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Duquesne Light Company Sr Mgr, Regulatory Compliance in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.

Duquesne Light Company is committed to creating a culture of inclusion. We value and respect the unique differences and experiences of our employees. We believe that our differences lead to better collaboration, innovation and outcomes. We want you to join our team!

Manage reliability compliance processes for the Company, including direct responsibility to implement NERC’s Operations and Planning Reliability Standards compliance initiatives and other reliability requirements throughout the Company and monitor compliance with existing regulations with a focus on always being “audit ready.” Provide leadership and manage the corporate Reliability Compliance team in their support of the Company reliability compliance processes, business units and oversight responsibilities. This position will be the primary compliance contact and advisor for the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) on Operations and Planning Reliability compliance. This position is directly responsible for management of the 693/Reliability Standards and compliance programs, and has responsibility for other various elements of the overall regulatory compliance program.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage Company’s program for compliance with NERC’s Operations and Planning Reliability Standards and the PJM-assigned Transmission Owner responsibilities. Includes, but is not limited to, providing oversight of compliance with applicable standards, preparing for and coordinating FERC, NERC and ReliabilityFirst (“RF”) compliance audits, completing self-certifications of compliance, responding to requests for data submittals, continual maintenance of evidence, investigations (both internal and external), self-reports and mitigation plans. This responsibility includes internal and external coordination, as well as organization, review and preparation of RSAWs and evidence. Audit preparatory work will include conducting mock audits, and coordination of external assistance, as required.

  • Along with the Director, NERC Compliance, develop the internal compliance monitoring program requirements related to Operations and Planning each year and effectively complete the program requirements.

  • Manage Company’s compliance with the PJM Transmission Operator (TOP) assigned tasks. Includes, but is not limited to, providing oversight of compliance with the assigned tasks, preparing for and coordinating PJM compliance audits, and keeping abreast of changes to the assigned tasks.

  • Lead development and implementation of internal controls program for reliability compliance processes in accordance with NERC’s risk-based Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program.

  • Manage Company’s activities associated with NERC Events Analysis (EA) Program by working with business to ensure EA reports are completed concisely, appropriately and within applicable time requirements.

  • Assess compliance and operational risks associated with possible non-compliance issues.

  • Manage potential violations of compliance related to NERC’s Operations and Planning Standards by ensuring effective mitigations plans are put in place and completed on schedule. Work closely with the Director, NERC Compliance and business to fully investigate and mitigate any outstanding compliance issues that are found.

  • Manage regulatory investigations related to events and/or potential violations related to NERC’s Operations and Planning Standards.

  • Oversee and coordinate Company’s responsibilities related to NERC Alert notifications related to Operations and Planning.

  • Oversee Company policies and procedures related to the reliability compliance program. Review and update regulatory compliance policies on an annual basis, and perform various required annual reviews. Provide necessary assistance and training on regulatory compliance to Company business units.

  • Maintain awareness of emerging utility industry issues through benchmarking and participation in appropriate utility forums/groups. Review all communications from FERC, NERC, PJM and RF, distribute to appropriate SMEs within the Company, and respond to FERC, NERC, PJM and RF, as appropriate. Follow and track reliability standards changes and notify appropriate individuals within the Company. Work closely with the business to implement required changes to address new or revised regulatory requirements.

  • Participate in monthly PJM and RF compliance calls and other regulatory meetings, including compliance related working groups as required to position the Company for positive outcomes.

  • Work with Chief Compliance Officer and Director, NERC Compliance, to manage strategic relationships and coordinate reliability related compliance activities with FERC, NERC RF, PJM, and other Transmission Owners.

  • Coordinate operational compliance issues with the Director, NERC Compliance and Senior Manager, CIP Compliance and provide operational input and guidance as necessary.

Education/Experience:

  • Roles at this level require a university/college degree. Higher level education such as a masters degree, PhD, or certification is preferred. Relevant experience to be successful in the given role is typically 10+ years. At least 3+ years of prior management experience is required.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering (Electrical preferred) or technical field from an accredited university.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in engineering, operations, planning and NERC compliance functions associated with bulk electric system (transmission).

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience managing personnel with responsibility for providing direction, development, and conducting performance assessments.

  • Working knowledge of PJM Operations and Compliance is preferred.

  • Strong leadership skills to effectively work with business and regulators on compliance matters.

  • Ability to quickly identify and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Superior written and oral communications skills to communicate effectively within all levels of the organization and with external parties.

  • Exceptional collaborative and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong organizational skills.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

DUQUESNE LIGHT HOLDINGS, INC. (DLH) IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. DLH’S POLICY IS TO NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST ANY APPLICANT OR EMPLOYEE BASED ON RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, CREED, SEX, PREGNANCY OR RELATED MEDICAL CONDITIONS, AGE (40 AND OVER), SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY/EXPRESSION, VETERAN STATUS, PAST, CURRENT OR FUTURE MILITARY SERVICE, NATIONAL ORIGIN OR ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER CONSIDERATION PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. DLH ALSO PROHIBITS HARASSMENT OF APPLICANTS OR EMPLOYEES BASED ON ANY OF THESE PROTECTED CATEGORIES.

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