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Southern California Edison Proj Cntrl Mjr Proj, Sr Spec in Santa Ana, California

Job Description

Become a Project Controls Senior Specialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll lead/maintain/oversee the development and maintenance of budgets, forecasts, and expenditures for a large portfolio of major or multi-year projects and/or programs. You will participate in a team effort to achieve all or part of the project controls services described below. In addition, you will work hard toward shared goals, together raise the performance bar, and develop Project Controls team’s “Excellence is Our Mindset” signature by focusing on serving our clients, providing exceptional services to our stakeholders, and always taking care of people.

As a Project Controls Senior 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!

• Create, develop, and maintain project budgets/baselines, short- and long-term forecasts, and expenditure plans

• Perform complex data analytics and reporting by conceptualizing and implementing advanced SAS, Access, and VBA solutions to assist Project Managers and OU partners to monitor, manage, and forecast costs (e.g. budget, actual, commitment, contingency, earned value, cost per unit, cost impact analysis)

• Prepare and present complex results, alternatives, insights, and/or recommendations to support business decisions, to manage project costs and schedules, and to mitigate potential risks to major and/or multi-year project(s) and/or programs

• Analyze risk factors to identify the cost impact to the project so the appropriate steps can be taken to mitigate them. Accordingly update and maintain a cost risk register and evaluate level of contingency needed using appropriate methods

• Establish and maintain effective dialogue with clients and project team members and management to support, monitor and forecast budget performance. Ensure understanding of drivers of cost performance through regular interface and/or meetings with project team members as appropriate

• Prepare cost and performance data for use in the project routine/ad-hoc reporting, Long Term Planning, Corporate Goals, annual budgeting, and General Rate Cases; utilizing cost tracking software

• Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned


The must haves

· 5 years of analytical experience in monitoring, analyzing, processing, forecasting and documenting large complex data using spreadsheets and reports

· Experience with performing and presenting analysis (e.g., cost variance, cost per unit, and impact/trend analysis) to support business decisions

· 3 or more years of interfacing with high-level leadership

The preferred

• BA or BS degree in engineering, construction or project management, computer science, business, finance, or a related discipline such as math or statistics

• Experience with planning, monitoring, and reporting of budgets, forecasts, and expenditures for major or multi-year projects and/or programs

• Must have highly skilled and detail-oriented analytical abilities with exceptional organizational skills

• Active problem-solver instilled with a sense of urgency for training programs and projects large and small

• Strong verbal and written communication skills across internal corporate structures as well as be able to present technical information in simple, non-technical terms

• Ability to build productive and lasting relationships with internal and external partners

• Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work on cross-functional teams, foster team commitment to tasks, and provide support and troubleshooting issues.

• Project Management Professional or Professional-Level AACE certifications (e.g., CCP or CEP)

• Advanced SAP / Business Intelligence experience extracting data and ad hoc reports

• Experience with capital or utility construction or regulatory environment

You should know

· Work Mode: Effective January 2022, the position’s work mode is remote . Employee is able to work primarily at home or remote however, the employee may be expected to come to an SCE facility on occasion. Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California. Hiring organizations can add further requirements related to specific jobs. 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 may require occasional travel (10%) for site walks and/or designated meetings.

· This position may require working outside of normal business hours during key deliverable deadlines including quarter end, operating plans, year-end etc.

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.