Southern California Edison Senior Protection Engineer in Pomona, California
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Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organizational Unit (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’s 5 million customer accounts.
The Senior Protection Engineer will be a key member of the Protection & Automation Standards & Innovation team providing technical expertise and support to Protection & Automation Engineering personnel and other internal and external stakeholders. This position provides technical leadership, consultation, and hands-on support to ensure that SCE’s protection & automation-related design standards, training and reference materials, work processes and procedures, and tools and databases are constantly evolving to meet the needs of the Protection & Automation team and key stakeholders. The Senior Protection Engineer will be expected to make significant contributions towards realizing Protection & Automation Engineering’s vision “to be an industry-recognized leader in shaping innovative protection and control solutions that facilitate the safe, reliable and affordable operation of SCE’s modernized, evolving grid.”
Lead the identification, development, and documentation of new and/or modified protection & automation-related design standards and requirements to meet emerging technical challenges on the SCE grid
Provide ad hoc technical consultation and support to help resolve novel or complex protection-related issues on the SCE grid
Develop and deliver training presentations to Protection & Automation Engineering personnel and other key SCE stakeholders
Develop and maintain SCE protection-related technical documentation and reference materials (e.g., protection philosophy documents, relay setting guidelines, relay application notes, internal work control procedures, etc.)
Administer SCE’s use of Computer Aided Protection Engineering (CAPE) software and maintain SCE’s bulk power system CAPE dataset
Represent Protection & Automation Engineering on selected pilot/demonstration project teams to drive innovation
Represent Protection & Automation Engineering on selected internal technical committees (e.g., Line & Bus Committee, Substation Standards Review Team, etc.)
Represent Protection & Automation Engineering on selected industry technical committees and working groups (e.g., WECC Relay Work Group, IEEE Power System Relaying Committee, NATF System Protection Practices Group, etc.)
Act as the single point of contact for SCE’s Claims Department following protection-related incidents on the SCE grid and provide expert witness testimony as needed
Collaborate with Grid Operations, Substation Construction & Maintenance, Telecom Engineering, and other internal partners to identify and implement process improvements
Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or related scientific/technical field
9 years of electrical engineering experience
5 years of experience working in protection engineering
Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related scientific/technical field
Licensed Professional Engineer
Project Management certification
10 years of experience working in protection engineering
Familiarity with SCE system protection practices, philosophies, and standards
Experience using ASPEN relay database, Computer Aided Protection Engineering (CAPE) software, and AutoCAD
Experience interpreting and/or designing electrical one-line, elementary, and protection logic diagrams
Familiarity with SCE substation design standards
Excellent communication, collaboration, and leadership skills
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.
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Southern California Edison, an Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, serves a population of nearly 14 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.