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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., nearly 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.
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Responsible for providing support, analyses, tools and systems necessary to effectively and proactively manage, monitor, maintain, report, and develop controls for Generation Assets capital financial data across the entire projects portfolio for the Generation Fleet, Yampa participants, and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Responsible for coordination of business processes related to Generation Assets' financial management for Capital and Operations and Maintenance (O&M), work order management, project scheduling and other project controls functions. Provide support to Senior Manager, Generation Assets and other department managers and staff on tracking, managing, reporting and change control for project costs and schedules. Serve as budgetary liaison between the various Generation departments and others. Provide training to all Generation Assets personnel for capital and O&M processes, projects controls and reporting, as well as develop training modules to all Generation Departments. Direct, support, and provide guidance for Combustion Turbine (CT) management processes and programs.
NOTE: There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the Generation Process and Control Management Analyst I (NB17), Generation Process and Control Management Analyst II (NB19) or Generation Process and Control Management Analyst III (NB21). This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop, review, update, and maintain a list of applicable SEC Controls as they pertain to Generation Assets, maintain SEC process documentation and required information for capital projects life cycle, and support internal and external auditing requirements.
- Create and maintain Work Orders for Generation. Develop, analyze, implement and support all Capital Project Management Systems, and manage the Work Management Application for Capital Projects from creation to completion.
- Responsible for all facets of the Generation Capital budget including, but not limited to: developing, analyzing, forecasting and tracking cash flows and developing and maintaining required reporting; coordinating and maintaining Hyperion Capital Estimate Database; inputting Capital Budget estimates as provided by Laramie River Station (LRS) and Springerville (SGS) and adjusting cash flows and monthly costs as needed; tracking Yampa Project Board Approved Capital Budgets; and providing support to Financial Planning and Analytics (FP&A) department with all inquiries.
- Develop project cost estimates, and create, maintain and implement associated estimating tools, including utilizing appropriate software applications and creating reports for Production Asset projects.
- Coordinate budget process with all appropriate managers across the Generation fleet.
- Prepare and submit required reports and create other reports and provide analysis as requested.
- Provide direction to Accounting Department for any issues related to payments, invoicing, and administration of Capital Projects and manage monthly costs for Capital project activities for LRS and SGS, providing appropriate Work Order information to Accounting.
- Initiate and monitor appropriate cost accounting, invoicing and close-out of Projects including Property Records Units (PRU's) and retirements.
- Evaluate, create and maintain the Quarterly Capital Variance Reports and maintain records for SEC compliance.
- Plan, develop, and provide training for Generation Capital projects and Generation Assets O&M end users, and CT group, for Hyperion, Asset Suite, OBIEE and other essential financial software programs and tools. Develop, document and maintain procedures for use of databases, tools and reports to facilitate dissemination and use of accurate, quality controlled Generation data.
- Provide administration and oversight for Combined Cycle and Simple Cycle Inventory. Oversee cycle count activities. Perform required adjustments and track obsolete inventory for auditing. Perform as requested analysis on usage statistics.
- Manage cycle count process including, generating cycle count lists for CTs and JM Shafer; performing Annual Cycle Count Audit for 100% compliance at all Generation Facilities as well as ColoWyo and New Horizon Mines; documenting discrepancies and work with facility personnel to document mitigation plans; perform quarterly Cycle Count Audits for cost and quantity adjustments; and maintain all required SEC documentation.
- Participate in teams involved with documenting, standardizing and sharing improvements across the Tri-State organization.
- Facilitate use of individual and group process improvement and problem solving methodologies utilizing quality improvement tools, i.e., graphs, cause and effect diagrams, control charts, flow charts, and other data analysis techniques.
- Review current Generation processes and recommend any modifications.
- Attend seminars and conferences related to the electric utility industry to keep abreast of new ideas in work management systems and new technologies.
- Support the development of project contracts or agreements and assure compliance to the terms and conditions through the construction, implementation and capitalization of projects.
- 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�fs 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:
- Leadership: Ability to identify functional area business needs and establish goals and objectives to ensure alignment with enterprise goals.
- Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional levels. Strong organizational skills with the ability to find commonality and remove duplication between data systems. Ability to synthesize information and cross-functional projects in order to produce consistent and simple reports to meet organizational needs
- Planning and Time Management: Ability to think ahead and plan upcoming initiatives, ability to prioritize workload, develop schedules and meet or keep track of deadlines; ability to make clear, consistent, and timely decisions.
- Self-Starter: Ability to work independently and follow through in a highly productive, value driven organization.
- Business risks: Ability to weigh business risks and ensure compliance with appropriate information security measures.
- Analytical and strategic thinking skills to develop options and alternative approaches to resolve issues. Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills with deep attention to detail and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions through to completion.
- Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to support decision making. Excellent technical writing and reporting skills.
- Strong Team Player: Ability to work in partnership with other teams and functional areas. Ability to articulate complex information to a broad audience and maintain a high level of interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration.
- Ability to develop conclusions and recommendations in support of new policies or policy modifications. Extensive judgment and discretion is required to interpret and apply guidelines consisting of company and project objectives, policies and practices, government regulations and administrative practices.
- Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
- Strategic vision and leadership: Employee requires the ability to develop innovative and creative solutions to complex problems that arise and guide the strategic direction of the business need
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education, Training, Certifications and Licenses
- Bachelor's degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Accounting, Business Analytics, Data Science, Mathematics, Project Management or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
- Strong knowledge of ABB/Ventyx Asset Suite, or similar work management system softwares.
- Strong Proficiency in budgeting applications such as Hyperion, usage of Excel add-in SmartView.
- Working knowledge of Oracle and Business Intelligence Electronic Edition (OBIEE).
- Ability to evaluate, develop, implement and audit process workflows and continuous process improvement initiatives across the organization in an unbiased way with a larger global-good perspective.
- Knowledge of plant accounting and finance; capital and O&M budgeting processes.
- Strong analytical, quantitative and economic evaluation skills.
- Ability to interpret operational data and convert data as needed.
- Ability to effectively produce training and development documents, training materials and reports.
- Knowledge of training and development best practices, including delivery methods and learning strategies.
- Working knowledge of RUS regulations, FERC chart of Accounts, FASB, and GAAP
- Knowledge of accounting, auditing and budgeting principles and practices.
- Working knowledge of personal computer usage, computer peripherals, and application of spreadsheet, database, presentation, MS Office Suite and project management software.
- Written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills at the level required to successfully perform the essential responsibilities of the position.
- Ability to understand guidelines for plant operation and maintenance activities, procedures and technical manuals within the guidelines consistent with corporate policies, programs and procedures and government requirements.
- Five (5) to eight (8) years of related progressive experience, preferably with electric utility experience.
- Willingness to travel as required, including overnight travel.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience looking forward, interpreting information for predictive analytics upon which the generation organization may base business decisions.
The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Generation Process and Control Management Analyst III. Those with less experience will be hired at the Level I or II.
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 and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to twenty-five pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear.
- Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, 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 a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.