Southern California Edison Power Plant Technical Specialist in Rosemead, California

Job Description

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Position Overview:

SCE monitors many different electric generation types spanning from renewable, combined heat and power, and conventional resources.The Technical Specialist in Contract Compliance & Technical Services is responsible for a variety of technical reviews, advisory and inspection functions for SCE’s contracted and retained generation portfolio. The role includes time in the field representing SCE at site inspections, electric generator testing, and verifications of potential generation capacity compared to SCE’s power purchase contract portfolio. Additionally, the role requires review of power purchase contracts, settlement agreements, technical documents, single line diagrams, site plans, and forced outage & other lost output events for contract compliance and safety. The role performs analysis of generation unit input/output data to determine unit performance compared to emissions modeling or contracted unit efficiencies.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate, witness, and document power plant testing and verify installed equipment through site visits according to power purchase agreement terms while also ensuring compliance with State and Federal requirements and optimization of customer costs and risks.

  • Develop and maintain site visit safety programs and personnel protective equipment inventories.

  • Provide support for various solicitations including: preparing and articulating technical requirements in RFO documents and bidder’s calls; reviewing technical aspects and documents of submitted offers; and analysis of contract terms and assisting RFO teams with technical requirements.

  • Participate on negotiation teams, when applicable, and provide technical support for amendments, disputes, data requests and compliance filings.

  • Conduct, or manage appropriate contract resources, to develop complex studies related to power purchase contracts, renewable or conventional generation resources, or other technical related activities.

  • Serve as a corporate subject matter expert to provide support to integrated resource planning, production cost modeling and other SCE departments with cost and characteristics of generation.

  • Present and represent SCE, under general guidance, at conferences and internal and external meetings with respect to technical electrical generation or storage resource issues, such as the technical requirements around conventional, renewable or storage procurement and program or contract compliance.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in an engineering discipline or related field.

  • Knowledge of power plant generation types and power plant operating protocols

  • At least (4) years’ experience performing complex analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations regarding power plant operations or other business/market optimization activities.

  • (3) years’ experience leading teams, managing projects, and interpreting power purchase contract terms.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher in engineering discipline

  • Typically requires a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience performing complex analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations regarding power plant operations or other business/market optimization activities.

  • Advanced knowledge of power plant generation types and power plant operating protocols

  • Professional Engineer’s license

  • Prefer eight years’ experience performing complex analysis, consulting, and providing recommendations for decision making regarding operational or market impacts

  • High degree of understanding of power purchase agreements and interpretations of terms and conditions regarding testing and compliance

  • Power plant operations, power plant development, or commissioning experience

Comments:

  • The primary work location for this position is Rosemead, CA

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

  • Relocation may be available for qualified candidates.

  • Position will require up to 30% traveling and being out in the field throughout the SCE service territory.

  • 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 15 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.