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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. Contract Analyst I, II, III, or Senior - Exempt (IRC36344) in Westminster, Colorado

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for the preparation, and negotiation of certain Tri-State contracts as assigned. Develops, researches, analyzes, negotiates, drafts, coordinates, and executes contracts and amendments associated with the electric transmission system, as conditions require. Assists in the administration and management of contracts and agreements. Provides billing assistance to the billing functional area, as required.

Note: There is one position available and the position will be filled at one of four job grade levels: Contract Analyst I, job grade NB18; Contract Analyst II, job grade NB20; Contract Analyst III, job grade NB21 or Senior Contract Analyst, job grade NB22. This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected, and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

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.

Senior Contract Analyst

Hiring Salary Range: $90,000-$112,000

Contract Analyst III

Hiring Salary Range: $81,000-$102,000

Contract Analyst II

Hiring Salary Range: $ 74,000-$92,000

Contract Analyst I

Hiring Salary Range: $61,000-$76,000

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


  • Develop, research, analyze, negotiate, draft, coordinate and execute contracts and amendments associated with the electric transmission system, as conditions require, for:

  • Transmission service

  • Joint system ownership and participation

  • Interconnection and construction

  • New member delivery points

  • Operation and/or maintenance

  • Telecommunications and system metering

  • Other topics, as assigned

  • Assist in the administration of the above contracts and agreements.

  • Provide billing assistance to the billing functional area, as required.

  • 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.


  • Planning and organization: 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.

  • Highly detail oriented: ability to understand complex matters across several resources and time periods.

  • Time management: ability to successfully plan and complete work within required and established timelines and work schedules.

  • Problem solving: ability to analyze problems, communicate issues, and develop effective or efficient solutions at both strategic and functional levels.

  • Change management: ability to work successfully with teams to implement approved, beneficial change; understand the principles of change management and potential opportunities and challenges; communicate ideas for process improvement.

  • Expectation-Driven: demonstrate behavior consistent with company and department values.

  • Strong communication skills: excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills.

  • Strong team player: accomplishes tasks by working well with others and demonstrating willingness to learn. Exhibits a high level of professionalism and seeks to understand. Recognizes how his/her decisions may impact other departments and employees in the same and different functional areas. Seeks input from others on a regular basis and exhibits patience with others and self.

  • Computer proficiency in operating a personal computer and standard business office applications including Microsoft 365, Microsoft Office suite with emphasis on Excel, Word, SharePoint, and Teams, system databases, and other related applications.

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


Education and Training

  • B.S. degree in Engineering (Power Engineering preferred), Business, Economics, Contracts, Law or equivalent.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Ability to apply engineering theory and principles in drafting and analyzing contracts.

  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively with a high level of professionalism, both written and orally, with all levels of personnel within and outside the company.

  • General knowledge of government regulations affecting electric utilities.

  • General knowledge of contract law (some formal training preferred).


  • Eight (8) years of progressive experience with an electric utility in planning, operations, engineering, maintenance or contracting. Those with less experience will be hired at the Contract Analyst I, II or III job grade level, as appropriate.


  • 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.

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 for more details.

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