Arizona Public Service
  • 400 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004, United States
  • aps.com
Arizona Public Service (APS) is leading the way toward an energy future that is cleaner, more reliable and sustainable. With $3.3 billion in annual revenue and nearly 7,000 employees, APS is the largest electric utility in Arizona, serving 1.1 million customers. We are the principal subsidiary of publicly traded Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW). Our generation fleet includes natural gas, nuclear, coal and growing renewable technologies.
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Nov 15, 2018
Responsibilities The Inventory Management Analyst collaborates with Supply Chain Management and Business Unit Partners to develop and implement inventory planning policies that optimize the Company's return on investment and service expectations. This position supports the Company efforts to drive optimized inventory levels across the network. Leads analysis against metrics to develop regular actionable insights that drive inventory performance through the use of leading practices and solutions. Minimum Requirements Analyst Bachelors degree in business, supply chain, statistics, or related discipline required and 1-3 years of experience with practical, direct exposure to inventory management and supply chain preferred. Education/Experience Equivalency: Professional certification (e.g., APICS, CSCMP) and 3-5+ years of significant, closely-related inventory management, production planning experience may be substituted for minimum education/experience requirements; or Associate's degree in business or related discipline, professional certification (e.g., APICS, CSCMP), and 3+ years' of significant, closely-related inventory management, production planning experience may be substituted education/experience requirements. MBA or masters degree in related discipline is desirable. Professional certification (e.g., APICS, CSCMP) is desirable. Requires knowledge of inventory and supply chain management principles. Good analytical, verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills; and proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Minimum Requirements Analyst, Senior Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, statistics, or related discipline required and five (5) years of experience with practical, direct exposure to inventory management and supply chain. Education/Experience Equivalency: Professional certification (e.g., APICS, CSCMP) and nine (9) years of significant, closely-related inventory management, production planning experience may be substituted for minimum education/experience requirements; or Associate's degree in business or related discipline, professional certification (e.g., APICS, CSCMP), and seven (7) years' of significant, closely-related inventory management, production planning experience may be substituted education/experience requirements OR an equivalent combination of experience, professional certifications and education. MBA or master's degree in related discipline is desirable. Professional certification (e.g., APICS, CSCMP) is desirable. Requires considerable knowledge of inventory and supply chain management principles. Exceptional analytical, verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills; and highly skilled in Microsoft Office applications. Experience in inventory optimization and forecasting systems is highly desirable. Proficiency with Cognos database and reporting tool is desirable. Travel required: (5-10%) Major Accountabilities 1) Periodically reviews inventory footprint and provides recommendations for improving service levels and warehouse space optimization. 2) Achieve established return on investment goals through effective management of inventory policies, forecast technology and cross functional planning with buyers, business units and suppliers. 3) Explore innovative solutions to drive operational enhancements in a positive, productive manner, through analysis, design and recommendations over traditional inventory management functions. 4) Create a consensus inventory demand plan by incorporating planned outages, product retirements and consumption forecasts into the demand planning process, synchronizing demand and supply requirements. Gather and analyze inventory projections and planning parameters, summarizing data for distribution across Business Units and Supply Chain Management as part of the collaborative planning process with suppliers. 5) Continuously measure and analyze key performance metrics to achieve Company objectives aimed at return on invested capital and service level targets. Recommend and implement continuous improvement opportunity based on analysis. 6) Execute and design inventory strategies utilizing Total Cost of Ownership models to derive optimal value of assets. 7) Leads the design, testing, and implementation of short/long term forecasting tools and software enhancements. 8) Collaborates with Business Unit Partners on effective management of critical spare inventory. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 14, 2018
Responsibilities Arizona Public Service has an opportunity for a Manager, Energy Technology Assessment who will be responsible for the strategic assessment of new emerging technologies with a focus on renewable energy, energy storage, and their respective impacts to the grid, including proactive technical evaluation, risk assessment, business case development, trend analysis, and project/program management. Manages the investigation of new technologies and the development of a strategic roadmap for their integration and utility commercialization. Responsible for assuring and maintaining a high awareness and understanding of business improvement opportunities and energy technology trends that maximize corporate benefits and minimize customer impacts. Develops relationships with key industry stakeholders (laboratories, universities, research firms, vendors, and peer utilities). Regularly reports to senior and executive management on program status and advises on issues and opportunities. Minimum Requirements Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, finance or business, plus at least 10 years of related experience in energy technology/engineering assessment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. P.E. or MBA preferred. Broad knowledge of utility operations, renewable technologies, technical/engineering assessments, and developing and presenting strong business cases to organizational leadership. Strong supervisory, interpersonal, and communication skills required and prior leadership experience highly preferred. Must have the ability to collaborate and influence Major Accountabilities Track, trend, and monitor key emerging technologies in the marketplace. Develop business cases and strategic roadmaps for the integration of applicable technologies. Collaborate with internal business units to understand needs, opportunities, and business solutions. Provide direction for energy technology and engineering related issues regarding renewable energy or other disruptive technologies. Manage departmental budgets to maximize the benefit to ratepayers and the corporation. Stay abreast of trends (technical, market, regulatory and political) in order to maximize corporate benefits, mitigate risks/threats, and minimize negative impacts. Develop and maintain technical expertise regarding emerging technologies (renewable, energy storage, T&D grid operations). Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including laboratories, universities, research firms, vendors, and peer utilities. Represent the corporation on programmatic matters including liaison with public affairs and regulatory on legislation or governmental initiatives, coordinating corporate response and providing testimony at proceedings as appropriate. Manage a technically competent group of engineers, subject matter expert Consultants and analysts and cross-functional teams dedicated to the above-mentioned accountabilities. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 14, 2018
