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Senior Geologist IRC23326

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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc.

Meeker, CO

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Brief Posting DescriptionResponsible for geologic, hydrologic, and related technical aspects of the active and future surface coal mining pit areas that are owned and operated by the Colowyo Coal Company L.P. (Colowyo). All Colowyo activities are founded on sound safety, environmental, engineering, best practice and financial principles. Performs detailed and technical office work, oversees and actively manages field work, and interacts directly with the various Mine and Tri-State Stakeholders to provide needed guidance and to ensure overall Drilling Program objectives are met. Responsible for meeting all assigned objectives of the Technical Services Department, ensuring safety and environmental compliance, performing technical reporting and geologic modeling, and working closely with the appropriate Stakeholders. Will develop scope of work for assigned projects, procure, direct, and schedule the work activities of contractors such as geotechnical and hydrological engineers, drilling contractors, geophysical logging firms, dirt contractors, specialized monitoring well instrumentation firms, and other necessary contracted professionals. All activities will be coordinated working within the Colowyo Technical Services Department.Job RequirementsREQUIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Training:Bachelor's Degree in Geology, Engineering, Hydrology or related technical field.Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:Team oriented with strong interpersonal communication skills. Ability to provide excellent leadership and mentoring.\r
Proficient oral and written communication skills required. Must be able to give effective oral, written, and graphic presentations to a diverse audience including written text, maps and/or PowerPoint presentations.\r
Ability to work independently, keeping management informed of progress and discussing problems that may arise.\r
Ability to multitask and analyze complex issues and provide effective solutions and alternatives.\r
Proficient computer skills with knowledge of and experience with AutoCAD, Carlson, Sedcad, and Microsoft Office Suite.\r
Experience:Eight (8) years of relevant experience involving geologic, hydrologic, and related technical aspects of the active surface mining pit areas.\r
Experience with developing annual drilling programs in advance of mining pit progression including experience with geologic models used to project infill structural and/or core drilling requirements.\r
Other:Willingness to travel, as needed.\r
Must possess a valid driver's license.\r
Willingness to travel.\r
DESIRED JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Prefer experience with geologic, hydrologic, and related technical aspects of the surface coal mining operations.\r
Preferred computer skills with geologic modeling software specifically Minescape, AutoCad, and Carlson. Additional related software skills a plus.\r
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.\r
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 and lift 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.\r
Mental demands: While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is required to read, write, perform math at level required for calculations related to geologic, hydrologic, and related technical aspects of the active and future surface coal mining pit areas, analyze data and reports, exercise judgment, develop plans, procedures and goals, and present information to others and work under pressure.\r
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this position, the incumbent is exposed to dust, noise, working at surface coal mine open pit areas and working around large surface coal mining operating equipment.\r
This job description is not all inclusive but rather serves as a general guideline of the current needs of the position and can be modified at the discretion of management to meet current business needs. Experience and education requirements are the primary basis for awarding this position, however substitutions that are essentially equivalent may be made as they relate to the essential functions, duties, and responsibilities of this position.RESPONSIBILITY/ACCOUNTABILITY:Supervision over this position is general direction and work is assigned in terms of overall objectives. In addition, employee is responsible for maintaining effective communications and providing geological, geotechnical, hydrological or engineering expertise on assigned projects.\r
Work is reviewed for technical soundness, effectiveness of decision making and problem solving, compatibility with other work, efficiency in meeting goals, and effectiveness in meeting requirements of the position.\r
PERSONAL CONTACTSContacts are both internal and external with professional and technical personnel. Contacts are with employees, vendors, government agencies, contractors, and other industry professionals for the purpose of exchanging complex technical information regarding environmental compliance, permitting, construction and operation of an active mining operation, coordinating work efforts, reviewing specifications, proposals, and contracts and obtaining necessary operational data.Additional DetailsAll 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 DescriptionColowyo Mine is one of two fuel suppliers to Tri-State's Craig Station. The mining operation is located about25 miles north of Meeker, Colo. approximately 25 miles from the power plant.The mine was originally developed in 1978. Tri-State purchased the mine from Rio Tinto Energy in 2011.Operating as one of the state's largest surface coal production operations, Colowyo Mine's 219 employees produce approximately 2.3 million tons of low sulfur, subbituminous coal annually from a 29,000-acre permitted site. Personnel at the mine use both draglines and truck and shovel operations for removing the overburden and extracting the coal.The coal is extracted, crushed and transported to an on-site rail head, where it is shipped by train to Craig Station's load-out facilities. About five trains, pulling 50 or more 120-ton railcars, make weekly deliveries to the power plant. Currently, all of Colowyo Mine's coal is shipped exclusively to Craig Station, providing the plant approximately 60 percent of its total fuel resources.Colowyo Mine facts: Purchased by Tri-State in 2011 (in operation since 1978) Approximately 219 employees Equipment fleet includes 12 240-ton haul trucks and 9 bulldozers Transportation by rail (approx. 25 miles) to Craig Station Annual production: 2.3 million tonsInterested? Here is how to Apply: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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Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association is a wholesale electric power supplier owned by the 44 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.

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