Job Descriptions

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Construction Material Coordinator 1 ~ Entry Level (CMC1) 

Area of Responsibility - The CMC1 will be introduced to substation materials, nomenclature, units of issue, and proper handling techniques. Perform activities related to material handling: identification of material using SAP codes and descriptions, surplus returns, put away of material and storeroom organization. Perform activities related to surplus returns to Corporate Warehouse: identification of material using SAP codes and descriptions, proper marking, packaging, palletizing and shipping methods. Assist Construction Material Coordinator 3 to check material for accuracy using Bill of Material. Assist Construction Material Coordinator 3 in picking, packing, and staging material for delivery to substations. Perform routine activity such as filing and organizing documentation related to substation construction. Read and understand Bill of Material contents and individual sections related thereto. Observe all safety rules and guidelines. One year in position before consideration for CMC2.

 

Construction Material Coordinator 2 (CMC2) 

Area of Responsibility - Possess the knowledge related to substation materials, nomenclature, units of issue, and proper handling techniques. Perform activities related to material handling: identification of material using SAP codes and descriptions, surplus returns, put away of material and storeroom organization. Perform activities related to surplus returns to Corporate Warehouse: identification of material using SAP codes and descriptions, proper marking, packaging, palletizing and shipping methods. Assist Construction Material Coordinator 3 to check material for accuracy using Bill of Material. Assist Construction Material Coordinator 3 in picking, packing and staging material for delivery to substation. Perform routine activity such as filing and organizing documentation related to substation construction. Read and understand Bill of Material contents and individual sections related thereto. Observe all safety rules and guidelines. Provide direct assistance to Construction Material Coordinator 1 in all areas related to that position. Possess the knowledge necessary to schedule pick-up and delivery of materials to substation using various transportation methods. Possess the ability to fulfill material requirements based upon shortage sheets as provided by site representative. Possess a basic understanding of SAP transactions related to substation construction. One to three years in position before consideration for CMC3. 


Construction Material Coordinator 3 (CMC3) 

Area of Responsibility - Possess the knowledge related to substation materials, nomenclature, units of issue, and proper handling techniques. Perform activities related to material handling: identification of material using SAP codes and descriptions, surplus returns, put away of material and storeroom organization. Perform activities related to surplus returns to Corporate Warehouse: identification of material using SAP codes and descriptions, proper marking, packaging, palletizing, and shipping methods. Check material for accuracy using Bills of Material. Pick, pack, and stage material for delivery to substations. Perform routing activities, such as filing and organizing documentation related to substation construction. Reads and understands Bill of Material content and individual sections related thereto. Observe all safety rules and guidelines. Provide direct assistance to the Construction Material Coordinator 1 and 2 in all areas related to those positions. Possess the knowledge necessary to schedule pickup and delivery of materials to substations using various transportation methods. Possess the ability to fulfill material requirements based on shortage sheets, as provided by the Construction Site Representative. Possesses a basic understanding of SAP transactions related to substation construction. 


Construction Management Associate (CMA) 

Area of Responsibility - This is an entry level position that provides limited technical support to the Construction Management group and/or provides and evaluates on-the-job training for potential Site Representatives. In this training capacity the Associate performs duties and responsibilities pertaining to the Construction Contract Manager to develop field expertise. The Trainee performs routine manual assignments as well as data gathering and analysis, with training emphasis in developing expertise in a given discipline. This individual will work at his/hers assignment and will have a written evaluation performed every thirty days by his/hers Field Operations Supervisor. Progression from Construction Management Associate to Limited Construction Site Representative will consist of a field interview with the Site Representative Supervisor and the Field Operations Supervisor, based on this interview the site representative supervisor will recommend the individual to progress to limited site rep or be held at the CMA position until further consideration or be relieved of his/her duties. If, at the end of the 90 days, the Associate is accepted he/she will progress to the classification of Limited Construction Site Representative. 