Responsibilities Responsible to lead and facilitate the documentation, design, and improvement of business processes throughout APS. Drive process improvement through identification and implementation of industry best practice or facilitation of internal APS improvement teams. Define new organizational and business unit processes by leading design and change initiatives in support of the organization's strategic vision and objectives. Develop overall process architecture, analyze and document business processes. Direct the collaboration of project teams and business units to lead process consultation, recommend design changes, and ensure successful implementation. Facilitate employee training programs related to process performance and change initiatives. Drive operational excellence through application of LEAN/Six Sigma methodologies. Minimum Requirements Bachelor's Degree in Business or a quantitative discipline (engineering, economics, mathematics) plus eight (8) years of experience in business transformation and process improvement roles including five (5) years experience with change management and influencing continuous improvement or an equivalent combination of related education and/or electric utility / relevant industry experience. Experience in process design and improvement, quality assurance, client relationship management, and consulting. Demonstrated competency in Business Process Management methodologies. Significant knowledge of business processes, competitive trends and developments in industry conditions. Demonstrated effective oral, written and presentation communication skills; and highest quality interpersonal and people management skills. Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt experience preferred. Major Accountabilities 1) Responsible for leading and facilitating the documentation, design, performance and continuous improvement of business processes throughout APS. Drive process improvement through identification and implementation of industry best practice or facilitation of internal APS improvement teams. 2) Develop scope, approach and timeline for transformation designs for all areas of the organization. Plan and lead process improvement teams to identify process improvement opportunities. Direct the design and implementation of transformative change to ensure successful delivery of organizational and business unit process improvement initiatives. 3) Work with business unit management to identify process improvement opportunities supporting achievement of unit client service goals. Provide leadership and direction in the development and implementation of process improvement plans. Assist in defining, analyzing and redesigning business processes to optimize technology utilization. 4) Lead key stakeholders and business partners in analyzing current process and developing future state program objectives. Drive and direct transformations aimed at achieving our future state vision for operational excellence. 5) Drive operational excellence through application of LEAN/Six Sigma methodologies. 6) Assess existing process and procedures and work with the Business Units and Corporate organizations to determine completeness and quality of documentation. 7) Drive Business Units and Corporate organizations to functionally evaluate their desired documentation structure against existing process and procedural structure, perform gap analysis, and develop a plans to drive gap closure. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 14, 2018
Responsibilities Supports the safe, efficient and cost effective production of electric energy by supplying and preparing equipment, tools, material and protective devices needed for various jobs. Hauls and positions material and parts and assists as needed. Operates hand tools, power tools and forklift. Digs and back fills with hand tools. Performs other duties as assigned. During the first 180 days of employment time will be split between classroom training and field work (i.e. helper or laborer types of work). Must successfully complete all required training for Production Trainee within 6 months of hire. Reasonable and necessary overtime will be required. Production Trainee may report to operations or maintenance based on projected plant needs Minimum Requirements: Eighteen (18) years of age. Have a High school diploma or GED Possess a valid drivers license. Pass both the mechanical aptitude test (MASS) and the operations aptitude test (POSS). Pass a selection interview. Pass APS physical exam (drug test, etc.). Training Objectives: Safety and plant orientation Power plant fundamentals (operations and maintenance) Basic computer skills Intro into the electric utility business Welding and cutting safety Mandatory training (includes LOTO, OSHA, environmental, safety, etc.) Hands on Training: Hand on power tools Welding and cutting basics Forklift training Arial lift equipment (site specific) Major Accountabilities: Complies with safety and environmental rules and regulations. Complies with all Company policies and procedures. Successfully completes all assigned training per the training plan. Hauls and positions material and parts. Assists as needed. Operates hand tools, power tools and forklift. Digs and back fills with hand tools. Performs other duties as assigned. Upon successful completion of the Production Trainee Program (max. six months) candidate will be promoted to next classification in the line of progression. After completion of the AO Training program, if there is not an Auxiliary Operator position open in your classification at the plant for which you completed your training program, you may be forced to go to other plants that have an open position. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. Testing Information & Contact Tests are only administered to referred candidates. More information about our tests and the testing process is available through www.pinnaclewest.com/careers and then clicking on the link for "Pre-employment Testing". - A written [paper and pencil] test will be administered. - A hands-on skills test will be administered. E-mail will be the method of contact with job applicants for test scheduling. Please be sure to check your e-mail regularly so that you receive scheduling notifications for testing and updated job information. Comments Please notice the following comments: This position is located in Arlington, AZ. There may be one or more position(s) for this location. Selected candidate must live within reasonable distance from Power Plant
Arizona Public Service Buckeye, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 14, 2018
