Reliability Engineer

Edison International   •  

Pomona, CA

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 35 days ago

Job Description


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About Transmission and Distribution

Southern California Edison's (SCE's) Transmission and Distribution Organizational Unit (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 15 million residents via SCE's 5 million customer accounts.

Position Overview

The Reliability Engineer will mainly focus on activities that impact customer and equipment reliability as well as establishing an asset management based approach to equipment failures.

Typical Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing customer reliability metrics (SAIDI, SAIFI, and MAIFI) from an engineering perspective to inform and influence other engineering groups, i.e. substation and distribution apparatus, grid modernization, etc.
  • Participating in Grid Modernization project development which impacts customer reliability, i.e. future distribution automation equipment and schemes.
  • Managing SCE's Material Performance/Failure Report (MPFR) process to align with an asset management model with includes expanding and improving the process.
  • Develop and manage an updated Root Cause Evaluation Process and Database.
  • Expand on what manage is, i.e. interface with the ROC, MPR, Field Personnel, Grid Ops.
  • Champion/Bridge Apparatus Engineering projects with Grid Resiliency and Modernization.
  • Perform quarterly engineering reliability assessments of apparatus equipment.
  • Evaluate system level impacts (reliability, operational, maintenance) by proposed distribution and substation design standard changes.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Five or more years of engineering experience.

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of electrical distribution system configuration and operation.
  • Knowledge of customer reliability metrics, i.e. SAIDI, SAIFI, and MAIFI.
  • Experience with risk-informed asset management, i.e. FMEA.
  • California P.E. License.
  • Five or more years of electric utility experience.
  • Knowledge of distribution system apparatus and standards.
  • Knowledge of Asset Management Standards, i.e. ISO 55000
  • Experience applying engineering principles in an analytical setting.
  • Experience interfacing and/or collaborating with internal/external clients, governmental agencies, all levels of employees, managers within and across business units
  • Experience with risk-informed asset management, e.g. FMEA.
  • Experience developing and delivering technical presentations to both technical and non-technical audiences.


  • 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.