Responsible for administering FERC and related federal regulatory processes important to Tri-State. This includes working with subject matter experts (“SMEs”) in preparing testimony and position statements, assisting with the development of rate case positions, and assessing wholesale power and transmission tariff rate matters. This position will work collaboratively with internal and external counsel, consultants, and business unit staff on project assignments
REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Education and Training
Bachelor’s Degree in an Electrical Engineering, Business, Finance, Economics or related field or equivalent work experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:
Excellent oral and written communication skills including ability to effectively convey complex technical or legal concepts in understandable terms both in writing and verbally.
Ability and willingness to complete projects and routine tasks with accuracy and attention to detail.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a team and develop, facilitate, and implement broad based initiatives.
Knowledge and ability in preparing tariff amendments, contracts, service agreements, testimony, briefs, arguments, pleadings and other regulatory documents.
Knowledge of applicable FERC regulatory requirements affecting the electric utility industry.
Knowledge of electric utility operations.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subject matter experts, team members, and managers.
Must be able to uphold the highest standards of discretion and confidentiality.
Needs proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Application and PC skills.
Seven (7) years of related progressive professional experience.
Willingness to travel as required (must possess a valid driver’s license).
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS
Working knowledge of electric utility industry preferred.
Familiarity with FERC forms and deadlines.
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.