• Regulatory & Market Compliance Analyst II

    Location TX-Austin
    # Positions
    2
  • General Overview

    At an intermediate level, performs compliance activities related to FERC-approved Mandatory Reliability Standards established by North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Texas Reliability Entity (Texas RE) and/or the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).  Serves as a resource to the assigned area of responsibility on compliance-related matters.  This position utilizes knowledge and experience in own discipline but is still building higher-level knowledge and skills.  Utilizes discretion and independent judgment to determine an appropriate approach within general parameters and some guidance from supervisor, manager and/or more experienced colleagues. 

    • Analyzes, reviews and administers all applicable NERC reliability standards to ensure compliance affecting assigned group. 
    • Provides support for writing, designing and implementing procedures, plans and any other such documentation and subject matter which will ensure a compliance practice at an acceptable level of quality.
    • Advises assigned group of pending revisions and/or changes in standards.  Participates in defining the obligations to reasonably demonstrate compliance with the reliability standards.
    • Provides support to NERC compliance-related projects.
    • Provides support to senior analysts and assigned groups related to records management structure, storage locations, retention requirements, and file naming conventions to ensure safekeeping of all objective evidence records used to demonstrate compliance.
    • Administers compliance monitoring process to ensure that activities required by the reliability standards are performed and properly documented in a timely manner.
    • Documents, verifies, monitors and creates reports relating to compliance with reliability standards, ERCOT protocols and operating guides. 
    • Provides support to senior analysts on written responses and data analysis and collection activities at request of Texas RE, NERC, and / or ERCOT. 
    • Assists in the preparation of responses to compliance requests for information, compliance violations, self- certifications, spot check documentation.
    • Participates in all functions related to audit preparation.  Assists assigned group during compliance audits.
    • Provides support to senior analysts and assigned groups related to the creation of corrective actions and mitigation plans, including scope, timing, and priority of planned response to observations, findings and recommendations of internal and external compliance audits.
    • Participates in creating technical processes and procedures related to compliance with the reliability standards.
    • Participates in the development of compliance-related training for delivery to staff, management team and executive management and fosters a climate of NERC compliance throughout the company.
    • Develops working relationships with key individuals at NERC, Texas RE and ERCOT.   

    This general overview only includes essential functions of the job and does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other job-related duties requested by supervisor or management.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Six or more years of experience in engineering, business analysis, project management, regulatory analysis or regulatory compliance, with at least three years of experience regarding electrical power transmission, distribution or generation operations.  A degree(s) in engineering, math, science, business administration, project management or other relevant field may be substituted per LCRA guidelines for certain years of experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience meeting Information Technology compliance requirements, such as NERC CIP, HIPAA, SOX, or PCI-DSS.
    • Experience with evaluating security patches for applicability.
    • Experience with baseline monitoring and management.
    • One or more system, network, security, or audit certifications such as MTA, CCNA, SSCP, or CISA.
    • Knowledge of Operational Technology (OT) control systems, cyber security techniques and principles and NERC CIP standards.
    • Computer Science, Electrical Engineer or Cybersecurity degree.

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