Limited Construction Site Representative (CSR-LTD) 

Area of Responsibility - The Limited Construction Site Representative will, in effect, be performing the duties of a Construction Site Representative. While the potential site representatives are receiving on-the-job training, the individuals shall be evaluated every 30 days by their Field Operating Supervisors (FOS). Evaluations shall be reviewed and approved by Site Representative Supervisor. Individuals will be assigned to single discipline, small contracts with minimal impact or exposure to the Contract Manager and shall be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of a Construction Site Representative. Progression from Limited Site Representative to Construction Site Representative will consist of the successful completion of 3 small to medium projects and field interview with the Site Representative Supervisor and the FOS, based on interview and the review of the 3 projects the Site Representative Supervisor will recommend the individual to progress to Construction Site Representative. 


Construction Site Representative 1 (CSR1) 

Area of Responsibility - The Site Representative (SR) is responsible for overseeing all construction related activities, including new construction, retrofits, additions, repairs, testing, inspections, and retirements. The SR’s initial responsibilities are to understand, administer, and manage the proposed contract that exists between the client and contractor. Our principal concern for all work applications is the safety of all persons on the construction site. The SR plays a pivotal role in the management of a construction project. As the customer’s liaison, it is the SR’s responsibility to protect the interests of the customer while managing the activities of the contractor. To achieve this, the SR should: Understand contract language and be capable of reconciling minor disputes relevant to the contract.  Be competent in the evaluation of work scope, resource allocation, and scheduling with the ability to convey such within the client’s responsible department. Be responsible for the oversight of all construction, administration, and operational activities with minimal assistance from the client’s agent. Coordinate, direct, and maintain contacts with contractors, vendors, and customers. Strive to identify engineering and operational deficiencies with the goal to recommend improvements. Have working knowledge of corporation’s construction standards and be able to enforce those standards in the construction environment. Have a working knowledge of clients’ departmental policies and objectives, including any applicable governmental and regulatory requirements. Facilitate the preparation of schedules, records, and work status with the ability to evaluate work progress for payment purposes. Provide recommendations to improve performance and cost effectiveness. Be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project.

 

Construction Site Representative 2 (CSR2) 

Area of Responsibility - This position will report functionally to the Construction Project Manager. This position provides independent expanded contract management services or technical support on assigned projects with minimal supervision or direction. This individual must be technically proficient in managing multiple disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Wiring, etc.). 

Requirements/Experience - This position shall possess a minimum of two (2) years current experience or equivalent experience as a Site Representative with documented proficiency in the management of multiple discipline projects, with minimal direction or supervision. This individual must have a strong working knowledge of construction management policies and procedures related to their assigned projects. Candidates for this classification are subject to the review and approval of Edison’s Manager of Construction Management or his designee. 


Construction Site Representative 3 (CSR3) 

Area of Responsibility - This position provides a full range of independent construction management services and reports functionally to the Construction Project Manager. Services may include quality control, planning, and the management of multiple projects, multiple disciplines, and major/complex projects. This position will manage sensitive, fast track, or technically complicated projects. 

Requirements/Experience - This position must possess technical expertise in at least one (1) of the following related fields: Civil, Electrical, QIA, QIC, Contract Management, etc. The candidate should have a minimum of five years of direct substation construction supervision and/or substation construction management experience. This individual must possess a strong working knowledge of all policies, procedures, and methodologies employed by Edison’s Construction Management group. 


Site Observer

Qualifications - Preferred 5 years of experience in construction and/or electric utility field (substation work). Education - Minimum of High School diploma 

General Responsibilities - Ensure the contractor is working in a safety manner. Ensure proper safe working clearances are maintained around energized and de-energized equipment. Stop work being performed in an unsafe manner. Ensure the contractor understands the scope of the work and work areas. Ensure unauthorized personnel stay out of work areas. Report all unsafe actives to construction management. Provide daily report of work actives and work authorizations to construction management. Inform others (station personnel, other craft, engineers) of work in the area, what areas are being worked and ensure each work group understands all actives in the area. 

