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Southern California Edison Principal Manager -Substation Construction and Maintenance (SC&M) 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 Principal Manager of Substation Construction and Maintenance (SC&M) develops and implements strategies for the substation construction organization which is responsible for the physical construction and execution of small to large scale load growth, infrastructure replacement and major substation projects. Plans, directs and drives the development of annual and/or long-term plans to support operations. Manages resources and budget levels to meet strategic objectives and operational needs. Manages employee performance, establish performance expectations and goals aligned with company objectives, policies and procedures.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Leading a construction organization with a wide variety of trades that have the skills, expertise, and resources capable of nearly all aspects of substation construction projects.

  • Manages Equipment Services responsible for high voltage transformer assembly and testing, salvaging and asset recovering of retired substation electrical equipment, SF6 gas handling and standards lab.

  • Leads substation construction material operations, plans remote material yard locations and controls material handling for all major projects.

  • Develops and manages quality control/assurance of all SC&M projects. Ensures adherence to related policies and procedure for both internal and contractor executed work.

  • Provide safety leadership and direction in the development of programs and processes for elimination of injuries, accidents and performance errors, including leadership in the development, interpretation, implementation and enforcement of safety rules, policies and practices.

  • Manages, trains and develops staff by providing timely feedback, coaching and support.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Seven years’ experience managing a technical organization and/or electrical construction project management team.

  • Must have lead a diverse team focused on innovation, change management and employee development.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or related technical discipline

  • Demonstrated knowledge ofSubstation Construction, Maintenance and Design standards, OSHA regulations, safety work practices and procedures and labor contracts.

  • Extensive experience in managing field construction and advanced abilities in resource planning, project schedules, budget projections, identifying and mitigating obstacles, and managing construction of interrelated projects of high complexity and impact to the organization.

  • Experience developing and implementing strategic business plans that have a large impact on the organization and prioritizing strategic initiatives.

  • Experience in resource planning, cost control and accounting, in addition to knowledge of their impact to the regional budgeting process.

  • Experience developing and implementing strategic plans, and facilitating forums to capture the requirements of business strategy.

  • Experience interfacing and/or collaborating with internal/external clients, governmental agencies, all levels of employees, managers within and across business units, and corporate officers to develop solutions and facilitate cooperation between departments.

  • Ability to achieve results through others by prioritizing activities, delegating and monitoring the progress of assignments, and holding employees accountable for results.

  • Demonstrated ability to create a positive high performance work environment.

Test Requirements

  • Applicants who are identified to continue in the selection process will be invited to test via-email and are encouraged to immediately begin preparing for any tests required in this job posting - Link to Study Guides at

  • Please reference Leadership Profile Assessment (Test 8201). Candidates who have previously passed these assessments may not need to retest again for 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.

  • Position will require up to 50% or more of travel and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 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.