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Project Manager- Construction & Maintenance (Santa Fe)

PNM Resources

Location: Santa Fe, NM US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: August 22, 2022
Reference Code: 6087400
This position is posted until filled.

Department: Albuquerque Electric Services

  • PM experience preferred but not mandatory.
  • Construction/utility/telecom knowledge, managing customer expectations, scheduling/organizing jobs and material.

Construction & Maintenance Project Manager
Salary Grade: G06
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$67,996 - $91,795 - $115,593
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Under general supervision, oversees the timely and efficient project management of utility construction and maintenance projects that are moderate to complex in engineering scope and nature. Implements the work management process used throughout Construction and Reliability. Plans schedules, and estimated all engineering, craft, and non-labor resources necessary to successfully complete the work.

  • Manages electric projects that consist of residential, industrial and large commercial developments, major system improvements, network systems, highway relocations, electric transmission, relay, and communications projects
  • Plays a major role in negotiating and managing construction and maintenance contracts for projects, professional services, materials, and equipment
  • Reviews all work for completeness, meets with requester to resolve issues, determines if additional engineering or design is needed
  • Communicates engineering design recommendations when needed during work site visits
  • Plays a major role in project decisions involving moderate to complex engineering problems
  • Supports operational areas through the application of standard and non-standard engineering techniques, practices, and procedures
  • Determines labor and non-labor resource requirements for all work and compares to the availability of resources
  • Makes the final assessment of labor and non-labor resource reallocation and informs directors of decision
  • Directs project scheduling, and assigns job priorities in order to meet Company and/or customer requirements
  • Develops the yearly master schedule, which encompasses all preventative maintenance and capital projects
  • Ensures internal and external customer needs are met on the customers schedule
  • Trends, documents, verifies and reports all variances to senior management
  • Compiles, charts, and reports all weekly, monthly, and yearly Key Process Indicators for senior management
  • Directs involvement with the Variance team to make recommendations for variance resolutions
  • Responsible for the reallocation between Company and contractors of technical, craft, and other assets across departmental and divisional boundaries
  • Leads or conducts performance, cost and scheduling studies and evaluations that require advanced and innovative techniques or the modifications of standard practices and concepts
  • Provides training and technical assistance to other construction and maintenance project managers
  • Helps establish training needs for other team members
  • Provides input to Team Manager concerning personnel recommendations

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve broad technical or organizational issues affecting Company goals and objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to apply broad engineering principles to manage and inspect complex and unique construction projects, i.e., electric distribution, transmission, relay and communication systems
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills
  • Thorough knowledge of the electric work management process with the Company
  • Advanced knowledge in electric theory and design of systems
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and interpret PNM and industry standards for design
  • Demonstrated ability to make complex decisions that require judgment, creativity and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of governmental rules and regulations and other PNM Policies and Procedures as they apply to their area of responsibility
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a high performance team by having a positive attitude, being self-motivated, and staying flexible to change
  • In-depth knowledge of ROW terms and governmental guidelines
  • Must be able to negotiate, apply, and interpret complex business contracts
  • Ability to read and interpret complex engineering print sets


  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university with three to five years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to the discipline.

  • 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 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 calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry

  • Knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software
  • Advanced knowledge of BANNER and PassPort, FMS and other PNM Systems that are used by the team
  • Ability to solve 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.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, sit, and/or stand up to 2/3 of the time.
  • Requires fine dexterity.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Travel required.
  • May be exposed to occasional hazardous conditions on some job sites.

  • Field/Office environment.

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.