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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Regulatory Manager (Energy Resources) - Exempt (IRC34585) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for management, development and oversight of Energy Resources summary, response, testimony and reporting documents and related support as required for state and federal regulatory proceedings. Responsible for management of timely preparation, review and delivery of required Energy Management data reporting for various government entities and/or internal Tri-State departments.

The job grade for this position is: NB24

Tri-State recognizes the value of a highly-engaged and committed workforce and provides an excellent benefits program that includes: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), Tuition Reimbursement, Life Insurance, Retirement Security Pension Plan, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

Regulatory Manager (Energy Resources)

Hiring Salary Range: $108,000-$136,000

Actual compensation offer to candidate may vary outside of the posted hiring range based upon work experience, education, and/or skill level.

Job Requirements


  • Responsible for oversight of Energy Resources activities related to regulatory proceedings or reporting requirements including adhering to applicable deadlines.

  • Responsible for managing, within Energy Resources, the organization and review of discovery processes as required through regulatory or legal proceedings.

  • Provide summaries of comments, testimony and other related documents in relation to regulatory or legal proceedings for technical experts and management within Energy Resources.

  • Manage the preparation of discovery responses, comment responses and testimony related to regulatory or legal proceedings

  • Manage the outlining, drafting and development of regulatory reports for FERC, Public Utility Commissions and other government entities including the preparation of integrated or electric resource plans.

  • Provide regulatory expertise and support related to Energy Resources functions in regards to regulatory technical or settlement conferences and hearings.

  • Manage the data collection and analysis and preparation and delivery of data reporting required by FERC, Public Utility Commissions, Air Quality Control Commissions, Securities and Exchange Commission, and other government entities as necessary.

  • Provide support to Tri-State environmental, finance and accounting, insurance, member relations, executive staff, and corporate regulatory and rate departments in relation to reporting requirements involving Energy Resources functions or related data.

  • Review and provide support to Tri-State departments such as strategy and communications to ensure internal and external communications accurately reflect key regulatory and reporting functions and data

  • Support Tri-State Board of Directors policy development and revisions related to the functions above.

  • Adhere to and demonstrate compliance with appropriate electric utility industry regulatory requirements.

  • Attain knowledge and remain knowledgeable of development in regulations, laws, standards and best practices applicable to the functional area including, but not limited to, Standards of Conduct, Environmental, Employment Law, NERC Reliability Standards and Safety. Must be familiar with, and comply with, all aspects of Corporate Policy C-54, Compliance.

  • 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.


  • Perform other related duties as assigned


  • Leadership: Demonstrated ability to identify functional area business needs and establish goals and objectives and ensure alignment with enterprise goals.

  • Planning: Remain aware of changing industry conditions including the effects of carbon regulation, organized market development, and NERC/FERC and WECC requirements.

  • Management/Supervision: Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities including projects and daily activities

  • Time management: Coordinate the efforts and contributions of internal and external resources to develop overall solutions involving economic, technical and operational considerations. Ability to organize work to meet deadlines.

  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional levels.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to clearly and effectively write reports and work with internal and external legal staff. Excellent presentation skills are required for communication of results to executive management, regulatory bodies, and within the Energy Resources organization.

  • Strong team player with the ability to work in a matrix organization.


Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, engineering or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Ability to schedule, coordinate and manage the efforts of internal and external staff making contributions to overall effort.

  • Ability to analyze complex regulatory, financial and technical information and to develop related solutions.

  • Ability to produce quality, professional level reporting and responses while adhering to regulatory policies and deadlines.

  • Ability to interact successfully with executive staff members at Tri-State, Member Systems, third-party systems and state and federal regulatory bodies.

  • Extensive knowledge of regional markets and transmission systems, including the effects of developing organized markets.


  • Ten (10) years of relevant experience involving electric power utility systems operations with an emphasis on state and federal regulatory affairs in the area of resource planning and operations or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


  • Willingness to travel when needed to attend training, conferences and meetings. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)


  • Prior related experience in a regulated utility.

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, and bend. 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 is required to read, write, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, present information to others and work under pressure.

  • Work Environment : While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to moderate level of noise. Majority of duties are performed indoors primarily at a desk.

Additional Details

All employees interested in this position may apply online at the Tri-State Intranet site.

Click on Job Postings, then click on the iRecruitment link, Log In, then click on the iRecruitment Employee Candidate link and then click on Search for jobs.

Company Description

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 1,480 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.

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