Upper Missouri G. & T. Electric Cooperative, Inc (doing business as Upper Missouri Power Cooperative) was organized in 1957 to serve the transmission needs of rural electric cooperatives in eastern Montana and western North Dakota. Today, Upper Missouri provides service to 11 distribution cooperatives, 6 in eastern Montana and 5 in western North Dakota. The 11 Member Systems serve 77,714 meters to farms, ranches, homes, oil, gas, and other industries in 37 counties, representing over 54,762 square miles.
Upper Missouri sources power from two major suppliers, Western Area Power Administration and Basin Electric Power Cooperative. The majority of the power (96%) is sourced from Basin.
The headquarters facility for Upper Missouri is located in Sidney, Montana, which is the county seat of Richland County. The area ranks at or near the top of all Montana counties in a number of agriculture and other production areas. It ranks second in oil production in the state and its livestock center is ranked sixth. The area also offers great recreational opportunities to relax in the “great outdoors” with many activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, golf, and boating.
An in-house promotion at the end of 2021 created an opening for a motivated Chief Operating Officer.
We are proud to offer:
Competitive wage and benefit package
National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association (NRECA) Medical, prescription, and dental insurance
NRECA defined benefit pension plan
Paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave
In this key role within our cooperative, you will work under the direction of the General Manager and regularly provide reports to the Board of Trustees. You would be responsible for operations and maintenance of facilities, delivery metering, data integrity, regulatory compliance (including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the North American Energy Reliability Corporation (NERC), and the Southwest Power Pool), along with responding to other technical needs of the membership.
This Chief Operating Officer position shares the responsibility for developing and implementing Upper Missouri’s mission, values, strategic planning, and budgets. If you thrive in providing operational excellence, building relationships, helping members, and advancing Upper Missouri’s mission, this could be a great fit for you!
A bachelor’s degree with an engineering or related major is required. Closely related and progressive job experience may substitute for a portion of the educational requirements.
Five to ten years of applicable experience is required: including, but not limited to, utility operations, engineering, maintenance, rate application and development, power supply, power delivery, and load management.
Experience in NERC compliance, FERC regulations, and presenting complex engineering concepts to non-engineering audiences is highly desired.
Extensive knowledge of the electric utility industry, and cooperative principles. Previous electric cooperative experience is strongly preferred.
Ability to work some evening or overnight hours for conferences and/or training
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
Must pass a federal background check
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