This position is responsible for the management of Tri-State’s Transmission Project Management Office (PMO), budgeting and executing capital projects including transmission lines, substations, and joint participation projects through the effective coordination of resources both internal and external to support the timely and efficient execution of transmission system asset additions and modifications.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training:
BS/BA in Engineering, Project Management, Construction Management, or related discipline, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Ten (10) years of experience in project management, project engineering, and/or project controls, preferably in the electric utility industry.
Experience and knowledge of power utility transmission facilities, project and program management, and project controls techniques.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Knowledge of transmission facilities, functions and typical applications.
Knowledge of MS Project, Primavera P6 or other project management software applications.
General knowledge of power system planning, environmental, permitting, engineering, operations, contracting and construction disciplines as they apply to electric utility power transmission projects.
Knowledge of general requirements for funding of power transmission capital additions and improvements.
Working knowledge of interconnected transmission systems and electric utility industry standards, practices and regulations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
Willingness to travel as required.
Must be able to demonstrate that he or she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
Must be willing to travel as needed. Must possess a valid driver’s license.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Strong preference will be given for experience with project and program management techniques as applied to electric power transmission projects.
Prior management experience.
Either Project Management Professional (PMP) or Program Management Professional (PgMP) certification is preferred.
Knowledge of National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) procedures and requirements.
Knowledge of FERC procedures and regulations.
Knowledge of electric utility resource analysis and balancing across a large portfolio of projects.
Knowledge of project controls including appropriate controls for managing accounting work orders across a large portfolio of projects.
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 normally working in an office environment and will occasionally be required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, climb stairs, and possibly need to reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to fifty pounds.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform math at a level required to prepare, review and analyze related complex and/or engineering calculations associated with power utility transmission capital construction projects, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, direct others, present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee will occasionally be exposed to weather conditions, which can be extreme. Duties are normally performed indoors. Outdoor conditions may include working at remote sites without restroom facilities, running water for drinking or washing, food convenience stores, emergency services, communications or cell phone service, or fuel for vehicle.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
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 1,500 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.