Responsibilities The IT Solutions Engineer/Analyst II/III is responsible for supporting eDoc (Filenet) application, software and hardware product delivery and performance for all application spaces including next generation technology such as cloud engineering and mobile applications. Drives products from design completion to volume production release through lifecycle including troubleshooting software and system problems to ensure performance and reliability. Demonstrate strong customer service and communication skills when supporting customer base and partnering IT support groups. Strong application administration experience. Prefer experience in an Enterprise Content Management suite application or similar. Understanding of SQL Server/SQL Queries Weblogic experience preferred. Proficient in managing MS Windows Server 2008R2 or later. Proficient in Active Directory / LDAP services Understanding of High Availability Architecture and Network Load Balancers Understanding of Visual Studio, C#, .NET, Java Ability to learn new applications expediently Ability to perform root cause analysis Ability to clearly communicate Understanding of integration services / web services Ability to perform in high-pressure situations SSRS reporting Required Education and Experience for Level II - Bachelors' degree in Information Technology or related field and 2 years of prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. - Requires basic technical subject matter knowledge within a job area or system Required Education and Experience for Level III - Bachelors' degree in Information Technology or related field and 5 years of prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. - Requires strong technical knowledge within a job area or system and basic knowledge across related technical areas Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge, or Qualifications - Knowledge of programming languages; database management systems; development platforms - Skills in understanding and explaining moderately technical issues and solutions in non-technical terms; working effectively in teams and across organizations; balancing and prioritizing between multiple work streams; collaborating with colleagues and teams in different fields across a diverse organization; solving moderate problems in own area of work Key Job Accountabiltiies 1) Develops/configures new applications to meet functional and technical designs 2) Fixes and develops changes to applications to meet functional and technical designs following best practices and development standards and guidelines 3) Engages with business analysts and stakeholders to understand functional requirements and contributes to completion of functional specifications 4) Prepares technical documentation on application specifications 5) Creates deliverables according to the SDLC, such as functional and technical specifications, use cases, test cases, and system documentation 6) Analyzes and resolves development issues in a timely manner 7) Conducts analysis of codes and develops/ deploys defect fixes in engineering processes 8) Proactively assists internal clients with technical issues related to solution implementation Key Level Differentiators - Works to achieve operational targets within job area with direct impact on department results - Under limited supervision, implements or supports projects/assignments - Sets objectives for own job area to meet the objectives or goals of engineering projects and assignments - May provide guidance and assistance to entry level solution engineers - Analyzes standard to moderately complex technical solutions engineering problems and solves them using judgment and prior experience - Decision making has low impact on own and related IT job family and department Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities The distribution engineering field is going new age. Distributed energy resources and new technology is abound and APS is on the forefront. Smart technologies intermixed with classical equipment and distributed generation provides the Distribution System Planning Engineer many new opportunities. APS is looking for a Distribution System Planning Engineer III or Sr. who can accept the challenge to master the new technologies and make a difference. If you are that person we would like to talk to you. Responsibilities Our engineer will perform analysis on distribution circuits using the CYME distribution planning program. Our engineer will develop a multi-year long range forecast that will ensure the most economic distribution system. Our engineer will be required to understand the effects of and recommend areas of need that distributed energy resources (DER) can be implemented. Our engineer will provide technical knowledge and expertise to ensure reliability and stability of our distribution system. Our engineer will be required to facilitate multi-department meetings to develop capital projects to address system deficiencies identified as a result of forecast assumptions. Our engineer will be responsible for working with divisional personnel to find most cost efficient ways to serve new customers. Our engineer is to work with partnering distribution engineers to ensure that all flicker and protection requirements have been addressed for new customer loads. Our Engineer must maintain a thorough knowledge of new development and technology through involvement and/or interaction with research institutes (EPRI, etc.), research labs (NREL, etc.) and regulatory bodies (PUC). Our engineer may also provide research on new developments & technology and make recommendations to management. Minimum Requirements Engineer, II Our successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: Requires Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering plus two (2) years engineering experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Registration as Professional Engineer is a plus. Must possess comprehensive knowledge of distribution system analysis, engineering applications, operations, business and finance, applicable codes, standards, practices, and methods in the area of individual’s discipline. Must have good understanding of electric utility construction, maintenance, operating, and engineering practices. Must have working knowledge of distribution system planning and engineering for urban/metro areas and network feeders. Must be experienced performing distribution system feeder simulation and modeling with distribution system planning and analysis program/software (CYME). Must have valid AZ driver’s license. Minimum Requirements Engineer, III Our successful candidate will possess the following qualifications: Requires Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering plus five (5) years engineering experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Registration as Professional Engineer is a plus. Must possess comprehensive knowledge of distribution system analysis, engineering applications, operations, business and finance, applicable codes, standards, practices, and methods in the area of individual’s discipline. Must have good understanding of electric utility construction, maintenance, operating, and engineering practices. Must have working knowledge of distribution system planning and engineering for urban/metro areas and network feeders. Must be experienced performing distribution system feeder simulation and modeling with distribution system planning and analysis program/software (CYME). Must have valid AZ driver’s license. Major Accountabilities 1) Assist in developing schedules, operating reports and/or block loading maps, creating aggregated load and least cost supply portfolios; with surveys, project design and preparing drawings while considering environmental, reliability and regulatory factors. 2) Ensure all potentially feasible distribution expansion possibilities are considered for future additions by developing alternative expansion plans. 3) Ensure engineering design, project control and oversight work has high technical quality, is cost effective, in compliance with established standards, codes and regulations, maintains future reliability, satisfies customer requirements, budget and schedules to meet or exceed all reasonable or agreed upon customer service levels. 4) May Assume responsibilities as project leader for simple to simple-complex projects, to include planning, designing, scheduling, and coordinating all facets of the project from initiation through construction and close out. 5) Effectively interface with customers to assess their needs, determine the scope of the project, obtain necessary data and make key decisions. These decisions may require consultation with external or internal customers or employees. 