Southern California Edison Protection Engineer (ENG2) in Pomona, California

Job Description


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About Transmission and Distribution

Southern California Edison’s (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organization (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 4.9 million customer accounts.

Position Overview

This position will be a Protection Engineer within Southern California Edison’s Transmission & Distribution Organizational Unit. The successful candidate will work with other engineers to resolve various technical issues or problems.

Typical responsibilities will include:

  • 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 internal Edison external organizations.

  • Perform system studies, provide protection requirements for design, review and sign off one-line, elementary, logic diagrams and work with other discipline engineers - substation engineers, Distribution Field engineers, project engineers, apparatus engineers - to support sub transmission and distribution substation expansion, substation 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.

  • Maintain a safety conscious work environment by influencing others to follow Edison safety protocols and safe work practices.

  • 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.

  • Experience working on cross-functional project teams comprised of engineers from other disciplines, project managers, analysts, and other internal/external groups.

  • Ability to analyze information, perform engineering assessments and evaluations and provide reports and recommendations to internal clients and project team members.

  • Experience using application software such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, and Project.

  • Must demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building, and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovation.

  • 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


Minimum qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Communications Engineering or related discipline.

  • Must have experience with Utility Substation Protection or Distribution Protection or Industrial Electrical Protection relay schemes

Desired qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree Electrical Engineering with an emphasis in Power option.

  • Typically possesses five years of experience in a Utility Electrical engineering environment.

  • Demonstrated experience with Computer Aided Protection Engineering Software (CAPE), CYME, ASPEN relay database, AutoCAD

  • Experience to interpret Standards, apply System Protection knowledge to design electrical one-line, elementary, protection logic diagrams.

  • Experience in performing system studies, symmetrical component analysis, fault calculation, and set Electromechanical Relays, SEL and GE microprocessor relays using Accelerator and URPC software

  • 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.


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

  • There may be light travel locally

  • 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.

If you require special assistance or accommodation while seeking employment with Southern California Edison, please call Human Resources at (800) 500-4723, and choose option 3 for the Employee Information Center. Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pacific time, except Wednesdays when the center closes at 2:30 p.m., and holidays, or (800) 352-8580 (Telecommunications device for the hearing impaired - TTY)