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Southern California Edison Senior Transmission and Distribution Engineer [HYBRID] in Westminster, California

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Senior Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Engineer at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow.SCE’s T&D organization is looking for a Senior Engineer to join the Grid Technology Innovation team. In this job, you’ll make significant contributions towards realizing corporate goals, which can ultimately enable California’s ambitious clean energy vision. This position offers the possibility for the Senior Engineer 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. Asthe Senior 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 Demonstrations.

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

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

  • Engage with key decision makers and influencers, field personnel, and vendors, with the goal of building lasting mutually beneficial relationships.

  • Provide domainexpertise, guidance, and training to the T&D Demos team.

  • Recommend new and alternative technologies, systems, and equipment to address issues facing SCE.

  • 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 a 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.

  • Build consensus among key stakeholders through regular interactions with other middle managers and engineering staff.

  • Ensure effective knowledge transfer / lessons learned from demonstration projects into production systems.

  • Present findings and recommendations to management and stakeholders on viability of technologies and their impacts on SCE systems.

  • Actively participate and provide subject matter expertise to 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 fantastic opportunity to apply engineering principles for industry leading system solutions in the following areas:

  • Overhead and Underground Structures

  • Protection Engineering

  • Distribution Apparatus

  • Distribution Automation

  • Wireless Communications

  • Hardware in the Loop Testing

  • Cybersecurity

  • Augmented/Assisted/Virtual Reality

  • Machine Learning

  • Laboratory Demonstrations and Simulations

  • Field Demonstrations and Pilots


The essentials

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • Three years of software engineering experience with emphasis on Machine Learning

  • Seven years of overall engineering experience

The preferred

  • Master’s degree in related technical field

  • Ten years of overall engineering experience

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) License

  • Familiarity with SCE system protection practices, philosophies, and standards

  • Familiarity with SCE distribution design standards

  • Familiarity with cybersecurity principles

  • Familiarity with Hardware in the Loop testing and modeling

  • Hands-on experience with T&D related system and device testing

You should know…

  • Work mode: Effective January 2022, 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 Resources ( 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. We invite you to visit our Testing Information page for further information and to access information guides. For information guides, please reference test 8203. Candidates who have previously passed this assessment, in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

  • Relocation does not apply to 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.