6) May prepare work authorizations (WA) and the estimates, extension agreements, bill of materials; prepare contracts and obtain approvals and/or order materials and equipment, coordinate request for feasibility study, collect monetary advances from customers; do meter sets and set up the premise in the system, request Blue Stake. 7) Provide technical assistance and guidance to department personnel to enhance department performance and productivity. Mentor, guide, direct, train and develop engineers in system planning, engineering design and project management. 8) Provide effective field support as necessary Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities The Executive Assistant coordinates all administrative functions and provides multifaceted administrative support to a senior level officer and staff. Works independently with a high degree of professionalism and independent judgment. Ensures adequate, clear, and personable communication and follow-up with internal and external customers while under pressure and with distractions. Duties typically include: heavy calendar management, mail coordination, travel itineraries, meetings, event planning and set-up. Runs and tracks projects and programs associated with senior management administrative support, accurately producing a variety of reports and presentations using the appropriate software for word processing, graphics and spreadsheets, preparing and/or updating functionally related reports and records, developing and/or participating in special projects. This role will assist with sensitive research projects and must be able to handle confidential and sensitive material and information with the highest level of discretion and confidentiality. Minimum Requirements High school graduate or GED and proficiency in advanced administrative duties requiring strong organizational skills and follow-up capabilities typically achieved in six (6) to eight (8) years of experience OR equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Completion of acceptable business or administrative training programs, as determined by hiring source as meeting additional education requirements. Must have demonstrated proficiency in performing advanced administrative duties that require strong organizational skills and follow-up capabilities. Advanced proficiency using Windows applications including Outlook, Power Point, and Excel. Demonstrated communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to produce work that is timely, grammatically correct and error free. Must be able to work in a very professional environment with an extensive understanding and knowledge of corporate organization, company industry and/or related government/state committee structures, key contacts and their representatives. Possess good customer interface skills to effectively communicate with different levels of customers and contacts. Budget preparation experience is desirable including a solid understanding of budget, contracts and accounting processes. Overtime will be required on occasion. Major Accountabilities 1) Receives and screens incoming telephone calls, determines priority matters, and notifies executives accordingly. Refers issues to appropriate staff or provides requested information. 2) Reads and screens incoming correspondence and reports. Makes preliminary assessment of the importance of materials, organizes documents, handles some matters personally and forwards appropriate materials to the Executive and staff as appropriate. 3) Responds to routine or special inquiries and requests; facilitates the information flow between officer(s) and other organizations both inside and outside the company. Interfaces directly and independently with both inside and outside organizations on meeting facilitation and coordination. 4) Independently and accurately prepares correspondence, special reports, expense reports, schedules, presentations, spreadsheets, graphs, mailings and check requests ensuring completion in a timely manner. Self starts presentations/reports from conceptual ideas or existing materials for Executive review. 5) Produces a variety of letter, memos, charts, graphs, and documents in final form. 6) Prepares agendas and collects materials for meetings, speeches, and conferences. Updates Executives on status of issues before meetings. Takes minutes and follows up on action items as needed. 7) Manages and facilitates the Executive's calendar. Handles requests for time and uses judgment to determine priority and scheduling. 8) Makes all necessary travel arrangements for officer; prepares itineraries, prepares and maintains travel documents and records. 9) Arranges and coordinates meeting details and office related functions such as industry meetings, tours, luncheons, dinners and receptions. 10) Acts as liaison between the Executive and subordinates or others by communicating directives, instructions, and assignments. Follows-up on the status of outstanding assignments and projects. 11) Develops and maintains an organization system for files and/or tracking system(s) of tasks and projects assigned to officers, ensuring immediate retrieval of information and documents. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities The Records Management Specialist will advocate, communicate and advance compliance with the Records and Information Management (RIM) program. Advise employees on Records Management solutions and compliance with Records Management requirements. Update databases containing inventories of records and coordinate off-site storage of physical records. Generate a variety of analytical reports pertaining to records storage and destruction. Train employees on Records Management, use of IBM FileNet and make judgement calls for storage and deletion of records. Maintain documentation of processes, guidelines, tools and training aids required to support Records Management projects. Work in conjunction with more senior personnel to participate on, and contribute to business unit projects, of moderate to complex scope and budget, regarding concern Records Management. Minimum Requirements BS/BA degree and two (2) years relevant business work experience or High School diploma and five (5) years' experience or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Proficiency in PC applications including intermediate skill level in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and SharePoint Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications - Prior progressively responsible experience with general knowledge and understanding of utility business unit operations, - Experience with database applications such as Microsoft Access - Project/team experience and ability to prioritize work and manage multiple projects simultaneously. - Demonstrated analytical ability to review and analyze electronic content - Demonstrated communication skills, both verbal and written. - Good customer service and ability to manage customer expectations. - Some knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations and requirements for Records Retention Major Accountabilities 1) Coordinate off-site storage of records, including sending boxes to storage, retrieving boxes, and executes the review/approval steps for destruction of contents of stored records after the retention period expires. Analyze storage content and consult with employees to ensure content of boxes being shipped to off-site storage is considered a record and complies with the retention period in the Records Retention Schedule for destruction. 2) Under general direction, research routine to moderate inquiries from business units concerning records requirements, evaluate whether electronic content is a record, determine retention timeframes and interface with Legal Dept. when necessary for additional clarification or resolution. 3) Support business units as a resource for Records Management issues and questions. Meet with business units every two years to review and update the Records Retention Schedule. Support litigation hold procedure. 