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5 Aug 2022

Full-Time Aviation Services Specialist (#22-63233)

San Diego Gas & Electric – Posted by ktrautmann San Diego, California, United States

Job Description

SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The company is committed to creating a sustainable future by providing its electricity from renewable sources; modernizing natural gas pipelines; accelerating the adoption of electric vehicles; supporting numerous non-profit partners; and, investing in innovative technologies to ensure the reliable operation of the region’s infrastructure for generations to come. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).

Our highly trained and responsive employees with their diverse skills, talents and ideas are the reason we can deliver on our commitment and are building America’s best energy company. They are also the reason why we have been recognized with the industry’s most coveted awards. Our employees undertake challenging work, and receive highly competitive compensation and benefits. As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re always searching for talented and bright people to join our team. After all, it takes the best to build the best. Learn more about benefits HERE.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of SDG&E. Empowering our employees to be their whole selves at work is our competitive advantage. This is where new ideas come from and meaningful collaboration gets an authentic start. By bringing together people with different perspectives, diverse backgrounds and real commitment to their own individuality, we have built a stronger business. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion HERE.

For more information, visit or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.


Primary Purpose:


Provides aviation support for daily flight operations, including flight scheduling, flight monitoring, and dispatching.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs flight monitoring to track contractor aircrews working with company crews. Relays relevant information to pilots, such as restricted space, altitude awareness, and other aircraft in the area. Reconciles flight details and information in database. May track company employees working in remote locations. Responds to emergency situations as needed. Schedules requested flights (internal and external) with contracted aircrews. Ensures restricted airspace requests are handled in a timely manner. Informs necessary personnel of any issues that may arise when scheduling flights or with restricted airspace requests.
  • Responds to on-call issues and dispatches contractor crews for trouble incidents. Dispatches crews during fire season; acts as a liaison to the local fire departments. Ensures aircraft is prepared if/when dispatched for fire-related incidents, including securing equipment and gear, and ensuring crews have access. Monitors flights with the aircrane. Acts as the liaison and coordinates approval from/with the local water authorities. Contacts local military or law enforcement agencies as a courtesy notification for flights near military bases or border.
  • Prepares files for flight monitoring system updates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned (no more than 5% of duties).

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 2+ years – Relevant experience.
  • Must have strong organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work under stressful situations.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Relevant field.
  • Experience in aviation.
  • Experience with fire crews, dispatch, emergency response.
  • Experience with radio equipment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word. Ability to work in and analyze Google Maps is desired.

Other Qualifications:

  • Must be able to work on-call weekends and holidays.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

How to Apply


Job Types: Full-Time.


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