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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Resource Dispatch Analyst II or III (IRC32377) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for supporting Resource Dispatch and Trading (RDT) operations by integrating resource assets, physical or contractual, conducting economic analysis of pre and post real time activities in order to demonstrate effective resource optimization that produces the best reliable, economic outcome, and assist with RDT training. Develop knowledge of the responsibilities and workflow of the Resource Dispatch and Trading Specialist's two functions, Resource Dispatcher and Real Time Marketer. Interface with multiple disciplinary groups within Tri-State and numerous counterparty organizations. Troubleshoot real time issues and communicate effective solutions to appropriate personnel and departments.

NOTE : There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the Resource Dispatch Analyst II (NB19) or Resource Dispatch Analyst III (NB21). This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop knowledge of the responsibilities and workflow of the Resource Dispatch and Trading Specialist's two operational functions, Resource Dispatcher and Real Time Marketer, in order to support real time processes, troubleshoot real time issues and communicate effective solutions.

  • Support RDT's transition and organizational development for an organized market.

  • Execute corporate goals requiring the aptitude to solicit and maintain participation from internal and external project contributors.

  • Assist with and/or implement the integration of new resources, physical or contractual, into real time by coordinating with applicable internal departments and external counterparties.

  • Coordinate and develop necessary documentation, as well as conduct training that supports Real Time's capacity to seamlessly make economic and load serving decisions.

  • Analyze utilization of existing and potential contractual rights under numerous bilateral agreements.

  • Interface with multiple disciplinary groups within Tri-State and numerous counterparty organizations, particularly Generation, Energy Management System (EMS), System Operations, Power System Planning and Telecommunications.

  • Provide evidence of Resource Dispatch and Trading's compliance with North American Energy Standard's Board (NAESB), North American Electric Reliability (NERC) and Regional Reliability Organization (RRO) Reliability Standards and Business Practices and participate in necessary Resource Dispatch and Trading Mitigation Plans as directed by the Energy Markets - C Market Training and Compliance Coordinator.

  • 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.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

  • Must complete required Learning Management System (LMS) coursework as assigned, particularly Standards of Conduct (SOC) and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP).

  • Must read, agree and execute acknowledgement of Tri-State's Risk Management Program and Energy Markets Code of Conduct along with adhering to other applicable policies, programs, guidelines or procedures that ensure compliance.

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • 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.

  • Time management: 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.

  • Commitment to company values.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working with others and being a good team player. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact others; seeks input from others.

  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft Office suite, databases, and other related applications.

  • Proficiency in software applications including but not limited to Electronic tags, Open Access Same-time Information System (OASIS), Scheduling, Compliance software, and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA).

  • Familiarity with SCADA platforms, Process Intelligence or other operational intelligence systems.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimal direction as a highly motivated self-starter.

  • Knowledge of Organized Electricity Market fundamentals and operations.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics, Finance or other related discipline or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Knowledge of electric power and natural gas fundamentals including basic understanding of risk management.

  • Working knowledge of database and spreadsheet software applications.

  • Analytical capabilities with attention to detail.

  • Independent learner with curiosity about energy market dynamics.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Advanced knowledge of computer applications is desired.

Experience:

  • Five (5) to eight (8) years of related experience, preferably in the electric power or natural gas industry.

Other:

  • Willingness to travel as required. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.

DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced knowledge of computer applications is desired.

NOTE : The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Resource Dispatch Analyst III. Those with less experience will be hired at the Level II.

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.

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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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.

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