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Southern California Edison Grid Technology Innovation Engineer 3 [HYBRID] in Westminster, California

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Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Grid Technology Innovation Engineer 3 at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be a part of the Grid Technology Innovation group within SCE’s Business Planning & Technology (BP&T) organization making significant contributions towards realizing corporate goals, which can ultimately enable California’s ambitious clean energy vision. This position offers the possibility to be widely recognized as an industry subject matter expert through making well-informed recommendations on technologies, equipment, and systems that will have a long-lasting impact on reliability, efficiency, safety and cost effectiveness for SCE.

As a Grid Technology Innovation Engineer , 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!

  • Work closely with the Manager of T&D (Transmission & Distribution) Innovation (new technologies) to ideate new solutions to solve very complex challenges

  • Stay informed about new and relevant technologies to support the needs of SCE’s roadmaps and initiatives, including Wildfire Mitigation and Reimagining the Grid, which is an initiative responding to Pathway 2045, a published whitepaper.

  • Maintain and communicate awareness of industry leading methodologies for leading projects to develop new SCE standards (design, construction, Operations & Maintenance, training documentation, tools, etc.)

  • Engage with key decision makers and influencers, including national laboratories and vendors, with the goal of building lasting mutually beneficial relationships

  • Recommend new and alternative technologies, systems and equipment to address T&D issues

  • Lead and manage a range of development and small-scale implementations for T&D equipment, protection & automation systems, control systems, and communications technologies

  • Identify and resolve issues related to projects’ development and implementation success.

  • Act on SCE’s behalf to ensure that new product(s) meet SCE specifications and testing requirements

  • Partner with internal and external organizations such as IT, Cybersecurity, technical field specialists, Engineering, and vendors to specify, evaluate, test and deploy T&D technology demonstrations

  • Develop required documentation/reports/presentations in support of project execution

  • Actively participate in external groups and entities such as IEEE, IEC, and other efforts where SCE’s presence is required to drive new technologies and processes

This is a phenomenal opportunity to apply engineering principles for industry leading system solutions in any of the following areas:

  • Overhead and Underground Structures

  • Power Electronics (Hardware & Simulation)

  • DC systems

  • Protection Engineering

  • Battery Storage

  • Distribution Automation

  • Wireless Communications

  • Hardware in the Loop Testing

  • Cybersecurity

  • Augmented/Assisted/Virtual Reality

  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence

  • Laboratory Demonstrations and Simulations

  • Field Demonstrations and Pilots


The essentials

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering

  • Five or more years of engineering experience

  • Experience in the utility industry

The preferred

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) License

  • Familiarity with Hardware In the Loop Testing

  • Familiarity with system protection practices, philosophies, and standards

  • Familiarity with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

  • Leading technology projects to ensure scope, schedule and budget are met.

  • Hands-on experience with T&D related system and device testing such as relays, software and sensors etc.

  • Experience using RTDS or similar simulation software.

  • Familiarity with communication protocols such as IEC 61850

  • Strong oral and written communication/presentation skills with the ability to clearly articulate information and to effectively collaborate with a variety of technical and non-technical audiences

  • Developing and presenting effective presentations to senior leadership

  • Strong technical writing experience

You should know …

  • 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!


  • 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 tests: 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 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.