Responsible for providing direct technical support to control center personnel. Performs power flows and contingency analyses to identify transmission constraints during planned and forced outages. Assists in the areas of operational real-time load and generation forecasting. This position is tasked with authority and responsibility to comply with all applicable NERC (North American Electric Reliability Corporation) standards and Regional Entity Reliability Standards. Responsible for performing real-time contingency analyses for forced and planned outages. Performs next-day power flow and transient stability analyses. Interfaces with the Energy Management System (EMS) functional area regarding state estimator, contingency analysis, real-time model, load flow, and training simulator. This position has several mission-critical functions, including the review and optimization of the power system model for the advanced applications.
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering discipline required.
Possess NERC Certification or the ability to become NERC Certified.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Knowledge of engineering principles and practices applicable to Transmission System Operations.
Experience of performing power flow studies using PSSE and/or PSLF software.
Basic knowledge of protection system
Working knowledge of contract administration.
Working knowledge of FERC Order 888 and 889 and the Standards of Conduct.
Ability to develop a working knowledge of FERC Order 890.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Working knowledge of Tri-State’s service area desired.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Extensive knowledge of an interconnected electrical system.
Ability to become and maintain NERC certification.
Eight (8) years of progressive electric utility experience and current NERC Certification.
Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)
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 and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to ten pounds. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, 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 exposed to a moderate level of noise. All of the duties are performed indoors and at a desk, operating office equipment.
Internal Number: IRC32863
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.