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Southern California Edison Data Scientist (Advisor) in Irvine, California

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Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Data Scientist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll work in our Reliability Operations Center and will be responsible for enhanced troubleshooting and utilizing analytics to proactively diagnose issues and electrical events on the grid. You will help drive the Transmission & Distribution (T&D) organization’s reliability performance through multiple efforts including the development and implementation of equipment pre-failure detection methods, identifying energized downed wire, single-phase fault conditions, and providing real-time support by utilizing Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) data along with other real-time tools. You will be using and developing tools and techniques such as statistical algorithms, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data mining applied to electric system operations of which there is no industry precedence. As a Data Scientist , your work will help power our planet, reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner air for everyone. Are you ready to take on the challenge to help us build the future?

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

  • Develop and operationalize enhanced methods to more accurately detect problems and locate faults using existing and new technology where there is no industry precedent. This requires advanced data science, statistics, and application development skills.

  • Analyze the performance of the distribution system in real time, as well as post-event analysis using unconventional methods and applications. Using engineering judgment during high consequence events, provide operational personnel with information necessary to improve response, troubleshooting, and restoration times, while maintaining safety to workers and the public.

  • Work with stakeholders to understand business problems, goals and objectives, translate them into data science use cases and appropriately prioritize. Work closely with operations, engineering and technology teams to develop solutions to data-intensive business problems.

  • Train end users on enhanced methods to accurately detect problem to ensure quicker diagnostics when issues occur at customer premise.

  • Improve or establish methods to capture outage data and develop new operational techniques into requirements for future software systems.


The essentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree in STEM or related discipline.

  • Seven or more years of work experience in data analytics.

The preferred

  • Graduate Degree in a STEM field.

  • Work experience in electric system engineering or power system control fields.

  • Experience interpreting advanced analytical data and making recommendations based on their outcome.

  • Three years of experience working with applications such as: Outage Management Systems (OMS), Energy Management System (EMS), Distribution Management System (DMS), Network Management System for AMI meters.

  • Experience applying innovative solutions based on data mining analytics.

  • Professional Engineering License.

You should know …

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page ( to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, the hiring process, and more!

  • Ability to work flexible hours to support operational needs.

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

  • 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. Please access our Information Guides ( to reference test(s): Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles (Test 8203). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

About SCE

The people at SCE don't just keep the lights on. Our mission is so much bigger. We’re fueling the kind of innovation that’s changing an entire industry, and quite possibly the planet. Join us and create a future with cleaner energy, while providing our customers with the safety and reliability they demand. At SCE, you’ll have a chance to grow personally and professionally, making a real impact in Southern California and around the world.

At SCE, we celebrate our differences. We are 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.

We are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodations at (833) 343-0727.