Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Senior Transmission Line Engineer (IRC38249) in Westminster, Colorado
Brief Posting Description
This is a senior professional position responsible for the complete physical layout, civil/structural analysis, and detailed design of high voltage electrical transmission lines utilizing PLS-CADD. Assignments will include the coordination and development of procedures, calculations, construction drawings, contracts, technical specifications, and design standards, as well as the implementation of these assignments for the construction of transmission line facilities. The successful candidate will possess a mastery of engineering principles and practices, and the ability to apply that knowledge and experience to all aspects of the projects including scope, budget, schedule, customer service, risk analysis, resource utilization, and construction.
There is one position available and the position will be filled at one of five job grade levels: Transmission Line Engineer I, job grade NB18; Transmission Line Engineer II, job grade NB20; Transmission Line Engineer III, job grade NB22; Transmission Line Engineer IV, job grade NB23; or Senior Transmission Line Engineer, job grade NB23. 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.
Senior Transmission Line Engineer
Hiring Salary Range: $102,000-$128,000
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
Act as technical liaison with Tri-State's membership, other utilities, and governmental agencies regarding the integrated transmission system.
Coordinate with Transmission Operations and Maintenance personnel to assist in the development of operations and maintenance procedures that resolve conflict and achieve a common understanding of the process.
Participate in the development of short, mid, and long-range transmission systems plans.
Provide project management in planning, scheduling, budgeting, coordinating, and monitoring of system/facility design, construction and installation/testing activities.
Develop and maintain standards and procedures for civil engineering design and installation requirements for Transmission Lines, transmission lines, communications, and other company facilities.
Establish, coordinate, and participate in the design, specification, preparation, construction, installation, testing, and evaluation of all civil/structural aspects of Transmission Lines, transmission lines, communications, and other company facilities.
Perform/coordinate civil/structural engineering analyses and detailed design for Transmission Line facilities.
Write/develop/coordinate construction contracts, material/design standards, and technical specifications.
Develop/coordinate drawing packages for bidding, construction, and record purposes.
Lead construction activities with technical support, creative solutions, new technology, and timely review of monthly billing and/or change order requests.
Self-motivated and capable of working independently, or in a design team, toward the timely completion of assigned projects.
Effective verbal and written communication including technical writing skills.
Develop/Communicate/Coordinate project scope, budget, and schedules.
Lead others in civil/structural design requirements for Transmission Line facilities.
Lead/Conduct design review meetings for assigned projects.
Provide guidance on the selection of consulting firms and coordinate/review/approve their design activities.
Provide guidance on the selection of construction contractors.
Serve as contact with field crews and project management on advanced and highly complex projects.
Assist in the preparation and administration of the annual budget.
Lead in the development of tools for engineering design (i.e. calculations, spreadsheets, computer programs, etc.).
Prepare property records, reports, and special projects, as required.
Leverage your talents and direct the work for others, as required.
Assist with training of personnel.
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; scope a project, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.
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.
Time management: ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including the Microsoft Office suite of software, the PLS-CADD suite of software, L-Pile (or equivalent software), SAG-10, and train others in the efficient use of these and other related applications.
Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to inspire others.
Commitment to company values.
A strong ability to resolve conflict and negotiate.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
- Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or related engineering discipline.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Extensive knowledge of RUS and NESC design criteria for 69kV through 345 kV.
Extensive knowledge of engineering principles and practices relating to civil engineering, including computer program applications.
Mastery of field techniques for constructing Transmission Lines, including a substantial knowledge of the equipment and their uses with an ability to teach others.
Extensive knowledge of government regulations and industry standards affecting electric utilities.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
Extensive knowledge of safety policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
Mastery of PLS-CADD and L-Pile (or equivalent software) for line design and analysis and the ability to train others in the use of these tools
Ability to leverage one's talents, and direct the work of others.
Extensive knowledge and an ability to work with, and learn from, the following disciplines: Substation design, Surveying, Lands, Environmental, Maintenance, Operations, and the Power Plants.
Eight (8) years of progressive experience progressive experience in Transmission Line design, Civil/Structural design, and/or construction management of electric utility related projects. This should include some limited time and experience in the planning, maintenance, and/or operation areas of an integrated electrical utility.
Those with less experience will be hired at the Transmission Line Engineer I, II, III, or IV job grade level, as appropriate.
Registration as a Professional Engineer in Colorado or eligible for Colorado Registration by reciprocity.
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.
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Project Management experience and/or Registration as a Project Management Professional through Project Management Institute.
Construction, Maintenance, and/or operational experience in the electric utility industry.
Leadership role in a professional and/or industry organization (i.e. AISC, ASCE, ASTM, NESC, RUS, etc.).
A strong understanding of electrical theory including protection and control, SCADA, and communications with the ability to explain these principals to others.
Proficiency with the AutoCAD suite of Software.
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.
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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 1,480 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.
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