Duties 

Before the observation - Prepare: Become familiar with the Safety Observation Card, Tips for Observers, Tips for Giving and Receiving Feedback, and Key Behaviors Job Aids and other program documents prior to making an observation, so you are aware of how to perform an effective safety observation. Conduct Daily Safety Tailboard at the beginning of any work shift. Determine high risk activities to observe including those behaviors that lead to many of the injuries. Review recent safety trends and incident statistics. Review any applicable safety procedures, rules, policies, or requirements. Responsible for proactively Identify hazards and prevent an incident from occurring. 

During the observation - Observe at a safe distance and ensure you are out of harm's way. Do not interfere with activities or work that is going on unless there is a hazard that needs Immediate attention and/or could cause serious injury. Then stop the job and notify your supervisor immediately and/or call the Facility Notification Center at PAX 12222. Do not use the Safety Observation Process for a situation that poses immediate threat. Observe coworkers when performing their tasks. Call out any unsafety practice. Use the 10 second rule when observing. Longer than 10 seconds individuals start to get nervous and apprehensive about being watched, shorter than 10 seconds will not give the observer sufficient time to identify all behaviors. Safely approach in the employee. Keep it positive and non-threatening - avoid intimidation, negativity or blaming. Let them know you are there to help keep them safe. Use good communication techniques such as active listening and asking open ended questions. Keep an open mind. Be open for suggestions. Show that you care through actions and words. Offer assistance. Secure a commitment from the observed coworker(s) to work safely.   

After the observation - Complete daily reports as instructed. When appropriate, follow-up with the employee to ensure hazards were addressed. Conduct more safety observations to ensure every coworker leaves the workplace unhurt. 


Planner 1 (12 to 24 months) (PL1) 

Area of Responsibility - Develops plans, designs, resource requirements, and cost estimates for construction and maintenance projects involving: transmission, distribution, and telecommunication overhead and underground lines and facilities, generation maintenance projects and facilities, and properties and facilities projects. May also participate in the acquisition of permits and environmental requirements and coordinate required project components with other departments, customers, governmental bodies, and various external organizations. Develops estimates and prepares work orders, drawings, and construction plans. Initiates or prepares bills of material used for construction projects. Assists in determining the scope of work, method of service, and construction methods. May prepare maintenance work packages including development of work plans, defining procedures, drawings and manpower, material, equipment, and post-maintenance test requirements. Approves completed work package.

Requirements - A combination of education, training, and experience to gain knowledge and skills equivalent to those typically possessed by a high school graduate. 


Planner 2 (12 to 24 months) (PL2) 

Area of Responsibility - Develops plans, designs, resource requirements, and cost estimates for construction and maintenance projects involving: transmission, distribution, and telecommunication overhead and underground lines and facilities, generation maintenance projects and facilities, and properties and facilities projects. May also participate in the acquisition of permits and environmental requirements and coordinate required project components with other departments, customers, governmental bodies, and various external organizations. Planner 2’s responsibilities include all of the Planner 1 requirements with the added responsibilities of: Develops estimates and prepares work orders, drawings, and construction plans on major projects or several smaller projects. Provides coordination and planning of major projects with other departments. Maintains records and data as required, including information and data regarding future growth and budgetary planning. Evaluates operational emergencies.

Requirements - 12 to 24 months as a Planner 1 and a combination of education, training, and experience to gain knowledge and skills equivalent to those typically possessed by a high school graduate. 


Planner 3 (PL3) 

Area of Responsibility - Develops plans, designs, resource requirements, and cost estimates for construction and maintenance projects involving: transmission, distribution, and telecommunication overhead and underground lines and facilities, generation maintenance projects and facilities, and properties and facilities projects. May also participate in the acquisition of permits and environmental requirements and coordinate required project components with other departments, customers, governmental bodies, and various external organizations. Planner 3’s responsibilities include all of the Planner 1 and Planner 2 requirements with the added responsibilities of: Manages projects that are particularly complex, critical, large, and/or sensitive. Project leader for the design and implementation of major and/or complex projects. Provides leadership, direction, training, and mentoring to staff. Interfaces with Engineering and other internal and external organizations and governmental agencies. Plans multiple strategic and/or sensitive projects which involve major governmental and regulatory agencies.

