Southern California Edison Substation Apparatus Engineer (ENG2) in Pomona, California

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AboutTransmission and Distribution

Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organizational Unit (T & D) is responsible for planning, engineering, constructing, operating, and maintaining transmission and distribution facilities throughout the 50,000-square-mile territory. T&D is the steward of roughly $19 billion in assets that safely and reliably deliver electricity to 14 million residents via SCE’s 5 million customer accounts.

Position overview:

This position is for an Substation Apparatus Engineer in the Substation Apparatus Engineering – Reactive Devices and FACTS Group. This group leads special apparatus projects, which include static VAR compensators (SVC), series capacitors, synchronous condensers, and gas insulated switchgear (GIS), as well as shunt capacitors, grounding, arresters, and other substation equipment. Apparatus engineers provide technical leadership at all stages of these projects from specification, qualification, bid evaluation, project execution, acceptance, and on-going support for operations and maintenance through the equipment lifetime. In addition, the FACTS group executes, reviews, and supports a variety of modeling and simulation studies to ensure adequate grounding, insulation coordination, TRV withstand, control settings, and other investigations as needed.

This Engineer 2 will support the Reactive Devices and FACTS group with a particular technical emphasis on grounding, electromagnetic transient studies, and SVC systems. The successful candidate will develop technical analysis through models, system studies, and collaboration with other subject matter experts, while visiting substations, attending factory tests and audits, working closely with substation personnel, and otherwise supporting practical application of apparatus, projects, and analysis.

Substation Apparatus Engineering is in the Engineering & Technical Services (E&TS) Group within Southern California Edison (SCE)'s Transmission & Distribution Business Unit (TDBU).

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Managing various new, existing,and pilot projects and studies as the primary responsible apparatus engineerand supporting other projects, engineers, and initiatives as a subject matterexpert.

  • Working with stakeholdersthroughout SCE to understand system needs, concerns, training, and interfacerequirements.

  • Performing power systems transientanalysis and grounding studies.

  • Reviewing internal/externalstudies and manufacturer test reports.

  • Maintaining internal documentationand standards

  • Developing technical capability onexisting and alternate products by staying current with industry advancements,working with suppliers, applying industry standards, and utilizing technicalresources.

  • Responding to emergentfield issues and requests for information on equipment, grounding, and FACTS projects.

  • Resolving issuesrelated to projects, equipment installation, and equipment maintenance.

  • Supportingmanufacturing facility qualification and/or audit processes and documenting thefindings and recommendations.

  • Witnessing factory andsite acceptance testing activities.

  • Leveraging external consultants asneeded to support projects and investigations.

  • Performs other dutiesand responsibilities as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related technical discipline.

  • Four or more years of engineering and/or technical supportexperience

  • Power system industry experience with an electric utility company,consultant, or vendor.

  • Must have valid Drivers License

Desired qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in the areas of power systems studies,electromagnetic transient program studies, or grounding studies.

  • Hands-on experience withIED relays, control systems, and/or human machine interface (HMI) is preferred.


  • Candidates for this position must be legally authorizedto work directly as employees for any employer in the United Stateswithout visa sponsorship.

  • Mustbe willing to travel to various project site locations including

  • Relocation may apply to this position

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

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 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.

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired - TTY).

Southern California Edison is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

Title: Substation Apparatus Engineer (ENG2)

Location: US-CA-Pomona

Requisition ID: 71018769