Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Location: Westminster, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: IRC40762
Responsible for the strategic leadership and project management of transmission 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 completion of transmission system additions and modifications. Includes providing strategic leadership and direction on assigned projects and developing, maintaining and implementing project management process, procedures and documentation.
Note: There is one position available, and this position will be filled at either the Transmission Project Manager III (NB23) or Senior Transmission Project Manager (NB24). This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.
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, Flexible Work Schedules including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement Option, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.
Senior Transmission Project Manager
Hiring Salary Range: $118,000-$147,000
Transmission Project Manager III
Hiring Salary Range: $107,000-$134,000
Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring salary range based upon work experience, education and/or skill level.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide strategic leadership and direction on assigned projects, identify risk components and recommend risk mitigation strategies.
Develop, maintain and implement project management processes, procedures and documentation for budget and execution of transmission capital projects in support of the Transmission Project Management Office.
Assemble and lead project resource teams assigned to support projects and represent Transmission at project meetings.
Provide documented scope, schedule, deliverables, resource needs and budget estimates for each project assigned.
Support the development of project contracts or agreements and assure compliance to the terms and conditions through the construction and capitalization of the transmission assets.
Provide periodic progress reports to management including project metrics, milestones, scope changes, budget analysis, schedule updates.
Utilize project metrics and team input to analyze project performance and provide actions to support successful completion of the project.
Coordinate and track the submittal of required Sarbanes- Oxley, National Environmental Policy Act NEPA documentation and approvals for transmission projects.
Initiate and monitor appropriate cost accounting, invoicing, cash flow forecasting, and close-out of capital projects.
Responsible for communicating with all project stakeholders and participants providing timely responses to information and documentation needs.
Provide Project Management data to the capital cost database for use in preparing detailed project estimates, variance reporting and budgets.
Maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures and attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of regulations, laws, standards, and best practices applicable to functional area.
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 AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform other related duties as assigned
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
Planning: Employee is responsible for planning and carrying out work independently; setting priorities and meeting deadlines; directing the work of others; and ensuring quality of work.
Problem identification, analysis and resolution, at both strategic and functional levels.
Risk identification and the development of risk mitigation measures.
Strategic vision and leadership: Employee must have and demonstrate the ability to develop innovative and creative solutions to complex problems that arise on projects, and to guide the strategic direction of the project or business need.
Technical knowledge: Employee is responsible for presenting the technical aspects of projects to management, other employees, customers, other utilities, industry forums, and in public meetings.
Extensive judgment and discretion is required to interpret and apply guidelines consisting of company and project objectives, policies, programs, and procedures; engineering principles and practices; government regulations; and administrative practices.
Employee must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and an excellent written skill set.
The employee must have and demonstrate the ability to be a strong team player and possess strong leadership skills.
Ability to work with minimal direction; must be a self-starter; must be motivated and demonstrate confidence.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related discipline preferred, or equivalent combination of experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Knowledge of transmission facilities, functions, and typical applications.
Knowledge of MS Project, Primavera or other project management software applications.
General knowledge of transmission system planning, environmental compliance, permitting, engineering, operations, contracting and construction disciplines as they apply to power transmission projects.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, advanced proficiency in MS Excel preferred.
Eight (8) or more years or more as project engineer or project manager on increasingly complex projects, preferably for electric transmission capital projects.Note: The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Senior Transmission Project Manager. Those with less experience will be hired at the Transmission Project Manager III level.
Experience and knowledge of project management techniques as applied to electric transmission projects.
Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Working knowledge of interconnected power transmission systems and electric utility industry standards, practices and regulations.
Knowledge of general requirements for funding of power transmission capital additions and improvements.
Candidates from all backgrounds will be considered -emphasis will be given to those with a background in electric transmission capital 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 basic math, 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.
About Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
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.