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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Senior Transmission Project Manager in Westminster, Colorado

Job Description:

Responsible for the strategic leadership and project management of capital projects including generating facilities, transmission lines, substations and joint participation projects through the effective coordination of resources, both internal and external, to support the timely and efficient completion of generation and transmission system additions and modifications. Includes providing strategic leadership and direction on assigned projects and developing, maintaining and implementing project management process, procedures and documentation.

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 including compressed work week and telecommuting opportunities to work remotely up to 50%, Life Insurance, 401K, Long Term Disability (LTD), Short Term Disability (STD), Employee Assistant Program (EAP) and Paid Leave Benefits.

Senior Transmission Project Manager

Hiring Salary Range: $124,000-$168,000

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


  • Provide strategic leadership and direction on assigned projects, identify risk components and recommend risk mitigation strategies.

  • Manage assigned EPC contracts with a focus of meeting project objectives and maintain inclusive communication.

  • Develop, maintain and implement project management processes, procedures and documentation for budget and execution of transmission capital projects in support of the Transmission Project Management Office.

  • Assemble and lead project resource teams assigned to support projects and represent Transmission at project meetings.

  • Provide documented scope, schedule, deliverables, resource needs and budget estimates for each project assigned.

  • Support the development of project contracts or agreements and assure compliance to the terms and conditions through the construction and capitalization of generation and transmission assets.

  • Provide periodic progress reports to management including project metrics, milestones, scope changes, budget analysis, schedule updates.

  • Utilize project metrics and team input to analyze project performance and provide actions to support successful completion of the project.

  • Coordinate and track the submittal of required Sarbanes- Oxley, National Environmental Policy Act NEPA documentation and approvals for transmission projects.

  • Initiate and monitor appropriate cost accounting, invoicing, cash flow forecasting, and close-out of capital projects.

  • Responsible for communicating with all project stakeholders and participants providing timely responses to information and documentation needs.

  • Provide Project Management data for use in preparing detailed project estimates, variance reporting and budgets.

  • 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.


Education and Training

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Project Management, or related discipline preferred, or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Extensive experience and knowledge of project management techniques as applied to electric generation and transmission projects.

  • Knowledge of transmission facilities, functions, and typical applications.

  • Knowledge of MS Project, Primavera or other project management software applications.

  • General knowledge of transmission system planning, environmental compliance, permitting, engineering, operations, contracting and construction disciplines as they apply to power transmission projects.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite, advanced proficiency in MS Excel preferred.


  • Eight (8) years of experience as project engineer or project manager on increasingly complex projects, preferably for electric generation capital projects.

  • Experience and knowledge of project management techniques as applied to electric generation and transmission projects.


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


  • Working knowledge of interconnected power transmission systems and electric utility industry standards, practices and regulations.

  • Knowledge of general requirements for funding of power transmission capital additions and improvements.

  • Candidates from all backgrounds will be considered – emphasis will be given to those with a background in electric transmission capital projects.

About Us:

Tri-State is a wholesale power supply cooperative, operating on a not-for-profit basis, with 44 members, including 41 utility electric distribution cooperative and public power district members in four states: Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico and Wyoming. Together with its members, Tri-State delivers reliable, affordable and responsible power and energy services to more than a million electricity consumers across nearly 200,000 square miles of the West.

Tri-State was founded in 1952 by its member systems to provide a reliable, cost-based supply of electricity. Headquartered in Westminster, Colo., approximately 1,200 people are employed by Tri-State across five states.

Tri-State's electricity is generated from coal, natural gas and hydropower, with a rapidly increasing supply generated from wind and solar. Tri-State delivers power to its members through a transmission system that includes substation facilities, telecommunications sites and over 5,700 miles of high voltage transmission lines. Tri-State's transformative Responsible Energy Plan is reducing emissions, increasing renewable resources, developing new energy services and delivering more flexibility for its members.

Job Identification: 104

Job Category: Project Management

Posting Date: 2024-03-15T17:35:41+00:00

Job Schedule: Full time

Hiring Salary Range: $124,000-$168,000

Locations: 1100 W 116th Ave, Westminster, CO, 80234, US

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.