Construction Manager (Digital/Electrical SMP CM)

Date: Nov 16, 2023

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 Construction Manager plans, coordinates, controls and monitors the day-to-day execution of construction projects in the field. Oversees project team, plant vendor supervisors and construction foremen for multiple, simultaneous capital projects at a plant. Project vendors and contractors may include but are not limited to: engineering service providers, construction contractors, and field support services (e.g., maintenance and modification contractors, design modification validation vendors, engineered equipment commissioning engineers, quality specialists, and safety specialists).  Builds and oversees implementation schedules.  Works in concert with the Project Manager to build implementation work plans.


Minimum Requirements

A four year Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or other job-related field from an accredited college or university plus relevant work experience: for Palo Verde--four (4) years of field experience directing construction/modification activities (of which one year experience must be in nuclear); for Fossil Generation-four (4) years of heavy industrial experience (e.g., coal/gas generation, Petro chemical, paper, mining, steel, etc.). In lieu of bachelor's degree, combination of college coursework and/or relevant experience (see above) equaling eight (8) years.

Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications: Experience interpreting, evaluating and working with task, milestone and logic driven project schedules. Experience in executing various project management and control techniques such as earned value, resource loading, document control, cost reporting and forecasting and critical path scheduling. Able to read and interpret construction documents, including specifications and drawings. Knowledge of construction standards, OSHA standards and environmental regulations. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills, specifically in the field of construction. Good computer skills (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, scheduling, presentations, web-based project portals and document revision and markups).

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. Any PVNGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage. This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities. These are conditions of employment at PVNGS.


Major Accountabilities

1) Assists Project Managers in the planning and preparation of project construction activities including cost estimates, schedules, constructability walkdowns, and daily oversight of the execution of capital projects. Monitors and controls construction cost and schedules. May coordinates Request for Information (RFI) and change orders with project managers. Identifies trends and takes action to avoid cost and schedule overruns.

2) Manages resources for project construction to ensure construction team is properly supported. Communicates with various stakeholders to ensure the smooth flow of support for the assigned project as required by project management.

3) Maintains project team focus on achievement of construction milestones and key project objectives. Identifies construction risks and opportunities. Develops mitigation measures and manages their resolution. Monitors closures of these items. Manages construction related project changes (e.g., changes in work, job conditions, contractor relations, etc.) and takes the appropriate action to communicate and resolve the change to all stakeholders to support the project plan.

4) Ensures all work activities comply with all construction Health, Safety, Environmental and Human Performance requirements; qualified site clearance and tagging as acceptor and event reporting.

5) Defines the project quality requirements and applicable procedures. Ensures compliance to these requirements and procedures.

6) May ensure project construction documents or work orders are adhered to, redlines, as-built and issued for future reference.

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.  

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Sustainability, Nuclear, Energy