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Arizona Public Service Manager Information Technology - PMO - Palo Verde Nuclear Plant in TONOPAH, Arizona

Manager Information Technology - PMO - Palo Verde Nuclear Plant

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Date: Nov 16, 2022

Location: TONOPAH, AZ, US, 85354

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 Information Technology - Project Management Organization (PMO ) will be responsible for directing execution of the technology portfolio for site wide initiatives and ensuring adherence to the PMO processes. Provide guidance and oversight to project managers and business analysts to make sure key deliverables, budgets, resources, risks and issues are managed effectively and efficiently across the portfolio.

Desired Skills

1) Experience leading a Project Management Organization

2) Demonstrated understanding of IT full project life cycle delivery methods

2) Advanced knowledge of asset life cycle management processes and supporting tools and services

3) Advanced knowledge of software development and project management methodologies

3) Exposure to both Infrastructure and Applications technology projects

4) Ability to manage multiple project tasks and timelines to successful completion

5) Experience overseeing multi-million dollar budgets and advanced knowledge of Palo Verde enterprise financial practices

Minimum Requirements

  • BS in Computer Science, Business or related degree or equivalent work experience.

  • An additional eight to ten (8-10) years progressively responsible related experience in area/s of assignment is required to obtain an advanced understanding of information and/or communication systems, operating systems, network communications, equipment and infrastructure.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills required. Previous supervisory experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated high quality oral, written and presentation communication skills, high quality interpersonal and people management skills, and demonstrated experience in project management.

  • Extensive experience in the development, integration, and support of information and communication systems applications, distributed and mainframe environments, network architecture and sub-systems, distributed and mainframe server architectures cross platform interfaces.

  • Extensive experience in information systems methodologies, systems guidelines & architectures, and technologies.

  • Nuclear requirement: Any PVNGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member. This is a condition of employment at PVNGS. Roles and Responsibilities defined in Policy 1503 and implementing policy guide are applicable to all PVNGS employees.

Major Accountabilities

  1. Directs delivery of a workstream within a large program to support program objectives, technology implementation, process redesign to support user experience, and simplification of tools in the program.

    1. Ensures business requirements are balanced to provide effective results. Manages testing cycles to ensure a quality deliverable.

    2. Resolves technical issues and recommends and implements viable alternatives and solutions.

    3. Ensures departmental costs remain within approved budget. Continually improves work processes. Assigns, directs, facilitates, reviews and approves workstream work activities.

    4. Partners with other managers across the program to ensure alignment and team objectives are in support of the overall program.

    5. Identifies and communicates key issues impacting schedule, scope and budget adherence to the Director and Executive leadership over the program.

    6. Develops and retains a highly skilled business subject matter expert (SME) team and ensures the effectiveness and productivity of the team to achieve the established goals of the program.

    7. Ensures appropriate staffing levels and that staff has technical and business skills to support objectives of the organization.

    8. Contributes to the development of a cooperative culture that supports team accomplishments. Communicates issues openly and honestly with staff, peers, management, and customers in a timely manner.

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.