Entergy NERC Compliance Engineer in The Woodlands, Texas

NERC Compliance Engineer

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Date: Aug 7, 2018

Location: The Woodlands, TX, US

Company: Entergy

* This position may be filled by an Engineer II, III, or Sr. based on the candidate's experience and qualifications in either The Woodlands, Texas or Little Rock, Arkansas.*


Design, implement and/or support business unit level processes or projects to ensure Entergy’s compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards. Such projects or assignments will involve working with peers within the Transmission, Power Generation, IT, Nuclear, SPO, CSO and Distribution organizations to implement Operations & Planning and Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) NERC Reliability Standards across Entergy. Support all aspects of the NERC Standards Life Cycle and develop/maintain program metrics and reporting. This position will also provide general subject matter expertise for procedures, training and support for other compliance programs within the department.


  • Work with the operations business units to design, develop and implement processes and controls that ensure ongoing compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards

  • Use project management skills to lead, coordinate and execute NERC compliance-related projects

  • Integrate new and revised NERC Reliability Standards into the compliance program by serving as a Compliance Subject Matter Expert (SME)

  • Participate in industry related activities that focus on modifications to the NERC Reliability Standards

  • Implement Entergy’s Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) program for the NERC Area of Compliance including supporting specific business unit GRC execution

  • Develop, implement and maintain NERC Compliance program dashboards, metrics and KPIs using technology and automation techniques

  • Other NERC Compliance Program support may include; NERC Reliability Standard policy and procedure administration; Regional Entity portal administration; NERC Office of Records support; Root Cause Analysis, Regulatory Audit support; Regulatory Enforcement Activities; Corrective Action Program support; Self-assessments and self-certifications of NERC compliance; and Event Reporting and Event Analysis using engineering and technical background


Minimum Education :

  • BS Engineering Degree, Electrical Engineering preferred or equivalent work experience

  • Proficient technical expertise with computer software and database development

  • Skills in engineering analysis, problem solving and condition assessment

Minimum Experience :

  • Engineer II-III: at least 2-4 years of applicable and progressive experience

  • Sr. Engineer: at least 6+ years of experience in an engineering discipline

  • Electrical Discipline: Experience working with electrical power delivery systems with particular emphasis on plant electrical power distribution systems, transmission operations, or power plant operations is preferred

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

  • NERC Reliability Standard knowledge STRONGLY preferred

  • Power plant or transmission operations knowledge is preferred

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to manage multi-projects simultaneously

  • Excellent writing and analytical skills and the ability to communicate information in both formal and informal settings required

  • Strong interpersonal skills, team player and/or leadership skills

  • Self-starter, independent worker, self-motivator

Any certificates, licenses, etc .:

  • EIT OR Graduate Level Engineering Degree OR MBA required

  • Must have valid driver's license and good driving record


Functional Knowledge

  • Requires depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services.


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgement and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view


  • Must be available for extended hours as necessary

  • As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company.

Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Primary Location: Texas-The Woodlands

Job Function :Engineering

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: Not approved

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 81861

Travel Percentage :Up to 25%

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Nearest Major Market: Houston

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