Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Transmission Construction Services Superintendent (IRC22965) in WESTMINSTER, Colorado

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the construction of transmission substations in the Eastern and Southern maintenance regions, and for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) installations in the Eastern, Southern and Western maintenance regions. Supervises, motivates and directs construction foremen and SCADA specialists. Coordinates with engineering, environmental, safety, right-of-way, procurement, inventory and others as required to successfully facilitate the construction activities in the Eastern and Southern maintenance regions as well as SCADA installations in all three maintenance regions. Monitors and evaluates activities to ensure adherence to schedules and budgets, cost effectiveness and results. Responsible for coordinating with the regional Substation Maintenance Superintendents for construction related activities and ensuring that Tri-State's substation equipment is tested/commissioned in accordance with current Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) reliability standards.

Salary Grade: NB24

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise, motivate and direct construction foremen and SCADA specialists. Provide overall planning, coordination and direction for capital construction projects.
  • Coordinate with engineering, environmental, safety, right-of-way, procurement and inventory to successfully facilitate the construction activities in the Eastern and Southern maintenance regions as well as the SCADA installations for all three maintenance regions.
  • Monitor and evaluate activities to ensure adherence to schedules and budgets, cost effectiveness and control, and results.
  • Coordinate the transmission substations and lines construction schedules with other functional areas within Tri-State.
  • Recommend electrical and civil transmission substations and lines construction standards.
  • Collaborate with other teams and functional areas to resolve problems and coordinate work activities.
  • Responsible for coordinating with the regional Substation Maintenance Superintendents for construction related activities and ensuring that Tri-State's substation equipment is tested/commissioned in accordance with current FERC, NERC and WECC reliability standards.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of workmanship and provide quality assurance techniques to maintain high quality standards.
  • Conduct inspections, review reports and recommend corrective action.
  • Provide personnel, administrative and financial data input for periodic updates of functional area organizational structure and budgets.
  • Coordinate procurement of materials and equipment with management.
  • Prepare reports and special projects as required
  • Work with the supervisors/foremen and training coordinators to ensure apprentices receive the training they need and that they progress through the apprenticeship program at an acceptable pace.
  • Work with the supervisors/foremen and training coordinators to ensure journeymen receive the refresher and re-certification training they need.
  • Represent Tri-State at various meetings of utility organizations, committees, and joint participation projects, as assigned.
  • Responsible for the completion of assigned capital improvement projects.
  • If applicable, ensure compliance with labor agreements.
  • Adhere to company policies, programs and procedures as well as Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), and Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) standards and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and regulations.
  • Safety:Maintain safety awareness and comply with all safety policies, practices, and procedures to assure a safe working environment. Properly wear and care for applicable safety gear and equipment. Identify and communicate unsafe conditions to supervisor, coworkers, and the Safety functional area and correct or assist in resolving safety concerns and issues. Must understand and comply with the Clearance Procedure as applicable.
  • Culture:Demonstrate behavior consistent with Tri-State's culture embodied in the Cooperative principles and spirit and core values of technical competency, respect and dignity, accountability, integrity, trustworthiness, and servant leadership to empower or otherwise enable others to optimally perform their job responsibilities. Demonstrate and promote ethics and behaviors consistent with Tri-State's culture, Board policies, and business practices. Understand and fulfill the role and responsibility for all compliance programs within the company.
  • Because Tri-State is an electric utility with continuous service obligations to its customers, regular, reliable, and predictable performance of the essential functions and responsibilities is an essential function of the job.
  • Because Tri-State has an obligation to provide continuous, reliable electric service to its customers, the ability to work overtime at any time of the day or week is considered an essential function of the job.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES

  • Leadership: Demonstrate the ability to motivate others; develop trust and credibility; accept responsibility, and expect honest and ethical behavior of self and others.
  • Planning: Ability to think ahead and plan within timelines and resources; develop scopes, plan and schedule work; set priorities and goals; anticipate and adjust for problems; evaluate workloads; measure and evaluate performance against established goals.
  • Management/Supervision: Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities and assigned staff to include coaching, evaluating, and developing assigned personnel. Ability to set expectations, recognize achievements, manage conflicts, and align performance goals with the Association's goals and objectives.
  • Time management: the ability to successfully plan and implement objectives within established timelines and work schedules.
  • Ability to analyze problems and develop effective solutions at both strategic and functional levels.
  • Extensive knowledge of construction management practices applicable to electrical utility transmission construction.
  • Working knowledge of computer programs and software that have application to functional tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a strong team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management, Engineering or equivalent area; or technical training received in an associate degree program in electric utility maintenance technology with studies in power systems protection, electrical substation apparatus, revenue metering instrumentation techniques, and project management as included in the Experience section listed below.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Extensive knowledge of construction management practices applicable to electrical utility transmission construction.
  • Extensive knowledge of interconnected electrical system operations.
  • Knowledge of government regulations, including OSHA, NESC and industry codes affecting electric utilities.
  • Knowledge of contract preparation, negotiations and administration.
  • Working knowledge of budget preparation and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to make competent decisions in emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to read and interpret mechanical/electrical drawings, and technical manuals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications, including correspondence, reports, and other business documents.
  • Working knowledge of Tri-State's service area and operations.
  • Working knowledge of best practices in safety policies and procedures.

Experience:

  • Ten (10) years of combined education and experience in electrical transmission substation construction and/or maintenance.

Other:

  • Willingness to be on-call on a 24-hour basis.
  • Willingness to work in and around high voltages peculiar to the electrical utility industry.
  • Possession of valid driver's license.
  • Must have a satisfactory work record.
  • Willingness to travel as necessary to attend meetings, training or for work at site to support construction of electric transmission facilities.

DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • The equivalent of technical training received in an associate degree program in electric utility maintenance technology with studies in power systems protection, electrical substation apparatus, revenue metering instrumentation techniques, and project management;
  • Practical experience and/or be able to demonstrate knowledge in construction and construction of electrical substation systems as follows:
  • Knowledge of electrical power system protection schemes.
  • Knowledge of electrical apparatus (i.e. power circuit breakers, transformers, reactors, capacitor banks, air switches, instrument transformers, lightning arrestors).
  • Knowledge of electrical power system revenue meter techniques.
  • Practical experience in field operations, performing switching, supervising personnel with lead supervisor responsibilities.
  • Must be capable of satisfactorily interpreting and teaching electrical schematic diagrams, wiring diagrams, control logic, civil diagrams and other related installation documents.

Job Title: Transmission Construction Services Superintendent (IRC22965)

Location: WESTMINSTER, CO, US

Base Location: HQ - Westminster, CO

Currency: USD

Amount of Travel: Up to 50%

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran