PROJECT MGR, NERC REGULATORY COMPLIANCE/SR (SERIES POST) at Texas New Mexico Power

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Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Job Description:


PNMR Resources



Job ID: 6085982
Date: 05/14/2018
Location: PNM, Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

POSTING DEADLINE

Applications must be submitted by June 4, 2018

*This is a series post. Successful candidate will be placed in level based on education/experience.

DEPARTMENT

Department: NERC Compliance

PREFERENCES

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The focus on this job is in Transmission and Distribution for PNM and TNMP

JOB DESCRIPTION

PROJECT MGR, NERC REGULATORY COMPLIANCE

This position is covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. Prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

SUMMARY:
Under general direction, this position manages projects/processes associated with PNM Resources' NERC Internal Compliance Program to maintain compliance with any and all NERC, WECC, and TRE mandatory reliability standards. This includes, but is not limited to, providing project management support to assigned business areas as it relates to NERC standards, ensuring appropriate stakeholders and subject matter experts implement the compliance tasks by assigned due dates, and providing support for development/implementation of controls for monitoring all NERC compliance activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrates an understanding of the company strategy for maintaining NERC compliance across PNMR and its affiliates.

Facilitates execution of ICP processes in preparation for reliability standards changes by providing the ICP templates/tools to the applicable business area and tracking/maintaining those tools. This includes, but is not limited to, creating/maintaining/tracking Standard Impact Assessments, self-certification and Audit materials.

Tracks and reviews completion of all on-going compliance tasks for new and existing reliability standards implemented by assigned business area(s), including initial reviews of internal controls, compliance evidence, Reliability Standards Audit Worksheets (RSAW), and performs periodic internal spot checks. Raise any identified compliance concerns with NERC Management and/or business area(s) as appropriate, seeking clarification from senior PNMR NERC Compliance personnel as necessary.

Translates existing and new/revised standards into initial proposed ICP project plan(s).

Conducts compliance activities in an ethical and professional manner.

Tracks, evaluates, and reports on internal performance measures for key compliance/reliability/security metrics.

Works closely with assigned subject matter to track and support execution of project plans across multiple business areas. With limited oversight, manages compliance related projects associated with Operations and Planning (O&P) and/or Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) initiatives.

Participates in industry compliance forums such as the WECC/TRE/NERC Compliance Workshops, Western Interconnection Compliance Forum (WICF), North American Transmission Forum (NATF), Edison Electric, as assigned.

Facilitates process for self-certifications, on-site audits, and the preparation of self-reports and mitigation plans for regulatory violations.

Creates and maintains any and all document repositories necessary for PNMR and its affiliates to demonstrate to regulatory compliance with NERC and regional reliability standards.

Participates in development company position related to the standards development process for FERC, NERC, and regional entities.

Assists with maintenance of roles and responsibility documentation.

Collects, coordinates, tracks and submits responses to external data requests including but not limited to surveys and alerts as assigned.

COMPETENCIES:

Knowledge, understanding, and commitment to express and implement the companys vision and goals

Ability to provide direction and guidance into the production of clear policies, procedures and processes and other compliance related evidence that PNMR staff can follow and that can stand up to scrutiny of internal and external auditors, including NERC/WECC/TRE

Ability to quickly learn various compliance standards and organizations that create those compliance standards to include: FERC, NERC, WECC, and TRE

Ability to understand the specific business areas covered by NERC Standards such as critical infrastructure, real-time power system operations, to include: planning, transmission, distribution, and/or generation facilities, and/or protection and controls normal/emergency transmission system operations and control, interchange scheduling/tagging, reserve sharing calculations and other functions associated with operating a control area within both WECC and ERCOT

Ability to expand knowledge to additional business areas as needed

Ability to develop consensus positions and interface with various groups to accomplish compliance objectives

Ability to manage projects and teams of professionals from multiple disciplines and backgrounds

Ability to prioritize, schedule, organize, focus on, and complete work

Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time in a dynamic environment

Ability to demonstrate sound judgment

Ability to demonstrate advanced interpersonal skills

Ability to maintain positive and productive working relationships with various individuals and groups

Action-oriented, detail-oriented, and goal-oriented

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science, or related discipline with five to seven years of experience in regulatory compliance, audit, information technology/security, grid operations, or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to this position.