Requirements - 12 to 24 months as a Planner 2 and a Bachelor Degree in a specialized field or related field or an equivalent amount of education, training, and experience. 


Project Analyst 1 (PA1) 

Area of Responsibility - Gather documents and researches data on assigned topics, using databases, files, spreadsheets, or other sources. The PA1 may prepare analysis and recommendations based on information from internal and external sources. Support the preparation of program analyses, training and recommendations for consideration and presentation by others. The PA1 may assist in creation and maintenance of records, logs, documents, files, or databases for use in monitoring, tracking and trending program/project costs, resources, schedules, and status for management. Supports presentations given by other analysts and supervisors. Deal regularly with information having a minor to moderate department and/or corporate impact. Use skills and experience in addressing issues with minor to moderate impact. 


Project Analyst 2 (PA2) 

Area of Responsibility - Gather documents and researches data on assigned topics, using databases, files, spreadsheets, or other sources. The PA2 may administer programs with minor departmental impact, as directed and according to established procedures and practices. May conduct training for assigned programs. Prepare analysis and recommendations based on information from internal and external sources. Works with other professionals and managers to organize and present multiple analyses in a unified structured format. Create and maintain records, logs, documents, files, or databases for use in monitoring, tracking, and trending program/project costs, resources, schedules, and status for management. Review files for completeness or accuracy. Review and update reports, documents or correspondence. Coordinate preparation of presentation materials. Support presentations given by other analysts and supervisors. Uses highly developed skills and experience, and occasionally exercises judgment, in addressing issues. 


Project Analyst 3 (PA3) 

Area of Responsibility - Gather documents, analyzes, and draws conclusions on complex data and information after considering alternatives through independent research and analysis. Act as key resource or consultant to department and division management, customers, and client organization on specific project, program, functional, or strategic issues with moderate to broad impact where subject matter expertise goes beyond established procedures and practices and requires analysis and decision making. Develop and may conduct training for assigned programs. As an independent analyst or in a lead capacity, plan, develop, and coordinate the design and implementation of mid to large-sized projects or a component of these projects. The PA3 may manage a key program or project component in support of overall functional or project initiatives. Prepare detailed and complex analysis and recommendations in support of major program, project, or business unit and corporate goals after careful consideration of several alternatives developed from independent internal and external research in support of key programs, projects, contracts, or business unit goals. Develop recommendations in support of key strategic initiatives. Develops and makes presentations to department and business unit management, customers, and other interested parties. The PA3 may provide functional direction to others. 


Project Manager 1 (PM1) 

Area of Responsibility - This position will report functionally to the Manager of Construction Management. Typical responsibilities include managing the construction phase of substation construction projects, long term planning of construction projects with accountability for cost, schedule, quality, safety, and systems integrity with minimal direction, continual change, and under time constraints. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision, and to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. 

Requirements/Experience - The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This position requires strong technical and administrative knowledge of Substation Construction or a minimum of five years’ experience in Project Management in related fields. This individual must possess strong Project Management skills and is required to identify needs, determine scope of work/objectives, develop project plans, establish work priorities, and produce timely, cost effective projects that support business unit needs. This individual must possess strong computer skills with applications such as MS Project, Excel, Word, etc. Candidates for this classification are subject to the review and approval of Edison’s Manager of Construction Management or his designee. 


Project Manager 2 (PM2) 

Area of Responsibility - This position will report functionally to the Manager of Construction Management. Typical responsibilities require managing the construction phase of Multiple substation construction projects, long term planning of construction projects with accountability for cost, schedule, quality, safety, and systems integrity with minimal direction, continual change, and under time constraints. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision, and to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. 

