American Electric Power Entrprise NERC Compl Spec in Columbus, Ohio

Title Entrprise NERC Compl Spec

Auto req ID 16359BR

Location Columbus, OH

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Energy/Utilities

Relocation No

Job Description NOTE: Education and relevant experience will be used to determine the appropriate salary and salary grade. The three positions may be filled at any one of the following levels:

Enterprise NERC Compliance Specialist

Enterprise NERC Compliance Specialist Senior

Enterprise NERC Compliance Specialist Principal

Job Summary: This position is within the Enterprise NERC Compliance Oversight team at AEP, which provides leadership for AEP's NERC compliance program and ensures AEP consistently achieves program strategic objectives and provides reasonable assurance that AEP is fulfilling its obligations contained in the NERC and Regional reliability standards. This position includes the following areas of responsibility: independent oversight, participation on cross-business unit teams, process improvement analysis and technical support to ensure the adequacy of controls and associated evidence.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Participation, at appropriate level, in periodic and ad hoc assessments of AEP's compliance with the NERC and Regional Standards.

  2. In-depth reviews of business unit processes, procedures, and related controls.

  3. Maintaining a framework for evaluating the state of compliance (e.g., Key Performance Indicators), including development of statistical methods and metrics.

  4. Development and maintenance of enterprise-wide interpretations of obligations within the NERC and Regional Standards.

  5. Facilitating various aspects of AEP’s NERC compliance program, protocols, processes and procedures.

  6. Participation in performing periodic assessments of reliability and compliance risks and the controls to mitigate those risks.

  7. Maintaining subject matter expertise in one or more areas of NERC Reliability Standards.

  8. Communicating compliance assessment results.

Minimum Requirements

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Required Experience:

Minimum of three years (five years for Senior, seven years for Principal) utility industry specific related experience in NERC Compliance, Regulatory, Government Relations, Audit, Generation, Transmission or Distribution Utility Operations or related experience in Compliance, Audit, or Risk Management.

Additional Information:

Subject matter expert level knowledge in one or more areas of the NERC Reliability Standards

Relevant Licenses / Certifications desirable

Experience in establishing and implementing risk management frameworks

Experience in reporting

Data analysis and statistical methods

Excellend collaboration and communication skills

Excellent project planning skills

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