Planner Trainee - Cathedral City

Edison International Cathedral City , CA 92235

Posted 1 week ago

As a Service Planner, you are part of a team who loves to build, design and fix things. Big meaningful things. Like helping us in modernizing California's energy grid. Building the infrastructure for transportation electrification and energy storage. Making decisions on where we are going to put facilities for 50 to 100 years. Working on the front lines of response to our customers and communities, you will be behind every light switch, making contributions, big and small, to help Southern California thrive. You will come in every single day knowing the work you do has a positive impact and that you're making a huge difference.

Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

Our Service Planner Development Program (SPDP) was designed with you in mind. As a Planner Trainee you will receive hands-on training to develop and prepare estimates, work orders, drawings, construction plans, and bills of materials used at the planning stage of new engineering and construction in small to medium-sized residential and commercial/industrial projects.

Guess what? There's more. As a trainee, you get six months paid training on a full-time basis. The program includes formal classroom training in Chino, CA combined with on-the-job training at your future work location. Once you successfully pass SPDP, you will graduate to become a full-fledged, bona fide Service Planner.

A day in the life:

  • Driving through our scenic 50,000 square mile service territory to meet, interact, and partner with onsite team members and customers to review job requests and project designs

  • Using techie tools like AutoCAD to prepare work orders for field construction crews.

  • Investigating and resolving customer inquiries regarding electrical lines and equipment.

  • Coordinating activities with all different kinds of people from customers, drafting technicians and engineers to other utilities, local governments and construction crews.

  • Managing follow-through, policies, procedures, rules, rates, completion dates, and ensuring compliance of electrical designs.

  • Occasionally lifting things. Typically less than 40 lbs.

  • Working in various weather conditions. Possibly even in some remote regionsthe coast, desert, mountains across California.

  • Maintaining a safety "own it" mindset where you choose to be safe for what and who you value.

You absolutely need to have:

  • One or more years of experience, training, or education in any of the following fields: Drafting, Mapping, Architecture, Construction, Engineering, or Electrical.

  • Three or more years of customer service experience building relationships, identifying needs, and resolving issues.

  • One or more years of experience working and coordinating several projects/assignments concurrently, adjusting to shifting priorities, and meeting deadlines.

  • A valid U.S. Driver License.

Really good to have:

  • A Bachelor's degree.

  • Familiarity with electrical utility industry practices and regulatory standards.

  • Excellent if you have experience with overhead electrical distribution and/or underground electric distribution systems.

  • Fluent with computer software applications, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, AutoCAD, SAP, the Internet or other applications.

  • Experience using graphs, solving math problems, and drawing/interpreting diagrams and maps.

  • Successful completion of Electrical Utility Planner Certification Program (from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona), AutoCAD, or similar programs.

You should know

  • We offer a fantastic Total Rewards Package that includes things like a wide selection of health plans, preventative health reimbursement, 401(k) savings plan with company match and automatic company contributions, tuition reimbursement, professional development, volunteer programs, employee assistance program, electric service discount, and many more perks.

  • You should be legally authorized to work directly as an employee for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • We have multiple Planner Trainee postings specific to the work location that is hiring. Please apply to locations you're passionate to work at. Relocation assistance will not be offered.

  • Get in the action! Position may require to work any day of the year, planned or during emergencies. This could involve extensive continuous overtime during the normal shift as well as weekends and holidays.

  • Pre-employment test:

  • You may be asked to take a test so ensure you're available during this timeframe: 4/4/19 4/10/19. No need to retest if you have previously passed EEI Tech (Test 5107).

  • We've created tips and an information guide designed to help you know what to expect. No surprises. Visit our Information Guides here and reference "EEI Tech (5107)".

  • Check here to learn more on how Planners are the backbone of our electric grid at SCE.

  • You may be requested to do an OnDemand digital interview as part of the hiring process. Click here to view more about digital interviewing and get tips to help you prepare.

Do you feel ready to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Join the Clean Energy Revolution at Southern California Edison (SCE).

The people at SCE, don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We are fueling the kind of innovation that is changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. The safety of our employees, customers, and everyone else also comes first. At SCE, you'll have a chance to grow your career and make a difference in the world.

SCE 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. As a company, we have big dreams and we know nothing big is ever accomplished alone. Join one of the nation's leading electric utilities in making sure California, and all of us who live here.

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.


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