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Associate Dir, NM Operations PMO

PNM Resources

Location: Albuquerque, NM US
Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 15, 2022
Reference Code: 6087753
This position is posted until filled.

  • Electric utility experience
  • Engineering background in transmission and/or distribution
  • Experience in running large construction projects
  • Certified Project Management Professional
  • Direct experience leading a program and project management office

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Responsible for the overall direction and allocation of resources for team providing the project management, construction, and construction management for the company's transmission and distribution infrastructure. Manages specific budget and staffing necessary to meet the above duties.

  • Responsible for and directs activities for the construction of transmission and distribution systems for New Mexico operations
  • Resolves conflicts related to the construction of these systems among other PNM groups, consultants, and contractors
  • Directs and oversees the large construction project management involved in the coordination and overall management of large electric transmission and distribution projects
  • Provides planning, direction, inter-division, motivation and group coordination necessary for the achievement of the company goals and critical success factors
  • Coordinate and controls budget and oversees administrative duties including performance reviews, hiring, and payroll
  • Plays a major role in negotiating and managing construction and maintenance contracts for projects, professional services, materials, and equipment
  • Provides a work environment conducive to safe, efficient work

  • Performs traditional management duties, including hirings, terminations for cause, employee development, and performance management.
  • Supervises and trains assigned staff including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Responsible for employee development and performance management skills.
  • Assigned staff may range from highly independent professionals to non-exempt clerical personnel.

  • Diverse engineering knowledge and broad non-engineering knowledge of the various aspects of an electric utility
  • Strong contract negation skills
  • Complex and diverse mental abilities
  • Broad knowledge of managerial principles and skills
  • Good managerial and people skills
  • Understanding of environmental issues, concerns, overall policies and procedures
  • Understanding of local issues including city, county, state, and tribal governments
  • Thorough knowledge of Company policies and procedures.
  • Ability to manage diverse, highly complex issues.
  • Extensive negotiating and conflict resolution skills.
  • Exceptional knowledge of project management principles.
  • Ability to gain cooperation and support from co-workers and subordinates.
  • Highly developed problem solving and consensus-building skills.


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with seven to nine years of experience including two years of management experience and five years of project management experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.
  • Master's degree and two years of utility experience preferred.

  • Professional Engineering license is preferred.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is required.
  • Construction Project Management certification is preferred.
  • Six Sigma certification is desired.
  • Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write complex reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to translate business strategies into tactical plans.

  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

  • Ability to solve complex practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Ability to integrate technical solutions into larger corporate directives and goals to insure compatibility.


  • Working knowledge of MS Project, MS Excel Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software, MS PowerPoint presentation and various portfolio and project management tools.
  • Working knowledge of database, inventory, and other industry relevant software.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit up to 2/3 of the time.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Some out-of-town and overnight travel may be required.
  • Some work in the field may be required

  • Office environment with occasional visits to the field.

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.
About this Employer‍

PNM Resources is an energy holding company based in Albuquerque, N.M., with 2020 consolidated operating revenues of $1.5 billion. Through its regulated utilities, PNM and TNMP, PNM Resources provides electricity to approximately 800,000 homes and businesses in New Mexico and Texas. PNM serves its customers with a diverse mix of generation and purchased power resources totaling 3.0 gigawatts of capacity, with a goal to achieve 100% emissions-free energy by 2040. PNM Resources is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange as PNM.

PNM Resources strives to create enduring value for customers, communities and shareholders built on a foundation of Environmental, Social and Governance Principles. At the core of our business we are focused on our Vision, our Purpose and our Values.