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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Combustion Turbine Manager (IRC32501 in Frederick, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Responsible to the Senior Vice President, Generation, for achieving functional area/corporate goals and objectives in the most cost efficient manner through effective planning, organizing and controlling of the combustion turbine (CT) facilities. Responsible for the safe and efficient operations of all CT facilities, including administration, operations, maintenance and regulatory compliance.

The job grade for this position is NB25.

Job Requirements


  • Supervise, motivate, and direct Combustion Turbine Supervisors, Planners, Technicians and other assigned personnel.

  • Develop and implement Combustion Turbine Qualification program and other training requirements.

  • Develop and maintain operational procedures and guidelines.

  • Responsible for crew work schedules, call-out schedules, time-off approval, intra-functional area travel, off site travel and maintaining all CT functional area calendars.

  • Oversee the planning, scheduling, and coordination of outage related work including unit outages, forced outages, curtailments, and major maintenance events.

  • Evaluate, coordinate, and oversee site schedules, outage projects, implementation of work assignments of plant mechanical, electrical and instrumentation and control projects as assigned.

  • Coordinate with the Fleet Monitoring and Analytics Center to provide routine monitoring, evaluation, testing and analysis reporting of plant equipment including trend and vibration analysis, infrared, Doble testing and other predictive maintenance analyses and testing technologies for the purpose of improving site availability, reliability and determining required repairs and modifications.

  • Develop and maintain all maintenance practices and procedures for the CT functional area. Conduct periodic inspections for all CT functional area locations to ensure compliance with accepted standard and practices.

  • Direct plant operation and system voltage control.

  • Develop and implement turbine, generator, and transformer operating procedures and document analysis of historical and operational maintenance data.

  • Coordinate power plant purchasing and inventory system for tools, supplies, spare parts, and fuel usage.

  • Coordinate station functions for the Combustion Turbines with other company functional areas - (e.g., Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Employee Services, Environmental, Legal, and other related functional areas.)

  • Monitor substation/site switching operation and safety.

  • Maintain safety standards and observance of safety rules by all co-workers and contractors. Propose changes for additional safe work practices, and SOPs that are applicable to the Combustion Turbine fleet.

  • Respond to site emergencies such as fires, wind damage, spills, or injured employees.

  • Monitor station logs, records, and other documentation.

  • Assist in the preparation and control of both the assigned Combustion Turbine Fleet Operations and Maintenance budget and the Capital Budget.

  • Ensure adherence with all applicable FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), NERC (North American Reliability Corporation), and WECC (Western Electricity Coordinating Council) compliance at the Combustion Turbines.

  • 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


  • Decision Making: Ability to weigh options, consider alternatives and forecast outcomes and determine the option which is best for the enterprise. Understand how to balance emotion with reason and make decisions that positively impact themselves, employees, customers, and stakeholders and their organizations. Ability to make decisions in difficult situations.

  • Business Acumen: Knows how the business works, knowledgeable in policies, practices, trends, technology, and information affecting his/her business and organization.

  • Peer Relationships: Ability to quickly find common ground and solve problems, represents his/her own interests and is fair to other groups, able to solve problems with peers with minimum disagreement, ability to be seen as a team player and be cooperative and possess ability to gain trust and support of peers.

  • Time Management: Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently, values time, concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities and has the ability to attend to a broader range of activities

  • Functional / Technical Skills: Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.

  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully, bottom-line oriented, pushes self and others for results.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with company values.


Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Extensive knowledge of engineering principles and practices applicable to power generating facilities.

  • Willingness to work out of multiple locations.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.

  • Maintain First Aid and CPR certifications, and stay abreast of Tri-State Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), waste material shipping and spill responses plan and the ability to perform them.

  • Be willing to work extra or irregular hours, shifts work, weekends, holidays, be on call and willing to work under unusual or special working conditions; storms, extreme temperatures, winds, darkness, other similar demanding working conditions.

  • Working knowledge of personal computing, including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Projects and other related software applications.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to motivate others to achieve performance and production goals and expectations.

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct the work of others, both internally and exterior of the company.


  • Ten (10) years of progressive related experience in power generation operations and maintenance including natural gas fired combustion turbine facilities. Five (5) years' experience in a supervisory capacity.


  • Willingness and readiness to travel overnight up to 75 percent of the time.

  • Must possess a current valid driver's license.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

  • Working knowledge of standard methods of policies, programs, and procedures as well as the ability to plan and perform a sequence of duties and direct a group of workers.

  • Ability to conduct training of others in plant operation and maintenance practices, and procedures.

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

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. Incumbent may be required to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds. 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 and review data and prepare related reports, exercise judgement and work independently, assist with making decisions concerning operational activities, scheduling and alternatives, prepare presentations of information and work under pressure.

  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to moderate or heavy levels of noise. May be exposed to working around operating equipment, heights, confined spaces, enclosed spaces, and other power plant areas. 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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