Southern California Edison Technical Planner 2 - Santa Ana (PLA2) in Santa Ana, California


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About Transmission andDistribution

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 will be in the Technical Planning division within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Transmission & Organizational Unit (TDOU).

The Technical Design Planner 2 position is responsible for overseeing and/or preparing complex electrical designs for a number of internal organizations.

Responsibilities mayinclude:

  • Communicate with customers, Distribution Engineering,Distribution Operations Center and other internal organizations to determinetechnical requirements regarding the design of new customer-driven projects.

  • Define the scope and operational requirements for preparationof preliminary electrical and civil design.

  • Coordinate design activities for all infrastructurereplacement programs, including WCR circuits, capacitors, deterioratedstructures, cable replacement, switch replacement, and AR replacement programs.

  • Overseeing the design of major under grounding projects.

  • Coordinate with Distribution Engineering, Civil Construction,PMO, Drafting, Scheduling, Construction, Environmental, and other internalorganizations to create electrical designs.

  • Prepare work order documents, preparingand reviewing work order drawings, and completing and approving final work order packages.

  • Order materials and identifying expectedconstruction labor and timeframes.

  • Complete all necessary contracts, invoices, and easement requests.

  • Apply for necessary permits, FAA approval and submittingenvironmental reviews to prepare project for eventual construction.

  • Forward completed work order packages to sponsor organizationand updating all internal systems as required.

  • Assist Designers and other team members with technicalissues.

  • Act as a team leader in coordinating efforts of contractplanners, engineers, customers, and all other internal sources for the purposeof creating a high quality electrical design in a timely manner.

  • Supportsystem emergencies as they arise.

  • Maintaininga safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols andsafe work practices.

  • Performingother responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Mustpossess three or more years of experience working in an electrical utilitydistribution service planning function.

  • Mustpossess a valid U.S. driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications

  • A combination of formal education, training, andexperience to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities generally equivalentto those possessed by a high school graduate.

  • Demonstratedthorough knowledge of engineering principles, distribution designstandards, construction standards, electrical service requirements, andindustry practices.

  • Demonstratedexperience determining scope of work, method of service, and constructionmethods for overhead and underground facilities.

  • Demonstratedexperience preparing work orders or construction plans on projects.

  • Demonstratedexperience in SCE systems such as DM, SAP, AUD, CSS and knowledge ofresource books such as DDS, UGS, ESR, Overhead and UndergroundConstruction Manuals.

  • Demonstratedexperience using interpersonal skills to handle customer relations issuesin an effective manner, which result in win-win situations.

  • Demonstratedexperience managing multiple projects and functioning effectively undertight time constraints, shifting priorities and making critical decisionswith minimal supervision.

  • Must have strongoral and written communication skills, and be customer focused tounderstand and appropriately respond to clients’ business needs.

  • Demonstratedability to accurately analyze information and make sound decisions thathave considerable business impact.

  • Demonstratedability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers,management, and other work units.

  • Demonstratedability to take initiative and accountability for the accuracy ofinformation and for achieving results.

  • Must be proficientin Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Able to drive,traverse on uneven surfaces, occasionally lift up to 40 lbs, sit/stand forextended periods of time, work in various weather conditions, and possiblybe in remote regions (coast, desert, and mountain) for extended periods oftime.


  • Thelocation of this position is in Santa Ana

  • 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.

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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.

Edison/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: Technical Planner 2 - Santa Ana (PLA2)

Location: US-CA-Santa Ana

Requisition ID: 71021105