Intermountain Rural Electric Association is a member-owned electric utility cooperative that serves more than 160,000 customers in a 5,000 square mile area along Colorado’s Front Range Mountains. We offer competitive salaries, an exceptional benefits package, state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, and a friendly, relaxed culture with the opportunity to grow personally and professionally.

Join the dedicated employees who have been providing Colorado’s Front Range with electrical service since 1938.

Reports To: Field Services Supervisor
Job Grade: CO6
Classifications: Non-Bargaining Unit
Status: Non-Exempt
This position has direct reports: No

Job descriptions are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities, depending on risk to health and safety of the employee and/or others. The basic requirement of every position is to perform all tasks as assigned. Duties and scope of position may change based on needs of the Association. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.

IREA employees are required to work in a safe manner in accordance with regulatory standards and requirements.

Efficient and cooperative work is required of staff, which includes regular, dependable, punctual attendance except when required by law, and timely and accurate performance of duties.

Position Summary:
Responsible to the System Improvement Manager and Field Services Supervisor for on-site daily construction observation of transmission, substation and distribution facilities in support of SI and New Consumer projects. Monitors stormwater permits and compliance associated with construction of various projects. Works in conjunction with consulting engineers, the Association’s Engineering and Operation’s Departments, contractor personnel, developers and other utilities to ensure facilities are constructed in compliance with the latest contract standards and specifications.

Experience/Education:
• High school diploma or equivalent certificate and 10 years of construction related experience with 5 years minimum performing field observation or construction management in the electric utility industry. A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management may be considered in lieu of experience. Experience in stormwater management and erosion control is preferred. Must be willing to take Stormwater Inspection training upon hire.
• Requires general knowledge of utility construction practices for overhead and underground distribution systems, and working knowledge of NESC, NEC and OSHA construction regulations.
• Requires valid Colorado driver’s license with satisfactory driving record within Association standards.
• Proficient with Microsoft Office.

Duties/Tasks:
• Observe construction of assigned substations, transmission and distribution lines, and other facility relocation and SI projects. Acts as liaison between the contractor and design engineer. Oversees work associated with project requirements from project release to close-out, including participation in prebid, precon and post job walks, proposal evaluations, coordinating design modifications, change orders, ITC’s, RFI’s and material issues. Prepares daily inspection reports.
• Responsible for managing stormwater permits and monitoring for compliance with the Clean Water Act which includes conducting construction site run-off control reviews, identifying the parameters of coverage and compliance for stormwater discharges, review proper installation and maintenance of BMP’s, determine causes of improper BMP ineffectiveness and how to correct, and implement mandated reporting in accordance with local, state and federal stormwater regulations.
• Oversees post-construction site clean-up and reclamation. Processes quotes from reclamation contractors and inspects work prior to final payment and close-out.
• Promotes quality control by inspecting construction for compliance with Association specifications and Standards, and adherence to safe working practices within local, state and federal regulations.
• Practices cost control and monitors expenditures, reviews contractor billings, approves change orders, and monitors construction scopes and schedules.
• Ensures projects are closed in accordance with procedures in place with GIS, Finance, Purchasing and Operations.
• Provides regular updates to Association data and document management software.

Required Skills:
• Integrity: exhibits a high degree of integrity and honesty.
• Diplomacy: able to use appropriate diplomacy and tact with employees, members, customers and other contacts.
• Communication: ability to effectively read, write and speak the English language to communicate in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner.
• Critical Thinking: using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Public Speaking: conveying information to an audience effectively through delivery of speeches or presentations.
• Active Listening: giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Active Learning: understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
• Problem Solving: identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
• Coordination: adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
• Service Orientation: actively looking for ways to help people.
• Monitoring: monitoring/assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
• Judgment and Decision Making: considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
• Systems Analysis: determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
• Time Management: managing one’s own time.
• Social Perceptiveness: being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
• Learning Strategies: selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
• Quality Control Analysis: conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
• Systems Evaluation: identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
• Negotiation: bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
• Project Management: organizing and directing production of a limited scope plan or undertaking.
• Management of Material Resources: obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
• Management of Financial Resources: determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
• Confidentiality: able to exercise discretion, confidentiality and objectivity in complex and sensitive situations.

Problem Solving/Freedom to Act
• Problems are highly complex. Methods and procedures are loosely defined or unrelated to the work and/or problem. Work requires independent and original thinking.

Physical Requirements
• Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally. If the use of arm and/or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Working Conditions
• The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
• The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.
• The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
• The worker is subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.

IREA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Intermountain Rural Electric Association provides an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, 401(k) plan, and a Defined Benefit Pension plan, Parental Leave and Short Term Disability. We also believe in strength in diversity.

If interested, please send us your résumé via email or our online Job Opening Form. Pre-employment drug screening and background check will be conducted.

Intermountain Rural Electric Association is an equal opportunity employer.

IREA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. All qualified candidates are given equal opportunity and selection decisions are based on job-related factors.