NERC Regulatory Compliance Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512238-657693
  • Job Location: Houston, TX
  • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 14, 2018
  • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities

  • Reports directly to Director of NERC/FERC compliance and supports assigned facility personnel with all NERC, Regional Reliability Entities (NPCC, SERC, TRE, RFC, etc.) issues that impact facility operations.
  • Responsible for the timely preparation and/or oversight required for routine and non-routine reports to NERC, Regional Reliability Entities, and other applicable registered entities at assigned facilities.
  • Monitors compliance programs at assigned facilities and insures the programs are current with all enforcement dates and all registered entity functions are in compliance with those programs.
  • Evaluates, develops, and recommends new programs for integration into facility operations.
  • Verify or complete all day to day compliance work at the assigned facilities.
  • Communicates with representatives of NERC, the Regional Reliability Entities, and applicable registered entities on behalf of the facilities and generates associated reports.
  • Conduct training of all personnel regarding regulatory programs at assigned facilities.
  • Carries out complex projects and assignments independently.
  • Oversees contractor and vendor regulatory related tasks and adherence to compliance programs.
  • Maintains project regulatory records and filing system.
  • Prepares and submits routine FERC and NERC reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in engineering, regulatory, or related field.
  • At least 5 years of NERC Compliance or similar industry experience is preferred.
  • Driving on company business is a requirement of this position therefore; the successful candidate shall have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
  • Overnight and short-term travel on company business is an expected part of this position, 50% travel to other facilities and off-site activities.
  • Perform repetitive and non-repetitive physical duties. Requires lifting, pushing, pulling, stretching, bending, climbing, working in awkward positions, and lifting up to 25 lbs.

General Skills & Qualifications

  • General knowledge of power plant operations, including the interrelationship of registered entity functions, and compliance with operation and maintenance functions.
  • General knowledge of FERC, NERC and Regional Reliability Entities orders, regulations, standards, etc. and working knowledge of monitoring and reporting requirements.
  • Computer literate, including expert-level knowledge of MS Word and Excel.
  • High level of commitment to excellence in regulatory performance and compliance.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills as well as good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work effectively, excellent interpersonal skills and a record of building consensus among internal and external parties.
  • Ability to perform and manage multiple varied tasks in an industrial environment and to promptly identify and analyze potentially complex compliance risks.