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Southern California Edison Planning Associate Specialist - Wildomar in Wildomar, California

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Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

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.

The Planning Associate Specialist will be partnering closely with multiple planners and field planning technicians within the organization and report directly to the Planning Supervisor(s) or Manager within the team. This position will be responsible for the identification, prioritization and assignment of projects to the appropriate planners and field planning technicians, as well as management of design progress, project specific obligations and requirements in preparation for construction. In addition, they will provide external customer interface on project status, specific to work order status or in support of the planner / field planning technicians.

Day in a life of a Planning Associate Specialist:

  • Daily checking of new service requests, work orders and contacting customers to clarify scope, timeline, and specifications.

  • Analyzing scope of work to appropriately assign to either planners or field planning technicians in Design Manager and updating information in SharePoint.

  • Reviewing work order management data and weekly project status reports for completeness and accuracy and makes updates and corrections as appropriate including tracking of projects.

  • Interfacing with the planners and field planning technicians to ensure that the projects status is up to date and accurate including providing a report out to leadership of progress.

  • Process notifications of issues and completion from customers and team.

  • Set-up and administer SharePoint sites to organize, share, and protect information including maintaining all necessary reports and updates to leaders.

Maintaining a safety "own it" mindset where you choose to be safe for what and who you value.


You absolutely need to have:

Two years of experience in an analyst position utilizing Microsoft Excel performing advanced functions such as VLOOKUP’s, pivot tables, filtering/sorting, charts and graphing.

Really good to have:

  • Associate Degree (AA/AS)

  • Experience working with scheduling software such as ClickShedule and Design Manager.

  • Scheduling and developing plans, work orders, resource requirements, scheduling estimates, and bills of materials for construction and maintenance projects.

  • Acquisition of permits and environmental requirements and reviewing of job blueprints, maps, and diagrams.

  • Coordinating required project components with other departments, customers, governmental bodies, and various external organizations.

  • Familiarity with electrical utility industry practices and regulatory standards.

  • Experience with overhead electrical distribution and/or underground electric distribution systems.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills to interact effectively with clients/ customers

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, SAP, and SharePoint

  • Ability to gather and analyze information, and make sound decisions independently and in consideration of applicable policies and procedures

Testing Information

  • Test Requirements. This position requires the following test: Test 4118 – Microsoft 2010 Excel Performance.Applicants who have previously passed these test(s) may not need to retest again for this position.

  • Test Preparation. Most tests have guides to help you prepare.You can reference them anytime at .

  • Email Monitoring. Applicants who are identified to continue in the selection process may be invited to test.Invitations to test will be sent to the email address used during your application. Please monitor your email account daily to ensure no important communications regarding your application status or invitation to test will be missed.Email communications for testing will come from and .

  • Self-Scheduling. Certain tests will allow you to self-schedule your testing time.These invitations to self-schedule will need to be completed within 3 days from the date of the email invitation.There is limited availability, so we encourage you to coordinate with your supervisor (for SCE employees) and schedule your session immediately.

You should know …

  • You should be legally authorized to work directly as an employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • We offer a fantastic Total Rewards Package that includes things like a wide selection of health plans, preventative health reimbursement, 401(k) savings plan with company match and automatic company contributions, tuition reimbursement, professional development, volunteer programs, employee assistance program, electric service discount, and many more perks.

The people at SCE, don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We are fueling the kind of innovation that is changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. The safety of our employees, customers, and everyone else also comes first. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow your career and make a difference in the world.

SCE 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. As a company, we have big dreams and we know nothing big is ever accomplished alone. Join one of the nation’s leading electric utilities in making sure California, and all of us who live here.

At SCE we celebrate our differences. We are 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.