This technical position reports to the Senior Manager, Transmission Contracts, Rates and Policy. The position supports Tri-State’s transmission rate setting function. The position is responsible for collection and verification of all data necessary to develop multiple transmission revenue requirements, and is also responsible for reviewing the transmission revenue requirements of other regional transmission providers as necessary.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Training:
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Accounting, Business Administration, or related area of study, or equivalent experience gained through progressively greater responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Knowledge of regulatory requirements that impact Tri-State’s operations.
Extensive knowledge of state and federal regulations applicable to the accounting function.
Strong ability to build strong relationships with accounting and engineering staffs, other utilities, external entities, and Members.
Excellent written and verbal communications and the ability to articulate complex accounting issues to a broad audience.
Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions through to completion.
Eight (8) years of related experience including commodity rate setting and determining business operations revenue requirements.
Knowledge of transmission rate structural design including the FERC’s (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) Open Access Transmission Tariff (OATT).
Extensive working knowledge of accounting principles and practices.
High degree of proficiency in MS Excel and MS Word required.
General knowledge of state and federal regulations affecting rate design and comparability requirements.
Working knowledge of electric utility operating practices and engineering economics.
Willingness to travel as required for training and meetings. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Experience with electric utility transmission rate setting and revenue requirements, preferred.
Experience in multiple electric utility functional areas (operations, maintenance, contracts, policy, rate setting, or related area) a plus.
Experience in electric utility accounting, preferred.
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 primarily required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend and frequently utilize a keyboard/computer. Specific vision abilities include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent will be required to problem solve, read, write and analyze data, work under schedules and deadline pressure, present information to others, work independently and use discretion and judgment with confidential or sensitive projects/issues.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee works primarily in an office environment indoors, and will occasionally travel to multiple locations dependent on work.
Internal Number: IRC30572
About Tri-State G&T Assn., 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.