Southern California Edison System and Substation Operator Instructor in Alhambra, California

Job Description


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About Transmission 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

The System/ Substation Operator Instructor will support Substation Training by conducting training classes for Substation System Operations. The successful candidate will report to the Manager in charge of Substation Operations Training, and will be responsible for researching, designing, and developing training courses, including lesson plans, handouts, and reference manuals.

Typical Responsibilities :

  • Developing and administering associated tests and training courses.

  • Administering the Training School functions, including record keeping, material requisitions, and purchases with input to the budgets.

  • Preparing written technical reports and participating in a team atmosphere and interacting with subordinates, peers, and management as required.

  • Support and provide subject matter expertise on special projects for the Grid Operations and Substation, Construction, and Maintenance teams.

  • Maintaining a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Staying current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • Performing other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Fiveor more years of experience working with Utility Substation System Operations.

  • Fiveor more years of experience working with Utility Substation Power System equipment.

Desired Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Instructional Design, Engineering, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

  • Experience with computer systems and software applications including Outage Management System (OMS), Energy Management Systems (EMS), Distribution Management System (DMS), Substation Document Management System (SDMS), and Substation Request Logs.

  • Three or more years of experience transferring highly technical knowledge to Grid operations and Substation, Construction, and Maintenance personnel both orally and in writing.

  • Experience managing projects of moderate complexity and managing project controls including scope, budget and timeline.

  • Experience with the with the instructional design process including designing and developing technical training courses.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project.

  • Good communications skills both written and oral.


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

  • Relocation does not apply to 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.

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.

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.