Southern California Edison Telecommunications Engineer (ENT3) in Rosemead, California

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About IT

The role of IT goes beyond the traditional Information Technology “service provider.” Many of the innovative ideas and projects that shape the company’s future and move SCE forward are dependent on technology. IT employees are at the heart of these projects, collaborating, designing and executing technology solutions that are transforming our industry.

Position overview

This position performs telecommunications engineering tasks on large projects, with a moderate to major financial and operational impact on the Company. This encompasses analyzing telecommunications requirements, producing high level project cost and manpower estimates, designing telecommunications systems, such as microwave, fiber optic, satellite, and mobile radio, placing orders for the procurement of equipment, developing detailed installation job instructions and documentation, developing and managing schedules to meet project operating dates, initiating capital work orders, and tracking project progress. Typical projects that this position is assigned include internal network projects as well as OU projects utilizing telecommunications systems. These projects typically range from 1 to 3 years in duration with budgets between $0.25M to $2M. This person may also serve as an expert for the organizaton in their respective field and may be asked to provide training and direction to other engineers.

Typical Responsibilities

  • System Design: Telecommunications systems (fiber optic, microwave, satellite, mobile radio) design, and circuits, and direct the design of facilities such as communications rooms and towers, to meet project and system objectives, considering a wide variety of complex factors such as environmental constraints, terrain, accesiblity, availability of power, and proximity to other SCE faciliites, evaluate systems and equipment, make recommendations regarding deployment of new systems, network management methods.

  • Project Management: Develop and manage project scope, schedule and budget. Provide updates regarding project financial performance such as budgeted/committed/actual expenditures. Coordinate requirements and project delivery with internal Network Services, Edison Carrier Solutions, Real Properties, Environmental, TDBU Engineering and MPO, TDBU Substation Construction and Maintenance, TDBU Power Delivery, and GBU Hydro. Coordinate and interface with external utilities, governmental agencies, and external clients. These projects typically range from 1 to 3 years in duration with budgets between $0.25M and $2M.

  • Analyze Project Requirements: With input from internal and external entities, analyze telecommunications requirements with respect to system capacity, system reliability, and technical parameters specifically related to the operation of protective relaying and remote telemetry, cost, schedule, and scope. Develop plan of service for projects, including elements such as required communications facilities, facility site location, required systems.

  • Project Estimating: Develop multi year (typically 1 – 3 years duration) project cost and schedule estimates for projects, incorporating complete scope, cost, and schedules. Publish cost estimates which are conveyed to internal clients and external customers, noting project assumptions, constraints, and disclaimers.

  • Documentation: Ensure that technical documentation related to assigned projects are produced and updated in accordance within established processes and standards. This includes on-line systems, drawings, and job instructions. Influence the development of documentation standards and practices for systems which are newly deployed to the Telecom Network Environment.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Telecommunications, or relevant technical discipline.

  • Seven or more years of engineering experience, specifically with telecommunication and network infrastructure.

  • Must have working knowledge and experience with telecommunication and network infrastructure.

  • Five or more years of experience with telecommunication systems (i.e. lightwave and microwave transport systems, fiber optic, voice systems, satellite and radio systems, and data systems, MPLS, DWDM (Infirnera) platforms, packet transports).

  • Five or more years of experience with telecommunications systems design and circuits, and analyzing job requirements.

  • Five or more years of experience supporting, managing and/or executing projects, including identifying, maintaining, and/or adjusting the cost, scope, resources, and overseeing the formal planning, tracking, and reporting of project performance, as well as some experience working and/or managing a cross-functional teams.

  • Five or more years of experience interfacing effectively and collaborating with internal employees, and all levels of management to develop solutions and ensure stakeholder buy-in.

  • Must be able to travel throughout Southern California Edison’s 50,000 square mile service territory, including to remote rugged locations.

  • Must have a valid driver’s license with a clean abstract.

  • Experience following corporate safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop the business and services to enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks appropriately, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

  • Five or more years of effective decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.


  • Relocation may apply to this position.

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

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties

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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.

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


Title: Telecommunications Engineer (ENT3)

Location: US-CA-Rosemead

Requisition ID: 71019402