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Engineer III, IV or Senior Engineer (System Protection)

Tri-State Generation & Transmission

Montrose, Colorado
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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.


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 35% of the time on an annual basis. (Must possess a valid driver’s license.)


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.

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