Southern California Edison Land Acquisition Advisor in Pomona, California

Job Description


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About Transmission and Distribution

Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organizational Unit (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 Land Acquisition Advisor will be responsible for developing and managing the acquisition strategies for the successful completion of SCE’s Major Project Organization (MPO) major licensed projects, exempt, andinterconnect projects. Will serve as the subject matter expert for all land related activities to ensure that property rights and a clear constructible right of way are delivered within scope, schedule and cost consistent with the overall project execution plan.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Manage, negotiate and acquires temporary and permanent land rights, research/resolve property issues and gathers information with private land owners or local government agencies.

  • Leads cross-functional teams of SCE employees, contingent workers and/or right of way contractors which are responsible for acquiring property rights and delivering a clear right of way and/or substation properties for construction.

  • Provides direction to Real Properties support organization (Rights Check, Title, Survey, Appraisal, GIS) leads related to land rights requirements during project licensing, develops acquisition options, reviews structure and construction locations, prepares testimony, include acquisition budgets, attends open houses, replies to data inquiries in a timely manner, andperforms other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Compiles and communicates project status reports – both routine and ad hoc. Interacts with multiple levels of management and employees to ensure that project progress and activities are understood.

  • Coordinates condemnation for land rights with the Law Department.

  • Resolves real estate issues including questionable land rights, environmental issues, and the ability to discuss and obtain senior management approval on title clearance documents.Ensuring compliance to policy and procedure including acquisition approaches in uncertain and complex situations.

  • Field inspect and meet with private parties and/or local governments to research/resolve property issues or gather information.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Seven or more years of experience in real estate/right of way transactions, development and land entitlement.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

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

  • Project Manager Professional, Real Estate Broker, IRWA Right of Way Professional, Senior Right of Way Professional or other professional real estate certification preferred.

  • Experience executing/modifying real estate agreements and making financial commitments including negotiating transactions with third parties.

  • Ability to negotiate with private land owners and local governments for temporary and permanent land rights.

  • Integrate work across relevant areas, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

  • Effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • Strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Office productivity tools including Excel, Access, and PowerPoint,GoogleEarth Pro, LandVision, ESRI.


  • 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 require 30% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties.

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.