Southern California Edison Senior Project Manager- Major Projects Organization 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 Senior Project Manager in Major Projects Organization (MPO) will lead multi-disciplined team responsible for managing complex major transmission and substation projects including all aspects of scope, cost, and schedule. This person will be responsible for following existing processes and establishing protocol for managing contingency, scope, and changes during the project lifecycle: development, licensing, pre-construction planning, procurement, execution, commissioning and closeout. In addition, this position will be responsible for establishing roles and responsibilities for the project team, integration of cost estimation, project controls, resource coordination, scheduling, and subject matter experts from the various supporting organizations. This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with the applicable controls and procedures in conjunction with the various supporting organizations. Provides leadership and project management of major transmission and substation projects anywhere in the SCE service territory. These projects are generally high visibility, critical to operation of the SCE grid and vital to maintaining system reliability.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Leading the development and execution of complex projects with potentially significant financial risks, customer risks, brand risks and/or significant regulatory complexity, including scope development, siting, licensing, permitting, project execution strategy, procurement, engineering, construction, testing, and closeout

  • Independently leading cross functional teams in various business units and contractors

  • Working closely with outside regulators and regulatory consultants in licensing and/or execution of these projects

  • Managing scope, costs and project schedule autonomously:

  • Managing the project decision process

  • Managing the project change control process

  • Managing project risk

  • Establishing and implementing project metrics and reporting

  • Independent communication with internal and external stakeholders, as well as management and SCE executives

  • Acting as MPO key consultant to SCE management

  • Assists in developing or refining MPO work processes

  • Represents SCE at open houses, industry tradeshows and forums, conferences, regulatory proceedings, and working groups (travel required)

  • Assists in development of SCE's Project strategic plan and business case.

  • Determining long term project management objectives for successful licensing or execution of infrastructure projects

  • Provides leadership to SCE and supervision for selected supplemental resources for the implementation of MPO projects.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Ten or more years’ project management experience in engineering, project development and/or construction management

  • Ten years’ experience in managing, permitting and/or executing of complex infrastructure projects

  • Ten years’ experience structuring, negotiating and managing contracts for major infrastructure projects

  • Experience managing major/complex infrastructure projects with a portfolio value of $100 million dollars or more

  • Ten years’ experience in budgeting, project cost estimating, scheduling and planning

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, construction or related Technical discipline

  • Ten years’ experience in Transmission and Distribution

  • Five years’ experience in CA Permitting, including CEQA and NEPA

  • Working knowledge of various contracting methods including: Design, Bid, Build (DBB), Engineer, Procure Construct (EPC) and Engineer, Procure, Construction Management (EPCm)

  • Working knowledge of functional level project and equipment specifications and use of value engineering practices to optimize project capital and lifecycle costs

  • Project Management degree or Certificate

  • Comprehensive knowledge of project risk analysis and risk management through the entire project life cycle

  • Experience providing exceptional service to internal and external senior leaders and customers

  • Significant experience in the preparation and delivery of presentations for executive and senior management

  • Strong business acumen, including the ability to integrate work across relevant areas, develop and execute business plans, and manage information

  • Excellent management skills, including effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and staying current with relevant technology and innovation

  • Strong leadership skills in the areas of ethics, influence and negotiation, interpersonal skills, written and oral communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

  • Working knowledge of Primavera and/or MS Project scheduling software


  • 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.

  • Relocation may apply.

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.#LI-MB1