Dirk McConnell is the District Manager of the Santa Ana District in the Transmission and Distribution (T&D) organization at Southern California Edison (SCE). In that role he is responsible for electrical and civil design, construction, maintenance and inspection of the overhead and underground electric distribution system in Orange County.
Previously, Dirk was the Operations Supervisor and District Manager in the Saddleback District, responsible for leading the 9 electrical crews to safely install more underground cable in a single year than any other district, over 100 miles. He began his career at SCE in 1984 and has held a variety of construction, supervisory, and management positions in the Transmission and Distribution Organization including Lineman, Foreman, Troubleman, and Field Supervisor.
Dirk was raised in the trade, with his father progressing in his career from Lineman to Operations Supervisor, and an uncle working as a utitlity lineman. Dirk has moved between management and trade positions during his career, and has worked for over 32 different District Managers. He has experienced a variety of management styles that have made an impression on him in different ways.