Southern California Edison GIS Technical Specialist 2 in Pomona, 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 GIS Technical Specialist will be part of the Geospatial Analysis group of Real Properties within Transmission & Distribution Organizational Unit (OU). The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of GIS Services for all OU’s by interfacing with internal clients to assess project requirements; creating high-end analytical and cartographic map products utilizing various data types and sources including satellite imagery/aerial photography; performing geospatial analysis for maps and/ or reports; acquiring data from various sources; creating, maintaining, and documenting (metadata). This position will also include the design, modeling, implementation, and maintenance of a geospatial database and identifying and evaluating potential GIS applications and tools to improve operational efficiency and integration of location-based information. In addition, this position will be supporting various major capital projects.

Typical Responsibilities :

  • Lead or participate as a team member on Departmental/Business Unit initiatives, special projects, and Major Project Organization (MPO) projects. Provide functional direction to (GIS) specialists on such projects.

  • Performs analysis, develops recommendations on an as-needed basis to address customer and/or Company problems/issues and requires technical knowledge to resolve.

  • Provides training and coaching to stakeholders to familiarize geodatabase design, functionality, and usage.

  • Creates analytical and cartographic products utilizing various data layers, maps, tables, or reports, including spatial analysis techniques and satellite imagery/aerial photography.

  • Travels to local site locations.

  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Perform data quality controls including but not limited to attribution checks, and manage associated documents.

  • Publish and administer hosted web layers using ArcGIS Online.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience performing complex analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations on GIS and CAD processes and solutions.

  • Bachelor Degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) discipline or Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science with an emphasis in GIS, or other specialized field.

  • Two or more years of experience in geodatabase design and management, cartography, web mapping, and spatial analysis.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or current enrollment in a Master’s Degree Program in Geography, Environmental Science, Computer Science with an emphasis in GIS.

  • Project Management experience, including an ability to interface with clients to assess project requirements and to plan, organize, track and meet scheduled project deadlines.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of ESRI ArcGIS 10.0 or higher, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online and AutoCAD.

  • Specialized GIS education or certification.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills including an ability to represent the organization and collaborate with internal and external business partners.

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Experience with enterprise level geodatabase development and management.

  • Experience with relational databases such as Oracle and ArcSDE.


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

  • 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.