Southern California Edison Manager, Desert Area Metering and Field Operations in Ontario, 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

The Manager for Desert Area Metering and Field Operations is responisble for 3 to 4 service centers across Desert Area of Grid Operations. Ensures and maintains integrity, accuracy and security of Company revenue metering infrastructure. Takes overall responsibility for customer electric metering activities including testing, repairs and maintaining stock of metering equipment and meter testing equipment. Installs, removes, reads, field tests and maintains customer electric meters in accordance with regulatory standards and Company guidelines. Develops, implements and maintains effective metering asset performance programs. Applies and negotiates IBEW local 47 contract and is the representative in review and arbitrations.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Provides Safety leadership and direction in the development of programs and processes for the elimination of injuries, accidents, and performance errors

  • Provides overall direction to Field Operations in their service centers including managers, supervisors. employees and contractors.

  • Directs scheduling and planning activities to ensure timely and accurate meter installation, removal or repair.

  • Develops and/or supports regulatory metering and customer based field support requirements for the state.

  • Develops and supports General Rate Case (GRC) information and/or regulatory filings in support of Metering and Customer Field Services.

  • Develops and monitors business critical integrated management reporting and tracking metrics.

  • Manages labor relations activities including responsibility Review and arbitration steps for the contracts of represented employees and resolving labor disputes.

  • Manages resources and budget levels to meet strategic objectives and operational needs. Makes, recommends and/or approves employment decisions (e.g., hiring, promotion, appropriate pay, rewards/recognition, succession planning, termination).

  • Establishes performance expectations and goals aligned with Company objectives, policies and procedures.

  • Manages activities to ensure the organizational unit meets its financial, safety, customer satisfaction and reliability goals which has significant impact to earnings.

  • Creating and maintaining a safety conscious work environment by leading and influencing others to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Provides leadership for development and direction of long-term plans to support operational excellence. Provides strategic direction, technical support and/or critical input into Company-wide initiatives for continued improvement of the electrical metering system.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Five or more years’ of experience supervising departments that have an operational and or customer service focus.

  • Five years of experience managing Union employees.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Masters Degree in Business Administration or other related discipline

  • Experience developing and executing quality programs.

  • Knowledge of electrical systems

  • Three years of experience interfacing with senior and executive-level personnel.

  • Strong leadership, communication and negotiating skills to build consensus with stakeholders to develop and maintain partnerships with support organizations and senior management.

  • Ability to integrate work across relevant areas, enhance customer satisfaction and productivity, manage risks appropriately, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.

  • Effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation


  • 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 30% 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.