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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., 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.
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Manages resource planning activities including analysis of future needs, evaluation of proposed new generating and demand-side resources, evaluation of emerging technologies, long term power contracts, and renewable resources. Manages staff including planning and executing projects to support overall group and corporate objectives. Develops and maintains the corporate Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), as required under Tri-State contracts with Western Area Power Administration, and for the Electric Resource Plan (ERP), as required under Colorado law, and is responsible for the management of related public process and for participation in regulatory proceedings as appropriate. Develops and maintains Energy Management's contribution to corporate budgets and short and long range financial forecasts, accomplished through production cost modeling of Tri-State resources.
The job grade for this position is NB25.
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ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manage staff including planning and executing projects to support overall group and corporate objectives.
- Develop and maintain the corporate IRP/ERP related public processes, and associated updates, as well as represents Tri-State in related regulatory hearings and information meetings as required.
- Responsible for resource acquisition portfolio modeling associated with IRP/ERP processes.
- Responsible for timely and concise communication of the results of complex modeling and simulations related to overall power system economic optimization and analyses.
- Manage risk analytical modeling and reporting associated with applicable functional areas.
- Analyze and evaluate long term power purchase agreements
- Represent Tri-State on external committees, in dealings with other utilities, regulatory agencies and industry related organizations involving power marketing, energy applications, or energy commodity forecasting issues as required or assigned.
- Prepare reports and special projects, as requested.
- 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, which describes corporate regulatory compliance responsibilities.
- 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.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Perform other related duties as assigned
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
- Leadership: ability to identify functional area business needs and establish goals and objectives and ensure alignment with enterprise goals.
- Planning: ability to think ahead and plan upcoming initiatives including prioritizing workload, developing schedules and meeting deadlines.
- Decision Making: ability to weigh options, consider alternatives and forecast outcomes and determine option which is best for the enterprise. Understand how to balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact themselves, their employees, their customers and stakeholders, and their organizations. Ability to make decisions in difficult situations.
- Management/Supervision: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and supervise work of assigned staff, including projects and daily activities.
- Time management: ability to prioritize and schedule projects and meet deadlines.
- Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
- Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional levels
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Business, or equivalent experience gained through progressively greater responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
- Extensive knowledge of current technology and trends affecting information and energy system operations and, financial and risk systems development, including related analytical tools, simulation models, hedging strategies, price forecasting and evaluation metrics.
- Extensive knowledge of electric power system operations and natural gas fundamentals and a thorough understanding of market dynamics.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to technical, user personnel, and management.
- Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
- Working knowledge of production cost modeling tools and methods.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships, both internally and externally with other utilities, consultants, industry organizations and regulatory agencies.
- Ten (10) years of related experience with an electric or gas utility preferably involving resource planning, energy markets, market applications development or commodity price forecasting.
- Prior resource planning experience with regulatory utility proceedings, preferred including integrated resource plan preparation and experience interacting with regulatory bodies.
- Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)
- Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
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, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. 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 occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.