member delivery point requirements.
  • Perform system analysis and write in-depth reports and presentations.
  • Coordinate with Member Systems on Construction Work Plans and Long Range Plans, provide Member Systems with requested transmission system analysis and recommendations.
  • Present Member System delivery points or facility additions and upgrades to staff for approval by Tri-State Board of Directors.
  • Review and evaluate Member System studies for distributed energy resource projects. Provide system impact results to Member System, Protection, and Energy Resource departments.
  • Coordinate and provide engineering support for planned system additions through project completion.
  • Provide power system planning and engineering support to other functional areas.
  • Participate in joint planning efforts with other utilities.
  • Evaluate contracts and agreements affecting transmission interconnections, transmission service, construction agreements and other documents affecting functional area and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Participate in integrated resource planning studies and provide coordination, review and provide engineering support as required.
  • May oversee, monitor or coordinate the work of analysts, technicians or planning assistants, and train personnel.
  • Review and coordinate preparation of various transmission system data base information required for power flow studies, short circuit analysis and stability studies and other data for proper planning, coordination and development of the power system.
  • Coordinate development of the Ten Year Capital Construction Plan and Work Plan Amendments and other transmission plans as required.
  • Coordinate and prepare Member System assessment reports, as required, for current year capital construction budgets, monitor approved and planned transmission generation construction activity for compliance and prepare General Funds Resolutions required for Board of Director approval.
  • Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements. Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.
  • Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.
  • Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.
  • Communication: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with Member System staff and other departments. Strong report writing and presentation skills.
  • Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
  • Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.
  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS


Education and Training


  • Bachelor's degree in related Engineering discipline required with Electrical Engineering preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:


  • Extensive knowledge of electric utility functions.
  • Working knowledge of government regulations affecting utilities.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, including public speaking.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • General knowledge of computers and computer programming, desired.

Experience:


  • Experience requirement for a Senior Engineer: Eight (8) years of related electric utility experience in transmission system planning to include system analysis and planning methods, and project coordination.
  • Experience requirement for an Engineer III: Five (5) years of related electric utility experience in transmission system planning to include system analysis and planning methods, and project coordination.
  • Experience requirement for an Engineer II: Two and one half (2 1/2) to five (5) years of related electric utility experience in transmission system planning to include system analysis and planning methods, and project coordination.
  • Experience requirement for an Engineer I: Zero (0) to two and one half (2 1/2) years of related electric utility experience in transmission system planning to include system analysis and planning methods, and project coordination.

Other:


  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
  • Willingness to travel as necessary. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Supervisory experience desired.
  • Working knowledge of power flow analysis software, Siemens PSSE/GE PSLF preferred.
  • Registered Professional Engineer, desired.

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to sit for long periods of time and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level lift up to 10 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Incumbent must have finger dexterity, good vision, good color vision, good hearing, and ability to speak clearly, and handle intricate work.
  • Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform math including engineering calculations needed to conduct position responsibilities, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to moderate level of noise. Majority of duties are performed indoors primarily at a desk.

Job Title: Engineer I, II, III or Senior (Power System Planning)(IRC27372)

Location: Westminster, CO, US

Base Location: HQ - Westminster, CO

Currency: USD

Amount of Travel: Up to 10%

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran