Southern California Edison IT NERC CIP Compliance Program Advisor in Rosemead, 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

The Program Advisor of NERC CIP Compliance resides in the Grid Services department within Southern California Edison’s (SCE) Information Technology department. Assists and advises within the following functions NERC CIP Compliance Configuration and Change Management (CCM) Program Manager. The Program Advisor represents the Program Owner in the execution of the day-to-day activities of the Program. The Program Advisor ensures efficiency in the operations on behalf of the Program Owner and escalates issues and/or areas of concern to the Program Owner. He/ She manages the overall Program and provides direction and guidance to the Process Owners and other personnel working within the program. The Program Advisor ensures Program compliance to the NERC CIP CCM standards. Will be working with other Organization Units such as: T&D, Corp. Security, Ethics and Compliance.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Compliance evidence - reviews all compliance evidence for accuracy and completeness; ensures all evidence is stored effectively in standard repository.

  • Change board/change process - assesses proposed changes for compliance implications ensuring/tracking completion of required compliance activities.

  • Recurring compliance activities - oversees, tracks, reports status on recurring compliance activities.

  • V5 support - supports (on behalf of Grid Services) change management program (CCM) and other Grid Services-impacting programs as needed (SSM).

  • Issue case management - coordinates WECC submissions and data requests related to assigned noncompliance issues, assists in development of remediation plans and document for submission to WECC, coordinates/oversees/tracks/reports status of remediation activities, closes out issues with Ethics & Compliance, LAW, and WECC, coordinates with the team for initial submission of potential noncompliance issues to begin corporate process with Ethics & Compliance/LAW/registered entities/executives.

  • Be a focal point for compliance questions and legal interpretations (coordinating with the team and LAW).


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Seven years’ experience in the area of; regulatory compliance & internal controls, risk assessment, quality assurance, and process management.

  • Two years’ experience in project management.

  • Experience with Process design (Workflow, Documentation/Template).

  • Experience with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.

  • Experience managing, evaluating, and reporting status of regulatory compliance activities.

  • Experience developing and/or implementation of policies, standards, and governance processes.

Desired Qualifications

  • Certifications in project management, process design, and/or technical discipline


  • 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.