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Southern California Edison Senior Permitting Specialist - Covina [HYBRID] in Covina, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Senior Permitting Specialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you will determine the appropriate internal resources to be utilized to obtain public right of way permits. This person will be regularly communicating with various governmental agencies and other external organizations to obtain favorable permit conditions for the installation of SCE facilities.

As a Senior Permitting Specialist , your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with permitting staff of the various governmental agencies to ensure accurate application submittals and timely approval of permit requests.

  • Ensuring permit applications are properly identified and prepared for submittal to permitting agencies, submitting permit applications, and obtaining approved permits from the responsible permitting agencies.

  • Acting as a single point of contact for internally and externally generated questions related to permit applications; providing approved permits to appropriate project managers or construction personnel prior to start of construction.

  • Tracking status of permit applications; reporting status of permit applications to all internal stakeholders; mentoring entry level permit & contract specialists.

  • Performing other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


The essentials

  • Five or more years of experience in permitting, planning, engineering, construction, inspection, utility Design, and/or project management.

  • Three to five years of experience identifying the need, applying for, and acquiring Construction Permits.

  • Three to five years of experience reviewing and interpreting construction drawings, plans, maps, and/or designs.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

The preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Strong Project management background preferred.

  • Acquiring encroachment, excavation and/or traffic control permits.

  • Experience interfacing with governmental agencies to acquire necessary construction permits.

  • Working within construction timelines and with various construction personnel and clients.

  • Reporting on project status to internal and external stakeholders.

  • Acting as the point of contact for internal and external generated questions related to permit applications.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.

You should know …

  • Work Mode: When a return-to-office date has been determined, this position’s work mode is hybrid . The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days. Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.

  • Visit ourCandidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

  • Position will require up to 50% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. We invite you to visit our Candidate Resource page for further information and to access information guides. Forinformation guides ( , please reference tests: Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles (Test 8203). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected status.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.