Company Name:
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Westminster, Colorado
Country:
United States
Industry:
Other
Position type:
Experience level:
Education level:
Reference Number
IRC28233
ID
202395
Job Title:
Environmental Engineer or Environmental Planner-(Air Quality) I, II, III or Senior (IRC28233)
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Environmental Engineer or Environmental Planner-(Air Quality) I, II, III or Senior (IRC28233)

Brief Posting Description

Responsible for ensuring compliance with environmental laws and regulations, focusing on air quality, in the operation of Tri-State facilities and its subsidiaries and in planning, directing and coordinating projects. Interpret environmental laws and rules as they apply to Tri-State. Obtain necessary permits and approvals for Tri-State facilities and its subsidiaries, prepare applications, revisions, modifications, and negotiate favorable permit conditions. Provide pro-active technical environmental compliance support as well as appropriate awareness training for Tri-State and its subsidiaries' employees. Coordinate the planning, developing and finalizing of environmental studies/reports and coordinate environmental testing as required. Monitor, interpret, and apply state and federal environmental regulations and requirements related to the Clean Air Act (CAA). Provide pro-active environmental compliance support to generation and transmission operations. This position summary is for an Environmental Engineer position. Responsibilities for an Environmental Planner are similar but may vary in overall responsibility.

NOTE: There is one position available and this position will be filled as an Environmental Engineer I (NB18), Environmental Engineer II (NB20), Environmental Engineer III (NB22), Senior Environmental Engineer (NB23) OR Environmental Planner I (NB17), Environmental Planner II (NB19), Environmental Planner III (NB21), Senior Environmental Planner (NB23).  This decision will be based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate and Tri-State business needs at the time of hire.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Training

  • Education requirements for Environmental Engineer: Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Engineering or related area.
  • Education requirements for Environmental Planner:  Bachelor's degree in physical or biological sciences or related area, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Extensive experience and applied knowledge of applicable environmental laws and implementing regulations including strong working knowledge of permitting, monitoring and calculations, recordkeeping and reporting and compliance auditing specifically related to air quality
  • Ability to obtain Professional Engineer (P.E.) license, if required.
  • Working knowledge of government environmental laws and regulations including CAA and knowledge of industry codes applicable to power production, i.e., EPA. Knowledge of NRC, SARA, CWA, RCRA, TSCA, and DOT helpful but not required.
  • Extensive knowledge of environmental engineering practices and principles relating to power production facilities, to include thermal power equipment and pollution control equipment.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in power generation and transmission construction, operation, and maintenance.
  • Working knowledge of safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships and meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work around hazardous materials and high voltages.
  • Working knowledge of an interconnected system desired.
  • Must be proficient with use of personal computer hardware and software.

Experience:

      Requirements for Environmental Engineer:

  • Experience requirements for a Senior Environmental Engineer: Eight (8) years experience with environmental compliance, focusing on air quality, preferably in electric utility operations.

  • Experience requirements for an Environmental Engineer III: Five (5) years experience with environmental compliance, focusing on air quality, preferably in electric utility operations.

  • Experience requirements for an Environmental Engineer II: Two and one half (2 1/2) years experience with environmental compliance, focusing on air quality, preferably in electric utility operations.

  • Experience requirements for an Engineer I: Zero to two and one half (0 to 2 1/2) years experience with environmental compliance, focusing on air quality, preferably in electric utility operations.

Requirements for Environmental Planner:

  • Experience Requirements for a Senior Environmental Planner: Eight (8) years of related experience in environmental compliance and/or planning, including one year of experience in a lead or coordinator role.

  • Experience Requirements for a Environmental Planner III: Five (5) years of related experience in environmental compliance and/or planning, including experience in a lead or coordinator role.

  • Experience Requirements for a Environmental Planner II: Two and a half (2 1/2) years of related experience in environmental compliance and/or planning.

  • Experience Requirements for a Environmental Planner I: Zero to two and a half (0 to 2 1/2) years of related experience in environmental compliance and/or planning.

Other:

  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time on an annual basis. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • None

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 and occasionally stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach above and below shoulder level up to 10 lbs. Incumbent is frequently required to use hands and fingers to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, talk and hear. Incumbent must have finger dexterity, good vision, good color vision, good hearing, and ability to speak clearly, and handle intricate work.

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 exposed to an office environment and office equipment indoors, will occasionally travel to multiple locations dependent upon work, and may be exposed to dust and electrical risks, and may occasionally work around large industrial operating 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., nearly 1,500 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:

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

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