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Protection Engineer 1 [HYBRID]

Protection Engineer 1 [HYBRID]

locationPomona, CA, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/17/2024
Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become aProtection Engineer 1within Southern California Edison's (SCE) Transmission & Distribution Organizational Unit and build a better tomorrow. This position will work with other engineers to resolve various technical issues or problems.

As aProtection Engineer 1, 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!

  • Review and analyze daily relay operations for determining correct operation or mis-operation in responding to an electrical system disturbance or anomalies. Make appropriate recommendation/resolution for mitigation to Operations, and report to both internal/external Edison organizations.
  • Perform system studies, provide protection requirements for design, review and sign off one-line, elementary, logic diagrams and work with other discipline, to support sub transmission and distribution substation expansion, automation and infrastructure replacement projects.
  • Gather and evaluate line data of transmission, sub-transmission, distribution systems, transformer test data, generator data, etc.
  • Model systems on appropriate software tool, such as CAPE, perform short circuit studies, and protection coordination studies necessary for completing relay settings, perform relay settings, prepare protection summary, coordinate relay settings with neighboring utilities.
  • Issue Substation Relays and field Auto recloser settings (GE, SEL and Electromagnetic) via ASPEN relay database to the field, support Test technicians in-servicing or commissioning relay settings, review/approve returned as-left relay setting files and communicate with Test technicians for making revisions/changes to relay settings as necessary.
  • Drive, Support and Contribute to innovative projects/initiatives such as Protection impact studies due to Distributed Energy Resources (Micro grid, Battery Storage, etc.,), Downed Conductor detection, Arc flash fault duties and Grid Modernization efforts.
  • Ability to analyze information, perform engineering assessments and evaluations and provide reports and recommendations to internal clients and project team members.
  • Analyze post-fault event using historical data such as DFR traces, digital relay records, or related data.
  • Assist Testing, perform report writing and presentation of findings to technical and non- technical staff/customers.

The essentials

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Valid CA Driver's License.

The preferred

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power option.
  • Typically possesses zero to two years of experience in a Utility Electrical engineering environment.
  • Possesses good communication skills, oral and written, applied to customer focus in support of appropriate identification of, and response to, client business needs.
  • Must display strong ethics, influence and negotiation, leadership, interpersonal skills, communication, and the ability to effectively manage stress and engage in continuous learning.
  • Experience working on cross-functional project teams comprised of engineers from other disciplines, project managers, analysts, and other internal/external groups.
  • Experience using application software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Project.
  • Experience in effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

You should know

Work Modes

  • This position’s work mode ishybrid.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 ourCandidate Resourcepage to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, hiring process, and more!
  • 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.

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.