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Substation Commissioning Advisor [HYBRID] at Southern California Edison

Substation Commissioning Advisor [HYBRID]

Southern California Edison Pomona/CA, CA Full-Time
Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Substation Commissioning Advisor at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow.  In this job, you’ll provide technical support to the Substation, Construction and Maintenance (SC&M) organization, on projects related to testing and commissioning of Substation systems and components ranging from Microprocessor relays, Electromechanical relays, Human Machine Interface (HMI), Process Logic Controllers (PLCs), SCADA systems, Alarm Annunciators, and miscellaneous Substation Automation equipment.  This position will work to gain the necessary skills to become a recognized expert in this domain and will require core proficiencies such as critical thinking and decision making.  This person will work on projects that involve in-depth knowledge of SCE’s substation control systems and impact SCE’s Grid Reliability.  As a Substation Commissioning Advisor, 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!

  • Provide direction with testing requirements for Substation Protection & Automation Systems. Acts as our resident expert in substation commissioning.  This includes working directly with Test Technicians and providing onsite technical support and training associated with the applicable test methods for substation automation and protective relays.
  • Provide capital project support for the SC&M organization by deploying systems or programs that add new value and effectively meet the project’s needs.
  • Responsible for programming, commissioning, and testing Substation Automation Equipment such as HMI’s, PLC’s, Substation Gateway’s, Alarm Annunciator’s, RTU’s etc. for automation systems.
  • Review and approve Commissioning Test Results to meet Safety and Regulatory Requirements.
  • Present to SC&M management and staff, high-level documentation, and recommendations (based on analysis) for maintenance and test practices.
  • Provide strategic leadership and guidance to the SC&M organization and cross-functional teams in developing and implementing valuable short- and long-term activities including commissioning equipment reports; cost effective corrective action plans and recommendations; equipment failure risk assessments; and technology assessments.
  • Implement Non-conformance reporting (NCR) process on new equipment. Review the NCRs and provide permanent corrective actions.  Actively involved in Multi-functional teams such as Substation Automation Team, Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), and strategize work productivity and cost-savings by NCR reduction.
  • Perform other responsibilities as needed.

The Essentials

  • Seven or more years of combined experience related to testing, commissioning, and or engineering of electric utility industry equipment. 
  • Driver’s license.

The Preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or related technical field.
  • Two or more years of experience with protective relays.
  • Two or more years of experience working in the field performing equipment commissioning or analysis of commissioning results.
  • Two years or more of experience with automation systems.
  • Experience balancing and coordinating multiple projects, reviewing and documenting project progress, developing communication plans, and reviewing and updating scope and progress for various projects. 
  • Experience with control system communication networks (such as but not limited to: Manage Switches, Gateways, RTU, LAN, DNP, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Modbus, IEC 61850, etc.).
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite.

You should know …

  • Work Mode: When a return-to-office date has been determined, this position’s work mode is hybrid. 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 our [ Link removed ] to get meaningful information related to benefits, perks, resources, testing information, and hiring process, and more!
  • Relocation does not apply to this position.
  • Position will require up to 25% 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.


  • This position requires testing and applicants who are identified to continue through the selection process will be invited to test via email.  Please access our [ Link removed ] to reference test(s): (Test #8203).  Candidates who have previously passed these assessment(s), in some cases, may not need to retest again for this position.

About SCE

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


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