4) Actively seeks deeper knowledge and understanding of APS's various business units to understand types of records produced by each business unit and develops working relationships with employees. 5) Plan educational events and meetings for Records Management. Develop agendas with topics that are meaningful and educational for employees and make presentations. 6) Maintain documentation of procedures, guidelines, tools and training aids required for supporting Records Management. 7) Generate a variety of reports utilizing general queries concerning storage of records. 8) Maintain electronic inventory of contents, physical organization and labeling of historic items in Pinnacle West archives. 9) Expand knowledge of federal and state laws governing records retention. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities With minimal supervision, perform a wide variety of advanced accounting or budget-related activities including the preparation of financial statements and management reports that require the application of professional accounting standards and follow established company policies and procedures. Resolve more complex problems of broad scope and high impact in maintaining accounts or systems, preparing reports and in the distribution of costs. Interact routinely with accounting or business unit senior level staff and management personnel. Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications Previous property taxes responsibilities Minimum Requirements BS degree in accounting, finance or related field and three (3) years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. MBA, MS in Accounting and/or CPA certification preferred. Comprehensive understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and internal controls. Strong analytical, research and problem solving skills and ability to communicate effectively. Advanced knowledge of computer spreadsheet and word processing software programs (Microsoft Office). Major Accountabilities 1) Design, develop and/or maintain financial, budgetary, regulatory, statistical and other management reports. Ensure reporting is accurate, complete, and meets customer requirements and needs. Lead or participate in the design and development of new reports. 2) Analyze and/or reconcile accounts and reports of broad scope and high risk. Review reconciliations and reports of other department staff. Update and maintain financial systems and report applications. Recommend enhancements to improve system functionality, internal controls, process efficiencies and quality of reporting. 3) Prepare journal vouchers and sensitive or complex billings and payments. May review and process inventory, fixed asset and other transactions. Review activity of other department staff. 4) Provide direction in the resolution of outstanding items as needed. 5) Assist and advise business units in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts. Perform research and produce ad hoc reporting as needed. 6) Perform monthly analysis and prepare explanations of variances to budgets, forecasts and prior period actual results for areas of the company that may involve higher dollar volume business, be more volatile or that present more risk or exposure. 7) Research, review or propose accounting treatment for complex transactions by applying generally accepted accounting principles, FERC regulations, and company accounting policies. Interpret changes in accounting rules and determine impact to company policies and/or practices. Assist in the development of related internal communications and policy/procedure updates. 8) Provide a high level of service to internal and external customers. Respond to business unit inquiries or data requests from all levels management. Research and resolve more complex requests. Assist senior staff or management in the resolution of issues that require specialized expertise, urgency or have a significant financial or legal impact. Provide direction to department staff in the resolution of customer issues. 9) Perform advanced or technical research activities in high impact areas of the business. Identify accounting or reporting issues and implement corrective action. 10) Lead or participate in projects involving cross functional teams. May serve as functional expert on project teams addressing issues that have significant impact across multiple areas of the company. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities The electric power industry is evolving and changing fast. Power markets are evolving quickly, expanding beyond energy imbalance markets to regional markets. Besides solar, wind power and many other renewable energy sources, there are many exciting new distributed energy sources. Large-scale battery storage is quickly becoming an essential system requirement. These market trends require new trading strategies and operating models. Our fast-paced and dynamic trading and operations support group is seeking a Power Systems Forecasting and Modeling Analyst to develop sophisticated solutions to a variety of challenging problems of integrating new distributed energy resources. This role performs a wide variety of analysis on topics that may include real time and forward market costs, forecasting for system load, weather and renewable energy production, generation modeling, gas storage and pipeline management. In addition, this role will support in planning various generation resources to serve customer load while considering the impacts to reliability and economics. Experience with Power Costs GenPortal, GenManager and GenTrader or similar optimal dispatch models preferred, but not essential. Minimum Requirements BS/BA in business, engineering, economics, information technology plus two (2) years related experience or an equivalent combination of education, and electric-utility experience. Must have a basic knowledge of principles of economic dispatch and the functional and economic characteristics of Company power resources and interconnected system. Good research and effective communication skills a must. Good word processing and spreadsheet skills are required. Time constraints, scope and complexity are commensurate with the beginning level. This position may rotate through various areas of Marketing and Trading and, depending upon the area, could involve work shifts that are different from normal business hours. This role will require shift work that coincides with the Gas & Power Market (starting 4:30 am). Major Accountabilities 1) Performs data analysis, and develops strategic plans as required, to meet the company's Short Term and Real Time trading needs in the areas of power, natural gas, transmission, and renewables. Presents and reviews these plans with the Resource Operations Traders for implementation. 2) Executes all analytical functions such as: weather forecasting, load forecasting, renewable output, unit commitment, and incremental /decremental pricing. 3) Maintain and support all Marketing and Trading floor department programs, tools, and software. 4) Assist Back Office personnel in the functions of internal/external audits, financial settlements, after the fact reporting, and data analysis. 5) Ensures Trading Floor compliance by maintaining appropriate documentation, files, records or systems. 6) Performs primary Gas Scheduling functions both Short Term and Real Time including: nominations, trade processing and pipeline scheduling, HEEN, and pipeline blending. 7) Prepares reports and data requests, assists traders with production costs studies and preparation and analysis of operating data. 8) Provides support to other team members to enhance development and productivity. