Southern California Edison Planner 1 Trainee- Foothill in Fontana, California

Job Description


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About Transmission and Distribution

The Service Planner Development Program (SPDP) provides a career development opportunity to become a Planner. SPDP offers their Planner Trainees comprehensive training to develop estimates, prepare work orders, drawings or construction plans, and bills of materials used at the planning stage of new engineering and construction projects.

Position overview

The Service Planner Development Program (SPDP) is career development opportunity offered to successful candidates to be Planner Trainees. The Planner Trainees will be thoroughly trained to develop estimates, prepare work orders, drawings or construction plans, and bills of materials used at the planning stage of new engineering and construction projects.

SPDP consists of a six (6) months paid training on a full-time basis to include a combination of formal classroom training in Chino, CA, and on-the-job training at the work location. Planner Trainees must be available to attend the entire 6 months training program. Following the successful completion of the program, the Planner Trainees will graduate to become a Planner 1.

Responsibilities include:

  • Traveling throughout assigned service area to review and handle electrical requests/designs onsite at residential and commercial property, load growth, and infrastructure replacement projects for distribution.

  • Preparing work orders for crews concerning the construction, relocation, installation and/or maintenance of facilities and equipment associated with service provision, overhead electrical distribution, and/or underground electric distribution systems utilizing AutoCAD related drawing tools.

  • Investigating customer complaints regarding placement and operation of electrical lines and associated equipment.

  • Applying company, industry, and regulatory standards, formulas, and specifications.

  • Coordinating activities with customers, drafting technicians, engineers, other utilities, city or local government organizations and crews.

  • Coordinating and interacting with a diverse customer base on meeting electrical design needs to ensure compliance, appropriate follow through, policies, procedures, rules, rates and completion dates.

  • Driving, traversing on uneven surfaces, occasionally lifting up to 40 lbs, sit/stand for extended periods of time, work in various weather conditions, and possibly be in remote regions (coast, desert, and mountain) for extended periods of time.

  • Create and maintain a safety conscious work environment.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Requirements

  • One or more years of experience, training, or education in any of the following fields: Drafting, Mapping, Architecture, Construction, Engineering, or Electrical.

  • Three or more years of experience providing customer service, building relationships with customers, identifying customer needs, and resolving customer issues.

  • One or more years of with coordination of several projects/assignments concurrently, adjusting to shifting priorities, and meeting deadlines.

  • Must possess a valid U.S. Driver License.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Using graphs, solving math problems, and drawing/interpreting diagrams and maps.

  • Experience with computer software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, AutoCAD, SAP, the Internet or other applications.

  • Experience with overhead electrical distribution and/or underground electric distribution systems.

  • Familiarity with electrical utility industry practices and regulatory standards.

  • Successful completion of Electrical Utility Planner Certification Program (from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona), AutoCAD, or similar programs.

Test Requirements

  • Applicants who are identified to continue in the selection process will be invited to test via-email and are encouraged to immediately begin preparing for any tests required in this job posting - Link to Study Guides at (please reference EEI Tech Test #5107) or visit to access practice tests and test brochures. Username = paper, Password = pen

  • Candidates who have previously passed test #5107 may not need to retest.

  • Candidates must be available anytime to test during the following time frame: 8/3/2018 – 8/9/2018


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

  • Position will have traveling throughout the assigned work area which includes driving and traversing over uneven surfaces, occasionally lifting up to 40 lbs, and working in various weather conditions.

  • Position may require to work any day of the year, planned or during emergencies. This could involve extensive continuous overtime during the normal shift as well as weekends and holidays.

  • Applicants currently holding a SCE planner title (Planner 1—Trainee, Planner 1, Planner 2, Planner 3 from the Distribution Business Line and/or any previous students from SPDP or Design Service Representative (DSR) are excluded from applying for this posting.

  • There are multiple Planner Trainee postings specific to the work location that is hiring. Please apply only to locations you are interested in.

  • Relocation assistance will not be offered.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 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.

SCE is 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.