Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Location: Westminster, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: IRC40689
Lead and provide guidance on business processes related to Transmission's portfolio scheduling, Project Management Office (PMO) initiatives, and other Project Controls functions. Responsible for Transmission's scheduling portfolio and ensuring the Project Controls group provides support to the Vice President, Transmission Engineering, Asset Management, and the PMO for tracking, management, reporting, and change control for project resources and schedules. Serve as lead scheduling liaison between Transmission and other departments within Tri-State.
Note: There is one position available, and this position will be filled at one of four job grade levels: Project Controls Scheduler I, job grade NB18, Project Controls Scheduler II, job grade NB20, Senior Project Controls Scheduler, job grade NB22 or Lead Project Controls Scheduler, job grade NB23. This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.
Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Flexible Work Schedules including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement Option, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.
Lead Project Controls Scheduler
Hiring Salary Range: $107,000-$134,000
Senior Project Controls Scheduler
Hiring Salary Range: $97,000-$122,000
Project Controls Scheduler II
Hiring Salary Range: $80,000-$101,000
Project Controls Scheduler I
Hiring Salary Range: $66,000-$83,000
Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring salary range based upon work experience, education and/or skill level.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Lead and provide training for Project Controls scheduling staff, Engineering, other groups, and contractors as needed. Includes providing leadership, tools and systems necessary to effectively and proactively manage, control, and report Transmission's project schedules across the Transmission Capital Portfolio.
Provide leadership to the Project Controls scheduling group regarding support and coordination on resource forecasting and reporting to improve Transmission's ability to manage workload and cash flow to promote accurate and accountable capital budgets.
Guide the Project Controls scheduling group in their coordination role for the creation of the project schedule with Power System Planning, Maintenance, Transmission Engineering, Land Rights and Permitting, Telecommunications Engineering, System Metering and the Financial Planning departments.
Lead the Project Controls scheduling group's support of the Project Manager and project team groups on schedule creation to ensure project schedules accurately reflect the individual project scope of work, responsibilities, construction sequencing, outage requirements, and the project in service date.
Provide guidance on the development, standardization, and maintenance of project schedules ensuring schedule governance, portfolio reporting, and team communication.
Direct and guide the Project Controls scheduling group on providing and improving analysis and reporting on resource forecasting, resource gap management and recommend resource solutions.
Manage all scheduling efforts in a timely manner by archiving project schedules in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Develop and maintain process to integrate Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling with estimating and cost accounting programs.
Manage the Operational Technology (OT) for Primavera P6 licenses and hosting services.
Manage resource and cost loaded schedules.
Develop, control and maintain all Oracle Team Member assignments and Updates.
Responsible for reporting on predetermined program level Key Performance Indicators (KPI's).
Define and monitor critical path and high-risk program key data points for analysis. Works with P6 Experts to customize P6 system to fit program needs.
Develop complex scheduling analytics and reporting to support the ongoing monitoring of the portfolio of schedules to ensure that work scope is on-track for execution in accordance with the operating plan. Also, to strategize on what reports are needed and work with a reporting analyst to communicate the vision for the report.
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, North American Electric Reliability Corporation (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.
Lead and represent the Transmission PMO on teams involved with documenting, standardizing, and promoting continual process improvements and learning across the Transmission business unit.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:
Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team in execution of projects, initiatives, or process implementation. The ability must exist to take a concept and create through departmental collaboration a measurable, repeatable process with deliverables. Develop trust and credibility; accept responsibility and expect honest and ethical behavior of self and others.
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 manage workload with changing priorities, provide guidance to team on project tracking and ensure timely completion of functional tasks.
Technical knowledge: ability to understand technical aspects of software programs and their application in electric utilities and to provide guidance and recommendations based on that knowledge.
Ability to interpret and apply guidelines consistent with company and Board of Director's objectives, policies, programs, and procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skill set.
Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.
Strong teamwork and collaboration skills: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a strong team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.
Ability to accomplish deliverables with minimal direction, motivates and influences others through relationships rather than authority, and demonstrates confidence and knowledge.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or equivalent experience as included in the Experience section listed below.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Extensive knowledge of Project Controls best practices.
Expert knowledge and experience with Primavera P6, scheduling techniques, and resource forecasting and reporting.
Expert knowledge in Oracle Team Member
Ability to understand the Working of Oracle Business Intelligence to build Scheduling reports from P6 and Team Member.
Must have experience with Earned Value and Change Management
Advanced experience with the Microsoft Office suite, expert knowledge in MS Excel.
Ability/Aptitude to stay current with enterprise software.
Ability to plan, organize and manage the work of others.
Excellent written and verbal communications, including correspondence, reports, and other business documents.
Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships that result in influence without authority.
Working knowledge of Tri-State's service area.
Eight (8) years of combined education and experience in Project Controls Scheduling and Cost positions.
Six (6) years of experience working with Primavera P6
Willingness to travel occasionally as required for training, meetings and conferences. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of PMI process for: Project Controls, Project Management, PM Book of Knowledge.
Experience and knowledge of electric power systems.
Knowledge of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) procedures and regulations.
Note: The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Lead Project Controls Scheduler. Those with less experience will be hired at the I, II or Senior job grade level.
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 normally working in an office environment and will occasionally be required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, climb stairs, and possibly need to reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to fifty pounds.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, direct others, present information to others and work under pressure.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to an office environment indoors and occasionally will travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work.
About Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, 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.