Responsible for developing and administering the Energy Management monthly financial forecast. Responsible for validating dispatch and open position models. Leads the design, testing and implementation of the Energy Management monthly rolling financial forecast. Manages the Hyperion Essbase budget system to ensure timeliness and accuracy. Initiates, organizes and facilitates effective communication and alignment among all affected personnel and functional areas whose information flows to the Energy Management budget.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead the design, testing and implementation of the Energy Management monthly rolling financial forecast.
Manage the Hyperion Essbase budget system to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
Initiate, organize and facilitate effective communication and alignment among all affected personnel and functional areas whose information flows to the Energy Management budget.
Develop and maintain Energy Management budget procedures documentation, and provide training for personnel as necessary.
Implement variance analysis within the Energy Management budget and make recommendations to minimize risk.
Maintain an in depth knowledge of Tri-State’s resources and obligations as they relate to the Energy Management financial forecast.
Stay abreast of Tri-State, Basin Electric and Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) rates as they apply to the Energy Management budget and the Long Term Financial Forecast.
Work with Resource Planning Analysts and Engineers to ensure timely, accurate forecast results from our Planning and Risk dispatch model.
Validate the accuracy of the Planning and Risk model compared to actual data to accurately portray Tri-State’s open position risk.
Prepare information for the Risk Assessment Committee related to open position, emission allowance and renewable energy credit and other information as required.
Ensure adherence to critical infrastructure requirements.
Represent Tri-State on various external committees.
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’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:
Planning: ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.
Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
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.
Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.
Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics or related discipline.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Knowledge of electric power marketing fundamentals.
Knowledge of financial accounting.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Highly skilled in the use of personal computers including standard suite of business office applications including database and spreadsheet applications.
Knowledge of Oracle’s Enterprise Performance Management systems.
Must have the ability to analyze complex technical data and prepare concise, accurate reports.
Must have proficient problem solving skills.
Must possess the ability to efficiently and effectively organize and delegate work and must also possess the ability and willingness to lead others to accomplish objectives.
Must work effectively with others within and outside the Energy Management functional area as well as with external vendors, consultants and cooperatives.
Must be able and willing to take initiative and work independently.
Eight (8) years of progressive, relevant experience, with at least four (4) years in the electric power industry.
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 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 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 dust and exposed to electrical risks, works around large industrial operating equipment.
Internal Number: IRC33422
About Tri-State G&T Assn., Inc.
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.