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Project Leader, Utility Construction/Maintenance SR

PNM Resources

Location: Clifton, TX US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: July 26, 2022
Reference Code: 6087670
This position is posted for 14 days.

Department: TNMP Operations

Electrical engineering, design, or construction experience

Project Leader, Utility Construction/Maintenance SR
Salary Grade: G06
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$74,796 - $100,975 - $127,152

Under general supervision, completes utility construction and maintenance projects in a timely and efficient manner.


Oversees projects that consist of large subdivisions, commercial, and major system improvements, to include the design review, cost estimate approval, and work activity monitoring. May include streetlights and gas mainline coordination. Projects will normally be completed working independently when well-developed policies, procedures and guidelines are not available, reporting only unusual matters to Team Manager

Monitors field work for compliance and completeness

Leads the team to identify and resolve issues that require direct customer involvement on inquiries, right-of-way, complaints, tree trim requests, and damages

Presents projects and participates in capital management process

Communicates and coordinates job requirements to customers, team members, Gas Engineering, and others outside the team as necessary

Participates in project scheduling, and assigns job priorities in order to meet company and/or customer requirements

Provides training and technical assistance to other Project Leaders and Designers; helps establish training needs for other team members

Initiates and administers line extension contracts

Directs the work of others assigned to their project

May coordinate gas and/or electric transmission projects or the tie-in between distribution and transmission projects

Negotiates and manages a variety of contracts for projects, professional services, materials, and equipment

Provides input to Team Manager concerning personnel recommendations

Reviews measurements and makes adjustments to the process to achieve team goals

Other duties as assigned


Advanced knowledge in gas or electric theory, design and construction of systems, with general knowledge in the other utility

Ability to promote first-class public relations with customers, businesses, outside agencies, and community leaders; attends and addresses tribal and city councils

Demonstrated ability to apply and interpret PNM and industry standards for distribution design, construction, metering, and gas transmission, depending on the area

Advanced understanding of governmental rules and regulations and other PNM Policies and Procedures as they apply to their area of responsibility

Experience in coordinating outages, metering inspections, switching procedures, or pre-design/construction meetings

Advanced knowledge of the Gas or Electric Service delivery process

Advanced knowledge of right-of-way, environmental terms, and governmental guidelines

Ability to apply, administer and interpret contracts and the gas and/or electric line extension policies

Must be sensitive to the business environment and customers to generate work

Experience in advanced designs or construction, such as: large commercial shopping centers, major anchor stores, industrial parks, network systems, and system improvements; may do gas transmission where no routine procedures exist

Demonstrated ability to make decisions that require judgment, creativity, and interpersonal skills

Extensive experience in negotiating and managing construction contracts

Demonstrates an ability to promote team performance by having a positive attitude, being self-motivated, and staying flexible to change

Communicates effectively orally and in writing with customers and team members



Bachelor's degree with seven to eight years of directly related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

Two years of project management experience or equivalent is required.

Experience in gas or electric utility design or construction of similar types of projects is preferred.

Promotion requires business need, in addition to individual qualifications.


Must possess a current, legally valid driver's license and meet the company's driving record requirements.


May assume the role of Team Manager. Initiates personnel recommendations to Team Manager and participates in the process. Provides training and technical assistance in their area of expertise. Provides input to Team Manager concerning personnel recommendations. Assists in achieving team goals and objectives. Directs the work of others assigned to their project.

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 prepare and present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Direct customer contact experience, training in interpersonal skills, and training in leadership or related courses is required

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


Working knowledge of spreadsheet, database, and word processing software, and computerized customer billing, work management, financial management, mapping/drafting systems, and other Company systems that are used by the team


Ability to solve complex practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Regularly required to stand and/or walk up to 2/3 of the time and frequently visit the construction sites. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.


Office and construction environment. Regularly works outdoors and in remote locations in various weather conditions. Handles multiple projects and may deal with competing priorities. Heavy workload. Observes and follows safety rules.

Bachelors Degree

Driver's License (Required)

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.