Southern California Edison Principal Advisor Labor Relations in Rosemead, California

Job Description


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Position Overview:

This position will be a Labor Relations Principal Advisor within the Human Resources, Labor Relations Organization at Southern California Edison. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing labor relations counsel, thought leadership, contract negotiations, large-scale grievance and arbitration resolution and promotion of productive business relationships between SCE Management and Labor Union Leadership.

Responsibilities to include:

  • Participation and occasional leading of the development and implementation of strategic and tactical approaches for the Company’s overall Labor Relations Strategic Plan to include bargaining strategies.

  • Provides thought leadership and labor relations guidance to executive management to generate support for the strategic direction.

  • Gathering intelligence throughout the external labor relations environment in California and Washington DC, in order to present and discuss opportunities and obstacles which may be present.

  • Proactively consults with executive management on current external trends using statistical data and records of actions taken concerning grievances, arbitration cases and related labor relations activities.

  • Works to identify potential/actual problem areas in the Company’s labor relations practices.

  • Participates in large-scale contract negotiations for the Company.

  • Leads interim negotiations between the Operating Unit leaders and Union leadership.

  • Negotiates contractual changes with union.

  • Plans and directs the resolution of various contractual issues with the unions.

  • Maintains positive and productive relations with unions.

  • Facilitates discussion between union leadership and executive management.

  • Interfaces with Union leadership to provide guidance and direction on grievance/arbitration resolutions, contract interpretations and implementation, and disciplinary issues.

  • Manages various projects related to labor agreements.

  • Directs research on collective bargaining agreements involving other companies.

  • Networks with other utilities and companies to identify and promote best labor practices within labor relations.

  • Determines best practices in labor relations and facilitates consistency efforts between departments when appropriate.

  • Partners with internal organizations as appropriate to develop and implement strategies and tactics to resolve issues between the Company and Unions.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial Relations, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field.

  • Ten years of experience working with Labor Relations Issues and Collective Bargaining Agreements.

  • Five years participating in labor negotiations and/or successfully negotiating labor contracts or settlement agreements.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Degree in Labor & Employment Law.

  • Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures and precedents as they apply to labor relations.

  • Demonstrated experience performing Labor Relations duties including negotiations, arbitration advocacy, investigations and grievance meetings.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying corporate labor strategy, Federal and State employment laws and various Union/Company Agreements.

  • Demonstrated experience dealing with sensitive, confidential, and proprietary information.

  • Demonstrated experience working independently and in a team environment on projects with high visibility and impact to the company.

  • Demonstrated experience consulting with executives, management, employees, union officials, and outside agencies on significant labor issues in high conflict situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to allocate time efficiently by effectively managing multiple demands and competing priorities.

  • Must have excellent communication skills to comprehend and effectively assess Union position/proposals and effectively communicate back to executives and line management.

  • Must demonstrate the ability to manage risks, develop and execute business plans, manage information, and provide exceptional client services.

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

  • Must demonstrate strong ethics, influence and negotiation skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word and other software programs such as Microsoft PowerPoint.


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

  • Must be willing to travel in the SCE service territory using personal vehicle.

  • Relocation may apply to this position.

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.

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired - TTY).