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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Engineer (Member System Planning) I, II, or III (IRC38952) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for planning, coordinating, analysis, and providing engineering support for development of the transmission system and delivery facilities in coordination with Tri-States electric cooperatives (Member Systems). Provide power system planning, analysis, and engineering support to other departments and joint planning efforts with other utilities. Reviews and provides planning study reports and analysis for new and modified delivery point requests including distributed energy resources by the Member Systems. Presents requested Member System projects for approval by the Tri-State Board. Provide technical assistance and analysis for Member System operating concerns. Reviews Member delivery point requirements and modification requests for compliance with Line Extension Policy and Member Service Policy.


There is one position available and the position will be filled at one of three job grade levels: Engineer (Member System Planning) I, job grade NB18; Engineer (Member System Planning) II, job grade NB20; or Engineer (Member System Planning) III, job grade NB22. This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected, 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 Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Work Schedules including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Life Insurance, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

Engineer III (Member System Planning)

Hiring Salary Range: $93,000-$116,000

Engineer II (Member System Planning)

Hiring Salary Range: $76,000-$96,000

Engineer I (Member System Planning)

Hiring Salary Range: $63,000-$79,000

Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring salary range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.

Job Requirements


  • Perform planning studies and coordinate the development of transmission system and delivery point facilities for Member Systems based upon industry standards and Member System requirements.

  • Develop and perform technical studies for the interconnected transmission system including power flow, short-circuit, stability, and related models and application. Develop and maintain transmission line and transformer databases. Develop Member System related projects for capital construction budgets.

  • Perform engineering analyses of joint planning studies and operating studies with other utilities.

  • Perform work independently and with other team members, departments, and Member Systems or their consultants.

  • Coordinate with Member System on developing construction work plans and long range plans.

  • Review other team staff reports and analysis, mentor new staff or interns.

  • Prepare written reports documenting the results of transmission system studies and engineering economic studies.

  • Develop and implement standards for transmission interconnection, service standards and compliance with other planning standards.

  • Provide technical direction to others and prepare reports and special projects, as required.

  • Present recommended projects to Member Systems, staff, stakeholders, and managers for approval by Tri-State Board of Directors.

  • Evaluate contracts and agreements affecting transmission interconnections, transmission service, construction agreements and other documents affecting functional area and make appropriate recommendations.

  • Adhere to EEO laws and regulations.

  • 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.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • 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.

  • Commitment to company values.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with emphasis on providing support to Member Systems.

  • 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.


Education and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, power option preferred, 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.


  • Five (5) - eight (8) years (or equivalent combination of experience and education).

  • Those with less experience will be hired at the Engineer (Member System Planning) I or II job grade level, as appropriate.


  • 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.


  • None

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.

Additional Details

All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site.

Click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs.

Company Description

Tri-State is a wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 45 members, including 42 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Together with its members, Tri-State delivers reliable, affordable and responsible power and energy services to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West.

Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., approximately 1,200 people are employed by Tri-State across five states.

Tri-State's electricity is generated from coal, natural gas and hydropower, with a rapidly increasing supply generated from wind and solar. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5,700 miles of high voltage transmission lines. Tri-State's transformative Responsible Energy Plan is reducing emissions, increasing renewable resources, developing new energy services and delivering more flexibility for its members.

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