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Quanta Services Lead IT Compliance Advisor in Houston, Texas

About Us

Every moment of every day, people around the world rely on the energy they access through infrastructure built by Quanta. Comprising the largest skilled-labor force in North America, our employees are highly skilled and innovative, continually working to connect people and power. We’re building the infrastructure that supports the energy transition, and there are more opportunities than ever to be part of our team. Join us and build your career building a brighter future.

Imagine what you could do here. We encourage, inspire, and support our people to seize opportunities in our corporate office and with hundreds of our operating companies worldwide that provide solutions for the utility, renewable energy, electric power, industrial, and communications industries.

Quanta actively promotes and maintains a culture of belonging where all employees can be themselves, live their values, and find opportunities to succeed. When you join our team, you join a dynamic organization in which career development is encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is prized. Come find out how our people power modern life.

About this Role

The Lead IT Compliance Advisor is responsible for ensuring IT compliance and controls are seamlessly integrated into IT operations. This position will play a pivotal role in maintaining the integrity of our IT systems and processes. As a key liaison between IT and Business leadership, you will collaborate closely to understand our Operating Unit's primary business operations, IT structure, and support model. This multifaceted role will empower you to guide the IT leadership team in aligning our IT controls, policies, and processes with corporate guidelines, ensuring a secure and efficient environment.

What You'll Do

Role Overview:

  • This role will be closely working with IT and Business leadership and developing an understanding of the Operating Unit’s (OpU) primary business operation, IT organizational structure, and support model.

  • Advise the OPU’s IT leadership team on required IT General controls, policies, and processes to align with corporate guidelines.

  • Works closely with the QCO IT compliance team to stay updated on the necessary controls and processes required by the company and how these controls are implemented across all operating units.

  • Attends OpU’s periodic IT planning meetings to understand upcoming IT projects and evaluate the impact on IT controls and processes. Based on the information gathered, develop and communicate compliance objectives to various IT teams to achieve appropriate compliance goals.

  • Assist with designing and documenting IT processes and controls and identifying opportunities for more efficient and effective processes and controls.

    Job Activities Overview:

  • Completes individual assignments or leads teams in initiatives as assigned.

  • Assists in managing the planning, designing, writing, and finalization of policies, control framework, and procedures.

  • Responsible for the monitoring of overall adherence to the IT controls through regularly scheduled reviews of in-scope technical areas.

  • Ensures compliance with contractual requirements that are usually based on NERC/CIP, ISO 27001, COBIT, NIST 800-53, etc.

  • Reviews and provides guidance from a compliance perspective across areas such as application controls, logical access controls for applications, operating systems and databases, backup and recovery procedures, change controls, pre and post-deployment assessments, user administration, perimeter security, network/application architecture and selected configuration management controls on technical platforms such as VPNs, VMWare, Windows Server 20XX, AIX-UNIX, Linux and Cisco firewalls.

  • Works with IT to close issues through oversight and review of remediation plans and accompanying evidence.

  • Stays up-to-date on changes to technology, internal policy and standards, and relevant regulatory programs, evaluates potential impacts on the risk and controls, and suggests modifications to IT control framework.

  • Assists in managing, training, coaching, and developing junior staff and/or external consultants to ensure that timeline and deliverable requirements are met.

  • Leads large and/or multiple projects with assigned resources.

  • Takes initiative to develop new approaches and tools.

  • Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Audit Support Overview:

  • Act as a liaison between the audit team and OpU’s IT team. Responsible for coordinating with the audit team for planning, timing, and scoping of the audit. Also, be responsible for reviewing the audit data request and coordinating with the appropriate team to collect supporting documentation for the audit.

  • Assist or run pre-defined system reports for auditors.

  • Work closely during audits with the audit team and coordinate follow-up questions and additional requests, providing guidance to operating unit management on addressing audit questions or issues.

  • Advise management on remediation plans and work with the relevant teams to ensure the necessary steps are taken to remediate the gaps.

What You'll Bring

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in MIS, Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering or Accounting MS and 6 – 8 years of experience in IT Compliance, IT Audit, IT Security, or IT related field.

  • Experience performing risk and compliance assessments and in-depth knowledge of industry standards and regulatory requirements (e.g., HIPAA, SOX, FISMA, NIST, ISO 2700X, COBIT, FFIEC, NERC CIP, etc.)

    Preferred Education and Experience

  • MS or MBA degree.

  • 6 Years


    Required Licenses/Certifications

  • CISA, CIA, CPA, CISM, CISSP, MCP, MCSE, CCNA – at least one certification required or other applicable for the job certifications are desired.


    Supervises others: No

    Has hiring and terminating responsibilities: No

    Number of employees report to this job: 0 Subordinate Supervisory Employees, 0 Non-Supervisory Employees


    Travels: Yes

    Percent of time: 30 - 40%

    Overnight required: N/A


    If one-third of the time – “seldom” or “occasionally” If one-third to two-thirds of the time or more occasionally to frequently” If more than two-thirds of the time – “constantly”]

  • Stationary Position - Seldom

  • Pushing/Pulling/Reaching - Seldom

  • Climb - Seldom

  • Kneel - Seldom

  • Grab - Seldom

  • Bend - Seldom

  • Lift/carry over - 10 - 30 LBS

  • Vision - 20/20 Corrected Vision

  • Hearing - Receive detailed information if spoken to


  • Wet or Humid - Seldom

  • Working near or on moving mechanical parts - Seldom

  • Working near or on heavy machinery - Seldom

  • Working in high places - Seldom

  • Exposed to fumes or airborne particles - Seldom

  • Exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals - N/A

  • Frequency of working in outdoor weather conditions - Seldom

  • Work with Electricity - Seldom

  • Work with explosives - N/A

  • Work on or near a source of radiation - N/A

  • Loud noise conditions (above 87dB)- Seldom

  • Other Environmental Factors, including weather conditionsN/A______

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex (including gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and/or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.

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Category Information Technology

Position Type Full-Time Regular

Workplace Type Hybrid