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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.

Position Overview

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.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three years of experience working in an electrical utility distribution service planning function.

  • Valid U.S. driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

  • 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.

Comments

  • 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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