Fire Scientist/Behaviorist

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About Business Resiliency
Business Resiliency reports through the Safety, Security & Business Resiliency organization and is responsible for assuring that appropriate plans, strategies, and governance structures are in place to enable the company to effectively respond to and recover from events that impact the company, employees, customers, and the communities we serve.
Position Overview:
The Fire Scientist/Behaviorist will function as the technical expert in support of wildfire prevention, mitigation and response efforts for SCE. Responsible for leading a cross functional team to develop and refine sophisticated predictive modeling capabilities for wildfire ignition, growth and behavior. The position will work with State Agencies to define industry standards, policies/practices and conduct/publish research in the fire science field to help advance the industry and SCE technical capabilities to monitor, prepare for and respond to wildfires.
Typical Responsibilities:
Leads and provides subject matter expertise for cross functional teams (internal/external) to include IOUs, university and fire agencies partners to develop advanced predictive modeling capabilities for wildfire ignition and behavior
Provides expert knowledge for the development/implementation of procedures, technical tools and models for wildfire mitigation.
Collaborate with meteorology team to develop state of the art situational awareness products and tools, including advanced fire weather forecasting products and models.
Provides expert advice in driving decisions related to strategy development that informs fire preparedness and response, science and technology investment operational response postures and plans.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors or Master's degree in fire science, forest/fire ecology, forestry engineering, meteorology, atmospheric sciences or related technical discipline.
15 years of experience in fire management, electric field, weather forecasting and statistical analysis.
Experience and broad knowledge of regulatory policies, methods and practices necessary to perform complex assignments.
Demonstrates a broad understanding of how extreme weather events may affect an electric utility.
Desired Qualifications
Graduate degree in fire science, forest/fire ecology, forestry engineering, meteorology, atmospheric sciences or related technical discipline.
Demonstrated experience in modeling active fires and communicating on impacts.
Demonstrated experience in electric system construction, protection and restoration
Extensive knowledge of fire suppression and fire behavior
Demonstrated experience using SAS, R or other tools for statistical analysis/forecasting
Demonstrated experience preparing findings and presenting complex technical information to technical and non-technical audiences.
Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship.
Position will require traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory and other locations within California as needed.
Relocation may apply to this position
Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, 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. Join the utility leader that is safely delivering reliable, affordable electricity to our customers for over 125 years.
SCE is 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. LI-JS1

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