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Southern California Edison Power Systems Planner 3 in Alhambra, California

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Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Power Systems Planner 3 at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you’ll be in the Grid Operations division within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Transmission & Distribution Organizational Unit (T&D). The successful candidate will provide functional leadership and operations engineering expertise on a team responsible for providing engineering support and solutions to Transmission Dispatchers, Outage Request Coordinators and Program Engineers in the Grid Control department. As a Power Systems Planner 3 , 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!

  • Performing technical studies and engineering analyses as well as developing novel engineering solutions and analyses to support real-time operations of the Grid Control Center.

  • Providing advice on technical problems related to planning and operations of the SCE transmission and sub transmission systems, including remedial action schemes, operating nomograms, and system operating limits.

  • Evaluating, developing and implementation of operating procedures that have operational impact to the Company; maintaining the Power System Load Flow databases utilized by the outage request coordinators and operating engineers.

  • Developing load rolling procedures for the sub transmission system in coordination with Distribution Engineering.

  • Representing the Company and providing engineering support at WECC meetings involving external entities. Participating in large specialized technical projects and interfacing with other utilities and CAISO on outage coordination studies, operating procedures, study results and system operating limits; reviewing and evaluating generator interconnection studies to ensure feasibility and operability of system additions for continued reliable operation of the bulk electric system.

  • Developing voltage and/or VAR schedules to be followed by generating plants connected to SCE’s transmission and sub transmission grid.

  • Maintaining a safety conscious work environment by following Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • Performing other responsibilities and duties as assigned.


The essentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Eight or more years experience conducting technical studies or performing power systems analysis.

The preferred

  1. NERC Certified System Operator.

  2. Professional Engineer License.

  3. Familiarity with SCE's System Operating Bulletins and GCC Operating Procedures.

  4. Five years or more of experience in electric system planning or operations.

You should know

  • Visit our Candidate Resource page at to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!

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

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

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.