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities APS's Database Administrator Senior creates, maintains, and improves databases in a complex, distributed server environment. Ensures database design is effective, secure and reliable in order to meet APS's needs Required Education and Experience Bachelors' degree in Information Technology or related field and 7 years of prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. Requires in-depth level of technical knowledge within a job area and working knowledge of other technical areas Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge, or Qualifications - Knowledge of physical data models, technical architecture, system interfaces, etc. - Ability to develop and write technical documentation; model and design relational databases. - Proficient in install and supporting relational database management systems (RDMS); demonstrated continuous ability to improve operations and streamline work processes. Key Job Accountabilities 1) Establishes database procedures and standards 2) Provides technical expertise in architectural support for database development, enhancement and migrations for enterprise databases 3) Develops effective architectural solutions to ensure system performance and productivity 4) Addresses architectural issues and queries in a timely fashion 5) Provides guidance to less experienced employees In their assigned job responsibilities as needed 6) Reviews and recommends improvements to existing architectures 7) Leads initiatives to develop solutions and processes to meet needs; identifies unique innovative approaches 8) Provides guidance and assistance to other employees as the lead Key Level Differentiators - Works independently - Analyzes and resolves multi-dimensional technical problems using broad and deep experience and relationships - Coordinates across diverse stakeholders - Requires outside support to make large decisions within area of direct responsibility Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities ENGINEER III Independently provide technical engineering, design, economic and analytical support to participate in the development of bridging strategies, long-range system plans (LRPs), life cycle management (LCMs), Maintenance Rule and equipment reliability. . Primary company contact and representative for assigned areas of responsibility to support equipment reliability goals and resolving equipment issues. Perform professional engineering tasks requiring skills and experience gained work experience with plant equipment. Responsibility for technical decisions and interpretations on assigned systems and performing independently with little supervision or guidance. . Provide ltechnical guidance to maintenance, operations and engineering leadership as needed. Ensure plant equipment reliability and safe operations. Propose needed equipment upgrades or plant modifications. Must be available to perform shift work to support plant outages or equipment failures. Minimum Requirements: A 4-year bachelor degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university plus five (5) years experience in engineering positions of which one (1) year of experience shall be nuclear. (Professional Engineers License not an acceptable equivalency for bachelor degree.) Must possess comprehensive knowledge of energy analysis, engineering applications, business, and finance, working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, practices, and methods in the area of individual's discipline. Must have good understanding of construction, operating and engineering practices; safety rules; company policies and union agreements. Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications: EIT and Certified Energy Managers certificate. 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 a condition of employment at PVNGS. Major Accountabilities: Ensures engineering design, project control, schedule commitments, or oversight work is technically sound, cost effective, and in compliance with established standards, codes, and regulations and adequate reliability will be maintained in future years. Independently performs moderately complex engineering analyses, distribution planning and establishes baseline performance data on new and existing equipment. Maintains knowledge of integrated electrical systems, political climate, economic situation and technical trends and developments. Maintain the highest level of employee and public safety while adhering to Labor Agreement and Accident Prevention Manual. Prepares technical reviews, analyses, investigations, verifications and designs. Prepares, presents and sells study results both in writing and orally to management and peers in a clear, concise and professional manner. Participates in professional associations, governmental and private agencies and educational organizations to leverage their activities and network with peer stations. Responsible for the overall safe and reliable long term operation of the site’s six emergency diesel generators (EDGs). Develop and maintain a high degree of knowledge of the site’s EDGs electrical and control systems, including pneumatics. Knowledge is to include design, operation, and regulatory. Monitor and trend system performance to prevent equipment failures, reduce system unavailability, increase equipment reliability, and improve plant efficiency. Be the primary advocate for obtaining the necessary resources to maintain and improve the performance of the EDGs. Champion projects that will improve system health and drive them from conceptual through implementation including presentations to the Plant Health committees. Identify and effectively communicate and elevate system issues to all levels of management. Drive resolution of system and equipment issues by developing action plans an implementing them through the site Corrective Action Program. Develop and maintain relationships with industry experts and peers, including participation in industry user groups. Remain current on related industry operating experience and apply lessons learned to improve station performance. Perform OE evaluations to determine any impact and risk to PVGS. Proactively identify and resolve equipment obsolescence and parts availability issues. Lead multidisciplinary teams to troubleshoot and resolve emergent equipment issues on the EDGs. Support required troubleshooting gameplans/activities for unplanned and planned EDG LCO outages. Establish and maintain an effective preventive maintenance strategy that balances equipment reliability with availability and develop/maintain oversight of required retests following maintenance. Develop, sponsor, and implement life cycle management and long range plans. Develop equipment sequence of retest plans for three planned maintenance outages each year and implement them through shift coverage.Support integrated safeguards testing with shift coverage at the start of the two planned refueling outages each year. ENGINEER SR Applies in-depth technical knowledge and expertise to complex engineering and construction projects for one or more of the following disciplines: control systems, electronics or electrical. Independently provide technical engineering, design, economic and analytical support to participate in the development of bridging strategies, long-range system plans (LRPs), life cycle management (LCMs), Maintenance Rule and equipment reliability. Primary company contact and representative for assigned areas of responsibility to support equipment reliability goals and resolving equipment issues. Perform professional engineering tasks requiring skills and experience gained through work experience with plant equipment. Responsibility for technical decisions and interpretations on assigned systems performing independently with. Provide limited technical guidance and leadership to maintenance, operations and engineering leadership others as needed. Ensure plant equipment reliability and safe operations. Propose needed equipment upgrades or plant modifications. Must be available to perform shift work to support plant outages or equipment failures. Minimum Requirements: A 4-year bachelor degree in Engineering from an accredited college or university plus eight (8) years experience in engineering positions of which three (3) years experience shall be nuclear. (Professional Engineers License is not an acceptable equivalency for bachelor degree.) Must possess in depth knowledge of energy analysis, engineering applications, business, and finance, applicable codes, standards practices and methods in the area of assigned discipline. In-depth understanding of construction, operating and engineering practices safety rules company policies and union agreements. 