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Arizona Public Service Project Manager II/III - Transmission and Distribution Construction Projects in United States

Responsibilities

The Transmission and Distribution Project Management Organization is responsible for managing major capital improvement projects across the service territory. The department is seeking an experienced infrastructure Construction project manager with a good understanding of construction management processes, able to create multiple construction timelines, budgets, and schedules and with excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities, including customer outreach as well as negotiation skills.

The APS Project Manager II has managerial and technical oversight for the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure of assigned business unit or cross-functional projects. Manages multiple projects typically lasting six (6) months to two (2) years involving multi-departmental internal and external stakeholders. Works with leaders to determine team resources and lead multidisciplinary teams of five (5) to ten (10) people. Manages budgets and project resources across one (1) to two (2) business units. Project budgets typically between $500,000 to $10,000,000 and project scopes identified as medium complexity as defined within the APS Project Complexity guidelines. Develops comprehensive execution plans. Communicates status updates and results to mid-level, inter/intra departmental management.

The APS Project Manager III leads and manages all phases of assigned business unit, cross-functional or enterprise-wide projects including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure. Manages multiple projects typically lasting one (1) or more years, with project teams of more than ten (10) people and involving multiple internal departments and/or external stakeholders. Manages project resources across one (1) to two (2) business units with project budgets typically between $2,000,000 to $25,000,000 and project scopes identified as high complexity as defined within the APS Project Complexity guidelines. Develops comprehensive execution plans. Communicates status updates and results to senior executives, enterprise-wide stakeholders and, at times, external stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

Project Manager II

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Information Systems or related field OR an equivalent combination of college coursework and experience as a Project Manager or related responsibilities defining and/or managing project scopes, timelines, budgets and delivery equaling four (4) years, and

  • Five (5) years (construction) related project management experience.

Experience managing multiple small to medium size projects simultaneously. Extensive understanding of project management processes, principles and methodologies. General functional/technical knowledge of the business unit's line of business, practices, and procedures may be preferred or required. Demonstrated leadership, project management and organizational skills. Strong oral and written communication and people management skills. Easily adapts to change and uncertainty. PMP certification strongly recommended.

Project Manager III

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Information Systems or related field OR an equivalent combination of college coursework and experience as a Project Manager or related responsibilities defining and/or managing project scopes, timelines, budgets and delivery equaling four (4) years, and

  • Eight (8) years (construction) related project management experience.

PMP certification required. Experience managing multiple medium to large scale projects simultaneously. Extensive understanding of project management processes, principles and methodologies. Comprehensive functional/technical knowledge of the business unit's line of business, practices, and procedures may be preferred or required. Strong critical thinking and creativity skills along with the ability to exercise sound judgment by making decisions based on accurate and timely analyses. Able to understand needs and values of stakeholders and team members and apply that understanding to motivate behaviors and results. Experience in directing multi-discipline teams. Demonstrated leadership, project management and organizational skills. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication, negotiation, and people management skills. Adapts to changing environment, shifting priorities and uncertainty.

Major Accountabilities

  1. Plans, monitors and manages all aspects of moderately scaled projects across one or more departments or business units including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure in accordance with internal process methodologies. Ensures completion according to project plan (i.e. scope, schedule, budget).

  2. Develops and presents comprehensive project plan to project sponsors and management. Obtains all necessary approvals.

  3. Leads or coordinates project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, people management, vendor relationships and troubleshooting.

  4. Monitors performance and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions.

  5. Oversees schedules and directs team resources. Ensures that materials and equipment are delivered on time.

  6. Ensures project results meet requirements regarding quality, reliability, schedule and cost.

  7. Provides timely and accurate information and status updates to project teams, business management, project sponsors, and senior management.

Export Compliance/EEO

This position may require access to and/or use of information subject to control under the Department of Energy's Part 810 Regulations (10 CFR Part 810), the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR Parts 730 through 774), or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 CFR Chapter I, Subchapter M Part 120) (collectively, "U.S. Export Control Laws"). Therefore, some positions may require applicants to be a U.S. person, which is defined as a U.S. Citizen, a U.S. Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), a Political Asylee, or a Refugee under the U.S. Export Control Laws. All applicants will be required to confirm their U.S. person or non-US person status. All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws, and will be used in full compliance with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of national origin and other factors. For positions at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Stations (PVNGS) all openings will require applicants to be a U.S. person.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Pinnacle West”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

Job ID: 20200714

Location: Phoenix

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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