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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. System Operations Intern (IRC32144) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Tri-State is an electric power utility providing electricity to rural electric cooperatives. We have a Systems Operations Summer Intern opportunity for 2020. Students who have successfully completed two (2) to three (3) years of undergraduate study towards a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or university are encouraged to apply. Seniors who will be graduating in December or are planning to attend graduate school in the Fall are also encouraged to apply.

This summer position offers students hands on opportunity to work in and learn various aspects of power utility Systems Operations functions.

Job Requirements

Responsibilities and projects may include the following:

  • Participate in iTOA improvements and database verification.

  • Coordinate system operational issues with the Operating Engineering and Planning functional areas.

  • Review current operating procedures and work on Energy Management System (EMS) upgrades.

  • Responsible for providing real-time assessments of current system conditions for forced and planned outages.

  • Perform operational planning analysis (contingency analysis) and supporting EMS Engineers.

  • Participate in the GED screen development-Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) project.

Job Requirements:

  • Computer experience/knowledge with GIS viewer and related power flow programs (PSLF and PSSE).

Duration and Work Schedule:

  • The duration of the summer internship will be from about the end of May until the end of August.

  • The work schedule includes Monday through Friday, eight hours per day, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., forty hours per week.

Tri-State offers a competitive pay rate for this position. The position is based at Tri-State's Headquarters at 1100 W. 116th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80234.

Additional Details

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Company Description

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 43 electric cooperatives that it serves. Tri-State generates and transmits electricity to its member systems throughout a 200,000 square-mile service territory across Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming.

Serving approximately 1.5 million consumers, Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., about 1,480 people are employed by Tri-State throughout its four-state service area.

Tri-State's power is generated through a combination of owned baseload and peaking power plants that use coal and natural gas as their primary fuels, supplemented by purchased power, federal hydroelectricity allocations and renewable resource technologies. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5000 miles of high voltage transmission lines.

Interested? Here is how to Apply:

To apply

For more information and to apply please go to at then click on the Careers link and search for System Operations Intern. Please also attach to your most recent college transcript when applying online.

Preference will be given to students who attend accredited colleges and universities in Tri-State's service territory which includes Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and New Mexico.

Equal Opportunity Employer