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 a condition of employment at PVNGS. Major Accountabilities: Makes decisions and recommendations that have a moderate effect on the overall organization performance. Has long term impact. Typically influential in setting long term goals and objectives. Is depended upon regularly in one or more areas of engineering expertise with depth of knowledge in related field or wide breadth of engineering knowledge in general fields. Understands engineering technology and process concepts for the organization and processes. Contacts customers and various levels of management to obtain or present technical data. Presents the results of designs, studies projects (in terms of new techniques) or approaches to subordinates, colleagues, and management. Requires defined overall goals. Has capability to work without appreciable direction. Work is reviewed from a long-term perspective, mainly for results. Establishes most effective solution to problems. Sought out for solutions that are acted on as a final technical basis for decisions. Develops and applies technical solutions which require original and creative approaches. Provides unique solutions and applications to a broad range of technical problems. Plans, coordinates, sets priorities, and applies resources on complex projects or processes. Takes initiative to eliminate barriers and uses resources to ensure desired results. Independently reviews complex-engineering analyses. Prepares complex engineering plans, specifications, cost estimates, evaluations, Studies, technical reviews, investigations and verifications. Prepares checks and reviews non-standard analysis, evaluations, and investigations of others. Provides technical guidance and leadership to technically subordinate personnel. Identifies potential schedule or quality problems and initiates corrective action. Integrates the many interrelated elements of complex projects that are broad in scope, require considerations not previously encountered and requires interpretation and/or modification to guidelines. Complies with design, regulatory, operating and maintenance requirements. Responsible for the overall safe and reliable long term operation of the site’s six emergency diesel generators (EDGs). Develop and maintain a high degree of knowledge of the site’s EDGs electrical and control systems, including pneumatics. Knowledge is to include design, operation, and regulatory. Monitor and trend system performance to prevent equipment failures, reduce system unavailability, increase equipment reliability, and improve plant efficiency. Be the primary advocate for obtaining the necessary resources to maintain and improve the performance of the EDGs. Champion projects that will improve system health and drive them from conceptual through implementation including presentations to the Plant Health committees. Identify and effectively communicate and elevate system issues to all levels of management. Drive resolution of system and equipment issues by developing action plans an implementing them through the site Corrective Action Program. Develop and maintain relationships with industry experts and peers, including participation in industry user groups. Remain current on related industry operating experience and apply lessons learned to improve station performance. Perform OE evaluations to determine any impact and risk to PVGS. Proactively identify and resolve equipment obsolescence and parts availability issues. Lead multidisciplinary teams to troubleshoot and resolve emergent equipment issues on the EDGs. Establish and maintain an effective preventive maintenance strategy that balances equipment reliability with availability and develop/maintain oversight of required retests following maintenance. Develop, sponsor, and implement life cycle management and long range plans. Develop equipment sequence of retest plans for three planned maintenance outages each year and implement them through shift coverage. Support integrated safeguards testing with shift coverage at the start of the two planned refueling outages each year. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Tonopah, AZ 85354, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities Arizona Public Service has an opportunity for a Right of Way Representative at the Cottonwood, AZ Office . The Right of Way Representative works with Designers and Survey to determine right-of-way and easement needs. Research existing municipal rights-of-way, existing easements and property ownership for the purpose of completing permit and license applications with appropriate municipalities and utilities. Provide Survey with recorded plat and easement information for the purpose of staking new facilities. Create accurate exhibits and legal descriptions for easements and negotiate rights-of-way with customers. Minimum Requirements High school diploma/GED and five years related experience with three years directly related right-of-way experience. Math skills in algebra and trigonometry. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Experience in Word, Excel, AutoCAD and Maximo required. Experience in interpreting/writing property legal descriptions, related real estate transactions, survey and boundary control principals. Experience with Company procedures/standards and understanding of construction work orders and drawings. Valid AZ driver's license required. Previous experience in the use of survey tools a plus. Major Accountabilities Interface with the Designer, Engineer or project leaders to gather required information about the construction project and data necessary to research all involved parcels. Determine easement and right-of-way needs through reviews of current legal descriptions and project requirements. Provide survey with necessary information to conduct surveys of project sites and mark boundaries and facility and/or equipment locations. Obtain customer consent to easement locations, create exhibits and write corresponding legal descriptions Negotiate right-of-way costs/boundaries and process check requests to compensate the customer. Obtain all necessary permits and licenses from municipalities and other utilities. Track permits to guarantee their validity throughout the life of the project. Update Maximo to reflect permit and easement requirements and activity. Release jobs to construction upon receipt of all necessary permits, licenses and easements. