Bill Dorey, DEWSC Alum, to Keynote Spring 2011 Engineering Convocation

Bill Dorey, Retired President of Granite Construction and DEWSC ’68 Alum, will be the keynote speaker for the spring 2011 Engineering Convocation.

Dates and times for Convocation and Graduation:
Thurs, May 12, 4:20 p.m. – Engineering Convocation, Wells Fargo Arena. Doors open to the public at 3:30 p.m.
Thurs, May 12, 7:30 p.m. – University commencement for undergraduate students, Frank Kush Field, Sun Devil Stadium

Job Opp: Update to Phx Electrical Contractor Full Time Position

Updating some details to the original 11 April posting. I spoke with the contractor this morning and need to add a couple of things to the original post. First, the position is available immediately. Second, the electrical contractor is a mid-sized contractor that does mostly commercial work. Work related activities will be in the Phoenix Metro area. If you are interested in the position please forward your email to me at

Job Opp: Tennen Construction (May Grad or New Alum)

The position is full time. A graduating student or alumnus would be preferable.

We are a small/medium sized firm with a niche market in high end, modern, very detail oriented work. If the ideal applicant happens to be a continuing student we would consider working with their schedule.

We are looking for someone with experience in the industry that we can train for the position, and possible transition in the future to a PM.

Tennen Construction is a small/medium-sized detail and craft oriented construction firm specializing in modern architecture. Tennen Construction builds all of the local projects and manages all out of town/state projects designed by Tennen Studio. Our practice is client, detail and craft centric.


-­- Minimum of 4 years construction experience in the trades or as a Project Engineer/Superintendent.
-­- Excellent organization skills
-­- Excellent communication skills
-­- Strong work ethic
-­- Self motivated, critical and articulate
-­- Good computer skills
-­- Experience managing a construction schedule successfully
-­- An interest in modern design a plus

Send resumes and support documents to
Please do not call the office to follow up.

Job Opp: Phx Electrical Contractor – Hybrid Purchasing & PM Roles

Spoke with a local electrical contractor last week. He is looking for a DEWSC alum that is interested in a hybrid position that incorporates Purchasing and Project management.

Some of the responsibilities:
•Purchasing daily materials and expediting them to the job site
•Purchase orders – negotiating, buying, and tracking
•Project management of changes orders – developing, logging, interaction with GC, and some estimating,
•Management of project reports
•Project scheduling oversight
•Working with distributors, vendors, subcontractors, and manufacturer reps
•Coordination with estimators for project success
•Warehouse management
•Vehicle management
•Tool/equipment management
This is just a brushstroke at this juncture. This is a multi-tasked position. Never the same dull repetitive position.

DEWSC Alumni, if this looks interesting to you, please email me your resume and I will pass on.

Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies – Project Manager Position

The Construction Manager position is based out of our Corporate Office in Phoenix, Arizona. This position will primarily provide construction project management and support for Leslie’s ongoing new store and commercial service center expansion, and will also support other capital construction projects on a national basis. It is not uncommon for at least 50% of this employee’s time to be spent traveling and overseeing projects in various locations throughout the U.S. The Construction Project Manager will coordinate with various municipalities, design professionals, contractors, and other departments within the corporate structure to complete capital projects on time and within budget. Requires a broad knowledge of construction industry standards and practices including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, masonry, doors/frames/hardware, etc. Must have an awareness of construction site practices including, but not limited to, building code compliance, inspection process, and safety precautions and practices.


The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience in commercial construction, project management, site supervision, scheduling, quality control, and production of fast pace projects. Multi-unit retail environment experience is a plus, and a 4 year degree in a construction related field is preferred. Candidate must possess the ability to travel to project sites located throughout the U.S. at least 50% of the time. Must be able to manage additional special capital projects as assigned, including but not limited to: remodel projects (major and minor), relocation projects, commercial facility expansion projects, and facilities management tasks. Good verbal and written communication skills are a must. Candidate needs to have proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook, Word, etc.) and possess the ability to run meetings, conduct presentations, and approve necessary work in supervisor’s absence.

About Leslie’s:
The road to becoming the nation’s largest retailer of swimming pool supplies and related products began in 1963 when the first Leslie’s store opened in North Hollywood, California. The same vision and passion that began then is evident in our over 640 retail stores, 23 Commercial Centers, and 5 Distribution Centers throughout 35 states and in our Corporate Office in Phoenix, Arizona. Our commitment to customer service not only makes Leslie’s a great place to shop, but also a great place to work. We believe in working hard and having fun, while nurturing a retail career to support our fast growing expansion. Our internal promotion and advancement opportunities are unsurpassed, as the majority of all management positions are filled from within the Company. This belief is the corner stone of our culture in creating a great and fun place to work. We are an organization that believes a diverse workplace is a creative, innovative and talented workforce. If you have the qualifications for this position, and would like to be part of our team, apply for immediate consideration.