A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Must have a good understanding of basic mathematics, algebra, trigonometry, drafting and construction practices. Electric theory, staking, surveying and construction experience is preferred. Must be knowledgeable in computers, including computer-aided drafting (CAD), spreadsheets and word processing. Responsible to the Distribution Engineering Manager for performing those duties necessary for the layout, surveying and preparing staking documents for the construction of new facilities, rebuilding of existing facilities, and retirement of existing facilities.
This position is a member of the Local Union No. 111 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, AFL-CIO. It is considered a union position and will require membership upon acceptance.
Must maintain a valid Colorado driver's license.
All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based on job-related factors.
Duties involve knowledge and application of field engineering, surveying and construction practices. A wide range of procedures are used, and the position requires analysis of facts to determine what action should be taken within the limits of standard practice. Must have a working knowledge of N.E.S.C. and N.E.C. construction regulations.
Receives technical direction from the Distribution Engineering Manager regarding explicit objectives and established goals. The employee plans and manages own work after those goals are established. Accuracy, promptness, follow-up, and the ability to meet project deadlines on a daily basis are essential.
Must have the ability to communicate effectively with others and conduct oneself in a professional manner. Regular contact with other departments and customers is required to furnish or obtain information. Works with confidential information related to location of lines and equipment, construction schedules, and contract unit costs.
This job requires normal mental and visual attention. Basic aptitudes in verbal comprehension, numerical ability, visual perception, visual speed and accuracy, and spacial visualization are also required.
The duties and tasks involve medium heavy work and requires the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds. Physical demands also include walking or hiking on all types of terrain and driving a vehicle for extended periods of time. Working conditions are inside and outside, including possible isolated work areas and exposure to adverse weather conditions.
Additional Salary Information: Union position - Collective Bargaining Agreement
Internal Number: 2020-19
About Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA)
Intermountain Rural Electric Association’s 5,000-square-mile service territory includes portions of 11 counties to the east, west and south of Denver. With more than 160,000 customers, IREA is the largest electric distribution cooperative in Colorado and one of the largest in the U.S. As a customer-owned cooperative, IREA operates on a nonprofit basis; earnings exceeding expenses are invested in the facilities used to provide electric service and are booked as member equity. Some of this equity is returned to members almost every year, as finances permit, through capital credit refunds. These refunds normally are made in March.
IREA is governed by a seven-member board of directors. Directors represent geographic districts and serve four-year terms. They are elected by the members who receive service in their respective districts. Among its other responsibilities, the board of directors establishes service rates and regulations.
IREA buys wholesale power under long-term agreements with Xcel Energy and the Western Area Power Administration. IREA also purchases all of the output of a 12.83-megawatt photovoltaic array, known as Victory Solar, north of the town of Bennett. IREA ow...ns and receives a share of the generation of power from Comanche Unit 3, a supercritical, pulverized coal plant in Pueblo. That plant is operated by Xcel, but IREA owns 25.3% of the plant and its output.
IREA’s headquarters is located in Sedalia, about 20 miles south of Denver, and has district offices in Strasburg, Conifer and Woodland Park.