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Southern California Edison Engineering Manager, System Planning Process [HYBRID] in Pomona, California

Job Description

Become an Engineering Manager, System Planning Process at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you will own and manage the annual Grid Needs Assessment (GNA) and Distribution Deferral Opportunities Report (DDOR) Program on behalf of Distribution System Planning & Strategy. In these areas, you will have a leadership role in processes that achieve the integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) into the annual distribution planning process. You will also lead or participate in other cross-organizational planning initiatives and efforts such as SCE’s annual summer readiness program and SCE’s System Planning Process Modernization (SPPM) activities.

You will be responsible for guiding, mentoring and leading a team of 6 employees including Engineers & a Project Manager, and will work in close partnership with three peer groups that are responsible for closely related portions of SCE’s annual system planning process (DSP/TSP, ICA, and data/tools teams respectively). You will meet regularly with senior management within Distribution System Planning & Strategy and will work closely with internal stakeholder groups including but not limited to strategy & policy, forecasting, energy procurement, and regulatory affairs teams. You will also interact with external agencies such as the CPUC as part of our annual GNA/DDOR processes.

As an Engineering Manager, System Planning Process , your work will be a vital part of our annual system planning process to 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!

  • Coach, mentor and provide guidance and development of goals for direct reports

  • Own and manage SCE’s annual GNA/DDOR programs

  • Align with peer groups responsible for closely related activities (DSP/TSP, ICA, data/tools) as part of SCE’s distribution system planning process

  • Interface with internal stakeholders such as strategy & policy, forecasting, energy procurement, and regulatory affairs teams to ensure GNA/DDOR program success

  • Interact with the CPUC and other external GNA/DDOR stakeholders

  • Lead or coordinate other cross-organizational planning initiatives and efforts as needed


The essentials

  • Five or more years combined experience performing, leading or supervising engineering functions

  • Experience in system planning or related engineering disciplines

The preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, equivalent, or higher

  • CA Professional Engineering License

  • Distribution engineering or distribution system planning experience

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

  • Familiarity with ongoing or recent CPUC system planning regulatory proceedings e.g. DRP, High DER

  • 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

You should know

  • This position’s work mode is hybrid . The employee will report to an SCE facility or in the field location. 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!


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email. Reference our Information Guides ( for the following test(s): Edison Leadership Workstyles (Test 8201). 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.