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Southern California Edison Senior Relay and Automation Specialist [HYBRID] in Pomona, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Relay and Automation Specialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be part of Test & Technology’s Relay/Automation Operations group within our Substation Construction and Maintenance (SC&M) organization. This position will play a key role in the execution of Substation infrastructure replacement and other specialty projects in Grid Resiliency and Modernization, that are essential for SCE’s delivery of safe, reliable, and clean power.As a Relay and Automation Specialist , you 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 protective relay testing procedures, requiring collaboration with equipment and software vendors, various engineering departments, substation training and field Test Technicians.

  • Provide remote and onsite technical support, guidance and training associated with the applicable test methods for protective relays and Substation Automation Systems (SAS).

  • Ensure that system protection and automation assets are tested and maintained consistently and accurately (relays, substation automation assets, HMI’s, PLC’s, etc).

  • Support the SC&M organization with developing processes and procedures that promote, safety and efficiencies during capital projects deployment in order to meet project schedules.

  • Support SC&M Regulatory Compliance Group’s Protection System Maintenance Program to meet NERC compliance requirements.

  • Work in multi-functional teams including Asset Management Strategy & Engineering, Cybersecurity, IT, and with external vendors to develop solutions to emergent challenges and support long-term strategies.

  • Provide day-to-day technical support to SC&M's field Substation Test Technicians group, Test Contractors, and substation training on issues related to protective relays, substation automation, and control equipment.

  • Develop and mentor junior staff members in the group.


The essentials

  • Five or more years of combined experience related to testing, commissioning, and or engineering of electric utility substation or distribution equipment.

  • Valid Driver’s license.

The preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher level of education in engineering or a related technical field.

  • Experience developing technical documentation.

  • Programming experience with any object-oriented programming language.

  • Knowledge of electric utility substation equipment and testing methods regarding medium and high voltage electric circuits.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, as well as good verbal and written communication/presentation skills.

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!

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

  • Position will require up to 50% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.

  • 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): (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.