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Southern California Edison Principal Manager, Major Construction Projects [HYBRID] in Pomona, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Principal Manager, Major Construction Projects at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be responsible for leading a group of 8-10 Project Managers and Senior Project Managers executing a portfolio of small to large projects with a total CapEx of $300+ million annually.

  • Execute on projects from conception through design, material acquisition, construction and closeout;

  • Fiduciary responsibility for entire portfolio;

  • Manage contract performance;

  • Provide risk analysis of portfolio;

  • Resolve emerging issues on projects

  • Field visits with major customers

This position requires strong prioritization skills due to the sheer volume of projects. A major focus of this position is the interconnection of utility scale renewable energy projects, making it critical for resource adequacy, SCE’s Countdown to 2045, and state of California energy policy. The position will also be part of the Major Projects Organization (MPO) leadership team’s planning and policy setting activities for the MPO organization.

As a Principal Manager, Major Construction Projects , your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Provide 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.

  • 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.

  • Represent the Company with major customer executives, NGOs and political leaders on projects of regional and state significance including high speed rail, critical oil production, new manufacturing, interconnection with municipalities and other utilities, clean energy resources, and major events such as the World Cup and Olympics

  • 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.

  • 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. Prepare Company officers for congressional and legislative testimonies.

  • Accountable for cost, scheduling, budget, engineering, contract, material, permitting, construction, customer/ client relationships, risk analysis, and paper closure of all designs under Project Manager team responsibilities. Substation and Transmission 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.

  • Establish performance expectations and goals aligned with Company objectives, policies and procedures. Manage, train and develop staff by providing timely feedback, coaching and support.


The essentials

  • 7 years of experience managing/supervising a technical organization and/or construction project management experience including scope, schedule and budget

  • 10 years of experience in utility or power, design and/or construction projects

The preferred

  • 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

  • Environmental permitting, mitigation and monitoring experience

  • Experience in T&D systems design, construction or operations

  • Experience in various forms of contracting including Design Bid Build and EPC contracting

  • Experience leading major engineeringconstruction for utility or infrastructure projects

  • Experience with project controls software including Primavera scheduling software

  • Experience with utility regulation and licensing in CA, including environmental permitting and monitoring

  • Ability to build a positive relationship withcontractors and internal/external project stakeholders

You should know

  • This position’s work mode is hybrid . The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days. Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.

  • Visit our Candidate Resource (https://www.edisoncareers.com/page/show/Candidate-Resources) page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, hiring process, and more!

  • This position may require 10-15% travel within the service territory for field visits.

About Southern California Edison

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are 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.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.