Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Asset Management Analyst (IRC25587) in Westminster, Colorado

Responsible for providing strong leadership skills and an ability to work within all levels of an organization. Responsible for evaluating, developing, documenting, and coordinating key processes targeting optimization of asset performance, capital budget development, documentation and workflows with a wide customer base. Responsible for identifying, implementing, and making recommendations based on analysis and Asset Management Best Practices related to asset life cycles, asset maintenance processes, capital expenditures. Responsible for developing through collaborative, transparent process internal consensus on issues relating to transmission asset management and communicating progress through one-on-one, group presentations, and other effective communication media. Responsible for Project Management (PM) and Project Controls (PC) for asset management projects related to asset and data initiatives, supporting the Transmission organization to deliver data-driven business tools supporting capital budget development, compliance, cost analysis, and other Transmission enterprise needs. Responsible for reporting to Senior Staff and Senior Management in areas of continuous improvement across all transmission functional areas.

The job grade for this position is NB24.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and participate in electric transmission asset management projects as related to data collection, management, and governance, including developing related mapping, processes, and workflows assuring that they are effectively vetted and communicated both internally and externally.
  • Manage a team(s) of Subject Matter Experts (SME) from other departments in the collaborative development of enterprise-wide Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and deliver data analytics and business intelligence solutions.
  • Facilitate the evaluation of asset management health and risk data with the SME teams to produce recommendations for capital expenditure or maintenance solutions.
  • Provide PM/PC support on cross-functional asset management initiatives.
  • Perform data collection and analysis, asset condition and health scoring program including various statistical analysis of data, investment prioritization, performance metrics, financial and accounting alignment, and rate and reliability assignments.
  • Collaborate with transmission subject matter experts (SMEs) in the Planning, System Operations, Maintenance, Contracts, Policy, Rates, Compliance, Engineering, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Metering, Telecom and System Protection to strengthen and integrate data as needed to support Asset Management initiatives.
  • Support transmission data system users through reporting and presentation of data related to equipment performance, compliance, maintenance, data integrity, asset lifecycle costs, and other operational issues.
  • Analyze how policies and decisions affect data management and make recommendations on business and/or data processes to improve the quality and accuracy of asset management products.
  • Support the development of asset, data, and information management through leveraging existing systems and in-house expertise where possible.
  • Support evaluation of algorithms and data systems that integrate, monitor, and/or flag asset management information (anomalies, problems, trends, performance indicators) and produce analytical tools and reports.
  • Develop and implement new and established queries to provide periodic asset health reports.
  • Stay current with industry asset management benchmarks that could help improve existing asset management data systems or processes. Communicate with other utilities and organizations to exchange asset management best practice information.
  • 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/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Leadership: Ability to identify functional area business needs and establish goals and objectives to ensure alignment with enterprise goals.
  • Functional knowledge of utility assets; excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • Planning and Time Management: Ability to think ahead and plan upcoming initiatives, ability to prioritize workload, develop schedules and meet or keep track of deadlines; ability to make clear, consistent, and timely decisions.
  • Self-Starter: Ability to work independently and follow through in a highly productive, value driven organization.
  • Problem analysis and problem resolution at both strategic and functional levels. Strong organizational skills with the ability to find commonality and remove duplication between data systems and asset management processes. Ability to synthesize information and cross-functional projects in order to produce consistent and simple reports to meet organizational needs.
  • Business risks: Ability to weigh business risks and ensure compliance with appropriate information security measures.
  • Analytical and strategic thinking skills to develop options and alternative approaches to resolve issues. Strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills with deep attention to detail and the ability to identify, analyze, and resolve problems, driving solutions through to completion.
  • Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to support decision making. Excellent technical writing and reporting skills.
  • Strong Team Player: Ability to work in partnership with other teams and functional areas. Ability to articulate complex information to a broad audience and maintain a high level of interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration.
  • Ability to develop conclusions and recommendations in support of new policies or policy modifications.
  • Demonstrate behavior consistent with company values.

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Analytics, Data Science, Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent combination of education/training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Knowledge of data management and analytics principles and practices via engineering and IT related experience or skillset.
  • Deep demonstrated knowledge and experience with electric utility transmission or power delivery substation and transmission line assets and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of system operations, maintenance, engineering and planning processes.
  • Ability to evaluate, develop, implement and audit process workflows and continuous process improvement initiatives across the organization in an unbiased way with a larger global-good perspective.
  • Working knowledge of statistical and mathematical theories to be able to understand what data means, how it ties together, and how it should be integrated for best use within and throughout transmission disciplines.
  • Knowledge of plant accounting and finance; capital and O&M; budgeting processes.
  • Strong working knowledge and demonstrable experience designing, maintaining, testing, commissioning or operating transmission equipment.
  • Knowledge of ISO 55000 Principles.

Experience:

  • Eight (8) years of related experience including electric utility asset management principles, electric utility transmission functional areas, transmission maintenance, data science and analytics, data engineering, project management, project controls, and implementing new programs or equivalent experience gained through progressively greater responsibilities.
  • Experience with electric utility data systems such as Cascade, PowerBase, Transmission Outage Application (TOA), and other software such as databases and dashboard/BI, MS Excel, Asset Suite, GIS, MS SharePoint, MS BI, SQL, Oracle, Python, R, Visio, Tableau, and Copper Leaf.
  • Experience using analytical and technical capabilities to extract insights from data. Writing algorithms, developing user interfaces, and writing queries efficiently is preferred.
  • Experience looking forward, interpreting information for predictive analytics upon which the transmission organization may base business decisions.

Other:

  • Willingness to travel as required for training, conferences, and meetings.

DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Electric Utility Experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of PMI process for Project Controls, Project Management PM Book of Knowledge.
  • Involvement and knowledge in asset management area through organizations such as the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP), Association of Asset Management Professionals (AMP), ASQ, or the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) including certifications such as Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP), Certified Reliability Leader (CRL), Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE), or Reliability Engineer Certification (REC).

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, bend and frequently utilize a keyboard/computer. 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 problem solve, read, write and analyze data, work under schedules and deadline pressure, present information to others, work independently and use discretion and judgment for confidential or sensitive projects/issues.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the employee is exposed to an office environment indoors, and will occasionally travel outdoors to multiple locations dependent on work.

Job Title: Asset Management Analyst (IRC25587)

Location: Westminster, CO, US

Base Location: Headquarters-Westminster, Colorado

Currency: USD

Amount of Travel: Up to 10%

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran