NERC CIP REGULATORY COMPLIANCE ASSOCIATE

Country/Region:  US
City:  Houston, TX
Company:  EDP Renewables North America LLC

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and currently operates in more than 25 markets. With eight offices and several sites, at EDP Renewables North America, we are experienced developers and operators of renewable energy. Our portfolio includes wind farms, solar parks, energy storage projects, and green hydrogen solutions throughout the continent. We are ranked among the top 5 in the U.S. in operational renewable energy capacity.
 

Our company is part of EDP, a global energy group present in around 30 markets with a particular emphasis on renewable energies. With more than 45 years of experience, we have been consolidating a relevant presence on the world energy scene based on the commitment to be all-green by 2030, leading the energy transition. With more than 13,000 employees around the world, we are committed to using our energy and heart to drive a better tomorrow.

 

What you will do

Role Overview:

Focus on assisting in the managing of the NERC CIP compliance program as well as other regulatory compliance programs to support and align with EDPR NA's cybersecurity posture and the associated regulatory requirements. Contributes to the on-going strategy of the compliance program to meet regulatory and company requirements.

Main responsibilities:

  • Facilitate cross-department coordination of NERC CIP Standards: (20%)
  • Collaboratively work on audit preparation and management of Reliability Standard Audit Worksheet (RSAW) development.
  • Coordinate with applicable departments to ensure compliance with NERC CIP.
  • Report of potential noncompliance in NERC Align system and the Secure Evidence Locker.
  • Drafting self-reports and mitigation plans, as needed.
  • Ensure the development of processes, workflows and evidence required for compliance to the CIP standards for which NERC CIP Assurance is accountable: (20%)
  • Collaboratively work to ensure the development of processes, workflows and evidence required to meet the CIP Security Controls developed and implemented by the NERC CIP Assurance team.
  • Collaboratively work with all other NERC CIP applicable business areas to develop processes, workflows and evidence necessary to achieve the NERC CIP compliance objectives.
  • Provides input on process improvements to NERC CIP Compliance program.
  • Identifies, resolves, and escalates, as needed, more complex program issues.
  • Identify areas for improvement and take action to resolve.
  • Build strong relationships with business partners and other stakeholders (NERC and Regional Entities). (20%)
  • Establish positive team environment by proactively assisting and training less experienced personnel. (15%)
  • Proactively engages in training and development programs to improve and maintain job performance and promote professional growth and development. (10%)
  • Support other regulatory needs of the company (15%)
  • Integrate and align information security and/or cybersecurity policies to ensure system analysis meets regulatory security requirements.
  • Lead and align information technology (IT) security priorities with the security strategy.
  • Interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, standards, or procedures to specific issues.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to establish the enterprise continuity of operations program, strategy, and mission assurance.
  • Interpret and apply applicable laws, statutes, and regulatory documents and integrate into policy.
  • Define and implement policies and procedures to ensure protection of real time critical infrastructure and meet regulatory commitments.
  • Assist in development, analysis, maintenance, and training of EDPR NA’s policies, procedures, standards, and other systematic preventive measures developed to ensure adherence with applicable compliance requirements and industry best practices.

Travel:  Up to 5%
 

Employment type

Full Time

Work site

Hybrid - Houston, TX 

What are we looking for

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline and 5-8 years of related experience or in lieu of a degree, 9-12 years of relevant work experience.
  • Strong knowledge of business practices and processes in a regulatory environment, specifically NERC CIP.
  • Experience leading projects or teams and knowledge of project management.
  • Experience with CIP specific audit skills, controls, cyber and physical security, and related industry regulatory issues- preferred.
  • NERC and Regional portal administration applications: Align, Evidence Reporting Tool- preferred.
  • Experience writing program level documentation (Policies, Processes, and Procedures)- preferred.

Travel:

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Strong problem solving and analysis ability.
  • Excellent communications skills (written and verbal). Able to present complex information both verbal and written to multiple levels of the organization.
  • Ability to lead remote project teams and individuals.
  • Strategic, forward thinking, solid planning and organizational skills

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  •  Walking: Ability to walk .5 to 2 miles per day, including across unpaved and rough surfaces when on project sites.
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written verbal, diagram, or scheduled form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form


Equal opportunities for all
Our vision is that each person combines their unique characteristics and experiences to fulfill our mission of creating new energy for the planet. We are an inclusive employer, ensuring all candidates are treated fairly throughout the recruitment process. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to fostering a sense of belonging for each person who is part of the EDP group.
 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. EDP makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time. For further information, please review this notice from the Department of Labor: EEO is the Law poster (https://www.eeoc.gov/poster). You may have additional rights pursuant to recent amendments to federal labor laws. Please review these protections from the EEO is the Law Supplement (https://www.eeoc.gov).
 

Need more reasons to apply?
As a top employer we:

  • Empower our employees through a positive and innovative work environment that promotes collaboration and agile decision-making;
  • Respect and value each person, providing a flexible, healthy, and inclusive workplace with a range of attractive benefits;
  • Provide a meaningful work experience and prepare our people for future challenges through different opportunities for development and internal mobility;


Our efforts have resulted in several distinctions over time, highlighting the EDP group's strong positioning and its dedication and commitment to attracting and retaining the best talent:

  • Top employer certification by Top Employers Institute
  • Part of the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index
  • Global certification as a family-responsible company by Fundación Másfamília
  • Top 100 Workplaces by Houston Chronicle


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