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Southern California Edison Senior GIS Specialist [HYBRID] in Pomona, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Senior GIS Specialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be part of the Geospatial Analysis group within our Transmission & Distribution Business Unit. The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of GIS Services by collaborating with internal/external clients to assess project requirements, create high-end analytical and cartographic map products utilizing various data types and sources. You will also develop online mapping tools (e.g. ArcGIS Online and Survey123) and assist with the creation and maintenance of GIS-based web services and web mapping applications. In addition, this position will be supporting various major capital projects and providing support for fire mitigation and environmental analysis. As a Senior GIS 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!

  • Lead or participate as a team member on Departmental/Business Unit initiatives, special projects, and Major Project Organization (MPO) capital projects.

  • Designs, models, implements, and maintains geospatial databases. Identifies and evaluates potential GIS applications and tools to improve operational efficiency and integration of location-based information such as Collector or Survey123. Develops tools and procedures to automate and/or improve efficiency of operations.

  • Performs in-depth analyses, develops recommendations to address complex customer and/or Company problems/issues which cross organizational boundaries that requires detailed technical knowledge to resolve.

  • Provides training and mentoring to business partners to familiarize Geo-database design, functionality, and usage.

  • Creates analytical and cartographic map products utilizing various data types and sources including satellite imagery/aerial photography.

  • Travels to local site locations if needed.

  • Perform data quality controls including but not limited to attribution checks and manage associated documents.

  • Publish and administer hosted web layers and services using ArcGIS Online.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Essentials

  • Five or more years of experience performing analysis on GIS processes and solutions.

  • Five or more years of experience in one or more of the following: Geo-database design and management, cartography, web mapping, and spatial analysis (Esri ArcGIS, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Environmental Science or Computer Science with an emphasis in GIS, or related field.

The Preferred

  • Master’s Degree or current enrollment in a Master’s Degree Program in Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science with an emphasis in GIS.

  • Project Management experience, including an ability to work with clients to assess project requirements and to plan, coordinate, track and meet scheduled project deadlines.

  • Proficiency in the use of ESRI ArcGIS 10.0 or higher, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online, Survey123, and Collector.

  • Specialized GIS education or certification.

  • Ability to produce technical documentation and to communicate technical approaches clearly and concisely to non-technical audience.

  • Ability to represent the organization and collaborate with internal and external business partners.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Experience with enterprise level Geodatabase development and management with relational databases such as Oracle and ArcSDE.

You should know …

  • Hybrid : Effective January 2022, 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 our Candidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

  • Position will require up to 25% traveling and being out in the field within the assigned region.

  • In addition to the regular work this team is responsible for (described in the description above) team members are also responsible for responding to IMT activations. During IMT activations this person will have to work overnight, weekends, and holidays.


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. Please access our Information Guides ( to reference test(s): (Test #8203).Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

About SCE

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.