Meteorology Specialist [Hybrid]

Job Description

Join the Clean Energy Revolution

Become a Meteorology Specialist at Southern California Edison (SCE) and build a better tomorrow. In this job, you will support the Weather Services group within Business Resiliency. The position will be responsible for blue sky operational support for the Situational Awareness Center and incident operational support when Emergency Operating Center is activated for gray and black sky conditions and including PSPS activations. They will also be responsible for assisting in the development of tools and models to aid in forecasting accuracy and fidelity. Additionally, the position will also be responsible for operational forecasting support for the procurement of energy within the Energy Procurement and Management organization.

As a Specialist, 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!
  • Assist in developing procedures to monitor, analyze and produce short, medium, and long-range weather forecasts and reports for situational awareness from the Situational Awareness Center (SA-Center). This could be during day-to-day operation and leading up to and during times of Incident Management Team Activations.
  • Works closely with the Watch Office to inform reports to executives and send alerts about extreme weather to grid operations and other affected organizations across the company
  • Leads small to medium organizational projects aimed at development and execution of situational awareness tools, fire prevention and monitoring, hazard modelings, and climate adaptation efforts etc.
  • Ensures timely development of products needed to support the SA-Center, Business Resiliency and Operations.
  • Supports the Energy Procurement and Management (EPM) organization through the operation, testing, and maintenance of quantitative forecasting, modeling and analysis tools, to produce data to support power procurement transactions, hedging, position management, regulatory reporting, bidding and resource optimization in energy markets.
  • Maintains proficiency in and influences company operations through weather monitoring, forecasting and reporting.
  • Works and trains with people in the field and key partners from multiple organizations across the company to understand and learn about equipment, assets and business functions across the territory.
  • Use knowledge to assist in developing tools aimed at improving operational support.
  • Routinely interacts with T&D Grid Operations, field operations and Fire Management personnel to gain and maintain knowledge of grid systems and develop relationships with field personnel and external partners.
  • Develops relationships and key partnerships with meteorology, scientific and technology communities to align and continuously improve in-house weather forecasting skills, statistical weather forecasting models and information and tools need to support operations.
  • Continuously improves in-house weather forecasting skills and statistical weather forecasting models.
  • Works with vendors on improving their weather forecasting services.
  • Completes own work independently.
  • Maintains proficiency in the use of all existing weather-related technical tools and explores and implements new technical solutions used at SCE.
Qualifications

The essentials
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in meteorology, atmospheric sciences or a related technical area of study.
  • Experience in weather forecasting and analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience with regulatory policies, methods, and practices necessary to perform complex assignments.
  • One year of experience communicating how extreme weather events affect the environment.
  • Experience performing statistical analysis and modeling.

The preferred
  • Graduate degree in meteorology, atmospheric sciences or a related technical field
  • Experience integrating various weather outlooks and briefing users on uncertainties and impacts.
  • Experience forecasting one to seven-day ahead surface temperature and forecasting weather utilizing a wide variety of observational and model data, both at surface and upper air.
  • Experience analyzing renewable power production (wind, solar, hydro) and how weather impacts those resources.
  • Ability to work under pressure, adjust to changing priorities, and pay attention to details.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience working closely with and interfacing effectively and collaborate with peers, clients, management, and other organizations
  • Extensive knowledge of NWS system and experience using National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) products.
  • Ability and experience with configuring and running WRF model.
  • Experience performing statistical analysis and modeling.
  • Experience using SAS, R, or other tools for statistical analysis and forecasting.
  • Weather forecasting experience for California and the Western United States.
  • Experience forecasting for conditions pertaining to or around wildfires.
  • Experience with long-term (month ahead or more) weather forecasting.
  • Electric/Gas Utility work experience.
  • A broad understanding of power markets and the related regulatory requirements that govern SCE's participation in them by assisting strategy development to increase the value of SCE resources and lower customer costs.
  • Fire weather forecasting experience.
  • Experience preparing findings and presenting complex technical information to technical and nontechnical audiences.

You should know...
  • Effective January 2022, 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 Candidate Resources page to get important information related to benefits/perks, testing, candidate tips, hiring process, and more!
  • 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 Information Guides , to reference Edison Individual Contributor Workstyles 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. #LI-LH1

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