Manager, NERC Reliability – South
GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc. - Houston, TX

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GDF SUEZ Energy North America, Inc.


Houston, TX

Job Title

Manager, NERC Reliability – South


The Manager, NERC Reliability – South provides technical knowledge for the development of programs, policies, procedures and processes in support of the Company’s NERC Reliability and ISO Compliance strategies for generation plants in the RFC, SERC, TRE, and WECC Regions.

Focus on protecting the company’s reputation striving to avoid non-compliances with the applicable NERC standards and associated penalties from FERC/NERC through coordinated compliance efforts.

Manage the NERC compliance program to drive each regulated plant’s continuous compliance with all applicable NERC standards.

Reports to

NERC Compliance Director


Houston, TX preferred; other GSEGNA plant locations possible


Salary - Exempt

Job Functions

Essential Functions

The Manager, NERC Reliability – South manages the company’s NERC compliance program incorporating input from plant-based Subject Matter Experts to support the NERC Registered Entities compliance with NERC Standards.

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.

Coordinate the use of external resources involved in the NERC Compliance Program, including interviewing, negotiating contracts and fees and managing external resources.

Provides day to day support of Registered Entities and ensures corporate compliance with applicable NERC standards and requirements.

Develop web-based employee training regarding NERC Requirements for plant personnel on corporate procedures and NERC requirements.

Takes direction from and regularly communicates with the NERC Compliance Team Director to ensure that the Director is aware of changes in NERC standards and requirements that could affect the company’s Registered Entities.

At the request of the NERC Director, communicates with NERC and Regional compliance regulators on behalf of the company’s Registered Entities. Negotiate settlements of potential violations on behalf of the Registered Entities.

The Manager, NERC Reliability – South facilitates internal assessments and external Regional audits of the Registered Entities.

Keeps abreast of FERC Orders and NERC Standard developments and communicate this knowledge to plant-based regulatory compliance staff and associated professionals to develop effective compliance strategies.

The candidate must have strong knowledge of process flow, risk analysis, internal control, technical writing, best practice, compliance, and procedure development.

Other Functions

Carries out other duties as assigned



Applicant should have prior direct experience in Internal Audit, external audit or compliance in a lead or manager role.

The ideal candidate will have five plus years of experience in power plant operations and compliance with the NERC requirements that apply to the Generation Owner and Generator Operator functions.

Experience serving as a key advisor to executive management on technical matters, developing recommendations on policy options and program standards, and influencing decisions that have significant and long-term resource implications.

Essential Physical Abilities

Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently

Good organizational, prioritization and time management skills

Ability to understand and apply technical concepts

Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written

Demonstrated ability to take initiative

Ability to use personal computer, calculator, etc

Ability to travel independently to GSEGNA locations in North America

Ability to meet highest attendance requirements

Could involve some lifting.

Technical Skills

Proficient in understanding the NERC regulatory environment, FERC and Regional Entities.

Possess critical thinking skills and problem solving skills.

Thorough knowledge of power plant operations.


Bachelor’s degree degreed preferred or the equivalent years of experience

Working Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.