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Southern California Edison Associate CAD Designer - Ventura in Ventura, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become an Associate CAD Designer at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll prepare design drawings, calculations, and bills of material from engineering documents associated with the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Company’s distribution system, and telecommunication system. As an Associate CAD Designer , 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!

  • Prepares scaled work order maps using computer aided design software (CAD) such as Autodesk Utility Design (AUD) and Design Manager (DM).

  • Draws map(s) using the correct mapping symbols, call-outs, decals, proper tie downs, etc.

  • Checks Planner’s redlines for accuracy and completeness prior to completing the drafting/drawing.

  • Completes engineering functions and calculations based on field information and redline from Planner (i.e., cable pulling, voltage drop, flicker, utilizing station sheets, etc.).

  • Inputs pole loading information in SPIDA software based on field information and redlines from Planner.

  • Prepares joint pole authorizations based on field information and redline from Planner.

  • Inputs customer, project, and billing information (i.e., completes faceplate, verifies allowances, updates labor requirements).

  • Consult with Planners and other planning personnel to prepare design drawings and modifications as required.


The essentials

  • Experience in CAD drafting or completion of CAD course/Certificate.

The preferred

  • Drafting and designing practices in CAD for electric utility, electrical distribution design, engineering design, or construction work preferred.

  • One year of experience working with customers, identifying customer needs and resolving customer issues.

  • Handling multiple assignments concurrently, adjusting shifting priorities, and meeting deadlines.

  • Reviewing rough sketches, drawings specifications, and creating conceptual drawings in computer aided design software.

  • Finalizing engineering product drawings with critical dimensions, performance specifications, and quality specifications to be in compliance with design standards and procedures.

  • Conducting quality review on designs, checks for inaccuracies, omissions, or compliance issues and providing recommendations.

You should know …

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, the hiring process, and more!

  • Flexibility to attend 2 weeks training in a facility which may differ from base location.


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. Please access our Information Guides ( to reference test(s): Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles (Test 8203). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

About SCE

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.