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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.
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Westminster, Colorado
United States
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Senior Engineer (System Protection) I, II, III or Senior (IRC27893)

Brief Posting Description

The System Protection Engineer is responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the engineering support for transmission system protection system equipment and disturbance monitoring equipment applied at voltages up to and including 500 kV class. Investigates outages, collects data, and assists with system restoration following disturbances and prepare reports as required. Directs the preparation of protection system coordination studies at periodic intervals and following outages.

NOTE: There is one position available and this position will be filled at either the Engineer I (System Protection) (NB18), Engineer II (System Protection) (NB20), Engineer III (System Protection) (NB22) or Senior Engineer (System Protection) (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


Education and Training

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering or related area, power option preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

  • Extensive knowledge of relays, testing equipment, computer programs, terminals, and fault recorders.
  • Working knowledge of an interconnected power system.
  • Working knowledge of government regulations, reliability standards, and industry codes affecting electric utilities.
  • Working knowledge of safety policy and procedures.
  • Ability to direct the work of others.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships.
  • Willingness to work outside under any conditions, as necessary.
  • Willingness to work around high voltage.


  • Eight (8) years of progressive experience in related area with electric utility transmission system protection system engineering support experience desired. Supervisory experience desired.


  • Must be able to demonstrate that he/she can perform all of the essential functions of the position.
  • Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time on an annual basis. (Must possess a valid driver's license.)

The above requirements describe the experience and education qualifications for the Senior Engineer (System Protection). Those with less experience will be hired at the Level I, II or III.

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 dust and exposed to electrical risks, works 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 base load 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 more details.

 Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

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