Sr. Reliability Compliance Director
SMECO - Hughesville, MD

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  • Conducts NERC/RFC standards analysis to determine specific department and work center responsibility in support of the Reliability requirements. Specifies the type and format of information required for auditing and record keeping. Communicates expectations of compliance to responsible personnel.
  • Coordinates compliance activities to include Reliability Self-Assessments, Self Certifications, Spot Checks and Audits of Monitored Standards.
  • Provides for the development, implementation or revision of company or department Reliability Related Procedures to include; Emergency Operations involving Evacuation to Alternate Control Center, System Black Start, Regional Energy Emergencies or Emergency Response to any natural or man made disaster that impacts Reliability or requires RFC, NERC, FERC or DOE Reporting.
  • Analyzes all system automatic operations to verify Apparatus and Relay Application schemes and components operated as designed, and that procedures, controls and Operator response were adequate to mitigate system misoperation events. Prepare required NERC, FERC, DOE event summary reports for review and develop internal recommendations of Lessons Learned for events impacting reliability.
  • Using a Systematic Approach to Training as defined by NERC, develops and carries out a Company / System Specific Initial Qualification and annual Re-Qualification (Continuing Education (CE) program for personnel required to obtain and maintain a NERC Certification to Operate on the BES. Assists with development and presentation of training material for nonoperations
personnel directly responsible for carrying out Reliability Standards. Assists with development and presentation of Reliability Awareness Training for all company personnel. Ensures personnel training records reflect completion of required reliability training.
  • Writes objections and opinions concerning Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NOPR) for new or revised federal or NERC/RFC standards applicable to registration.
  • Performs other such duties as assigned and completes training necessary to maintain required Certification and enhance job performance.
Required Skills

  • Education - Bachelor's or advanced degree in an Engineering/Risk Management related field. Experience will be considered in lieu of college degree requirement. NERC Certification for the Entity Registration Type must be obtained within twelve (12) months.
  • Experience - Ten or more years experience in the power industry (System operations preferred) or in a regulatory compliance role. Familiarity with the SMECO Transmission and Distribution systems and related operations during normal and emergency conditions. Advanced knowledge of power systems, engineering concepts, theories, principles, regulatory standards, reliability concepts and techniques especially as they apply to real time Systems Operations and Planning.
  • Skills - Strong written and verbal skills and ability to use MS Office.
Required Experience

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