Southern California Edison Wetlands Program Manager in Rosemead, California

Job Description


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About Operation Services

Operational Services works with its business partners to understand their business requirements and utilizes the functional expertise of its people, its resources and its processes to deliver solutions to meet those requirements. The organization acts as a steward to do what is best for the company, ensuring that SCE meets or exceeds the sustainability, safety and compliance standards set by the corporation.

Position Overview

The successful candidate will be the Wetlands and Waters Program Manager leading a number of Subject Matter Experts in the Environmental Services Department supporting major projects and O&M activities in Clean Water Act Section 401, 404 and California Fish and Wildlife 1600 permitting. The Program Manager will represent the company on analysis of regulatory changes and through interaction with federal, state and local environmental regulatory agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Regional Water Quality Control Boards and/or State Water Resources Control Board and the California Department of Fish & Wildlife. In addition, the Program Manager will be responsible for developing the Program by establishing compliance standards and procedures, tracking, training, and reporting.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Prepare internal guidance documents and procedures related to: survey approach, project review, permitting strategies, wetlands and jurisdictional delineation mapping and data collection requirements.

  • Implement company-wide Corporate Standard that advances SCE’s compliance posture.

  • Lead 401/WDR/404/1600 permitting and agency negotiations related to dredge and fill activities and provide quality assurance/quality control mechanisms to ensure consistency across various work products and consultants

  • Stay abreast of proposed Wetlands and Waters regulatory changes and provide summary technical analysis for senior management review as well as guidance for operations.

  • Develop and direct effective training, compliance assessment tools, and support development of Root Cause Analyses and Corrective Action Plans as required.

  • Conduct negotiations and develop technical reports related to enforcement actions or inquiries from regulatory agencies.

  • Some after hours and on call duty may be required.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Hydrogeology, Natural Sciences or a related field.

  • Ten or more years of experience in the field of environmental regulatory compliance, performing complex analyses, consulting, permitting, and implementation.

  • Seven or more years of direct experience in environmental compliance work related to wetlands and waters.

  • Strong commitment to safety values and adherence to safe work practices.

  • Effective resource and project planning, critical decision making, results delivery, teamwork, strong work ethic, influencing and negotiation skills, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to manage stress and engage in continuous learning.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences or related field.

  • Experience in regulatory permitting in California (including: USACE, RWQCB, and CDFW)

  • Experienced senior jurisdictional waters and wetland delineator.

  • Strong established relationships with regulatory agencies and demonstrated ability to interface effectively and collaborate with agencies on creative solutions.

  • GIS data, geodatabases, and other tools (e.g., ArcGIS Online) proficiency.

  • Ability to interface effectively and collaborate with environmental groups and regulatory agencies.


  • 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.

  • This position may require additional on-call support and after-hours duty.

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.