OGE Energy Corp NERC Compliance Analyst Lead in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
NERC Compliance Analyst Lead
Leads regulatory oversight, planning, operations, assurance, and mitigation efforts designed to ensure compliance with FERC, NERC and the Region Specific Mandatory Reliability Standards. Partners with senior level executives, directors, and subject matter experts throughout the organization to analyze, recommend, and lead compliance activities related to FERC-approved Mandatory Reliability Standards established by North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Regional Transmission Organization (RTO). Leads and coordinates process development, process improvement, training, and audit teams.
Lead day-to-day activities to strengthen and promote the Utility Operational Compliance Program (regulatory oversight, planning, operations, assurance, and mitigation). Monitor existing and new standard requirements, identify potential impact to compliance program and communicate any impacts to the Utility Operational Compliance (UOC) Team and affected Subject Matter Experts (SMEs). Through collaboration with functional areas, take the lead in developing and implementing compliance strategies. Coordinates change control processes for adding, removing, or modifying assets with operational SME's; coordinates internal reviews of list to ensure accuracy and completeness. Serve as mentor to junior level compliance analysts.
Serve as the Lead Compliance Analyst for a defined set of NERC CIP Reliability and RE standards. Lead efforts to develop the OGE definition of compliance to applicable NERC and RE standards. Provide technical guidance to the Business Unit Managers and SMEs for implementation of procedures or processes and internal controls into day-to-day business operations to assure seamless compliance with applicable standard requirements. Utilize multiple advanced analytical techniques such as critical, creative, conceptual and intuitive thinking to analyze moderately high risk situations, generate multiple options and approaches while considering how the solution may change or impact the organization. Assist SMEs in providing appropriate evidence of compliance. Periodically review SME documentation and evidence to assure accurate and complete.
Coordinate and lead the Company's compliance training activities with the Utility Technical Learning department and SMEs to develop and deliver the training to applicable Company staff members to assure those responsible for compliance maintain an adequate level of expertise. Travel to operations sites to provide training and guidance, with a focus on NERC Standards compliance status, issues, risks, and proposed processes/procedures for collecting and retention of all required evidence documentation.
Lead periodic reviews of internal compliance procedures, analysis, planning, and implementation of required changes. Lead activities related to compliance assurance, internal compliance reviews, internal audits, external audits, self-certifications, periodic data submittals, exception reporting and investigations from FERC, NERC, or the RE. Prepare reports and briefs explaining standards issues and compliance status. Make presentations to Business Unit leadership teams. Partner with SMEs and cross-functional teams, as needed, to ensure that databases and tools contain accurate and updated data for Utility Operational Compliance.
Actively participate in NERC audit preparation and implementation. Examine highly complex data from multiple sources crossing departmental boundaries in which results are not predictable. May act as an advanced compliance analyst and participate as a SME as necessary during audits. Coordinate post-audit activities, such as responding to alleged violations and coordinate hearing efforts. Coordinate and leads the development of self-reports, mediation plans, and efforts to appeal of any violations or fines if assessed.
Actively participate in peer group, trade associations or NERC Standards development teams to leverage the Company's concerns regarding compliance issues. Lead efforts to develop and maintain business relations with NERC and RE personnel. Lead the development of comments or points of engagement where the Company's concerns are properly included in the NERC standard development process.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, combined with Seven (7) years directly related experience (e.g., electrical power transmission, distribution, generation, or IT Architecture/Systems Security/Regulatory Compliance) or
Bachelor's Degree combined with Nine (9) directly related experience (e.g., electrical power transmission, distribution, generation, or IT Architecture/Systems Security/Regulatory Compliance) or
High School diploma/GED equivalent combined with eleven (11) years of directly related experience (e.g., electrical power transmission, distribution, generation, or IT Architecture/Systems Security/Regulatory Compliance).
Four (4) years of Electric Utility Compliance experience within the past Five (5) years.
Preferred Qualifications:CCEP Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated expert knowledge of FERC, NERC CIP and the Region Specific Mandatory reliability standards.
Demonstrated strong business acumen and ability to interpret and translate government regulations into company strategies and actions.
Demonstrated leadership in IIF (Incident and Injury Free) culture.
Demonstrated strong business communication and consultation skills to communicate effectively across a diverse group both internally and externally.
Ability to handle confidential information and material with the highest degree of professional responsibility.
Demonstrated ability to use tact and judgment in negotiating with all levels of individuals within and outside the Company.
Ability to lead a team of professionals in order to influence and attain positive results, by providing an environment of empowerment and encouraging continuous improvement.
Ability to work independently and initiate appropriate courses of action on assignments.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and multiple projects and adapt with shifting priorities.
Ability to examine and evaluate data and present alternative actions in relation to the evaluation.
Ability to apply principles of logical thinking to define problems, collects data, establish facts, draw conclusions, and solve complex problems.
Comprehensive knowledge standards development and the practices and procedures of regulatory bodies.
Ability to use personal computer with proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and SharePoint.
Ability to work within and support Company Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Office work using computers.
Required to travel throughout company offices and work sites to include overnight stays.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States