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

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Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Distribution Engineer 3 at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. 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 a clean energy future?

As a Distribution Engineer 3 in Grid Policy & Strategy you will be part of a team that helps modernize electric system planning and integrate DERs into system planning processes. We work on the front lines with policy makers and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to influence how California electric utilities will transform the grid to integrate DERs and to combat the increasing hazards of climate change.

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

  • Supportimplementation of CPUC requirements from Distribution Resources Plan (DRP) Proceedings

  • Ensure all compliance requirements are met with SCE’s annual Grid Needs Assessment (GNA) and Distribution Deferral Opportunity Report (DDOR) publications

  • Intake project data as an output from distribution and subtransmission plans

  • Ensure quality and necessary documentation to select traditional wireprojects for potential DER deferral

  • Maintain and modify quantitative DER deferral project prioritization worksheets

  • Negotiate proposed modifications with SDG&E and PG&E representatives

  • Calculate Location Net Benefit Analysis (LNBA) for all projects included in the GNA/DDOR

  • Influence future regulatory requirements that impact GNA/DDOR activities

  • Represent SCE as Lead Presenter at external stakeholder forums such as CPUC sponsored workshops and Request for Offer (RFO) webinars

  • Author Advice Letters for SCE’s recommended DER deferral projects

  • Coordinate with SCE internal groups on procurement activities for wires projects selected for inclusion in DER procurement processes

  • Educate non-technical internal SCE stakeholders on ISP’s planning processes, capabilities and challenges


The essentials

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering

  • Five (5) or more years of engineering experience

The preferred

  • Articulate technical topics in general terms to a non-technical audience

  • Electric system planning experience

  • Understanding of equipment installed on the electric system

  • Electric system operations experience

  • Experience with electric grid data, both recorded and real time

  • Coordinate and facilitate input across a diverse set of stakeholders

  • Drafting regulatory positions and technical reports

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.

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

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

  • Position may require local visits between SCE facilities & substations


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. For Information Guides ( , please reference test(s): Edison Individual Workstyles (Test #8203). Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

About Southern California Edison

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.