Reliability Standards Compliance Coordinator
Southern Company - Birmingham, AL

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Summary of Position Duties
This position will provide staff support to the Reliability Standards Compliance Assurance Manager in Southern Company Operations Compliance. The corporate-level, specific job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Coordinate with subject matter experts (SMEs) in Transmission and Generation to promote consistency in the application of the ERO standard requirements
Develop and maintain processes to adequately document compliance with the Reliability Standards including change management for new or revised standards
Develop and maintain processes to adequately document and track progress of self-reports, mitigation plans, settlement agreements, data requests, surveys, etc.
Coordinate input from SMEs, Operating Company compliance contacts and management on new or changing standards, Compliance Application Notices, etc. to build consensus and submit comments or votes to the appropriate regulatory agencies (e.g. NERC, SERC, FRCC, TRE, NAESB, etc.)
Effectively build working relationships with Regulatory contacts and industry peers
Must have the ability to effectively work with SMEs to gather facts, assess circumstances and participate in the analysis of data for evaluating possible compliance violations
Coordinate compliance activities associated with routine reporting, self-certifications, spot checks, on-site audits (including logistics, mock audits, preparation of evidence, JOU/CFR agreements, etc.)
Maintain the Ballot Body for Southern Company and ensure members are registered and votes cast appropriately
Maintain listing of compliance contacts and perform the responsibilities of Master Account Administrator for the Regional Entity portals
Support the initiatives of the Reliability Standards Committee and other Reliability Standards-focused governance committees
Coordinate the development and delivery of training programs for Operations personnel to ensure understanding of the ERO Standards requirements and the role Operations personnel have in maintaining compliance
Coordinate the development and delivery of training programs with various business units to ensure understanding of the ERO Standards requirements and the role Operations, Maintenance and Planning personnel have in maintaining compliance
Develop, enhance and maintain Reliability Standards compliance tools (e.g. SharePoint site, Quarterly Certification Forms, databases, etc.)
Prepare and present monthly compliance updates as requested.

Job Experience and Education

Required Experience:
Minimum of two years work experience supporting compliance-related activities specific to NERC ERO Reliability Standards implementation, monitoring or enforcement

  • OR-
Minimum of two years technical experience in power plant or transmission system operations, maintenance and/or compliance as it relates to NERC ERO Reliability Standards

Preferred Experience:
Audit experience is preferred
Plant experience is preferred

Four-year college degree is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes
The successful candidate will have knowledge, skills and attributes that include, but are not limited to the following:

Thorough understanding of corporate compliance governance processes specific to the energy regulation compliance risk area
The ability to interpret control frameworks and regulations
The ability to identify and prioritize risks and assist in the design and execution of management programs and internal controls to effectively manage compliance risks
The ability to design and deliver compliance-related training programs to management and employees
Strong interpersonal, facilitative, negotiation and presentation skills to effectively communicate, consult and build effective working relationships with senior management, employees, industry peers, Regulatory contacts and contractors
Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to manage multiple projects and demonstrate effective project management skills including planning, organizing and directing
Strong verbal and written communication, evaluation and analytical skills

Behavioral Attributes
The successful candidate will exhibit behavioral attributes that include, but are not limited to the following:

Model Southern Style (Unquestionable Trust, Total Commitment, Superior Performance) and Code of Ethics behaviors
Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and in team environment
Demonstrated ability to maintain sensitive company information in a confidential manner
Highly self-motivated, self-directed and driven to contribute at a high level
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships across many functions, departments, contractors, etc.

With 4.4 million customers and more than 42,000 megawatts of generating capacity, Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE: SO ) is the premier energy company serving the Southeast. A leading U.S. producer of electricity, Southern Company owns Alabama Power, Georgia Power, Gulf Power, Mississippi Power, Southern Nuclear, Southern Power, SouthernLINC Wireless and Southern Telecom. Southern Company also has a growing competitive generation company. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and retail electric prices below the national average. Southern Company is consistently listed among the top U.S. electric service providers in customer satisfaction by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).

We offer a competitive compensation package. Equal Opportunity Employer.


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