Southern California Edison Technical Planner 3 (PLA3) in Pomona, 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 Technical Design Planner 3 position is responsible for overseeing and/or preparing complex electrical designs for a number of internal organizations.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Communicate with customers, Distribution Engineering, and other internal organizations to determine technical requirements regarding the design of new client-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, among others, WCR circuits, capacitors, deteriorated structures, cable replacement, switch replacement, and AR replacement programs.

  • Oversee the design of major under grounding projects and new circuits.

  • Coordinate with Distribution Engineering, Civil Construction, PMO, Drafting, Environmental, and other internal organizations to create electrical designs for new distribution circuitry (DSP).

  • Prepare work order documents, preparing and reviewing work order drawings, and completing final work order packages.

  • Order materials and identifying expected 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.

  • Forward completed work order packages to sponsor organization and updating all internal systems as required.

  • Assist Designers and other team members with technical issues.

  • 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.

  • Act as a mentor to Planner and Designer classifications, while providing assistance, guidance and instruction to other team members.

  • Act on behalf of the hub manager in his/her absence supporting 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess five or more years of experience working in an electrical utility distribution service planning function in transmission or distribution.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

  • One year of local planning experience preferred.

  • A combination of formal education, training, and experience to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities generally equivalent to those possessed by a high school graduate.

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge of engineering principles, construction standards, and industry practices.

  • Demonstrated experience with CAD based design.

  • Demonstrated experience determining scope of work, method of service, and construction methods for overhead and underground facilities.

  • Demonstrated experience preparing distribution work orders or construction plans on projects.

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and/or designing engineered civil drawings.

  • Demonstrated experience using interpersonal skills to handle customer relations issues in an effective manner, which result in win-win situations.

  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple and/or sensitive projects and functioning effectively under tight time constraints, shifting priorities and making critical decisions with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated experience serving as a project leader for the design and implementation of design projects, as well as planning, influencing, anticipating, and communicating conditions, trends and corrective actions in operational areas.

  • Demonstrated experience as senior staff, providing leadership, direction, training and mentoring to staff.

  • Must have strong oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused to understand and appropriately respond to clients’ business needs.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze information and make sound decisions that have considerable business impact.

  • Demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, management, and other work units.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and accountability for the accuracy and quality of information and for achieving results.

  • Must be 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.

Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired

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Title: Technical Planner 3 (PLA3)

Location: US-CA-Pomona

Requisition ID: 71019325