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Arizona Public Service Director, New Construction | Power Generation in PHOENIX, Arizona

Director, New Construction | Power Generation

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Date: May 12, 2023

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85004-3903

Company: APS

The APS Promise is our commitment to our customers, community and each other. It explains why we’re here (our purpose), what we’re here to do (vision and mission) and the principles and behaviors that will empower us to achieve our strategic goals. It represents the opportunity to build on our cultural strengths and develop new behaviors that will enable our future success.


Director, New Construction | Power Generation: Responsible for leading the development of new complex, highly visible, multi-million-dollar generation construction projects such as developing a new facility or upgrading an existing one.

What your day would be like:

You are responsible for:

  • Develops the overall strategic vision and execution plan.

  • Implements strategies, initiatives and objectives to support the mission to provide reliable and cost-effective service to new and existing customers.

  • Plays a key leadership role in strategic business decision-making, problem solving, leadership development and performance management.

  • Travel to project sites will be necessary.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering, Project Management or other directly related field from an accredited college or university

  • PLUS ten (10) years of experience in engineering, construction management, project management, and/or other directly related fields.

  • In lieu of bachelors degree, combination of college coursework and/or experience in engineering, construction management, project management and/or other directly related fields equaling 14 years.

  • Five (5) years experience in supervisory/management positions.

    Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications

  • Certified Construction Manager (CCM) designation.

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.

  • Risk Management Professional (RMP) certification.

  • Experience planning, executing, and managing large, complex, high impact projects.

  • Experience negotiating contracts.

  • Power plant operations and maintenance.

Major Accountabilities

1) Oversees all stages of planning, engineering, and construction to successfully execute large, complex, high impact projects in Generation for increasing power generation capacity.

  • Plans the scope and design of each project by: establishing performance metrics; developing budget and timeline; selecting best vendors; determining labor requirements; ensuring timely delivery of materials and equipment resources; and ensuring that objectives and standards are met cost effectively and on-time.

  • Identifies project risks and appropriate mitigation strategies and sees that those strategies are correctly implemented.

    2) Creates and reviews requests for information and requests for proposal.

  • Selects the most efficient and cost-effective vendors for each project.

  • Negotiates and reviews contracts.

  • Performs as necessary any change order estimating and negotiations.

    3) Manages the relationship with general contractors and vendors to ensure the design, construction, and project meets objectives, deadlines and are within budget.

  • Establishes and negotiates schedules for contractors and subcontractors.

  • Finds solutions to problems as they arise.

  • Ensures contractors and vendors meet performance metrics, standards and good engineering practices.

  • Documents and provides status updates and progress reports for upper management.

    4) Reviews the closing of each project to ensure construction meets project specifications, industry standards and complies with state, federal and local regulations.

  • Interfaces with city, county and governmental regulators, reviewers and inspectors as appropriate.

    5) Selects and develops a high performing team through effective coaching, performance management and feedback, rewards and recognition, and training and development opportunities.

    6) Full authority for the development and management of the department and project budgets.

  • Tracks and reports project costs and adherence to project estimates.

  • Initiates actions in cases of deviations.

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. 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. View the employee rights and responsibilities under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Arizona Public Service is a smoke free workplace.

Flex Role:

This position is not required to be performed at a specific APS facility as long as adequate technology and a solid ergonomic set up are present. Pending agreement with leadership, employees hired into this role will be able to choose where they prefer to perform their work. Employees will have two options to choose from:

  • APS office based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from an APS facility.

  • Home based: The employee prefers to work most of the time from his/her home.

*Employees in Flex roles are required to reside in Arizona (or NM for Four Corners-based employees). Role types are subject to change based on business need.