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Systems Optimization Advisor - Energy Procurement

Job Description
ENERGY FOR WHAT?S AHEAD
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 Energy Procurement Management (EPM) Organization:
The (EPM) Organization ensures that SCE customers have enough electricity to meet their needs, through the output of SCE-owned generation plants and the purchase of electricity from independent generators and energy markets. We engage in multi-year contracts from both conventional and renewable generators, and conduct day-ahead and real-time trading to serve our customers? electricity demands.
Position Overview:
The Systems Optimization Advisor will be responsible for working closely with business clients, subject matter experts, IT information architects, data engineers, and other team members to ensure that EPM has the systems necessary to turn data into critical information and knowledge that can be used to make sound business decisions in SCE?s EPM organization. The successful candidate will lead the development of strategies and processes to integrate and optimize the EPM systems used by the energy portfolio planning, trading and market operations, and settlements and contract management groups to transact in the wholesale energy markets and manage SCE?s energy portfolio.
The Systems Advisor will be a creative thinker who will be responsible for automating business processes and providing optimized systems to support EPM?s data scientists modeling complex analytical problems the using of statistical, algorithmic, data mining and visualization techniques. In addition to advanced technical skills, the individual in this role should be proficient at preparing and integrating large, varied datasets, overseeing the implementation of advanced analytical solutions on an EPM data analytics platform, and communicating results.
The position will work in cross-functional project teams and will report directly to the Principal Manager of EPM Systems and Analytics. The successful candidate will have strong project management skills, extensive knowledge of information technology systems (especially those used for modern data analytics), data modeling and management, and familiarity with big data systems and business process automation.
Typical Responsibilities :
+ Develop strategy and provide direction for optimizing EPM?s systems used by the energy portfolio planning, trading and market operations, and settlements and contract management groups
+ Optimize EPM?s software suite which includes in-house developed systems, COTS products and cloud-based applications and platforms
+ Consult with other experts internally and externally in order to develop business cases to support investment in new systems
+ Participate in or coordinate systems implementation and integration projects that perform functions such as: transact in energy markets; manage electricity usage and production data from customer meters, generators and DERs; manage energy contracts; utilize weather data to perform analytical tasks across EPM; and other similar projects
+ Develop interfaces and data pipelines to extract and prepare large data sets from sources such as SCE enterprise data platforms, energy markets, customer meter data, and transmission and distribution SCADA data
+ Lead the integration of IT systems and manage business process automation projects
+ Demonstrate the Company values of safety, integrity, excellence, respect, continuous improvement and teamwork through decisions and actions
Qualifications
Minimum Qualifications:
+ Bachelor?s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Information Technology, Business or related discipline
+ 6 years of experience in implementing information systems
+ 3 years of experience working with advanced analytical systems such as R, Hadoop, SAP HANA, SAS, Spark or similar systems
+ Demonstrated experience developing, implementing and integrating IT systems in the electric utility or similar industry
+ Demonstrated experience participating in cross-functional project teams
+ Demonstrated experience in data modeling and knowledge of SQL, XML, etc.
+ Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies for data analytics
Desired Qualifications:
+ Advanced Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Statistics, Information Technology, or related discipline or equivalent experience
+ Experience consulting with clients on the initiation, scoping, development and implementation of data analytics or IT projects
+ Experience with the PegaSystems business process automation and robotic automation tools
+ Five years of experience managing cross-functional project teams
+ In-depth understanding of IT systems architecture, data engineering, and data management processes
+ Demonstrated experience in IT project management and agile development practices
+ Demonstrated experience providing consulting and advisory services
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills
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.
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.


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