Southern California Edison NERC/CIP Compliance Specialist in Alhambra, California

Job Description


Are you looking to make a difference in your career? We’re working on smarter grids, cleaner energy and tools to help people manage energy more efficiently.

About Information Technology at SCE

The role of IT goes beyond the traditional Information Technology “service provider.” Many of the innovative ideas and projects that shape the company’s future and move SCE forward are dependent on technology. IT employees are at the heart of these projects, collaborating, designing and executing technology solutions that are transforming our industry.

Position Overview

This position is within Security & Compliance Operations within Power System Controls, Grid Services in the Information Technology department. The successful candidate must be service oriented with a sincere desire to help others, make a positive difference and enjoy problem solving in a team setting, be a high-energy contributor, maintain diplomatic relations with other groups and work well with others.

The NERC/CIP Compliance Specialist will be involved in all aspects of NERC/CIP compliance, including but not limited to, technical feasibility exception (TFE) preparation and submittal, performing asset classification and validation, electronic/physical security controls adherence, and system security management. This position will also provide project consultation, and perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Provide subject matter expertise for Security and Compliance requirements of SCADA systems during Project Design and Implementation phase and evaluation of POC results

  • Provide consultation to peers, PSC Management team, IT support teams, and IT leadership team regarding short-term and long-term Security and Compliance requirements in support of Grid Services and systems.

  • Technical feasibility exception (TFE) preparation and submittal; compliance evidence gathering, quality verification, packaging and storage. Cyber assets classification and validation.

  • Assess risk of security vulnerabilities, patches for servers and workstations, and assess the applicability and risk of newly released vulnerabilities. Liaise with System Administrators to remediate risk. Ensure Electronic/physical security controls adherence; and system security administration.

  • Perform in depth analysis of technical solutions and implement to resolve technical issues and ensure security and compliance requirements are met

  • Perform periodic (annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily) compliance activities as required.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, or related technical major.

  • Six (6) years of experience in Information Technologyfield performing complex analysis, consulting and providing recommendations.

  • Three (3) years of combined hands-on experience in the following areas: regulatory compliance & internal controls, risk assessment, quality assurance, and process management.

  • Experience with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.

Desired Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of experience with Process design (Workflow, Visio, documentation, templates).

  • Experience working within a SCADA/Control System environment



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

  • Relocation does not apply to this position.

  • 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.

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.