Southern California Edison CAD Designer 1 - Covina in San Dimas, 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

Develops layouts for components and systems and selects material. Prepares design drawings, calculations, and bills of material from engineering documents associated with the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of the Company’s distribution system, and telecommunication system. Performs routine to moderately complex design assignments within a specific engineering discipline. Works closely with Planners and may provide functional direction to support staff. Provides information and makes recommendations having minor impact to the project.

Typical Responsibilities may include:

  • Prepares scaled work order maps using computer aided design software (CAD) such as Autodesk Utility Design (AUD) and Design Manager (DM).

  • Draws map(s) using the correct mapping symbols, call-outs, decals, proper tie downs, etc.

  • Checks Planner’s redlines for accuracy and completeness prior to completing the drafting/drawing.

  • Completes engineering functions and calculations based on field information and redline from Planner (i.e., cable pulling, voltage drop, flicker, utilizing station sheets, etc.).

  • Inputs pole loading information in SPIDA software based on field information and redlines from Planner.

  • Prepares joint pole authorizations based on field information and redline from Planner.

  • Inputs customer, project, and billing information (i.e., completes faceplate, verifies allowances, updates labor requirements).

  • Consult with Planners and other planning personnel to prepare design drawings and modifications as required.

  • Create and maintain a safety conscious work environment by leading and influencing others to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • AutoCAD certificate from a school accredited by the US Department of Education or an Associate's degree (A. S.) in AutoCAD.

  • Two or more years of experience providing support in any of the following fields: Drafting/Designing, Mapping, or electrical distribution planning.

Desired Qualifications

  • Drafting and designing practices in CAD for electric utility, electrical distribution design, engineering design, or construction work preferred.

  • Handling multiple assignments concurrently, adjusting shifting priorities, and meeting deadlines.

  • Experience working with customers, identifying customer needs, and resolving customer issues.

  • Reviewing rough sketches, drawings specifications, and creating conceptual drawings in computer aided design software.

  • Finalizing engineering product drawings with critical dimensions, performance specifications, and quality specifications to be in compliance with design standards and procedures.

  • Conducting quality review on designs, checks for inaccuracies, omissions, or compliance issues and providing recommendations.

  • Able to drive, traverse on uneven surfaces, occasionally lift up to 40 lbs., sit/stand for extended periods of time, work in various weather conditions, and possibly be in remote regions (coast, desert, and mountain) for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to integrate work across relevant areas, manage information, and provide exceptional service to internal and external customers.


  • Flexibility to attend 2 weeks training in a facility which may differ from base location.

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

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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.