Southern California Edison Technical Planning Senior Specialist - Valencia in Valencia, 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 14 million residents via SCE’s 5 million customer accounts.
The Planning Sr. Specialist position is responsible for overseeing, reviewing and/or preparing complex electrical designs for a number of internal organizations. This position will be in the Technical Planning, Design Contractor Hub located in Valencia at the Stanford Building.
Responsibilities may include:
Communicate with customers, Distribution Engineering, Distribution Operations Center and other internal organizations to determine technical requirements regarding the design of new customer-driven projects.
Define the scope and operational requirements for preparation of preliminary electrical and civil design.
Coordinate design activities for all infrastructure replacement programs, including WCR circuits, capacitors, deteriorated structures, cable replacement, switch replacement, and AR replacement programs.
Overseeing the design of major under grounding projects.
Coordinate with Distribution Engineering, Civil Construction, PMO, Drafting, Scheduling, Construction, Environmental, Design Contractors, and other internal organizations to create electrical designs.
Prepare workorder documents, preparing and reviewing work order drawings, and completing and approving final work order packages.
Order materials and identifyingexpected 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.
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.
Forward completed work order packages to sponsor organization and updating all internal systems as required.
Assist Designers and other team members with technical issues.
Prepare Contractor Ariba Work Assignments (CAWA).
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.
Support 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.
Three years of experience working in an electrical utility distribution service planning function.
Valid U.S. driver’s license.
A combination of formal education, training, and experience to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities generally equivalent to those possessed by a high school graduate.
Thorough knowledge of engineering principles, distribution design standards, construction standards, electrical service requirements, and industry practices.
Experience determining scope of work, method of service, and construction methods for overhead and underground facilities.
Experience preparing work orders or construction plans on projects.
Experience in SCE systems such as DM, SAP, AUD, CSS and knowledge of resource books such as DDS, UGS, ESR, Overhead and Underground Construction Manuals.
Experience using interpersonal skills to handle customer relations issues in an effective manner, which result in win-win situations.
Experience managing multiple projects and functioning effectively under tight time constraints, shifting priorities and making critical decisions with minimal supervision.
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 of information and for achieving results.
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.
Position will require 30% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.
Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 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.
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