Intermountain Rural Electric Association is currently seeking a team-oriented individual to fill our Project Lead II position in our Sedalia location.  With over 154,000 members, Intermountain Rural Electric Association is one of the largest member-owned electric utility cooperatives in the United States.

This is a regular full-time position working a 40-hour work week, Monday through Friday. Normal hours of business are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m, with optional 9/80 schedule.

Responsible to the Construction Management Director for the project management, engineering and coordination of activities related to transmission, substation and distribution projects.

A degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field, plus ten years of experience in the utility industry. A Colorado Professional Engineer’s license is preferred.Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license.

Duties require extensive knowledge of project management associated with the engineering, construction and operation of electric transmission, substation and distribution systems. Must have a working knowledge of NESC, RUS, and NEC construction regulations and other utility design standards.

Project management activities include managing contracts, estimating, scheduling, engineering, and economics.

Receives general direction from the Construction Management Director, however, plans and arranges own work, including setting goals and objectives.

Experience with construction, procedures, terminology and job scheduling is required, as is the ability to communicate directly with contractor personnel, consultants, developers, other utilities and Association departments.

Works in conjunction with the consulting engineer, the Association’s staff, and contractors to schedule, inspect and oversee projects. In addition, reviews proposed contracts and construction documents, prepares as-built construction documents, and reviews contractor billings. Represents the interests of the Association in all aspects of work and ensures compliance with the latest contract standards and specifications. This job requires normal mental and visual attention. The duties and tasks involve light work and may require the ability to lift a maximum of 20 pounds. Physical demands also include walking or hiking on all types of terrain and driving a vehicle for extended periods of time. Working conditions are inside and outside, including possible isolated work areas and exposure to adverse weather conditions.

Duties and Tasks
1. Responsible for project management to include scope, schedule and budget of various engineering and construction projects including substations, transmission lines, distribution lines, other system projects, facility relocations, and special projects.
2. Responsible for project invoicing, project change orders, and project close-out.
3. Assists in the overall development and administration of the annual construction budget.
4. Recommends and implements new or improved engineering standards, practices or methods.
5. Prepares and oversees contracts with independent contractors, such as tree trimmers, construction contractors, engineering contractors, and other vendors.
6. Prepares specifications, sends out for bids, evaluates and awards contracts for certain jobs and materials
7. Provides technical support and guidance to engineering staff in the design and layout of construction projects.
8. Assists with compliance with NESC, RUS and Association standards and procedures.
9. Participates in safety meetings and training programs as required.
10. Directs and oversees certain asset management and preventive maintenance programs.
11. Prepares and reviews engineering reports, computations, cost estimates, specifications and engineering details.
12. Returns to work in connection with call-outs and emergency situations when directed to do so by supervisor.
13. Performs other duties as needed and/or as directed.

Salary for this position is commensurate with experience. Intermountain REA provides an excellent benefits package including health and dental insurance, life insurance, Long Term Care, 401(k) plan, and a Defined Benefit Pension plan. Intermountain REA also provides a Health Savings Account with annual employer contributions.

If interested, please send us your résumé, cover letter and other relevant materials via our online Job Opening Form. You may also send your résumé to Intermountain REA, Human Resources, Post Office Drawer A, Sedalia, CO 80135. You may also email your resume to HR@IREA.coop. Pre-employment drug screening will be conducted 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.