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Arizona Public Service Project Manager IV | Resource Management in PHOENIX, Arizona

Project Manager IV | Resource Management

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Date: Apr 6, 2024

Location: PHOENIX, AZ, US, 85004-3903

Company: APS

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.


Project Manager IV | Resource Management - Oversight for large-scale projects that have significant and broad financial and/or operational impact across one or more business units or enterprise-wide.

What your day would be like:

You are responsible for:

  • Manages and oversees the management of multi-year projects or projects with highly compressed schedules.

  • Leads large, cross-functional, multi-disciplinary project teams which may include other Project Managers.

  • Stakeholders may include PNW Board of Directors, external agencies and public officials.

  • Project budgets are typically between $10,000,000 to $50,000,000.

  • Projects involve significant financial/operational risk and/or innovative or industry changing technology and are identified as high/extreme complexity as defined within the APS Project Complexity guidelines.

  • Communicates status updates and results to senior executives, enterprise-wide stakeholders and, at times, PNW Board of Directors and external stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

Project Manager IV | Resource Management

  • Bachelors 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 twelve (12) years related project management experience.

  • PMP certification required.

  • Experience managing large, complex, high impact projects.

  • Extensive understanding of project management processes, principles and methodologies.

  • Advanced functional/technical knowledge of the business units 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.

  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with all levels of personnel and other departments.

  • 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 and successfully executes large, cross-functional, multi-disciplinary, high-impact projects. Develops comprehensive execution plans in accordance with internal process methodologies.

2) Presents comprehensive project plan to project sponsors and management. Obtains all necessary stakeholder support and sponsor and executive approvals.

3) Oversees and leads project planning, resourcing, staffing, progress reporting, people management, vendor relationships and troubleshooting. Performs high-level negotiation with internal/external stakeholders and consultants throughout all aspects/phases of project.

4) Ensures schedules, budgets and resources are managed effectively.

5) Provides ongoing project updates to project teams, business management, project sponsors, executive leadership, board of directors, and external constituents including regulatory agencies, customers and public officials.

6) Ensures project deliverables and overall results meet or exceed sponsor and stakeholder expectations.

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.