Southern California Edison GIS Specialist in Pomona, California

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About Transmission and Distribution:

Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organization (T&D) is responsible for planning, engineering, constructing, operating, and maintaining transmission and distribution facilities throughout the 50,000-square-mile territory. T&D is the steward of roughly $19 billion in assets that safely and reliably deliver electricity to 14 million residents via SCE’s 5 million customer accounts.

Position Overview:

The GIS Specialist position is in Transmission Line Rating Remediation (TLRR) group under the Transmission Engineering Department within the Transmission & Distribution organization. This position will support GIS updates, drafting, design and technical functions for Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Transmission projects from 55kV to 500kV. The main job responsibility will be to plan and perform updates of SCE’s GIS system for recent and planned projects, including GIS process standardization, contractor oversight and collaboration with Transmission and Distribution partners for data acquisition. Other typical responsibilities will include performing drafting and design function on transmission engineering projects, supporting project closure and reconciliation including drawings revisions and issuance for construction, and performing some project quality and quality control reviews.

Applicant must be highly capable of creating project plans, gathering data, assessing information, performing analysis and developing recommendations. They must have extensive knowledge and experience with graphical information systems software (ESRI) as well as drafting and engineering software, including Autodesk AutoCAD. They must be a good communicator, both verbally and in writing. Travel by auto and helicopter throughout Southern California Edison’s 50,000 square mile service territory, including to remote rugged locations is possible.

Typical Responsibilities may include:

  • Update the GIS database using ArcMap 10.4.1

  • Plan and Coordinate data sharing across multiple SCE Groups.

  • Create and implement a GIS update process for transmission data

  • Create and update construction drawings using AutoCAD 2016.

  • Update existing hard copy drawing using AutoCAD Raster Design 2016.

  • Provide general assistance with daily operations (i.e. data archiving and retrieval, drawing management).

  • Provide assistance in meetings.

  • Collect GPS data and create as-built CAD drawings.

  • Use standard equipment, plotters, scanners, range finders and digital cameras.

  • Demonstrate company values through decisions and actions. Creates and maintains a safety conscious work environment by leading and influencing others to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience with ESRI ArcGIS

  • One or more years of experience with AutoCAD

  • Valid CA Driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in a technical field

  • Experience working with (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft).

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and manipulating complex data.

  • Experience working with electrical utility data.

  • Understanding of the Electrical utility system.

  • AutoCAD 2016 experience


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

  • Selected candidate will be required to travel to Edison facilities

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.

Edison/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.

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).

Job Transmission / Distribution

Title: GIS Specialist

Location: US-CA-Pomona

Requisition ID: 71020890