Requirements/Experience - The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This position requires strong technical and administrative knowledge of Substation Construction or a minimum of ten years’ experience in Project Management in related fields. This individual must possess strong Project Management skills and is required to identify needs, determine scope of work/objectives, develop project plans, establish work priorities, and produce timely, cost effective projects that support business unit needs. This individual must possess strong computer skills with applications such as MS Project, Excel, Word, etc. Candidates for this classification are subject to the review and approval of Edison’s Manager of Construction Management or his designee. 


Project Manager 3 (PM3) 

Area of Responsibility - This position will report functionally to the Manager of Construction Management. Typical responsibilities require managing the construction phase of Multiple substation construction projects, long term planning of construction projects with accountability for cost, schedule, quality, safety, and systems integrity with minimal direction, continual change, and under time constraints. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to work with minimal supervision, and to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. 

Requirements/Experience - The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. This position requires strong technical and administrative knowledge of Substation Construction or a minimum of five years’ experience in engineering, construction, or the operation of electrical facilities. This individual must possess strong Project Management skills and is required to identify needs, determine scope of work/objectives, develop project plans, establish work priorities, and produce timely, cost effective projects that support business unit needs. This individual must possess strong computer skills with applications such as MS Project, Excel, Word, etc. Candidates for this classification are subject to the review and approval of Edison’s Manager of Construction Management or his designee. 


Quality Specialist 1 (QS1) 

Area of Responsibility - Position will report functionally to the Manager of Quality Management or a Quality Management Lead as an extension of their team. This individual performs QC inspections and audits on assigned substation construction projects in accordance with established standards, plans, and procedures.

Requirements/Experience - Minimum of 5 years of experience directly related to inspection of the substation construction work to be performed. Typically, the candidate will have "Journeyman" experience in the field or equivalent experience. The QS1 must possess a working knowledge of all standards and procedures related to the inspection of the work. Strong written and oral communication skills and basic computer skills required. This is an entry level position into a Quality Control Management position.  


Quality Specialist 2 (QS2) 

Area of Responsibility - Position will report functionally to the Manager of Quality Management as an extension of their team. This individual performs QC inspections and audits for multiple disciplines on substation construction projects. They develop new or improved methods for the analysis, interpretation and/or acceptance of existing construction methods and standards. 

Requirements/Experience - Minimum of 5 years of experience in overall Quality Management with direct responsibility for inspection of the discipline or disciplines required. Direct experience at the foreman level or above in the trades to be inspected or equivalent experience and education in a directly related field, Engineering, or extensive expertise in a specialty field directly related to the Quality Management required. Strong written and oral communications and computer skills required. 


Quality Specialist 3 (QS3) 

Area of Responsibility - Position will report functionally to the Manager of Quality Management as an extension of their team. This individual will assist in the development and implementation of new standards, procedures, manuals, and help coordinate QAlQC functions. The QS3, as assigned, will act as a Lead to manage multiple Quality Specialists assigned to various substation construction projects. The QS3 may be required to represent SC&M in both internal and external reviews of Quality Management processes and procedures. 

Requirements/Experience - This position has the same Requirements/Experience as a Quality Specialist 2 plus recognized experience in a specific area of Quality Management and/or overall strong knowledge of quality management services. The QS3 must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and strong computer skills. Must be able to establish, interpret, and evaluate Quality Management standards and procedures. Thorough knowledge of inspection theory, technologies and methods associated with Substation Construction. 

 

Technical Aide (TA) 

Area of Responsibility - This is an entry level position that provides limited technical support to Edison's Construction Management group and/or provides and evaluates on-the-job training for Planners. In this position, an individual may only work in the field under the supervision of a qualified individual. When this classification is utilized for potential Planner training, the individual performing this work is required to have a written evaluation performed every thirty (30) days by his/her Field Operations Supervisor. Evaluations shall be reviewed and approved by the Manager of Construction Management or his designee. When this classification is utilized for potential Site Representative/Planner training, the individual performing this work should progress to the Limited Site Representative/Planner 1 classification. 

