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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Transmission Project Scheduling and Controls Manager - Exempt (IRC36527) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Actively fulfill Tri-State's mission to provide Member Systems with a reliable, affordable, and responsible supply of electricity in accordance with cooperative principles. Support the efficient and successful execution of Tri-State's Transmission Capital plan. Oversee the Transmission Engineering department's financial management, work order processing, internal controls, and other initiatives. Responsible for directing Transmission's capital and project schedules. Serves as lead budgetary liaison between multiple departments. Develops tools and metrics to measure the department's organizational alignment with Tri-State's strategic needs, efficiency, and cost effectiveness. Manage and develop staff.

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, Flexible Work Schedules, Life Insurance, Retirement Security Pension Plan, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

Transmission Project Scheduling and Controls Manager

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

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

Job Requirements

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cross-functionally lead Transmission's effort to deploy an Enterprise Resource Planning platform (Oracle Cloud) and associated custom modules, interfaces, responsibilities, programs, and procedures. Define, evaluate, improve, and document the business processes while driving change throughout the organization.

  • Supervise staff, and contractors as needed, to ensure project schedules accurately reflect projects' scope, responsibilities, construction sequencing, outage requirements, and in-service dates.

  • Ensure internal controls over financial reporting are sound and effective, ensuring compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act ("SOX")

  • Assist in the execution of SOX assessment programs by providing thorough identification of in-scope accounts and locations, and planning, testing, documenting, and reporting of the effectiveness of financial reporting for delivery to senior management and external committees.

  • Lead the scheduling team in the use of Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management software for Tri-State's transmission capital program. Maintain and establish guidelines, procedures and governance to effectively use the system.

  • Proactively manage, control, and report Transmission's capital financial data.

  • Supervise the creation and management of project work order processes for multiple departments.

  • Develop benchmarks, metrics, and trends for vendor and consultant costs and performance.

  • Develop analytics to aid in measuring the department's performance.

  • Direct and coordinate financial forecasting and reporting to improve Transmission's financial discipline and cash flow.

  • Coordinate the creation of the annual Transmission Capital Budget.

  • Develop processes and procedures to promote accurate and accountable capital budgets.

  • Provide guidance on the development, standardization, and maintenance of project schedules ensuring schedule governance, portfolio reporting, and team communication.

  • Direct and improve analysis and reporting on resource forecasting, resource gap management, and recommend resource solutions.

  • Leverage project scheduling and resource forecasting capabilities to improve organizational efficiency and manage risks.

  • Direct project accounting, including initial project set up, troubleshooting project accounting architecture, and making recommendations on resolutions and best practices.

  • Lead and represent teams involved with documenting, standardizing, and promoting continual process improvements and learning across the Transmission business unit, especially as it relates to deploying the Enterprise Resource Planning platform.

  • Develop training solutions for staff.

  • 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.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

OTHER DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • None

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team in execution of projects, initiatives, or process implementation. The ability must exist to take a concept and create through departmental collaboration a measurable, repeatable process with deliverables. 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: Responsible for guiding and establishing priorities for individual team members; meeting deadlines and ensuring quality of work as an individual and for the department.

  • Time Management: ability to manage workload with changing priorities, provide guidance to team on project tracking and ensure timely completion of functional tasks.

  • Technical knowledge: ability to understand technical aspects of software programs and their application in electric utilities and to provide guidance and recommendations based on that knowledge.

  • Ability to interpret and apply guidelines consistent with company and Board of Director's objectives, policies, programs, and procedures.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skill set.

  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

  • 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.

  • Ability to accomplish deliverables with minimal direction, motivates and influences others through relationships rather than authority, and demonstrates confidence and knowledge.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Training

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or equivalent experience as included in the Experience section listed below.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Knowledge of Project Controls best practices.

  • Experience with Primavera P6, scheduling techniques, and resource forecasting and reporting.

  • Ability/aptitude to stay current with enterprise software.

  • Ability to plan, organize, and manage the work of others.

  • Accounting systems, budget preparation, and procedures as related to project cost monitoring and controls.

  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles rules.

  • Financial reporting as it pertains to compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications, including correspondence, reports, and other business documents.

  • Ability to create and maintain effective working relationships that result in influence without authority.

  • Advanced experience with the Microsoft Office suite, expert knowledge in MS Excel.

Experience:

  • Ten (10) years of combined education and experience in project controls, scheduling, accounting, management, and/or cost positions.

Other:

  • Willingness to travel occasionally as required for training, meetings and conferences. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Three (3) years' experience in a supervisory capacity.

  • Experience with and knowledge of the construction of electric power systems.

  • Working knowledge of Tri-State's service area.

  • Knowledge of FERC procedures and regulations.

  • Knowledge of PMI process for: Project Controls, Project Management, PM Book of Knowledge.

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 normally working in an office environment and will occasionally be required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, climb stairs, and possibly need to reach above and below shoulder level and push/pull objects of varying weights, and lift up to fifty pounds.

  • Mental demands : While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform basic math, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, direct others, present information to others and work under pressure.

  • Work Environment : While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to an office environment indoors and occasionally will travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work.

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.

Interested? Here is how to Apply:

Go to www.tristategt.org/ and click on the 'Careers' Link. Search for Job and click 'Apply Now' Icon. You will be required to register in order 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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