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Arizona Public Service Manager Project & Program Management in PHOENIX, Arizona

Manager Project & Program Management

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Date: Mar 17, 2023

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85021-1808

Company: APS

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 Manager Project & Program Management - manages and oversees the activities of the Project and Program Management Department and its staff.

Provides overall direction to projects including partnering, planning, developing, siting, permitting, procurement, budgeting, scheduling, bidding/contracting, and other activities to ensure timely, efficient, quality and cost effective project completion.

Develops and implements project implementation goals that support overall project execution. Leads and develops individuals and teams by using people management processes and tools that involve staffing, training, supervising, coaching, and performance management to achieve optimal performance.

*This is an on-site position

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, finance or business, or related field plus eight (8) years related experience in project management or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • PMP (Project Management Professional) certification or equivalent experience.

  • Three (3) years' experience in a leadership role.

  • Extensive project management and process improvement experience and focus.

  • Strong understanding of project implementation methodology.

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with all levels of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience in directing multi-discipline teams. Must demonstrate excellent communication skills; able to express ideas clearly and effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Adapts to changing environment and shifts priorities while managing a wide-range of projects.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and project management software.

Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications:

  • Utility industry experience.

Major Accountabilities

  1. Manage projects and maintain project controls to ensure financial performance, and risk objectives are met.

  2. Leads the implementation of Projects and Programs including developing timelines, budgets, contracts, metrics, and reporting. Coordinates project execution activities across all internal business areas and external partners. Provides ongoing project updates to executives, business management and other internal and external stakeholders.

  3. Selects and develops a high performing team through effective coaching, performance feedback, recognition, training and developmental opportunities.

  4. Ensure that customers receive effective prompt and courteous service within agreed upon time frames/commitments.

  5. Direct the development, performance and administration of partnering and construction contracts, and the preparation of bid-proposals. Ensure adherence to established terms and conditions as well as corporate policies and practices.

  6. Prepares, recommends and oversees development of operating budgets. Monitors spending for adherence to budget; plans, develops and recommends plans to address variances. Identify, quantify and manage project risks in a prudent and cost effective manner. Works with Financial Business Operations (FBO) to report on capital cash flows and O&M budget adherence

  7. Ensure an effective safety program is enforced with contract firms, their employees and company employees.

  8. Direct, guide and lead all Project and Program activities to ensure a high level of professional and technical competency, and compliance with specifications, standards and codes.

  9. Perform administrative related duties to ensure effective employee performance, morale, training, evaluation, and development, and compliance with any third party contracts.

  10. Provide a work environment where employees are encouraged to participate and feel free to contribute to the Department's overall goals and objectives.

    11.Develops and maintains relationships with key internal stakeholders and external partners, including research firms, vendors, and peer utilities.

  11. Represents APS on programmatic matters including liaison with public affairs and regulatory on legislation or governmental initiatives, coordinating corporate responses and providing testimony at proceedings as appropriate.

  12. Performs post-implementation reviews and analysis to assess success of project executions and identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

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.

Plant/Field Role:

This position requires work to be performed in the field and/or at the work site, due to the nature of work.