The Manager of NERC Compliance oversees a staff of professionals supporting the administrative aspects of Seminole's North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Standards of Conduct compliance programs. This role manages development, implementation, and monitoring efforts toward ensuring compliance of the various operational business areas with all applicable NERC Standards. Collaborates with Seminole leadership, business areas, NERC and regional regulatory agencies on compliance matters. Accountable for spearheading systematic and continuous improvement of the NERC compliance program, its policies, procedures, training materials, and asset lists. Maintains knowledge of current and future regulatory requirements and assesses their impact to the organization.
Provides oversight related to compliance with NERC Reliability Standards and FERC Standards of Conduct.
Provides oversight during all compliance monitoring functions including on-site audits, spot checks, and self-certifications
Collaborates with leadership and business areas to identify and address potential areas of non-compliance and initiate future compliance requirements.
Monitors industry best practices and identifies changes in regulatory compliance for cyber and physical security.
Provides oversight on compliance assessments, and ensures corrective action is performed to achieve compliance with NERC Reliability Standards.
Provides oversight to communication with regional regulatory agencies and internal departments to ensure compliance issues are addressed in a timely manner.
Provides oversight of mandatory filings for federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
Represents organization at meetings at the regional and federal level
Interprets new and existing NERC regulations in consultation with legal and other subject matter experts to determine applicability.
Provides technical leadership in the planning, development, organizational, coordination, implementation, and review of the NERC compliance program.
Leads team of personnel in the performance of NERC compliance audits, surveillances, and assessments and is accountable for urgency, accuracy, and overall quality of program.
Participates in industry forums and committees to improve overall compliance with NERC and FERC requirements
Participates in the NERC Standards Development Process as necessary to ensure Seminole’s interests are addressed when existing standards are revised or new standards are proposed.
Performs other duties as applicable to the position or as assigned.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Cyber Security, Electrical Engineering, Business Administration, Business Process Management, Auditing, Risk Management. Alternative degrees in combination with specialized experience and/or certifications may be considered. Master's degree or other advance degree preferred.
Desire eight (8) years' experience in a combination of the following:
Information Technology (IT), Cyber Security or comparable experience with emphasis on technical and security domains.
Auditing or Risk Management.
Electric Utilities experience subject to NERC Standards.
Previous supervisory experience preferred
Core Competencies: Adaptable, Collaborative, Conscientious, Critical-Thinking, Outcome-Driven and Professional
NERC Reliability Standards
Program governance, auditing, and risk management
Change management, incident reporting and response planning
Process lifecycle and improvement plans
Enterprise cyber security principles in context of NERC program
Transmission, Generation, Distribution, and/or Energy Management Systems
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Effective verbal/nonverbal, listening and written communications
Effective supervision, performance management and talent development
Hands-on design, management, implementation and operationalization of NERC requirements
Practical experience of NERC Rules of Procedure and Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement Program
Leadership and delivery of high-quality policies and procedures to support effective regulatory compliance
Experience of IT/Cyber Security controls (e.g. engineering, architecture, applications, projects)
Experience managing departmental budgets, reporting, and management of direct, indirect, and outside resources
Effective relationship management with Auditors and Regulators (i.e. NERC, SERC, and FERC)
Effective collaboration, communication, presentation, and relation management skills
Leadership of related projects
Must be able to follow established protective measures including wearing required personal protective equipment (PPE). Must possess a valid driver’s license and acceptable Motor Vehicle Report.
Office environment. Some travel and work outside of normal business hours. While working in certain areas of the plant there is the potential for exposure to hazards typical of an industrial working environment.
“Disclaimer - Management may modify this job description at any time and may require the performance of additional duties, or modification of physical requirements, with or without advance notice.”