Responsible for power system analysis in development of new bulk transmission lines and substation facilities. Responsible for planning, coordinating, directing, and providing engineering support for development of the transmission system including planning coordination of Tri-State Member distribution system plans. Assists in technical studies and maintenance of databases and models associated with the Bulk Electric System. Perform engineering analysis in conjunction with neighboring transmission utilities. Will also prepare written reports and presentations on results of transmission system studies and other engineering studies. Perform EMT studies, as necessary.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or related area.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
General knowledge of electrical power transmission and substation equipment.
Working knowledge of related computer programs and applications, including spreadsheets.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
General knowledge of safety policies and procedures, desired.
General knowledge of government regulations affecting electric utilities, desired.
Eight (8) years of related experience electric utility experience in transmission system planning to include system analysis and planning methods, and project coordination.
Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time on an annual basis. (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.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Power option preferred in Bachelor’s Electrical Engineering degree.
Registered Professional Engineer.
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 up to 10 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Incumbent must have finger dexterity, good vision, good color vision, good hearing, and ability to speak clearly, and handle intricate work.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform required engineering calculations, 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 moderate level of noise. Majority of duties are performed indoors primarily at a desk.
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.