Masters degree is preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leads and coaches matrix resources regarding forms, filings, and other tasks related to assigned regulatory matters.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Advanced negotiation skills and ability to gain concessions without damaging relationships

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

Ability to effectively present information to diverse audiences

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ability to effectively give persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to various audiences

Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations

Ability to effectively listen and get clarification to respond to a wide-range of questions

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry

Ability to apply the concepts of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Strong, working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft SharePoint administration. Working knowledge and experience with high-availability computer networks

Knowledge of industry standard and best practice cyber security protection measures, including but not limited to: establishment of electronic security perimeters, malware detection and protection, intrusion protection and detection, cyber asset vulnerability assessments, local and wide area network design, backup plans and procedures, and disaster recovery procedures preferred for CIP candidates

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

Must be proactive, adept at working with cross-functional teams and stakeholder groups. Ability to synthesize complex information. Ability to apply creativity to problem solving and utilize analytic skills and modeling capabilities to provide ongoing insight into the business and to make recommendations and decisions. Ability to identify mitigation plans as necessary. Ability to coordinate with, and lead, cross-functional team of technical experts.

DECISION MAKING:

Ability to make quick decisions in a rapidly changing and demanding environment.

SCOPE AND IMPACT:

Manages cross-functional teams responsible for compliance with regulatory standards. Failure by PNMR to comply with the standards exposes PNMR to heightened regulatory oversight, monetary sanctions, and increases vulnerability to malicious cyber attack against PNMR cyber assets that are essential to the functioning of components of the bulk electric system for which PNMR is responsible.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to sit up to 2/3 of the time and to stand, walk, and stoop up to 1/3 of the time. Good vision and ability to adjust focus is required. Manual dexterity is required. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Out-of-state travel is required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Office environment.

JOB DESCRIPTION

PROJECT MGR, NERC REGULATORY COMPLIANCE/SR

This position is covered by NERC CIP cyber security standards. Prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes identity verification and a criminal background check. Prior to being granted unescorted access to cyber secure areas, the candidate must attend cyber security training. Annual cyber security training is also required.

Given the financial nature of this position, this position has been defined as a position requiring a credit check. Prior to being hired, promoted, or transferred into the position, the candidate must successfully pass a credit background check.

SUMMARY:

Under limited direction, facilitates implementation of PNM Resources' NERC Internal Compliance Program directly with business area resources to ensure that assigned areas of PNMR and its New Mexico and Texas utility affiliates achieve and maintain compliance with any and all NERC, WECC, and TRE mandatory reliability standards. This includes, but is not limited to, providing guidance and technical expertise related to the implementation of long term compliance plans and processes for assigned business areas as it relates to NERC standards, working with appropriate stakeholders and subject matter experts to implement the compliance strategic direction, and managing, developing and overseeing the implementation of controls for monitoring all NERC compliance activities.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the company strategy for maintaining NERC compliance across PNMR and its affiliates

Monitors reliability standard developments in the industry and maintains an in-depth knowledge/understanding of rapidly evolving compliance requirements and strategic initiatives within the industry as well as associated technical/operational expertise. Assists business areas with formulating content for compliance evidence and/or RSAWs

Conducts in-depth technical reviews and compliance evaluation of any and all applicable reliability standards implemented by assigned business area(s) (such as planning, maintenance operations, physical and cyber-security for generation, transmission, distribution, and control center facilities), including performing reviews implementation of internal controls, compliance evidence, and Reliability Standards Audit Worksheets (RSAW) and makes necessary recommendations to Management and Subject Matter Experts following review. As appropriate, coordinates with PNMR internal audit staff and/or other third parties utilized for supplemental compliance assessment.

Translates existing and new/revised standards into program requirements and communicates those requirements to applicable personnel across the enterprise

Conducts compliance activities in an ethical and professional manner

Responsible for identifying, establishing, and implementing internal performance measures for key compliance/reliability/security metrics and internal procedures for tracking, evaluating, and reporting on compliance project plans and overall company compliance risk.

Facilitates processes/projects/implementation of technology to assist business areas with the implementation of new or revised standards by working closely with assigned subject matter experts to develop project plans and track progress on those plans across multiple technical areas of enterprise

Provides company representation to industry forums such as, the WECC/TRE/NERC Compliance Workshops, Western Interconnection Compliance Forum (WICF), North American Transmission Forum (NATF), Edison Electric Institute (EEI), and Electricity Information Sharing and Analysis Center (E-ISAC) as assigned

Facilitates compliance program processes such as annual self-certification, spot checks, on-site audits, investigations and the preparation of self-reports and mitigation plans for regulatory violations

Creates and maintains any and all document repositories necessary for PNMR and its affiliates to demonstrate to regulatory compliance with NERC and regional reliability standards

Facilitates company position development on all new or revised standards developed by FERC, NERC, WECC and TRE

Leads and coordinates the identification and documentation of roles and responsibilities for NERC compliance tasks pertaining to assigned business areas and reinforces established reporting boundaries between assigned business areas and Corporate NERC Compliance Department

