Southern California Edison Substation Engineer in Pomona, California

Job Description


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About Transmission and Distribution

Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organization (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’s5 million customer accounts.

Position Overview:

Highly-motivated; likes challenge; collaborative; committed to delivering high quality work… Did we describe you? Read on…

Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric utilities. We are an industry leader that is designing new and innovative ways to meet our customer’s needs. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who enjoy the challenge of working on key industry changing projects. We need your good ideas and your contributions to remain a leader in this industry.

Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organization (T & D) is responsible for planning, engineering, constructing, operating, and maintaining transmission and distribution facilities throughout the 50,000-square-mile territory.

The Substation Engineer will work with Substation Projects – Eastern Team, within Substation Projects Engineering group in Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Transmission & Distribution Organization. The successful candidate for this position is responsible for the engineering and design of substation electrical facilities, acting as a Responsible Engineer for complex substation projects (infrastructure replacement, distribution/load growth and/or bulk power), and resolving technical issues associated with substation engineering.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Engineering and Design of substation electrical facilities while acting as the Responsible Engineer for all voltage levels (up to 500kV) substation projects and resolving technical issues associated with substation engineering.

  • Develops preliminary scope of work based on project summary/description provided from sponsors.

  • Schedules/Conducts pre-engineering job walk meetings with stakeholders (Construction, Maintenance, Operations, IT, Telecomm, Field Engineering, Test, etc.).

  • Creates/Reviews/Approves/Publishes pre-engineering job walk meeting minutes.

  • Creates/Reviews/Approves/Publishes design specification documents.

  • Ensures assigned projects are meeting scope, schedule, cost and CDM issue dates.

  • Orders major equipment in a timely manner to meet material want dates.

  • Manage various in-house design projects by providing technical engineering and design support to the design team as well as providing training and directions.

  • Manages various engineering contractors and working with those contractors to ensure consistency and quality of design, delivery milestone dates, and cost.

  • Reviews/Evaluates/Approves engineering contractor design cost estimates on direct award and/or competitive bidding projects.

  • Participate in the mentoring and training of new engineers as required to help develop the technical expertise of the Substation Projects group.

  • Reviews/Approve PReqs, change orders and service sheets through Ariba.

  • Provides technical support to field personnel and other internal/external stakeholders and project related team members as required.

  • Provides engineering support for on-ongoing operational needs to support service reliability and meet other related compliance requirements such as emergent projects and/or stakeholders ‘ request and emergencies as well as North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance and reporting.

  • Coordinating with multiple disciplines to determine scope and cost for interconnecting generators and large customer load to the SCE grid.

  • Providing scope for substation elements of interconnection and method of service studies.

  • Creating and maintaining a safety conscious work environment by leading and influencing others to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Working knowledge of AutoCad


Minimal Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.

  • Seven (7) or more years of engineering experience

  • Five (5) or more years of experience in substation engineering and design

  • A valid U.S. Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering (MSEE)

  • Professional Engineer License (P.E.) in State of California


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

  • Must be willing to travel to site locations with personal or company vehicle.

Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of approximately 15 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.