Designer III/SR (Job ID 20140217)

Organization : Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (Corporate Headquarters)
Location: United States, Arizona, Phoenix
End of contest: April 18, 2014
Type (Full time / Part time): Full Time

Our Design Center team is seeking an experienced Designer to prepare work order distribution design packages which include construction drawings, MAXIMO estimates, equipment details, tag lists and other associated documents required for non-revenue distribution projects.

Types of projects include new revenue work associated with subdivisions and master planned communities. Successful candidate will be required to manage all design phases of the project from inception to final plans, manage multiple project designs, interact with Planning/Operations for desired circuit configurations and perform necessary load calculations.

Analysis will be required to determine the most cost effective design, the usability of existing equipment based upon load analysis, desired circuit configurations, voltage drop calculations and the adherence to required Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Construction Standards/Specifications.

  • Provide accurate, concise, thorough and easily understood engineering documents using manual or CADD techniques and related software.
  • Gather, organize and develop engineering data for the development of design drawings.
  • Ensure that all project commitments are achieved with a cost-effective design.
  • Prepare work authorizations (WA) and job estimates. Determine customer charges required in advance of construction in accordance with APS' extension policy.

Minimum Requirements:

Our successful candidate will have a High School Diploma/GED; completed two years college or technical school coursework in CADD or a technical discipline (or equivalent) plus four (4) years design experience in T&D for a level III and six (6) years for a Sr. Must also possess effective interpersonal communication and PC skills in a Windows environment as well as a valid driver's license.

Working knowledge in the following areas preferred: T&D Construction Standards, APS Operations practices, APS Construction materials/equipment specifications, preparation of T&D electric facility designs and cost estimates, application of Computer Aided Design software (AutoCAD 2004 or higher), MAXIMO and APS Safety Manual.


  • Technical Knowledge, Project Management Skills, Continuous Learning, Performance Accountability, Customer Service and Communications.

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.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (Corporate Headquarters)
400 North 5th Street
Arizona United States