Environmental Science Advisor [HYBRID]
Southern California Edison
Rosemead, CA United States
How to Apply
Join the Clean Energy Revolution
Become an Environmental Science Advisor at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job you will lead the environmental aspects of infrastructure projects. While leading and overseeing environmental planning, analysis, permitting, and execution, you will build strong partnerships with internal and external clients and demonstrate effective project management skills to deliver projects on time, on budget, and in compliance. The successful candidate will provide interdisciplinary expertise in environmental regulatory frameworks including CEQA/NEPA and associated resource areas and will be the single point of contact within the Company for all environmental scope on your assigned projects.
SCE's Environmental Services Department (ESD) is a group of divisions that provide environmental compliance services to all operating units across SCE. Within the ESD, the Project Environmental Management Division (PEM) provides management of the planning, siting, licensing, permitting, construction, and consultant services for SCE electrical and other infrastructure projects throughout the project lifecycle.
As an environmental PM 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!
- Manage multi-disciplinary technical teams and external consultants to perform environmental analysis supporting project development, permitting, and implementation.
- Clearly communicate environmental strategy, policy, and compliance requirements to internal clients for environmental planning, permitting, and construction, for infrastructure projects.
- Manage and coordinate the entire environmental scope of assigned projects.
- Maintain a thorough understanding of CEQA and NEPA, including staying up to date on case law to accurately advise internal client organizations and provide CEQA/NEPA strategy.
- Develop, direct, and/or implement compliance approaches toward acquisition of permits in coordination with technical experts, including biologists, cultural resource specialists, water quality specialists, GIS, etc.
- Procure, lead and be responsible for contractors who assist with project work.
- Establish project objectives, timelines, risks, milestones, deliverables, and budgets and track and report on this information.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with internal client organizations and external regulatory agencies.
- Provide strategic recommendations and highlight risks to support SCE project development and execution.
- Assist team members to continuously update strategies/processes/procedures to ensure consistency/standardization of approach across ESD, while identifying innovative solutions on a project-specific basis, in accordance with agency regulation to improve corporate environmental compliance effectiveness.
- Contribute to cross-functional teams (e.g., engineers, field crews) to address issues and solve problems to advance projects.
- Assess and implement continuous improvement of processes and procedures.
Qualifications - External
- Bachelor's degree or higher in environmental studies, environmental sciences, natural sciences, urban planning, public policy, or another related field.
- Seven (7) or more years of experience in environmental planning, compliance, studies, or project management.
- Three (3) or more years of experience with regulatory compliance and permitting such as CEQA/NEPA, Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act, for a variety of development projects.
- Two (2) or more years of project support or management activities such as tracking project details, schedules, budgets, invoices, and interacting with internal/external clients.
- Experience working with state and federal land management agencies (e.g., U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, California State Parks, etc.) and the California Public Utilities Commission
- Demonstrate effective resource and project planning, problem solving, critical decision-making, results delivery, and team building
- Demonstrate strong ethics, influencing and negotiation skills, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to handle stress and engage in continuous learning
- Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with business partners, cross-functional project teams, peers, all levels of managements, and external stakeholders
- Excellent writing skills and ability to explain technical compliance requirements and resource management strategies to both a technical and non-technical audience
- Demonstrated experience working on multiple projects simultaneously
- Utility industry experience
- Geographic Information System (GIS) experience
- Project Management certification
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 page to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, hiring process, and more!
- The primary work location for this position is Rosemead. However, the successful candidate may also be asked to work for an extended amount of time at (alternate work location).
- Position will require up to 10% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.
- This position has an option for a 9/80 Alternate Work Schedule or 40hrs/5 days a week.
- This position is a Department of Transportation (DOT) covered classification and is subject to random drug and/or alcohol screening.
- Relocation does not apply to this position.
- This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. Reference our Information Guides for the following tests: Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles (Test #8203) and EEI TECH (Test #5107). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.
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.
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