Transmission Planning Advisor [HYBRID]

Southern California Edison



Santa Clarita, CA (Remote)


Position summary

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Transmission Planning Advisor at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow.  In this job, you’ll serve as a lead on multiple projects that are highly technical, time critical, and engineering-sensitive.  The successful candidate will direct the realignment of existing easements for third party relocations, while considering the legal and economic benefits of these decisions.  As a Planning Advisor, 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!

  • Provides design engineering, cost estimates, and project management activities for overhead and underground, transmission, sub- transmission, and distribution systems.  Will manage these elements from project inception to project closing.

  • Coordinates activities externally and internally as needed to ensure project compliance in regards to both external and or SCE standards, policies, rates, rules, as well as ensuring project operating dates and or compliance due dates are actively monitored and met. 

  • Communicates and interfaces on a regular and timely basis with customers, as well as internal SCE organizations, departments, and other groups with regards to assigned projects.

  • Serves in the role of assigned project lead and acts in the role of the primary point of contact to Manager of Electrical Trans. Ops. and/or other organizations as called upon in regards to assigned SCE projects status.

  • Reviews projects involving relocation of Transmission and Distribution facilities on rights-of-way and enforce adherence to operational standards.

  • Acts as 24 hour “On Call” duty supervisor for the assigned work base.

  • Performs other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


The essentials

  • Five or more years of experience in transmission line work or as a Planner in substation, transmission, distribution, telecommunication, or generation.

  • A valid Driver's License.  

The preferred

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or related field, or an equivalent amount of education, training, and experience. 

  • Field construction experience. 

  • Thorough knowledge and experience with transmission line construction, maintenance, methods, procedures, tools and materials. 

  • Broad knowledge of transmission rights-of-way practices and corporate/business line policies and practices, including safety and environmental rules and regulations and the IBEW contract. 

  • Advanced knowledge and experience utilizing engineering principles, construction standards, and industry practices. 

  • Experience determining scope of work, method of service, technical design requirements, and construction methods for overhead and underground facilities.  

  • Ability to serve as senior staff expert and provide leadership, direction, training, and mentoring to staff.

  • Ability to accurately gather and analyze information and make strategic decisions regarding project scope, impact, policy, development, and implementation. 

  • Experience in Transmission and/or Distribution Construction supervision.

  • Experience with Blue Print interpretation.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access.

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Auto Desk Utility Design (AUD), SPIDA (or other Pole Loading programs), Design Manager (DM), and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

  • Willing to work on-call for 24hour basis for the assigned work base.

You should know …

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!
  • When a return-to-office date has been determined, this position’s work mode is Hybrid.  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.       


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. Reference our Information Guides for the following tests:  EEI TECH (Test #5107).  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.

Why you should apply for a job to Southern California Edison:

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  • 4.3/5 in supportive management

  • 71% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 82% would recommend this company to other women

  • 89% say the CEO supports gender diversity

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  • Up to 100% of base rate of pay for up to six weeks for parental bonding for the birth, adoption or foster care placement of a new child.

  • Philanthropy and matching contribution program, along with wellness programs, tuition reimbursement, and competitive PTO program.

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