Provide expert advice on, and develop, transmission policy for implementation of transmission related initiatives. Provide analysis and guidance on transmission policy to Senior Staff and Senior Management including developing related policies and ensuring they are effectively communicated both internally and externally.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or Public Administration, or related area of study, or equivalent experience gained through progressively greater responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Deep understanding of transmission policy issues as they pertain to regulatory environments at the state and federal level.
Knowledge of transmission rate structural design including the FERC’s OATT.
Knowledge of transmission contract development and administration.
Knowledge of current industry structure including Energy Imbalance Markets, Regional Transmission Organizations, Capacity markets, and trends in state, regional and national transmission policy.
Strong facilitation skills and ability to build strong relationships with executive managers, other utilities, external entities, and Members.
Strategic long-term planning and goal-setting to anticipate future opportunities and issues.
Excellent written and verbal communications and the ability to articulate complex policy ideas to a broad audience.
Ability to quickly grasp how new policy and regulatory requirements impact Tri-State’s transmission program.
Knowledge of trends and developments in the area of NERC Reliability Compliance.
Strong, proven problem-solving skills and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions through to completion.
Knowledge of and competency in computer software for word processing, power point presentations, and preparing spreadsheets
Eight (8) years of progressive related experience
Experience in multiple functional areas including operations, planning, maintenance, contracts, policy, rate setting and other related areas.
Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time as required for training, conferences and meetings.
Must be able to demonstrate ability to perform all essential functions of the job.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Electric Utility experience preferred
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 primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend and frequently utilize a keyboard/computer. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to problem solve, read, write and analyze data, work under schedules and deadline pressure, present information to others, work independently and use discretion and judgment for confidential or sensitive projects/issues.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to an office environment indoors, and will occasionally travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work.
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.