Establishes, administers, and monitors departmental standards, procedures, and performance to minimize risk and ensure compliance with NERC Reliability Standards and other legal requirements. Works with Subject Matter Experts and management to provide specialized technical expertise and support for compliance program development and compliance performance tracking and reporting.
MAJOR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Scope of work - range of responsibilities):
Skills and Requirements
- New or revised Standards and Guidance - NERC and the Regional Entity continues to develop and revise Standards subject to enforcement as well issue guidance documents. The Program Manager will monitor the changes and work closely with the Business Area Subject Matter Experts to determine impacts and ensure compliance. Will coordinate the tracking of changes to standards and manage overall compliance for the Networks operating companies to ensure compliance requirements are met.
- Audit Preparation – The companies are subject to regular audits for compliance with NERC Standards. The Program Manager will be expected to lead the preparation of audit documents prior to external audits and to conduct regular internal audits of individual Standards to support company compliance.
- Compliance Investigations – Lead root cause investigations for identified potential noncompliance issues.
- Document Management - The NERC Reliability program includes almost 100 policies, procedures, and forms that need to be reviewed and updated on an annual basis. A document trail must be kept to demonstrate compliance with each Standard. The Program Manager will manage the review and updates of policies and procedures in conjunction with Subject Matter Experts.
- Procedure Documentation - Maintain and update Operational policies, procedures and associated documentation.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience Required:
- Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 5 years in compliance, operations, auditing, and/or engineering OR an
- Associates Degree with a minimum of 7 years in compliance, operations, auditing, and/or engineering.
- Experience with the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards.
- Good problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Ability to understand and analyze FERC/NERC/NPCC regulatory requirements.
- Able to work independently and exercise considerable judgment and decision-making.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Able to work under tight deadlines with changing priorities.
- Proficient with PC skills and programs.
- Experience with audits and reviewing evidence to ensure compliance.
- Experience with conducting root cause analyses.
- Training experience.
- Develop Self & Others
- Empower to grow
- Collaborate and Share
- Be a role model
- Focus to achieve results
- Be agile
- Technical Skills
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