Support overall communcations team activities by providing project management services, including planning, resource scheduling and tracking from ideation to completion. Responsible for tools and systems that manage workflow, schedules, deliverables and resources. Assists team in setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines and allocating resources, developing KPIs and reporting results.
The job grade for this position is: NB19
Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement Security Pension Plan, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.
Communications Project Manager
Hiring Salary Range: $67,000- $84,000
Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Accountable for project management across entire scope of a project including: defining time allocation, cost management and budget, project team, resources and closing of the projects when completed.
Serving as a point of contact for team when multiple internal or external resources are assigned to a project to ensure team actions remain coordinated and in synergy.
With managers and customers, adjusts deliverables, schedules and targets on the project as needed.
Develop and analyze key analytics, metrics and KPIs to make recommendations on use of resources.
Maintain Tri-State directories, digital asset management tools and databases.
Provide support for contract management, invoice processing and budget forecasting.
Attend and represent Tri-State at events and member cooperative meetings when appropriate including occasional nights and weekends.
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.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
Willingness to collaborate openly and effectively with team members.
Ability to create a positive environment with enthusiasm, creativity and passion.
Commitment to seek creative solutions to overcome obstacles.
Ability to think ahead and plan future communications and projects.
Ability to meet deadlines and assist with establishing schedules and timelines.
Perform work independently.
Exercise effective discretion and judgment.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s degree in project management, marketing, communications or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Understanding of the project management practice and discipline.
Computer proficiency in project management software, incluing Asana and design software including Adobe Creative Suite.
Must possess exceptional attention to detail, effective verbal and visual communication skills as well as an overall confident and competent presence.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
Strong people skills and the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences.
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relations.
Ability to give and receive direction and/or critique.
Five (5) years of project management, marketing communications and brand experience.
Experience developing, implementing and communications projects, programs and campaigns.
Ability and willingness to travel up to 20%, including overnight travel.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s in project management, communications, marketing or related field.
In-depth knowledge of the project management from start to finish.
Previous agency experience.
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 employee will be sitting frequently and occasionally be standing, walking, bending and climbing stairs. Employee will occasionally need to lift up to 50 lbs. and be frequently using a keyboard/computer.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to know basic reading and writing, and make analyzing decisions while directing, coordinating and monitoring the work of other employees.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee will work in an office environment indoors and occasionally will travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work.
Internal Number: IRC34643
About Tri-State Generation and Transmission
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.