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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Transmission Contracts Manager in Westminster, Colorado

Job Description:

Responsible for the preparation and negotiation of certain Tri-State contracts as assigned. Negotiates and drafts contracts and amendments associated with the electric transmission system, as conditions require. Assists in the administration of contracts and agreements. Provides billing assistance to the billing functional area, as required.

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.

Transmission Contracts Manager

Hiring Salary Range: $140,000-$191,000

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


  • Negotiate and draft contracts and amendments associated with the electric transmission system, as conditions require, for:

  • Transmission and Generator Interconnection service

  • Joint system participation and construction

  • Interconnection and construction

  • New member delivery points

  • Operation and/or maintenance

  • SCADA, Metering and /or Telecommunication agreements

  • Other topics, as assigned

  • Manage the administration of the above contracts and agreements.

  • Provide billing assistance to the billing functional area, as required.

  • 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.


Education and Training:

  • B.S. degree in Business, Economics, Contracts or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Ability to apply engineering theory and principles in drafting contracts.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and orally, with all levels of personnel within and outside the company.

  • General knowledge of government regulations affecting electric utilities.

  • General knowledge of contract law.


  • Eight (8) years of progressive experience with an electric utility in planning, operations, engineering, maintenance or contracting.


  • Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

  • Must be able to demonstrate the ability to perform all of the essential functions of the position.


  • Supervisory experience preferred.

About Us:

Tri-State is a wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 44 members, including 41 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.

Job Identification: 152

Job Category: Transmission Operations

Posting Date: 2024-05-30T16:43:54+00:00

Job Schedule: Full time

Hiring Salary Range: $140,000-$191,000

Locations: 1100 W 116th Ave, Westminster, CO, 80234, US

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.