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鈥檚 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鈥檚 Front Range with electrical service since 1938.
Reports To: System Improvement Manager
Job Grade: PSM-2 ($72,012 – $96,456)
Classifications: Non-Bargaining Unit
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.
Responsible to the System Improvement Manager for the project management, engineering and coordination of activities related to transmission, substation and distribution projects. Works in conjunction with the consulting engineer, the Association鈥檚 Engineering and Operations Departments, and contractors to schedule, inspect and oversee projects. In addition, supports road permit requirements for the Engineering Dept, 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.
路 Bachelor鈥檚 degree in Engineering or Construction Management, or five years of practical equivalent PM experience required. Willing to consider experience in substitute for degree.
路 Requires valid Colorado driver鈥檚 license with satisfactory driving record within Association standards.
路 Proficient with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Outlook, Projects, PowerPoint and with general office equipment.
路 Responsible for managing engineering and construction activities for substations, transmission lines, distribution lines, and other facility relocation and SI projects.
路 Practices cost control, monitors expenditures, reviews task orders, approves invoices and change orders, and provides monthly budget amendments for assigned projects.
路 Ensures projects are closed in accordance with procedures in place with GIS, Finance, Purchasing and Operations.
路 Prepares and oversees contracts and manages schedules with independent contractors, consultants, surveyors, tree trimmers, reclamation firms, and other vendors.
路 Supports the permitting requirements for the Engineering Dept which includes applying for, tracking and dispersing all road permits. Must build relationships with the various entities, understanding and acknowledging changes to the utility accommodation codes and advocating for IREA when changes are proposed to existing codes.
路 Prepares bid documents, participates in pre-bid meetings, evaluate proposals and provide award recommendations for various engineering and construction contracts.
路 Participates with developing, maintaining and updating department procedures, project design criteria and RFP documents.
路 Integrity: exhibits a high degree of integrity and honesty.
路 Diplomacy: able to use appropriate diplomacy and tact with employees, members, customers and other contacts.
路 Communication: ability to effectively read, write and speak the English language to communicate in a clear, straight-forward, and professional manner.
路 Critical Thinking: using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
路 Public Speaking: conveying information to an audience effectively through delivery of speeches or presentations.
路 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.
路 Active Learning: understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
路 Problem Solving: identifying problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
路 Coordination: adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
路 Instructing: teaching others how to do something.
路 Service Orientation: actively looking for ways to help people.
路 Monitoring: monitoring/assessing performance of oneself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
路 Judgment and Decision Making: considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
路 Systems Analysis: determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
路 Time Management: managing one鈥檚 own time
路 Social Perceptiveness: being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
路 Learning Strategies: selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
路 Quality Control Analysis: conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
路 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.
路 Equipment Selection: determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
路 Persuasion: persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
路 Negotiation: bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
路 Project Management: organizing and directing production of a limited scope plan or undertaking.
路 Mathematics: using mathematics to solve problems.
路 Management of Material Resources: obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
路 Management of Financial Resources: determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
路 Science: using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
路 Confidentiality: able to exercise appropriate discretion and confidentiality OR able to exercise discretion, confidentiality and objectivity in complex and sensitive situations.
Problem Solving/Freedom to Act
路 Problems are difficult. Methods and procedures are defined. Judgment is required to apply them to the work. Work may be varied but tasks are directly related.
路 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.
路 The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.
路 The worker is subject to outside environmental conditions: No effective protection from weather.
路 The worker is subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
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.
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.