Requirements / Experience Level - This position shall only be assigned when workload demands warrant additional qualified personnel and the pool of fully qualified individuals has been depleted. Individuals assigned to this classification must demonstrate a basic knowledge and understanding of substation construction and the construction management skills and initiative necessary to learn the duties of a Site Representative/Planner. The Field Operations Supervisor shall have overall responsibility for providing, coordinating, and documenting all training for assigned individuals. Edison's Manager of Construction Management may elect to sponsor/support such training by providing on-the-job training opportunities where and when he deems appropriate. 

Getting Technical Aide Acquainted with position - 6 to 12 months: Works closely with supervision, Project Managers, and other Planners, primarily in a Planner support role, working towards obtaining new skills and experiences such as: · collecting computer equipment and software · attending meetings and job-walks · writing draft construction plans · verification and release of material · acquiring temporary facilities for Site Representative · obtaining IT access to SAP (PREQS,), Cyberdocs, etc. · learning the responsibilities of a Planner and Site Representative · order drawings, panels, site facilities. 


Technical Specialist 1 (TS1) 

General description - Typically possesses 3-5 years’ experience in the field performing analysis or five or more years’ experience performing related functions requiring specialized training and education. The candidate must understand electrical drawings and electrical equipment as it applies to substations. The candidate builds turnover documentation in hard copy and in electronic forms and maintains them in a documentation library. The candidate also may present turnover packages to TSS, SCE test, and SCE maintenance for training purposes and/or to transfer information of the commissioning process and what is contained in the turnover books. The candidate resolves technical problems with documentation in order to obtain a successful approval of commissioning books which include component testing [book 2], system testing [book 2.5], and in-service testing data [book 3]. Participates and reviews operations MOVE and SWITCHING ORDERS associated with the commissioning process in to obtain a successful turnover. Maintains the FFCT /NCR data base and distributes the contents routinely. Monitors and evaluates the factory acceptance or FAT testing at the rack fabrication facilities. Inputs and adds the quality controls data [book 1] into the FFCT at the completion of commissioning. May resolve technical problems and documentation problems with vendors during the commissioning process. Develop standard station instructions (SSIs) for new substations or major additions to existing substations. Duties includes documentation of substation electrical components, such as protective relays, circuit breakers, capacitor banks, CCVTs, lightening arresters, TRVs, transformers, wave traps, line tuners, reactors, station light & power, auxiliary equipment, batteries & DC systems, HMI, MEER equipment, environmental & safety hazards, notification information. Must understand electrical drawings and electrical equipment as it applies to substations. Manages the SSI documentation in hard copy and in electronic forms and maintains them in the SDMS library. Participates and reviews operations for switching orders and the Move Program. Assist Startup Group, contract test, SCE test & maintenance personnel in equipment releases for switching center jurisdiction, programming equipment outages, energizing new equipment, how in-servicing relays will be accomplished, and review switching procedures for the associated outages. 

Area of Responsibility - Perform routine or repetitive analysis and develops recommendations which address customer and/or Company problems/issues that require broad technical knowledge to resolve. Assignments would normally be limited to equipment or operational related issues. May follow prescribed course of action or develop own course of action for unique issues. 

Education/Certificates/Licenses - A Bachelor Degree in specialized field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Specialized education or certification may be required. 


Technical Specialist 2 (TS2) 

