Operations and Planning Compliance Engineer - Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. - Austin, TX

Job detailsSalary$80,000 - $110,000 a yearJob TypeFull-timeQualificationsUS work authorization (Required)Bachelor's (Preferred)Auditing: 3 years (Preferred)BenefitsPulled from the full job description401(k)401(k) matchingDental insuranceEmployee assistance programFlexible spending accountHealth insuranceShow 7 more benefitsFull Job DescriptionOperations and Planning Compliance Engineer Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE) is hiring an Operations and Planning Compliance Engineer! This is an entry- to mid-level position. The ideal candidate will have the following attributes: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science Knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards Knowledge of grid planning or operations with an emphasis on reliability or security Ability to develop quality accurate, concise reports and presentations Strong Interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Initiative and intellectual curiosity Excellent team skills Summary of Responsibilities The Compliance Engineer/Analyst is considered an entry- to mid-level candidate performing NERC Reliability Standard compliance engagements and other compliance program activities. The position is expected to develop expertise in the areas of the electrical power industry, professional auditing, and risk-based compliance processes. The Compliance Engineer/Analyst prepares and performs engagements to evaluate NERC registered entities for compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards. This position has significant contact with personnel who manage, operate, plan, and oversee generation, transmission, distribution, and physical/cyber security. The Compliance Engineer/Analyst ensures information obtained is consistent and accurate for preparing documentation and reports for the engaged NERC registered entity, NERC, FERC, Texas RE management and the Texas RE Board, as directed. The Compliance Engineer/Analyst works independently and in a collaborative team environment while reporting to the Manager, O&P Compliance Monitoring. The Compliance Engineer/Analyst is also responsible for assisting with efforts to compose guidance, respond to registered entity questions, and provide outreach and training. Job Duties Plans, supports, and conducts compliance engagements of NERC registered entities. Evaluates registered entity internal controls and provides feedback to the registered entities and internal groups on mitigation of identified risks through the developed controls. Develops accurate, concise reports and presentations, as directed, on engagements, activities, findings and needs of the program for Texas RE, registered entities (where applicable) and NERC. Maintains confidentiality of evidence, findings, reports, and any other records. Collaborates with NERC and other Regional Entities through participation in NERC working groups/task forces as assigned. Communicates expectations and best practices to NERC registered entities through presentations and written communication. Reviews changes to NERC Reliability Standards, Compliance Guidance, policies, and related material for impact on the risk-based compliance program. Utilizes computer systems to obtain logs, real time information, operational records and other data for performing compliance monitoring activities and informing risk-based compliance processes. Processes collected data as necessary for risk-based compliance monitoring and assessment. Perform statistical, logical or other mathematical analysis as needed. Ensures procedures, templates and other risk-based compliance monitoring materials are maintained and up to date, and that staff is aware of any approved changes Develops project requests and interfaces with other groups to implement and track progress on projects needed by the department. Works independently, productively and follows through on all responsibilities to bring projects to a successful conclusion. Provides input and support for training staff. Performs other duties as assigned. Ability to travel up to 30%. General Job Requirements Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering field of study or six years applicable experience 0 - 3 years in excess of degree requirements stated above of progressively responsible experience Problem solving skills Organizational skills Presentation skills Demonstrates good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Functional/technical skills Technical learning ability Preferred Job Skills Knowledge of grid planning or operations with an emphasis on reliability or security. Experience using specialized applications for power system modeling, analysis, or Real- time operations One of the following active certifications: o Engineering/Operations: PE, NCSO, ERCOT System Operator o Audit: CIA, CQA, CGAP, CCSA, CISA Additional Information for Applicants Background checks (including criminal history and drug screening, education and employment verification) will be conducted prior to employment. Certain positions require travel outside the U.S.; valid passport necessary for those positions. Texas RE has restrictions on employee and employee’s household members’ employment and financial relationships with NERC registered entities. Additional details furnished upon request. Texas RE is committed to attracting top talent from a diverse candidate pool. During the interview process, candidates will meet with a cross-section of Texas RE employees who bring a broad set of perspectives to the discussion. Our inclusive, friendly work environment encourages employees to collaborate across and outside of our organization, while also offering opportunities for personal growth. Our team of professional, technical, and administrative staff derives its collective strength from our varied backgrounds. Texas RE is an equal employment opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination against employees or job applicants on the basis of race, color, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity/transgender status, and pregnancy), religion, national origin, age (40 or older), disability, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, or other status protected by law. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $80,000.00 - $110,000.00 per year Benefits: 401(k) 401(k) matching Dental insurance Employee assistance program Flexible spending account Health insurance Health savings account Life insurance Paid time off Parental leave Professional development assistance Retirement plan Vision insurance Schedule: Monday to Friday Ability to commute/relocate: Austin, TX 78744: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required) Education: Bachelor's (Preferred) Experience: NERC Reliability Standards: 3 years (Required) Grid planning: 3 years (Preferred) Operations with an emphasis on reliability or security: 3 years (Preferred) Auditing: 3 years (Preferred) Language: English (Required) Willingness to travel: 25% (Required) Work Location: One locationHiring InsightsHiring 3 candidates for this roleJob activityPosted today

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