Southern California Edison Land Acquisition Advisor (REL905_P4_E) in Pomona, California


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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.


The Land Acquisition Advisor will be responsible for developing and managing the acquisition strategies for the successful completion of SCE’s Major Project Organization (MPO) major licensed projects, exempt, and interconnect projects. Will serve as the subject matter expert for all land related activities to ensure that property rights and a clear constructible right of way are delivered within scope, schedule and cost consistent with the overall project execution plan.

Responsibilitiesmay include:

  • Manage,negotiate and acquires temporary and permanent land rights, research/resolveproperty issues and gathers information with private land owners or localgovernment agencies.

  • Leadscross-functional teams of SCE employees, contingent workers and/or right of waycontractors which are responsible for acquiring property rights and deliveringa clear right of way and/or substation properties for construction.

  • Providesdirection to Real Properties support organization (Rights Check, Title, Survey,Appraisal, GIS) leads related to land rights requirements during projectlicensing, develops acquisition options, reviews structure and constructionlocations, prepares testimony, include acquisition budgets, attends openhouses, replies to data inquiries in a timely manner, and performs other duties and responsibilities asassigned.

  • Compilesand communicates project status reports – both routine and ad hoc. Interactswith multiple levels of management and employees to ensure that projectprogress and activities are understood.

  • Coordinatescondemnation for land rights with the Law Department.

  • Resolves realestate issues including questionable land rights, environmental issues,and the ability to discuss and obtain senior management approval on title clearancedocuments. Ensuring compliance to policyand procedure including acquisition approaches in uncertain and complexsituations.

  • Fieldinspect and meet with private parties and/or local governments toresearch/resolve property issues or gather information.


  • Sevenor more years of experience in real estate/right of way transactions,development and land entitlement.

  • Musthave a valid driver’s license.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination ofeducation, training, and experience, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Project Manager Professional, Real Estate Broker, IRWARight of Way Professional, Senior Right of Way Professional or otherprofessional real estate certification preferred.

  • Experience executing/modifying real estateagreements and making financial commitments including negotiatingtransactions with third parties.

  • Ability to negotiate with private landowners and local governments for temporary and permanent land rights.

  • Integrate work acrossrelevant areas, manage information, and provide exceptional service tointernal and external customers.

  • Effective resource and project planning,decision making, results delivery, and the ability to stay current withrelevant technology and innovation.

  • Strong ethics, influence andnegotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and theability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

  • Experience working with Microsoft Officeproductivity tools including Excel, Access, and PowerPoint, GoogleEarthPro, LandVision, ESRI.


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

  • Positionwill require 30% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCEservice territory.

  • Thisposition has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to beinghired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) orBackground Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specifiedtraining prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location andperforming necessary job duties.

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.

SCE is 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.

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 - TTY).

Job Transmission / Distribution

Title: Land Acquisition Advisor (REL905P4E)

Location: US-CA-Pomona

Requisition ID: 71020525