Capital Power is currently looking to hire a Senior NERC Compliance Analyst. Reporting to the Senior Specialist, Compliance, the purpose of this position is to ensure compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and regional rules and standards. This position will be an important part of the team responsible for viewing, conducting, documenting, monitoring, investigating, evaluating and reporting in support of Company’s NERC Reliability compliance strategies for generation plants in the NERC Regions. This position will assist in the evaluation of NERC standards, communications, internal policies, procedures, controls and the identification of areas for improvement. As part of the Corporate Compliance Team this position will be responsible for engaging with internal Subject Matter Experts and Operations to embed controls and compliance obligations within operating processes and practices. With the objective of ensuring that all NERC related regulatory commitments are met this role will assist with annual assessments, monitoring of site controls and compliance activities and providing / supporting processes and tools to meet obligations. Responsibilities will also include review of documentation of activities according to requirements of NERC standards as well as the preparation and submission of responses to periodic data request by NERC Regional Entities, ISOs. The responsibilities of this position will assist in the creation of sustainable programs that facilitate NERC compliance across Capital Power.
Key Accountabilities include:
- Develop and conduct (or participate in) internal assessments and/or spot checks for the NERC Compliance Program and risk assessment process, including reporting and oversight of corrective actions to prevent reoccurrence.
- Assists in establishing operations compliance standards and communicating to Generation business units. In addition, accountable for supporting Operations regarding effective implementation, including advice on compliant processes and control through alignment between the Operations Compliance team and the Compliance Specialists.
- Verifying the adherence by Operations to Reliability standards through development and implementation of regular risk based monitoring. This includes conducting regular monitoring activities, identifying, reporting and tracking deficiencies.
- Providing expert advice as one of the subject matter experts in Operations Compliance; providing real time determination of compliance guidance and appropriate issues management, and ability to identify higher risk issues to the Senior Specialist, Compliance.
- Monitoring and responding to changes in the law and the regulations of FERC, NERC and other regulatory agencies.
- Completes / quarterly / annual regulatory reporting requirements and maintains documentation on regulatory reports. Updates procedures when necessary.
- Makes recommendations on moderately complex issues regarding project components and tasks.
- May make recommendations on new processes, training requirements, tools and services; supports and contributes to development of new products, services or techniques.
- Will assist in the development of an internal benchmarking and KPI tool for reliability compliance with the possibility of some cross over with Market Rules.
- Works on problems of diverse scope ranging from moderate to complex.
- Uses independent judgment requiring in-depth analysis of variable factors. Collaborates with senior professionals in selection of methods, techniques, and analytical approach.
- Little instruction on day-to-day work, general instructions on new assignments.
- Serves as project/technical lead on small to medium sized projects; may assist in the coordination of work of professionals, technicians and others outside of own department.
- May be exposed to opportunities to interface with regulators and other government agencies regarding reliability compliance matters.
Job Requirements :
University degree in business management or engineering. A professional accounting or engineering designation is an asset but not required.
3 to 5 years’ experience in the energy sector.
Understanding of the regulatory reporting requirements in the jurisdictions in which Capital Power operates, including NERC standards and market rules is an asset but not required. Strong written and oral communication skills, experience with project management, and the ability to take initiative and manage ambiguity are crucial skills.