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service 13351 S Arapaho Dr, Olathe, KS 66062, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities APS Transmission Operations Engineering department has an opportunity for an Engineer II/III to join our team in a dynamic and exciting work environment as we strive to be best-in-class. The successful candidate will apply in-depth technical transmission engineering knowledge and expertise to ensure the safe and reliable operation of the grid. Our Engineer will plan and coordinate operating studies, provide real time transmission operations support, manage projects, generate reports, and represent APS in various industry groups. Additional Responsibilities Include All aspects of work scope in conducting transmission and sub-transmission studies including power flow, transient stability, voltage stability, and post-transient analyses. Perform technical study work to provide operating guidance to APS operators, reliability coordinators and APS management. Study work includes seasonal studies, next-day studies, path clearance studies, planned and unplanned outage studies for BES and underlying facilities. Produce reports for study results that include findings, planned mitigation options to remain within allowable operating limits, and development of operating procedures. Various activities with EMS and advanced network applications include: coordinating with IT to build, maintain and validate the network model; verifying accurate solutions to both the State Estimator (SE) and Real-Time Contingency Analysis (RTCA), and Operator Training Simulator (OTS) applications; working with the reliability coordinator and neighboring utilities to correct errors and fine tune the network model. Provide training and support for operators to use EMS offline study environment to run power flow and contingency analysis, and to simulate planned outages. Maintain familiarity with NERC reliability standards as they relate to operation of the Bulk Electric System, and participate in compliance activities. Maintain familiarity with WECC reliability requirements, participate in compliance activities, and remain involved with WECC working groups, task forces and regional subcommittees. Work with the reliability coordinator and neighboring utilities to produce and validate power flow models for use in the operating horizon. Work closely with transmission operators to ensure reliable operation of the grid; developing solutions for operational problems such as voltage, overload, congestion management etc. Work with transmission and distribution planning groups to identify areas requiring upgrades for capacity and voltage control. Focus on continuous improvement and identify opportunities for improvements in efficiency and accuracy. Stay involved in industry groups and organizations. Research new developments and technology and make recommendations to management on their feasibility for company operations. Seek out personal and professional development opportunities and continue to learn. Monitor projects and recommend modifications to increase operating efficiency and ensure compliance with any regulatory requirements. Provide technical direction to less experienced engineers. Operations engineers provide on-call support to system operators, and respond to real-time system events which may include non-standard hours. Qualifications The successful candidate will have: Engineer II - will have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering plus two (2) years of applicable experience or; Professional Engineer or; equivalent combination of education and experience. Engineer III - will have a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering plus five (5) years of applicable experience or; Professional Engineer designation plus five (5) years working experience or; nine years equivalent combination of education and experience. In addition our Engineer will have: In-depth knowledge of power systems analysis and engineering applications Excellent written and oral communications skills Experience with Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Access, Visio and Outlook Preferred Masters (MS, MSEE) in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in power systems. Professional engineer (PE) designation. Experience in transmission operations, transmission planning, large generator interconnection studies, short circuit studies, knowledge of relay and protection concepts. Experience performing transient stability studies. Proficiency with GE PSLF for power system analysis. Experience on Siemens Spectrum EMS platform and Transmission Network Applications Salary and Level will be based upon experience. Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time
Nov 12, 2018
Responsibilities The IT Solutions Engineer/Analyst II will be responsible for software and hardware product delivery and performance for all application spaces including next generation technology. Drives products from design completion to volume production release through lifecycle including troubleshooting software and system problems to ensure performance and reliability. Demonstrate strong customer service and communication skills when supporting customer base and partnering IT support groups. Strong application administration experience. Prefer experience in an Enterprise Content Management suite application or similar. SQL Server: query/SSRS report development, relational databases - intermediate/advanced. WebLogic/WebSphere experience preferred. Proficient in managing MS Windows Server 2008R2 or later. Proficient in Active Directory / LDAP services. C#, MVC, Entity Framework - intermediate. Understanding of integration services / web services. Identity/Access Management, Security, User Lifecycle. Understanding of High Availability Architecture and Network Load Balancers. Understanding of Visual Studio,.NET, Java Desired Skills Ability to learn new applications expediently Ability to perform root cause analysis Ability to clearly communicate Ability to perform in high-pressure situations Forefront Identity Manager - beginner/intermediate Required Education and Experience Bachelors' degree in Information Technology or related field and 2 years of prior relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and directly related experience. Requires basic technical subject matter knowledge within a job area or system Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge, or Qualifications Knowledge of programming languages; database management systems; development platforms Skills in understanding and explaining moderately technical issues and solutions in non-technical terms; working effectively in teams and across organizations; balancing and prioritizing between multiple work streams; collaborating with colleagues and teams in different fields across a diverse organization; solving moderate problems in own area of work Key Job Accountabilities 1) Develops/configures new applications to meet functional and technical designs 2) Fixes and develops changes to applications to meet functional and technical designs following best practices and development standards and guidelines 3) Engages with business analysts and stakeholders to understand functional requirements and contributes to completion of functional specifications 4) Prepares technical documentation on application specifications 5) Creates deliverables according to the SDLC, such as functional and technical specifications, use cases, test cases, and system documentation 6) Analyzes and resolves development issues in a timely manner 7) Conducts analysis of codes and develops/ deploys defect fixes in engineering processes 8) Proactively assists internal clients with technical issues related to solution implementation Key Level Differentiators Works to achieve operational targets within job area with direct impact on department results Under limited supervision, implements or supports projects/assignments Sets objectives for own job area to meet the objectives or goals of engineering projects and assignments May provide guidance and assistance to entry level solution engineers Analyzes standard to moderately complex technical solutions engineering problems and solves them using judgment and prior experience Decision making has low impact on own and related IT job family and department Export Compliance/EEO 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”) provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.
Arizona Public Service Phoenix, AZ, USA Full-Time