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UNS Energy Corporation Planner in Cottonwood, Arizona


Company UniSource Energy Gas

Location Cottonwood, AZ

Requisition ID 5420

About Us

UNS Energy Corporation ( , headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary ofFortis Inc. ( , the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. Our public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., power our economy by providing electric and gas service to nearly 700,000 customers in Arizona.

We embrace a spirit of giving, dedicated to improving quality of life in the communities we have served for generations, and in TEP’s case, since the 1890s. We’re building a cleaner, greener grid, with more wind and solar power than ever before, while maintaining safe, reliable, and affordable service.

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Our culture is rooted inshared core values ( that define how we work and who we are. Our team of innovative professionals bring their authentic selves to work each day to power our vision and make a difference. Be Part of Our Story.

We create opportunities for employees to thrive through:

  • Continual growth: In an industry changing faster than ever before, our commitment to professional growth and leadership development means we never stop challenging ourselves to explore new possibilities.

  • Active Engagement: We support a collaborative environment, with peer-to-peer learning and employee-driven groups that foster an inclusive culture.

  • Total compensation: UNS Energy Corporation also offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, affordable individual and family health insurance plans, tuition assistance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

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Job Description - Planner

Position Title:


Business Reporting Unit:

UNSG Gas Construction-Cottonwood

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EEOC Category:


EEOC Job Group

Field Service Technician - Class

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CIP status -Cyber, Physical, Both or Neither (Select one)


Job Code


Safety Sensitive:


Last Business Unit Review


Job Summary

Meets with customers and contractors to plan, design and estimate proposed construction of new services, mainline extensions, and other capital and maintenance projects. Acts as a liaison between company and outside agencies such as City, County, and State governments. Compiles information for the completion of various documents and reports associated with construction & maintenance of gas pipelines. Work in GIS, Workflow Manager, and Oracle. Must become familiar with all applicable laws, codes, and regulations that pertain to construction, maintenance, and service in the gas utility industry. Manage warehouse functions (where applicable). Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Review, set-up and make contact with customers/contractors when receiving new application for services, new construction plans, etc.

  2. Stake meter locations, take measurements and process invoice if needed for billing, schedule proposed installation of service line.

  3. Estimate the cost of distribution system modifications such as main line extensions, relocations, and any new installations needed for various types of projects.

  4. Attend pre-construction meetings, job-site coordination meetings, and subdivision walk-through’s prior to construction.

  5. Create and complete all steps for setting up a new task in ArcFM Designer Workflow.

Complete and processes all paperwork associated with services or mains needed for all various departments for review and inputting into GIS.

  1. Obtain permits and right-of-way information from City, County, and State agencies.

  2. Acts as a liaison and resolve problems and complaints from contractors, customers, employees, and local government agencies, for the company.

  3. Perform related tasks associated with warehouse related duties, such as issuing, returns and receiving, and operating a forklift.

  4. Created requisitions for payments to vendors and complete any documentation as needed such as (MSA, SOW, CSA, etc.)

  5. Processes refunds for non-utility payments as needed through e-vouchers.

  6. Assign accounting to invoices for payment and complete the invoice for payment in the computer base system.

  7. Process and complete General Plant Work Orders.

  8. Work in the GIS System and operate Line locating equipment.

  9. Verify and process completion of as-built, stub cards and any other documentation that is required per our construction standards.

  10. All work to be done according to company safety standards.

  11. Perform other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Additional Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent. Good written and verbal communication skills. Good computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with GIS preferred. Knowledge in areas of engineering and accounting concepts a plus. Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions. This job requires some after hours and weekend call out duties. Must possess a valid AZ Drivers license. The incumbent may be required to perform an operational, maintenance and/or emergency function. Such function may be in a safety sensitive role during the course of the calendar year and might include receiving and acting upon product release calls.

Qualified applicants will be given a written test and must get 75% or better to proceed in the interview process.

All employees are expected and required to adhere to the Company Code of Ethics and Principles of Conduct.

Salary Zone: FJ $30.63

Last HR Review Date: 4/24/19

Interested applicants must apply by 12-6-23.

Pay Rate: 30.63

All job offers are contingent on successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check.

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