Develop, deliver, and maintain technical training programs to assure compliance with NERC Reliability Standards, NAESB electric and gas business practices, FERC Standards of Conduct, Market Transparency Rules, Tri-State’s Energy Trading Risk Management Policy, Organized Market business rules, and related Tri-State and departmental policies, procedures and guidelines. This position will also perform operational analysis, develop best practices, evaluate and implement procedures, investigate workflow and improve critical decision making applicable to the functions performed by Resource Dispatch and Trading staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop, maintain and continually update an Initial Training Program for new employees, including the oversight of a Trainee Program for full-time staffed Trainee positions.
Provide training resources and technical support for NERC System Operator Certification exam preparation.
Develop, evaluate and maintain a relevant Continuing Training program to support NERC System Operator credential maintenance.
Promote mentoring, coaching, and On the Job (OJT) training skills of experienced staff to support Initial, Continuing, and continuous cross training of 24x7 personnel.
Maintain training records for compliance evidence to demonstrate that Resource Dispatch & Trading personnel completed training using a systematic approach.
Track NERC System Operator credential maintenance status to ensure timely certification renewal.
Provide technical training and compliance review of internal procedures, processes, and workflow models to support business needs, reliable operations, critical decision making and compliance.
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
Subject Matter Expert for NERC Reliability Standards applicable to the functions performed by Resource Dispatch and Trading staff.
Participate in training workgroups to represent the training needs of the Generator Operator function within the CAISO RC West and SPP RC West footprints, and other training related forums as could benefit Resource Dispatch & Trading training programs.
Perform other related duties as assigned
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
Produce a compliance-integrated auditable training program.
Adapt training approaches to produce individualized learning success.
Predict learning needs to meet evolving industry operations.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to influence the learning success of adults with diverse experience and skills who work within a 24x7 operating environment.
Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Math, Science, Engineering, related discipline, or equivalent experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Must be NERC certified or willing to obtain certification within 12-months of hire and the ability to maintain certification.
Working knowledge of interconnected electric utility systems and related equipment.
Ability to communicate technical information to both technical and non-technical employees and others.
Ability to apply technical knowledge in conjunction with training techniques.
Ability to develop training courses using a Systematic Approach to Training.
Ability and to provide coaching and feedback.
Ability to make presentations to large groups in a training environment.
Knowledge of relevant NERC standards.
Proficient computer application skills particularly in PowerPoint, Word, Excel and Outlook.
Knowledge of organized markets and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO’s).
Five (5) years of progressive related experience with at least three (3) or more years in a related electric utilitysystem operations role.
Willingness to travel, as required.
Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
NERC System Operator Certification
Prior experience or coursework in training.
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 and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to twenty-five pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, 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 exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
Internal Number: IRC34323
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.