Participates in stakeholder and enforcement forums including violation dispensation processes and/or contested hearings, alerts, and investigations as assigned

Assists in investigation of and external reporting associated with compliance violations and/or NERC reportable event(s) and cyber incident(s)

Develops alliances with other stakeholders, regional entity representatives and counterparts at neighboring entities

Participates in or conducts in internal spot checks and reviews to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and supports PNMR internal audit(s) and/or other third party compliance assessment(s), as assigned

COMPETENCIES:

Demonstrated leadership skills

Knowledge, understanding, and commitment to express and implement the company's vision and goals

Demonstrated in-depth, technical understanding of various NERC and Regional reliability standards and regulatory organizations that create those compliance standards to include: FERC, NERC, WECC, and TRE

Ability to assist in the production of clear policies, procedures and processes that PNMR staff can follow and that can stand up to scrutiny of internal and external auditors, including WECC/TRE/NERC auditors

Demonstrated knowledge of at least one key business area(s) covered by NERC Standards such as cyber security, physical security, and/or network architecture for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) candidates and real-time operations, planning, transmission, distribution, generation facilities, and/or protection and controls within WECC and ERCOT for Operations and Planning candidates. Ability to expand knowledge to additional business areas as needed.

Ability to develop consensus positions and interface with various groups to accomplish compliance objectives

Ability to manage complex projects and multi-disciplined team of senior technical professionals

Ability to prioritize, schedule, organize, focus on, and complete work

Ability to multi-task and effectively manage time in a dynamic environment

Ability to demonstrate sound judgment

Ability to demonstrate advanced interpersonal skills

Ability to maintain positive and productive working relationships with various individuals and groups

Action-oriented, detail-oriented, and goal-oriented

QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Bachelors degree in a related field with seven to nine years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience related to this position. Significant experience in regulatory, compliance, operations, engineering, power plant, Control Systems, Energy Management Systems, SCADA, cyber-security, and/or physical security related experience strongly preferred.

Masters degree is preferred.

For CIP candidates: knowledge of enterprise security architecture, network design, and operational risk management with CISA, CISM, CISSP, or other technical certification preferred.

Project Management Professional certification preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Leads and coaches matrix resources regarding forms, filings, and other tasks related to assigned regulatory matters

COMMUNICATION SKILLS:

Negotiation skills and ability to gain concessions without damaging relationships

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental orders and regulations

Ability to effectively present information to diverse audiences

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ability to effectively give persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to various audiences

Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations

Ability to effectively listen and get clarification to respond to a wide-range of questions

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry

Ability to apply the concepts of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations

COMPUTER SKILLS:

Strong, working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft SharePoint administration. Working knowledge and experience with high-availability computer networks

Knowledge of industry standard and best practice cyber security protection measures, including but not limited to: establishment of electronic security perimeters, malware detection and protection, intrusion protection and detection, cyber asset vulnerability assessments, local and wide area network design, backup plans and procedures, and disaster recovery procedures preferred for CIP candidates

ANALYSIS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING ABILITY:

Ability to strategically approach issues. Must be proactive, adept at working with cross-functional teams and stakeholder groups.

Ability to synthesize complex information.

Ability to apply creativity to problem solving and utilize analytic skills and modeling capabilities to provide ongoing insight into the business and to make recommendations and decisions.

Ability to identify mitigation plans as necessary

Ability to coordinate with, and lead, cross-functional team of technical experts.

DECISION MAKING:

Ability to make quick, effective decisions in a rapidly changing and demanding environment. Makes decisions as to whether a compliance violation has occurred, what actions need to be taken and works with business areas to develop plans for future avoidance of violation.

SCOPE AND IMPACT:

Facilitates cross-functional team(s) responsible for compliance with a portion of applicable regulatory standards. Failure by PNMR to comply with the standards exposes PNMR to heightened regulatory oversight, monetary sanctions, and increases vulnerability to malicious cyber-attack against PNMR cyber assets that are essential to the functioning of components of the bulk electric system for which PNMR is responsible. Violations can result in millions of dollars in fines and restrictions being placed on activities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Ability to sit up to 2/3 of the time and to stand, walk, and stoop up to 1/3 of the time. Good vision and ability to adjust focus is required. Manual dexterity is required. Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Out-of-state travel may be required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Office environment.

SALARY RANGE

Salary Grade: G05
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$73,080 - $98,658 - $124,236

SALARY RANGE

Salary Grade: G04 - SR
Minimum Midpoint Maximum
$84,773 - $114,443 - $144,114

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

PNM Resources and affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. Women, minorities, disabled individuals and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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