Principal Manager, Air Quality & Climate Change

  • Southern California Edison
  • Rosemead, CA, USA
  • Jun 22, 2019
Full time Air Quality Climate Change/ Resiliency Energy Energy Efficiency Environmental Science - Engineering Sustainability

Job Description

Job Description

Are you looking for a diverse team of inventors, pioneers, and problem solvers working together? Look no further.

Are you passionate about being a positive catalyst for change in air quality and climate change? See how you can work with us as we build a clean energy future. 

We want team members who want to invest their skills and intellect into something that matters—like solving one of the most meaningful issues of our time. It's what we do. Powering the planet while drastically reducing carbon emissions and creating cleaner air for everyone. You’re a critical piece of the solution. 

As we look onto building a cleaner energy future, our customer needs are also changing and as part of our Energy & Environmental Policy organization you will have an opportunity to help us support this effort. 

The Job…………

The Principal Manager, Air Quality & Climate Change will develop Air Quality and Climate change policy with a particular focus on Transportation Electrification. You will also inspire the cross-functional Southern California Edison (SCE) project teams on air and climate efforts, as well as partner engagement and direct leadership of the group. 

Detailed Things you will be doing…….

  • You will develop and advocate for air quality and climate change policies, including the role of transportation electrification (e.g., short- and long-range planning of the TE program in goods movement, light and heavy-duty vehicles, as well as transit and off-road vehicles and identification of constraints and risks).

  • You will organize, direct and lead project teams from multiple areas, comprised of personnel from Customer Service, Regulatory Policy, Integrated Planning, Government Affairs, Law, Power Supply and various departments/divisions within Transmission & Distribution to assure coordination of our change efforts/ implementation activities across the company. Provides the necessary leadership to maintain a coordinated approach.
  • Engage with external stakeholders, including regulators, environmental agencies, local government officials and non-governmental organizations.
  • You will represent SCE in organizations (at the board and committee levels) and participate in industry discussions promoting TE efforts and shaping air quality and climate change policy developments (e.g., CalETC, EEI).
  • You will identify the organizational capabilities needed to achieve our change efforts/activities, including providing extraordinary leadership and management to build an engaged and effective team.
  • You will also promote the Company’s safety culture to ensure a safe work environment.
  • We will ask you to perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Qualifications we need you to have…… 

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, environment, business management, or related degree.
  • You have 7 years experience with air quality, climate change, alternative fuels or transportation electrification policy/regulations.
  • Experience interacting and working with State or Federal environmental regulatory agencies.
  • We also want five years of experience supervising, managing, or leading groups or teams.

Other things that will set you up for success…… 

  • Master's Degree in environment, public policy, or business management.
  • 10 years of in environmental policy and/or transportation electrification experience
  • 5 years experience analyzing and interpreting regulations, legislation or policies in a public utility or other regulated environment
  • Experience with project management and leading cross-functional project teams and interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Deep understanding of public policy development,
  • A deep understanding related to legislative and/or regulatory processes, and strategies for influence.


  • You are legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.

  • We offer a 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!

  • Relocation may be offered for this position

Do you feel ready to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Join the Clean Energy Revolution at 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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