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PPL Corporation Reliability Assurance Coordinator / Reliability Assurance Specialist in Allentown, Pennsylvania

5658BR

Internal Title:

Reliability Assurance Coordinator / Reliability Assurance Specialist

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Provides leadership to evaluate, analyze, and prepare positions on more complex issues regarding application of and revisions to NERC/RF Reliability Standards and to assure efficient sustainable NERC Reliability program. Leads EU committee to develop and request changes to NERC/RF Reliability Standards, and to coordinate and facilitate comments and ballot positions to interpretations and revisions of the standards. Perform specialized reliability assurance activities and compliance analyses.

  2. Clearly communicates technical and complex topics orally and in writing with management to define issues and needs. Serves as the point person with EU management to contest, rectify and respond to gaps in compliance reporting and to verify the integrity, accuracy and completeness of periodic departmental reports.

  3. Represents EU on outside company committees responsible for activities related to NERC, RF and PJM reliability standard compliance. During such activities, maintains compliance with FERC Order 889 Code of Conduct.

  4. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with major EU departments and PPL Services (e.g. Corporate Security, HR) to ensure ongoing adherence to NERC, RF and PJM Reliability Standards. Works with applicable Service Company and EU departments to develop best practices, assess internal controls, assess adherence to, identify gaps and corrective actions for the EU NERC Reliability Program. Understands compliance issues from market subsidiaries that have possible ramifications to EU.

  5. Leads and facilitates all EU Reliability Standards Committee meetings. Assures recording of meeting notes, assigns action items, and performs periodic follow-up as needed.

  6. Participates in the design, testing and implementation of revised NERC Reliability Standards programs and development of enhanced internal procedures and processes, including coordination with PPL Affiliates on NERC Reliability Standards Under Development.

  7. Acts as the interface with PPL Services (Corporate Security, IT, HR, etc.) to understand all EU compliance issues requiring coordination with service organizations.

  8. Increases and applies knowledge of NERC/RF Reliability Standards requirements. Provides guidance, functional advice and acts as a resource to less-experienced staff members and subject matter experts. Performs subordinate staff and EU subject matter expert staff training on requirements and measures, processes, procedures and tools.

  9. Physical presence in the office/on-site to engage in face-to-face interaction and coordination of work among direct reports and co-workers.

Requisition ID:

5658BR

Position Summary:

Under general direction, responsible for more complex reliability assurance activities. Works independently with minimal guidance using knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and the PPL EU Reliability Program. This job is a senior-skill level with or without formal supervisory responsibility. Provides expert business leadership in the guidance and direction to other PPL employees to support production of high quality, timely and cost-effective interpretation, execution, documentation and reporting of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Reliability First (RF) Reliability Standards as they relate to PPL Electric Utilities (EU). Provides leadership to develop and request changes to NERC/RF standards and PJM Assigned Tasks for NERC Reliability Standards. Recommends to EU executive management annual certification of compliance or non-compliance to these standards

Candidate Qualifications:

Candidates must meet the basic qualifications and pass all required tests or assessments to receive consideration.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Experience Level:

Professional

Recruiting Location:

PA-Allentown

Basic Qualifications:

Reliability Assurance Coordinator

  1. Bachelor's Degree or 4 years of related experience

Reliability Assurance Specialist

  1. Bachelor's Degree

  2. 4 or more years experience in one or more reliability assurance, compliance or audit focused positions or equivalent

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Our company is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identify, genetic information, disability status, or any other protected characteristic.

Regular or Temporary:

Regular

Preferred Qualifications:

Reliability Assurance Coordinator

  1. Demonstrates good oral, written and listening communication skills.

  2. Strong customer focus with the ability to understand business needs.

  3. Works in a professional and ethical manner. Able to plan work to meet performance expectations and group/departmental goals.

  4. Strong interpersonal skills. Respectful of others and able to use diplomacy in resolving problems and difficult situations.

  5. Ability to work in a productive and quality manner. Use time wisely, and is able to handle multiple tasks with minimal impact on regular workload with general supervision.

  6. Capable of handling stressful situations and maintain control; prioritize and organize work effectively; meet constantly changing priorities and workloads in a timely, thorough manner with guidance from supervision.

Reliability Assurance Specialist

  1. Technical or business related field preferred.

  2. Electric utility background preferred. Strong background in power system operation, engineering, planning,compliance, IT, and/or engineering preferred.

  3. Demonstrated ability to understand, audit, or apply NERC requirements to business unit processes. Knowledge of other regulatory environment/cultures may be considered.

  4. Certification in Engineering, Auditing, IT, or GRC (e.g. Professional Engineer License, CISSP, CISA, CGET).

  5. Familiarity with industry trends and best practices.

  6. Understanding of EU issues and priorities.

  7. Proven customer focus with the ability to understand business needs.

  8. Works in a professional and ethical manner. Able to plan work to meet performance expectations and group/departmental goals.

  9. Respectful of others and able to use diplomacy in resolving problems and difficult situations.

  10. Demonstrated ability to work in a productive and quality manner. Uses time wisely, requires minimal supervision and is able to handle multiple tasks with minimal impact on regular workload.

  11. Capable of handling stressful situations and maintain control; prioritize and organize work effectively; meet constantly changing priorities and work loads in a timely, thorough manner with little or no immediate supervision.

  12. Effective written and oral communication skills.

  13. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and databases.

  14. Effective interpersonal skills.

Full-time or Part-time:

Full-Time

Corporate Summary:

As one of the largest investor-owned companies in the U.S. utility sector, PPL Corporation delivers on its promises to customers, investors, employees and the communities we serve. Our utilities – Western Power Distribution, Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities, and PPL Electric Utilities – provide an outstanding service experience for our customers, consistently ranking among the best in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has grown from a company with customers and facilities in one region of Pennsylvania to a diverse energy company with more than 10 million customers in the U.S. and the U.K. PPL provides energy for millions of customers while providing challenging and rewarding careers for thousands of employees around the U.S. and abroad. Be sure to follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pplcareers LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/ppl-corporation/careers?trk=topnavcareers.

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