Arizona Public Service Construction/Maintenance Planner Associate in PHOENIX, Arizona
Construction/Maintenance Planner Associate
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Date: May 19, 2023
Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85021
Arizona Public Service generates clean, reliable and affordable energy for 2.7 million Arizonans. Our service territory stretches across the state, from the border town of Douglas to the vistas of the Grand Canyon, from the solar fields of Gila Bend to the ponderosa pines of Payson. As the state’s largest and longest-serving energy provider, our more than 6,000 dedicated employees power our vision of creating a sustainable energy future for Arizona.
Since our founding in 1886, APS has demonstrated a strong commitment to our customers in one of the country’s fastest growing states, earning a reputation for customer satisfaction, shareholder value, operational excellence and business integrity.
Our present and future success depends on the creative and dedicated people of our company who demonstrate the principles outlined in the APS Promise: Design for Tomorrow, Empower Each Other and Succeed Together.
The Maintenance Support Department has an opportunity for a Construction/Maintenance Planner Associate. As the Planner Associate you will have managerial and technical oversight of project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, vendor relationships and troubleshooting for multiple maintenance projects that range from 12kV to 500kV projects, and/or specialized electrical components and line facilities covering the state of Arizona. You will plan, monitor and manage all project aspects across one or more departments or business units including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure in accordance with internal processes. You will ensure completion according to project plan (e.g., scope, schedule, budget), monitor performance and recommend schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions. This position mentors under the guidance of a senior maintenance project planner.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or an equivalent discipline (or equivalent experience), or
Associate's degree in a related discipline with one (1) year of combined experience in construction management, project management, engineering (design), or utility related operations and maintenance; or
high school diploma and three (3) years of combined experience in construction management, project management, engineering (design), or utility related operations and maintenance, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Working knowledge of company policies and procedures, environmental regulations, Labor agreement, APS Construction Standards, Accident Prevention Manual, OSHA standards and rubber glove practices highly desirable.
Good communications and interpersonal skills.
Computer skills preferred Word, Excel, Maximo, MLIS.
Experience with work scheduling is also preferred.
Temporary out of town assignments may be required at times.
Valid Arizona driver's license required.
Responsible for performing the duties of project leader for multiple maintenance projects that range from 12kV to 500kV projects, and/or specialized electrical components and line facilities covering the state of AZ as well as large volume of work orders identified through inspections, Predictive Maintenance technologies, and or equipment failures to address service and reliability issues.
Coordinates project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, vendor relationships and troubleshooting. Plans, monitors and manages all project aspects across one or more departments or business units including initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closure in accordance with internal processes. Works with schedulers to review all work activities to develop long range schedules for project work, planned outages and short notice outages. Ensures completion according to project plan (i.e. scope, schedule, budget). Monitors performance and recommends schedule changes, cost adjustments or resource additions.
Develops expertise to scope and develop a specific work plan to address issues, ensuring quality and attention to detail result in complete and executable work package helping ensure the continued operation of equipment and systems critical to our business. Identifies/specifies correct parts and materials to support work package activities, including identification of contingency material where appropriate. Ensures that materials and equipment are delivered on time, and/or regulatory compliance and contract requirements are met. .
Ensures that quality requirements are met and sufficient quantity are reserved to facilitate repairs or replacements identified in work packages or stakeholder inquiries by determining the level of oversight, contract resources, company resources, skill sets and expertise, and planning required.
Interacts across organizational boundaries for cooperation among project stakeholders who have the various kinds of specialized knowledge ensuring that they understand and complete their respective assignments, and makes tough trade-off decisions to ensure project(s) completion and/or contract adherence. Interfaces with outside services, contract resources and vendors to support the work, adjusting schedule dates to support unanticipated events.
Major Accountabilities (cont.)
Engages other subject matter experts as needed (e.g., Operations, Maintenance, Safety, Engineering, State Region, and Customer Construction to ensure work packages are developed, updated and completed. Determines level of support required from Supply Chain, Hauling, Vendors, Security, Contractors. Supports all work management activities during outage periods, and including project close out with the highest level of accuracy.
Develop work packages or aid in design for assigned areas by planning and coordinating the labor, material and other resources necessary to complete the work in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner for planned maintenance, preventative maintenance, emergent work, planned outages, unplanned outages and project work.
Ensures project results meet requirements regarding quality, reliability, schedule and cost resulting in successful execution O&M, Preventative Maintenance, regulatory compliance, and contract management.
Consistently demonstrate compliance with the APS APM, Safety and maintenance processes. Ensure permits and environmental requirements are in place that complies with regulatory commitments and site safety requirements.
Employee will be called upon to support short-notice outage to serve as project manager for complex emergent operational tasks. Assists leadership in responding to unanticipated events by developing of recovery and corrective action plans, re-allocating resources and re-prioritizing work activities. The employee serves as the primary point of contact and develops and monitors status of all work represented on the schedule and ensures smooth handoffs between work groups through constant contact with department leadership and planners. Projects require coordination and cooperation among numerous functional areas to meet critical objectives under pressing timelines including coordination of material, equipment, logistics, crew resources, and operation roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. Determines level of support required from Supply Chain, Hauling, Vendors, Security, Contractors, Maintenance, Engineering, Safety and Operations Departments. Provides timely and accurate information and status updates to project teams, business management, project sponsors, and senior management.
Export Compliance / EEO Statement
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") maintain a continuing policy of nondiscrimination in employment. It is our policy to provide equal opportunity in all phases of the employment process and in compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. This policy of nondiscrimination shall include, but not be limited to, recruiting, hiring, promoting, compensating, reassigning, demoting, transferring, laying off, recalling, terminating employment, and training for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, disability, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other classification or characteristic protected by law. For more information on applicable equal employment regulations, please refer to EEO is the Law poster (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf) . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of every person hired to work in the United States, refer to E-Verify poster (https://e-verify.uscis.gov/web/media/resourcesContents/E-Verify_Participation_Poster_ES.pdf) .
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Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.
This position requires employees to work at the (Location), with some flexibility. Flexibility will be determined with the hired employee and leadership.