Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. (NPCC) is a not-for-profit corporation responsible for promoting and improving the reliability of the international, interconnected bulk electricity systems in Northeastern North America. NPCC operates as a Regional Entity within the U.S. under a delegation agreement from the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) with the responsibilities to set, monitor, assess, mitigate and enforce mandatory reliability standards. More information about NPCC can be found on its website at: https://www.npcc.org.
The Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Engineer/Analyst participates in making compliance determinations on NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards. The Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Engineer analyzes the facts and circumstances associated with potential non-compliances to determine the risks they present to the reliability and security of the bulk power system and works with entities to implement mitigation plans. The potential non-compliances are processed under the NERC Rules of Procedure and the NERC Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program (CMEP).
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Evaluate the facts and circumstances surrounding noncompliance to determine the risk to the bulk power system.
- Determine acceptable mitigation activities or plans associated with noncompliance to ensure the mitigation activities address the risk posed to the bulk power system.
- Obtain from registered entities the necessary information to understand each noncompliance, support a risk analysis, and review mitigation.
- Provide technical expertise regarding risk assessments and mitigation.
- Develop written materials to support risk assessments and mitigation activity process.
- Maintain the confidentiality of evidence, findings, reports, and any other records.
- Assist with the development of an evidentiary record to ensure there is sufficient evidence to support a proposed disposition and a complete and final record.
- Provide training, education, and communications to NPCC staff and industry stakeholders. This includes presentations at workshops, webinars, and to NPCC committees and subcommittees.
- Prepare and/or review responses to NERC and governmental agencies data requests and other oversight.
- Assists with the development and implementation of NPCC internal processes, procedures and external guidance, implementation plans and other documentation.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
- Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
- Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
- Quality Management: Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
- Technical Skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.
- Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science/Technology, or equivalent experience.
- 3-5 years of experience associated with networked systems used in the electric utility industry, or 5 years of experience in securing systems, including both physical and electronic security.
- One or more of the following certifications are highly desired:
- Licensed Professional Engineer (PE)
- Certified Information System Auditor (CISA)
- Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
- Certified Protection Professional (CPP)
- Physical Security Professional (PSP)
- Background check results consistent with the protection of critical energy infrastructure information and satisfactory to NPCC, Inc.
- Strongly Preferred: Ability to communicate fluently in French on all electric power system technical issues.
- Ability to work within the U.S.
Location and Benefits
NPCC, Inc. is located in New York, NY offering a competitive compensation program to attract and retain bright and motivated employees. The position is eligible for an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, 401(k) plan, and paid personal time.
Northeast Power Coordinating Council, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of the individual’s actual or perceived disability, protected veteran status, race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship, domestic violence victim status, or any other federal, state or local protected class.
- Position requires the ability to routinely travel to Canada; therefore, a valid passport is necessary
- Approximate start date: May 2019
If your qualifications and experience match, please apply by March 31, 2019 to be considered.