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Southern California Edison Engineer 3 [HYBRID] in Pomona, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution!

The Engineer 3 for the Southeast Distribution Generation Interconnection (DGI) team in Asset Strategy and Planning (ASP) is responsible for the technical analysis related to the interconnection of generation to the SCE Distribution System under the Rule 21 Tariff and Wholesale Distribution Access (WDAT) Tariff. The analyses to connect DERs to the SCE Distribution grid include performing studies to identify interconnection facilities and/or Distribution Upgrades necessary to connect these resources safely and reliably. The scope that is identified by the engineers can include but are not limited to new distribution circuits, service transformer upgrades, secondary cable upgrades. Additionally, the Engineer 3 is also responsible for distribution-related activities, such as support for strategic objectives and participation in related regulatory activities (e.g., General Rate Case, Rule 21 changes, etc.) with internal and external stakeholders.

The Engineer 3 will lead the various activities to support the studies required to interconnect the DERs, which include Fast Track Evaluations, Independent, Facilities and Cluster Studies and any other related efforts associated with meeting Tariff requirements. The Engineer 3 will also lead efforts in evolving tools and developing new processes, such as adopting SCE Grid Modernization initiatives into the distribution planning process as may be directed by the manager.

The Engineer 3 may also provide guidance to newer engineers in the group and may be responsible on activities related to collaboration with various stakeholders internal and external to SCE. This can include representing the company needs at the local government agencies, CEC and CPUC, and may serve as an expert witness, as needed. The Engineer 3 will be responsible for ensuring accuracy of the studies performed and to ensure the accuracy of the publication of reports associated with the generation interconnection studies.

A day in the life - Get ready to think big, work smart and shine bright!

  • Perform the required technical analysis and ensure studies are performed satisfactorily with sound technical recommendations

  • Develop distribution scope and projects for all levels of complexity, including licensing support to interconnect distributed energy resources safely and reliably

  • Work in close collaboration with various internal departments such as Asset Strategy and Planning, T&D, Engineering, System Operations, Grid Interconnection and Contract Development, Major Project Organization, Regulatory Policy and Affairs, Public Affairs, Real Estate, Telecomm, Finance, and Law

  • Coordinate distribution support of corporate objectives, such as the Wildfire Mitigation Plan, Pathway 2045, Transportation Electrification, and other strategic assessments and implementation

  • Serve as a company expert witness advocating the Company’s position at the CPUC on issues dealing with distribution generation interconnections as may be directed by manager


The Essentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Five to seven years of engineering experience

The Preferred

  • Five to seven years as an Engineer or Power System Planner in an electric utility or power industry with Transmission and/or Distribution electric system modeling or system planning focused experience

  • 5 to 7 years of experience using Engineering Software power system analysis platforms, data inputs, and study outputs

  • Experience identifying business problems and solutions to address identified problems related to data controls and management

  • Strong communication and writing skills with the ability to communicate complicated technical issues in a succinct manner

  • Experience with power system transmission or distribution analysis tools, such as PowerWorld, PSLF, EMS, CYME, CAPE, ReGrid, and MDI or other similar software

  • Ability to interface effectively and collaborate with clients, peers, project personnel, and all levels of management enterprise-wide to develop solutions and ensure stakeholder buy-in

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power

  • CA Professional Engineering License in Electrical Engineering

You Should Know:

  • Work Mode: When a return-to-office date has been determined, this position’s work mode is hybrid. The employee will report to an SCE facility for a set number of days with the option to work remotely on the remaining days. Unless otherwise noted, employees are required to reside in the state of California. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • This position has been identified as a NERC/CIP impacted position - Prior to being hired, the successful candidate must pass a Personnel Risk Assessment (PRA) or Background Investigation. Once hired, the candidate must complete specified training prior to gaining un-escorted access to assigned work location and performing necessary job duties

  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. We invite you to visit our Candidate Resource page ( for further information and to access information guides. For information guides, please reference test #8203. Candidates who have previously passed this assessment, in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position

  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work directly as employees for any employer in the United States without visa sponsorship

  • We offer a fantastic 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

About Southern California Edison:

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