Southern California Edison Sr. Project Manager, Workforce Planning & Operational Planning (MPP2) in Rosemead, California

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Position Overview:

The Senior Project Manager position will be a key member of the Workforce Strategy & Insights team at Southern California Edison (SCE). The Workforce Strategy & Insights team sits within SCE’s Human Resources (HR) organization, and is responsible for the analytical, forecasting, and planning processes that ensure SCE’s labor plan and HR’s operations support the business strategy and financial objectives.

The Senior Project Manager position will oversee:

SCE Workforce Planning Process:

  • Define and implement the strategic workforce planning framework, process, and metrics for integration into the SCE strategic planning process in support of the business strategy.

  • Lead the development of a five-year strategic workforce forecast and plan including scenario planning, modeling, conducting environmental scan, performing gap analysis, and monitoring and evaluating workforce plan progress.

  • Conduct workforce planning analysis to determine what gaps exist between the current and projected workforce needs in the short-term and long-term in order to develop mitigation strategies

  • Establish strong cross-functional relationships to connect across SCE-wide workforce initiatives

  • Partner with OU leaders, Finance, and HR Business Partners to understand workforce requirements in terms of headcount, budget requirements, and skills now and in the future.

  • Prepare reports on workforce characteristics for key stakeholders related to specific job segments leveraging data analytics and internal/external workforce insights and trends.

  • Establish, maintain, and execute on a consistent method of analyzing the current state of the SCE workforce encompassing demographics, job movements, workforce capability and capacity, headcount trends, and overall impact to costs.

  • Create and manage project plans to ensure timely and accurate delivery of deliverables.

  • Stay current on industry practices and issues related to workforce planning, assessing and communicating their potential impact on the business.

  • Manage the work of a Senior Analyst in support of this function.

HR Operational Planning & Budgeting Process:

  • Manage HRs annual budgeting process; facilitate and collect work activity drivers and budget forecasts from leaders across HR and work with Finance to provide HR budget Create and manage project plans to ensure timely and accurate delivery of deliverables.

  • Provide insights into monthly Finance budget reports, analyzing and forecasting variance of plan versus actual

  • Understand financial pressures, cost allocations, and accounting hierarchy to provide financial affordability guidance in alignment with company cost efficiency objectives.

  • Stay current on industry practices and issues related to operating planning and budgeting assessing and communicating their potential impact on the business.

  • Manage the work of a Senior Analyst in support of this function.

The successful candidate will act as an internal consultant to HR leadership, business leaders, HR business partners and other key stakeholders regarding the implications of workforce analytics and insights, build strong internal customer relationships with key HR and business leaders to define and understand strategic objectives, and develop meaningful and actionable workforce plans and metrics to drive workforce decisions, forecasting capabilities and strategic insights.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Seven years of experience leading organizational projects/programs, Human Resources, Finance or Workforce Planning, with experience in performing data analysis, and using assessment findings to plan recommendations for Workforce Planning.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, statistics, economics, engineering, computer science, human resources or related discipline.

  • Three years of experience in an analytical field including reporting HR data, data acquisition/organization, workforce planning/analytics, predictive modeling/forecasting, building logistics and linear regression solutions, statistical methods, or operational analysis.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Finance, Data Science, Business or Human Resources is preferred.

  • Strong technical skills including experience in statistical software package(s) e.g., SAS, SPSS, data query tools, SQL and MS Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Access, and SAP.

  • Demonstrated experience modeling workforce trends and analytics (e.g., Markov Chain) including the utilization of various forms of data analysis and modeling such as forecasting.

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with Senior Management and peers on matters requiring internal or cross-company coordination.

  • Project Management Certification and/or SPHR certification is a plus.

  • Experience within the energy or utility industry or within a regulated and non-regulated sector is desirable.

  • Experience working in a union contract environment and understanding the associated impacts on Workforce desirable.


  • The primary work location for this position is Rosemead, however, the successful candidate may also be asked to travel to alternate locations.

  • Relocation may apply to this position.

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.

Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired - TTY).


Title: Sr. Project Manager, Workforce Planning & Operational Planning (MPP2)

Location: US-CA-Rosemead

Requisition ID: 71018793