General description - Typically possesses 5-8 years’ experience in the field performing analysis or five or more years’ experience performing related functions requiring specialized training and education. The candidate must understand electrical drawings and electrical equipment as it applies to substations. The candidate builds turnover documentation in hard copy and in electronic forms and maintains them in a documentation library. The candidate also may present turnover packages to TSS, SCE test, and SCE maintenance for training purposes and/or to transfer information of the commissioning process and what is contained in the turnover books. The candidate resolves technical problems with documentation in order to obtain a successful approval of commissioning books which include component testing [book 2], system testing [book 2.5], and in-service testing data [book 3]. Participates and reviews operations MOVE and SWITCHING ORDERS associated with the commissioning process in to obtain a successful turnover. Maintains the FFCT /NCR data base and distributes the contents routinely. Monitor and evaluate the factory acceptance or FAT testing at the rack fabrication facilities. Input and add the quality controls data [book 1] into the FFCT at the completion of commissioning. May resolve technical problems and documentation problems with vendors during the commissioning process. Develop standard station instructions (SSIs) for new substations or major additions to existing substations. Duties includes documentation of substation electrical components, such as protective relays, circuit breakers, capacitor banks, CCVTs, lightening arresters, TRVs, transformers, wave traps, line tuners, reactors, station light & power, auxiliary equipment, batteries & DC systems, HMI, MEER equipment, environmental & safety hazards, notification information. Must understand electrical drawings and electrical equipment as it applies to substations. Manages the SSI documentation in hard copy and in electronic forms and maintains them in the SDMS library. Participates and reviews operations for switching orders and the Move Program. Assist Startup Group, contract test, SCE test & maintenance personnel in equipment releases for switching center jurisdiction, programming equipment outages, energizing new equipment, how in-servicing relays will be accomplished, and review switching procedures for the associated outages. 

Area of Responsibility - Performs routine or repetitive analysis and develops recommendations which address customer and/or Company problems/issues that require broad technical knowledge to resolve. Assignments would normally be limited to equipment or operational related issues. May follow prescribed course of action or develop own course of action for unique issues. 

Education/Certificates/Licenses -  A Bachelor Degree in specialized field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Specialized education or certification may be required. 


Technical Specialist 3 (TS3) 

General description - Typically possesses 8 -10 years’ experience in the field performing analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations. The candidate must understand electrical drawings and electrical equipment as it applies to substations. The candidate builds turnover documentation in hard copy and in electronic forms and maintains them in a documentation library. The candidate also may present turnover packages to TSS, SCE test, and SCE maintenance for training purposes and/or to transfer information of the commissioning process and what is contained in the turnover books. The candidate resolves technical problems with documentation in order to obtain a successful approval of commissioning books which include component testing [book 2], system testing [book 2.5], and in-service testing data [book 3]. Participates and reviews operations MOVE and SWITCHING ORDERS associated with the commissioning process in to obtain a successful turnover. Maintains the FFCT /NCR data base and distributes the contents routinely. Monitors and evaluates the factory acceptance or FAT testing at the rack fabrication facilities. Inputs and adds the quality controls data [book 1] into the FFCT at the completion of commissioning. The TS3 may resolve technical problems and documentation problems with vendors during the commissioning process. Develop standard station instructions (SSIs) for new substations or major additions to existing substations. Duties includes documentation of substation electrical components, such as protective relays, circuit breakers, capacitor banks, CCVTs, lightening arresters, TRVs, transformers, wave traps, line tuners, reactors, station light & power, auxiliary equipment, batteries & DC systems, HMI, MEER equipment, environmental & safety hazards, notification information. Must understand electrical drawings and electrical equipment as it applies to substations. Manages the SSI documentation in hard copy and in electronic forms and maintains them in the SDMS library. Participates and reviews operations for switching orders and the Move Program. Assist Startup Group, contract test, SCE test & maintenance personnel in equipment releases for switching center jurisdiction, programming equipment outages, energizing new equipment, how in-servicing relays will be accomplished, and review switching procedures for the associated outages. 

Area of Responsibility - Performs in-depth analysis, develops recommendations, and may provide consulting to address customer and/or Company problems/issues which cross organizational boundaries and require thorough technical knowledge to resolve. Leads a team or participates as a team member during implementation of specialized technical projects. The TS3 provides consultative services on an as-needed basis to department and division management, customers, and client organizations on specialized technical issues and provides technical analysis and recommendations, after considering various alternatives, which typically have a moderate impact at the department and/or organizational level. 

Education/Certificates/Licenses - A Bachelor Degree in specialized field or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Specialized education or certification may be required.