Southern California Edison Transmission Estimator 3 in Rialto, 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 Transmission Estimator (Planner 3)position will serve as a lead on multiple projects that are highly technical, time critical, and engineering-sensitive.The successful candidate will direct the realignment of existing easements for third party relocations, while considering the legal and economic benefits of these decisions.

Typical responsibilities may include:

  • Provide design engineering, cost estimates and project management activities for overhead and underground, transmission, sub- transmission and distribution systems.Will manage these elements from project inception to project closing.

  • Coordinates activities externally and internally as needed to insure project compliance in regards to both external and or SCE standards, policies, rates, rules, as well as insuring project operating dates and or compliance due dates are actively monitored and met.

  • Communicates and interfaces on a regular and timely basis with customers, as well as internal SCE organizations, departments, and other groups with regards to assigned projects.

  • Serves in the role of assigned project lead and acts in the role of the primary point of contact to SCE Grid Design and Performance Management (GDPM) Manager and or other organizations as called upon in regards to assigned SCE projects status.

  • Review projects involving relocation of Transmission and Distribution facilities on rights-of-way and enforce adherence to operational standards

  • Act as 24 hour “On Call” duty supervisor for the assigned work base.

  • Enforce safety standards and protocols to ensure a safe work environment.

  • Perform other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


Minimum qualifications

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in transmission line work or as a Planner in substation, transmission, distribution, telecommunication, or generation facility.

  • A valid Driver's License.

  • Willing to work on-call for 24 hour basis for the assigned work base.

Desired qualifications

  • Demonstrate the ability to take initiative and accountability for results while working independently.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or related field, or an equivalent amount of education, training, and experience.

  • Demonstrated field construction experience.

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge and experience with transmission line construction, maintenance, methods, procedures, tools and materials.

  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of transmission rights-of-way practices and corporate/business line policies and practices, including safety and environmental rules and regulations and the IBEW contract.

  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and experience utilizing engineering principles, construction standards, and industry practices.

  • Demonstrated experience determining scope of work, method of service, technical design requirements, and construction methods for overhead and underground facilities.

  • Demonstrated thorough knowledge and experience with project management principles, tools and techniques, including coordinating and planning with internal and external organizations, and functioning effectively under tight time constraints.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve as senior staff expert and provide leadership, direction, training and mentoring to staff.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and be customer focused, to appropriately identify and respond to customers, peers, management, and external stakeholders and facilitate the presentation of ideas, concepts, and technical data.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately gather and analyze information and make strategic decisions regarding project scope, impact, policy, development, and implementation.

  • Master’s Degree and/or professional license in Engineering, Business or related field

  • Experience in Transmission and/or Distribution Construction supervision

  • Experience with Blue Print interpretation

  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Access.

  • Experience with AutoCAD, Auto Desk Utility Design (AUD), SPIDA (or other Pole Loading programs), Design Manager (DM), and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).


  • 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.