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Southern California Edison Planning Associate Specialist - Santa Barbara [HYBRID] in Santa Barbara, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Planning Associate Specialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be responsible for the identification, prioritization, and assignment of projects to the appropriate planners and field planning technicians, as well as management of design progress, project specific obligations and requirements in preparation for construction. In addition, you will provide external customer interface on project status, specific to work order status or in support of the planner / field planning technicians.

As a Planning Associate 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!

  • Verify new service requests, work orders, and contact customers to clarify scope, timeline, and specifications daily.

  • Analyze scope of work to appropriately assign to planners or field planning technicians in Design Manager and update information in SharePoint.

  • Review work order management data and weekly project status reports for completeness and accuracy and make updates and corrections as appropriate, including tracking of projects.

  • Interface with the planners and field planning technicians to ensure that the project's status is up to date and accurate, including providing a report out to leadership of progress.

  • Process notifications of issues and completion from customers and team.

  • Set-up and administer SharePoint sites to organize, share, and protect information, including maintaining all vital reports and updates to leaders.

  • Maintain a safety conscious work environment.


The essentials

  • Two years of experience in an analyst (analytical) position utilizing Microsoft Excel performing advanced functions such as VLOOKUP’s, pivot tables, filtering/sorting, charts, and graphing.

The preferred

  • Experience working with scheduling software such as ClickSchedule and Design Manager.

  • Scheduled and developed plans, work orders, resource requirements, scheduled estimates, and bills of materials for construction and maintenance projects.

  • Acquired permits and environmental requirements and reviewed job blueprints, maps, and diagrams.

  • Coordinated required project components with other departments, customers, governmental bodies, and various external organizations.

  • Familiar with electrical utility industry practices and regulatory standards.

  • Experience with overhead electrical distribution and/or underground electric distribution systems.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SAP, and SharePoint.

  • Gathered and analyzed information and made sound decisions independently and in consideration of applicable policies and procedures.

You should know

  • This position’s work mode ishybrid. 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 ourCandidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, the hiring process, and more!

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

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.