Southern California Edison Principal Manager, Programs 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

Principal Manager of Programs in the Major Project’s Organization, is responsible for leading a group of Project Managers executing a portfolio of small to large projects ranging with a total CapEx ranging between $300 million to $500 million. Specifically, this person leads, manages and mentors a team of Project Managers and project leaders; 1) execute on projects from conception through design, material acquisition, construction and closeout; 2) fiduciary responsibility for entire portfolio; 3) manage contract performance; 4) provides risk analysis of portfolio; and 5) resolves emerging issues on projects. This position requires strong prioritization skills due to the sheer volume of projects that can be as high as 6000 orders and one time. The position will also be part of the MPO leadership team’s planning and policy setting activities for the MPO organization.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Executing a portfolio of the multi-year infrastructure projects for the Company with the potential to impact the Company’s long-term strategies, reputation and credibility with regulators, the public, shareholders and the investment community. Total portfolio varies between $300-500 million.

  • Provides leadership, set expectations, oversee work performed by managing activities according to established policies and procedures. Establish performance metrics and provide regular updates to executives on project progress, including corrective actions as appropriate.

  • Obtain complex environmental, regulatory and government agency approvals to enable project execution. Ensure regulatory and corporate project compliance to minimize financial, legal and public impacts to the Company. Negotiate with contractors, service providers, property owners and regulatory agencies related to projects on behalf of the Company. Devise strategies and tactics to manage and mitigate corporate risk.

  • As needed direct the development of, review and approve external relations strategies related to projects, including interviews with media and meetings with local, senior state or federal politicians, regulators and officials. Represent the Company in meetings with external groups and political leaders. Prepare Company officers for congressional and legislative testimonies.

  • Accountable for cost, scheduling, budget, engineering, contract, material, permitting, construction, customer, client, risk analysis, and paper closure of all designs under Project Manager team responsibilities. Substation and distribution includes Civil, Electrical, and Controls disciplines. Responsible for financial governance, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) certification for AOR.

  • Provide direct oversight on particularly challenging or impactful emerging technical issues related to projectdevelopment and execution. Support new and innovative technical and construction techniques.

  • . Establishes performance expectations and goals aligned with Company objectives, policies and procedures. Manages trains and develops staff by providing timely feedback, coaching and support.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 15 years of professional experience in utility or power, design and construction projects.

  • 7 years’ experience managing/supervising a technical organization and/or construction project management experience.

Desired qualifications

  • BS,MS or MBA in engineering, construction or related technical discipline.

  • PMP or other Project Management Certification.

  • Professional Engineer Certification

  • Experience leading a diverse team focused on innovation, change management and employee development.

  • 5 years of environmental permitting, mitigation and monitoring experience

  • 5 years of experience in T&D systems design, construction or operations.

  • 5 years of experience in various forms of contracting including Design Bid Build and EPC contracting - creditable experience may include prior roles as owner's or contractor's project manager, project engineer or project controls manager.

  • 10 years of management experience of major engineering construction for utility or infrastructure projects.

  • Working knowledge and experience with project controls software including Primavera scheduling software.

  • Broad base of technical skills in relation to management or supervision of large-scale utility infrastructure projects including understanding of electrical, civil, structural, apparatus, protection, etc.

  • Understanding of and experience with utility regulation and licensing in CA, including environmental permitting and monitoring.

  • Ability to build a positive relationship with the contractor and internal and external project stakeholders.

Test Requirements

  • Applicants who are identified to continue in the selection process will be invited to test via email and are encouraged to immediately begin preparing for any tests required in this job posting - Link to Study Guides at

  • Please reference Leadership Profile Assessment (Test 8201). Candidates who have previously passed these assessments may not need to retest again for this position.


  • Relocation may apply to this position.

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

  • Mobility Policy - Link to Mobility Policy

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.