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Southern California Edison Utility Arborist, Specialist [HYBRID] in Santa Ana, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Utility Arborist, Specialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you will assist the Vegetation Management Senior Specialists and Managers in the oversight of Vegetation Management contract vegetation operations. This position will help to ensure compliance to all rules, regulations, and standards for SCE’s vegetation management programs.

As a Utility Arborist 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!

  • Oversight of contract tree crews for work management.

  • Interaction with governmental agencies and industry trade organizations.

  • Provide technical support to SCE contractors.

  • Perform QA/QC reviews of contract work.

  • Respond to County, City and homeowner requests and inquiries.

  • Support district work order assignments.

  • Perform contractor field safety reviews.

  • Perform tree caused circuit interruption reviews for validation.

  • Support storm restoration and contract coordination activities.

  • Track and monitor contract progress operations.


The essentials

  • Three (3) or more years of experience working in Vegetation Management

  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License

The preferred

  • Certification as an arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture.

  • Experience in directly performing or supervising Vegetation Management activities.

  • Knowledge of CPUC GO 95 Rule 35, PRC 4292 & 4293 and environmental habitat areas.

  • Experience performing tree risk assessments.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point and Work Management Systems.

You should know

  • 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, hiring process, and more!

  • Position will require up to 90% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.

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.