Southern California Edison Senior Environmental Project Manager (MPP2) in Rosemead, California

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Position Overview:

Southern California Edison’s Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a portfolio of divisions that provide environmental compliance services to all the operating units across SCE. Within the Environmental Services Department, the Major Environmental Projects Division provides management of the planning, siting, licensing, permitting, construction, and consultant services for SCE electrical infrastructure projects throughout the project lifecycle. The successful candidate will work as a Senior Environmental Project Manager within the Planning, Permitting and Special Projects Section as the Environmental Program Lead for Power Generation Projects Permitting and Strategy . The EPM will secure environmental authorizations and/or permits from agencies or municipalities, and provide interdisciplinary expertise in the FERC Licensing, CEC Power Plant Siting and Licensing, CEQA, NEPA, Clean Air Act and other regulatory processes supporting SCE generation projects, including small and large fossil fuel, hydroelectric and renewable energy and other generation projects. The Senior Environmental Project Manager maintains relationships with local, state and federal agencies, and provides environmental compliance and strategy for projects and programs to all levels of leadership within SCE.

The EPM is expected to have a strong background and expertise in environmental regulations governing the construction, operation and maintenance of electric generation facilities. The EPM will manage the aspects of generation projects and programs that require environmental analysis, oversight, and leadership to facilitate environmental strategy and compliance. The successful candidate will be responsible and accountable for managing the company’s environmental compliance projects/programs for all FERC and CEC Licensing, and CEQA/NEPA disciplines, such as: Aesthetics, Agriculture, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Geology, Hazardous Materials, Hydrology, Land Use, Noise, Population, Recreation, Transportation, and other resources. The position is responsible for the effective implementation of project and program compliance requirements in collaboration with other operating units within Edison.

More specifically, the Senior Environmental Project Manager will work within the Major Environmental Projects Division to:

  • Act as ESD Environmental Program Lead for Generation Projects Permitting and Strategy in support of planning, permitting, strategy and compliance for SCE power generation projects and programs.

  • Manage multi-disciplinary technical teams and external consultants to perform environmental analysis supporting project development, permitting and implementation.

  • Manage environmental aspects of CPUC GO 131-D environmental process to maximize opportunity for project exemptions from licensing requirements.

  • Act as Senior Environmental Project Manager on SCE projects during all phases of development, including planning, siting, licensing, permitting, and construction.

  • Provide consultation with SCE mid-level and senior leadership with respect to environmental compliance that guides SCEs long term goals.

  • Provide strategic recommendations and highlight risk regarding intent of environmental laws and regulations to support SCE project licensing and execution.

  • Act as an environmental subject matter expert on any assigned program/project answering technical and policy related inquiries.

  • Develop and manage environmental technical consultant contracts, Request for Proposals (RFP), Purchase Orders (PO) and Change Orders (CO).

  • Manage and document project budget and status for reporting requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an environmental, or related discipline.

  • Seven years of experience preparing or implementing environmental requirements pursuant to local, state and federal environmental regulations related to generation project siting, permitting, licensing and/or construction.

  • Experience with environmental compliance projects/programs for FERC Licensing, and/or CEC Power Plant Siting and Licensing.

Desired qualifications:

  • Five years of environmental program, project, and/or contract management experience.

  • Five years of experience preparing environmental documentation pursuant to NEPA, CEQA or other regulations related to utility project development.

  • Demonstrated experience managing and documenting project budget and status for reporting requirements.

  • Demonstrated ability to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Master’s degree in an environmental, project management, planning or related discipline.

  • Experience working on distribution, transmission, generation, and substation projects..

  • Project Management certification.

  • Experience using GIS.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate data, context, and implications to management and stakeholders.

  • Demonstrated strategic planning and project management skills including effective budget planning and business writing.

  • Demonstrated experience leading projects and ensuring action items are completed on or before deadlines.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with the following software tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Visio, Access and Project.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, manage risks appropriately, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

  • Must demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

Comments:

  • This position may require up to 20-30% travel around the service territory.

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • Relocation may apply to this position.

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

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Title: Senior Environmental Project Manager (MPP2)

Location: US-CA-Rosemead

Requisition ID: 71019512