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Southern California Edison Technical Design Planning Advisor in Rialto, California

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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 15 million residents via SCE’s 5 million customer accounts.

Position Overview

The Technical Design Planning Advisor position is responsible for overseeing and/or preparing complex electrical designs for a number of internal organizations. This position will be with Technical Planning, Design Contractor Hub located in Rialto.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with customers, Distribution Engineering, and other internal organizations to determine technical requirements regarding the design of new client-driven projects.

  • Define the scope and operational requirements for preparation of electrical and civil design.

  • Coordinate design activities for all infrastructure replacement programs, including, among others, WCR circuits, capacitors, deteriorated structures, cable replacement, switch replacement, and AR replacement programs.

  • Oversee the design of major CPUC Rule 20 projects and new circuits.

  • Coordinate with DistributionEngineering, Civil Construction, Distribution Project Management (DPM), Drafting, Environmental,Design Contractors,and other internal organizations to create electrical designs for new distribution circuitry (DSP).

  • Prepare work order documents, preparing and reviewing work order drawings, and completing final work order packages.

  • Order materials and identifying expected construction labor and timeframes.

  • Complete all necessary contracts, invoices, and easement requests.

  • Apply for necessary permits, FAA approval and submitting environmental reviews to prepare project for eventual construction.

  • Forward completed work order packages to sponsor organization and updating all internal systems as required.

  • Approve work orders <$100K and provide coaching and mentoring to other planners in the organization.

  • Assist Designers and other team members with technical issues.

  • Act as a team leader in coordinating efforts of contract planners, engineers, customers, and all other internal sources for the purpose of creating a high quality electrical design in a timely manner.

  • Prepare Contractor Ariba Work Assignments (CAWA).

  • Experience managing several projects concurrently, adjusting to shifting priorities, and meeting deadlines.

  • Ability to collaborate with others.

  • Ability to gather and analyze information, and make sound decisions independently and in consideration of applicable policies and procedures.

  • Ability to take initiative and be accountable for the accuracy of information and for achieving results.

  • Act as a mentor to Planner and Designer classifications, while providing assistance, guidance and instruction to other team members.

  • Act on behalf of the hub manager in his/her absence supporting system emergencies as they arise.

  • Maintaining a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Performing other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Five years of experience working in an electrical utility distribution service planning function in transmission or distribution.

  • Valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering principles, construction standards, and industry practices.

  • Experience with CAD based design.

  • Experience determining scope of work, method of service, and construction methods for overhead and underground facilities.

  • Experience preparing distribution work orders or construction plans on projects.

  • Experience analyzing and/or designing engineered civil drawings.

  • Experience using interpersonal skills to handle customer relations issues in an effective manner, which result in win-win situations.

  • Experience managing multiple and/or sensitive projects and functioning effectively under tight time constraints, shifting priorities and making critical decisions with minimal supervision.

  • Experience serving as a project leader for the design and implementation of design projects, as well as planning, influencing, anticipating, and communicating conditions, trends and corrective actions in operational areas.

  • Experience as senior staff, providing leadership, direction, training and mentoring to staff.

  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused to understand and appropriately respond to clients’ business needs.

  • Ability to accurately analyze information and make sound decisions that have considerable business impact.

  • Ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, management, and other work units.

  • Ability to take initiative and accountability for the accuracy and quality of information and for achieving results.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Able to drive, traverse on uneven surfaces, occasionally lift 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.


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

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

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.