Southern California Edison Production Specialist - Transmission in Romoland, California

Job Description


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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

This position is a Production Specialist (P-Spec) within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Transmission & Distribution organizational unit. The Production Specialist (P-Spec) will report to a Senior Supervisor, Superintendent within a team in Operations, focusing on construction activities, providing direction to crews on work order execution plans, and strategically structuring work activities within their work unit to optimize safety, productivity, and cost efficiency. This position requires a unique mix of experiences and technical knowledge so that the P-Spec can control execution costs and achieve productivity targets without compromising safety. The P-Spec must have a thorough understanding of line construction and electrical work to provide consultative services to the General Supervisor and crews on technical issues.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for organizing work, making sound decisions, and developing and implementing strategies to execute work on time and in the most productive and cost efficient manner possible.

  • Makes recommendations to General Supervisor and directs crews in order to maximize crew productivity and cost efficiency by programming clearances on electrical lines for SCE and Contract resources.

  • Combining field experience of construction methods and a thorough understanding of productivity calculation to recommend manpower required to complete each job.

  • Applying a thorough understanding of productivity and the impact of fatigue, premium time, and resource allocation to work unit performance.

  • Ensuring the work order is executable and meets customer needs.

  • Ensuring all designs comply with design and construction standards.

  • Organizing construction activities and validating constructability and that crew has all required resources such as equipment, materials, and access to jobsite.

  • Call-in Underground Service Alerts (USA) and delineating scope of work in the field.

  • Developing execution strategy, optimal scheduling, outage scheduling, bundling, and job coordination to completion, including, but not limited to the following: receiving material deliveries, arranging for pole deliveries, facilitate crane ordering and delivery, operating forklifts, securing traffic control and necessary permits to execute jobs, arranging necessary meetings with appropriate external agencies, communicate changes made to any dates to all planning/scheduling departments and internal/external customers, managing dates in Primavera P6.

  • Participates as a key team member during execution of large projects by ensuring optimal efficiency by visiting jobsite during construction to explore opportunities for improvement with foreman.

  • Integrates lessons learned and applies the most up-to-date construction processes, environmental and health regulations, and design and construction standards such as: distribution and transmission design standards, electrical Service Requirements, General Order 95, General Order 128, General Order 131D.

  • Assist General Supervisor with the growth and development of crew foremen and linemen by: educating crews on throughput, cost efficiency, and other productivity metrics, providing feedback and coaching to crew foremen and linemen related to the production of high quality work orders, working with General Supervisor to identify areas of improvement for each project, serving as an upgrade in the absence of the General Supervisor as needed.

  • Maintains thorough knowledge and understanding of updated processes, equipment, design and construction standards, and environmental and health regulations. Applies unique blend of technical knowledge and field experience to manage cost efficiency among crews.

  • Available for on-call duty during a storm for damage assessment, a work assignment coordinator, and/or to support the crews as needed.

  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications

  • Must presently be or have prior experience as a journeyman lineman

  • Experience with client/customer management providing exceptional customer service, customer satisfaction, building relationships with customers, identifying customer needs, and responding to customer issues

  • Must possess and be able to maintain a valid Driver’s License

Desired qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • 4 years of combined experience as Journeyman Lineman, Sr. Patrolman, or Troubleman

  • 2 years of supervisory and/or team leadership experience

  • Thorough knowledge in field design and construction standards.

  • Demonstrated project management and administrative experience

  • Possesses unique mix of electrical line construction experience and analytical/organizational skills

  • Specialized knowledge in allocation of line construction fleet.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, SAP, CMS

  • Experience with GCC ORL (outage request log)

  • Knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreement


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

  • Position may require traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.

  • 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.

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.