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Location:
New York, New York
Country:
United States
Industry:
Engineering - Other
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5+ years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Engineer

Background

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.

Position Overview

The Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Engineer participates in making compliance determinations on NERC Operations and Planning 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.

Competencies

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.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent combination of education and electric utility industry experience resulting in demonstrated ability to perform duties and responsibilities.
  • Ten (10) or more years of relevant industry experience in:
    • Development and/or implementation of NERC and/or Regional CMEP tasks
    • Transmission System Operation working as a System Operator
    • Energy Management System engineering
    • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition modeling
    • Transmission Planning
    • Substation design and maintenance
    • Transmission line design and maintenance
  • 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.

Equal Opportunity

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.

Additional Information

  • Position requires travel outside the U.S.; therefore, a valid passport is necessary
  • Approximate start date: January 2019

If your qualifications and experience match, please send a cover letter and resume to cvarela@npcc.org by November 30, 2018 to be considered.

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