Manages resource planning activities including analysis of future needs, evaluation of proposed new generating and demand-side resources, evaluation of emerging technologies, long term power contracts, and renewable resources. Manages staff including planning and executing projects to support overall group and corporate objectives. Develops and maintains the corporate Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), as required under Tri-State contracts with Western Area Power Administration, and for the Electric Resource Plan (ERP), as required under Colorado law, and is responsible for the management of related public process and for participation in regulatory proceedings as appropriate. Develops and maintains Energy Management's contribution to corporate budgets and short and long range financial forecasts, accomplished through production cost modeling of Tri-State resources.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training:
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Economics, Business, or equivalent experience gained through progressively greater responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Extensive knowledge of current technology and trends affecting information and energy system operations and, financial and risk systems development, including related analytical tools, simulation models, hedging strategies, price forecasting and evaluation metrics.
Extensive knowledge of electric power system operations and natural gas fundamentals and a thorough understanding of market dynamics.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to technical, user personnel, and management.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
Working knowledge of production cost modeling tools and methods.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships, both internally and externally with other utilities, consultants, industry organizations and regulatory agencies.
Ten (10) years of related experience with an electric or gas utility preferably involving resource planning, energy markets, market applications development or commodity price forecasting.
Prior resource planning experience with regulatory utility proceedings, preferred including integrated resource plan preparation and experience interacting with regulatory bodies.
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.
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, occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, and reach above and below shoulder level. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, 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 occasionally exposed to dirt/dust, chemicals, confined areas and noise. Most duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
How to Apply:
Tri-State: Join the people behind the power. Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes medical, dental, retirement and life insurance. Please visit our careers site at www.tristategt.org/careers/for more details.
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.