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Southern California Edison Watch Officer [ON-SITE] in Irwindale, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Watch Officer working with Business Resiliency at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. You will focus on centralized monitoring, assessment, and reporting of incidents, accidents, and significant events and be responsible for maintaining awareness of all incidents or events that might have a significant impact on the company. Assess and regularly reassess the scope and impact of incidents, keep executive management informed, and recommend escalation if needed. Provide 24/7/365 real time reporting and coordination support to all Edison organizational units, facilities, and employees.

As a Watch Officer , 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!

  • Maintain situational awareness of internal and external factors (such as weather), planned events, and emergent incidents

  • The Watch Officer will receive initial reports of incidents, accidents, and emergencies from diverse sources and proactively develop, collect, and vet additional information

  • Conduct an overall assessment of hazards, risks, and impacts and initiate or assist with the initiation of protective measures and mitigation strategies

  • Ensure that appropriate notifications (and updates) are made to managers, executives, and regulators and escalate response and mitigation actions when needed

  • Ensure that sufficient resources are assigned; assist with obtaining resources and coordinating logistics support; and follow through, monitor, and report on ongoing incidents until they are resolved or complete.

  • Maintain and manage watch bills, duty lists, and related procedures for corporate response teams.


The Essentials

  • Experience as a watch officer or similar role in emergency operations centers, intelligence/fusion centers, public safety access points, or similar real time operations centers.

  • Five years of experience collecting information from diverse sources, performing analysis, disseminating actionable information, and providing recommendations.

  • Experience writing reports

  • Experience presenting critical information orally and in writing.

The Preferred

  • Specialized expertise in utility operations, engineering, emergency response, analysis (operations, intelligence, etc.) or a related field

  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Experience using office productivity tools to create and edit complex reports, graphs, and presentations, converting information from one format to another, using advanced functions, and generating non-standard reports from business applications and/or databases.

  • Experience working on cross functional teams.

  • Experience processing information and presenting pertinent details to senior management and executives.

  • Experience providing exceptional customer service to both internal and external stakeholders.

  • Proven ability to liaise with local fire and law enforcement and outside agencies.

  • Experience communicating, both orally and in a written format, to a wide variety of audiences.

  • Basic/Intermediate/Advanced Incident Command System certification.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

You should know

  • Work Mode: This position’s work mode is On-site . The employee will report to an SCE facility or in the field location. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.

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

  • This position requires testing, and applicants who are selected to continue through the process will be invited to test via email. Please access our Information Guides ( to reference 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.

  • Relocation does not apply to 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.