Senior Compliance Analyst

Location: Portland, OR Posted Date: May 20, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 16785 CareerMine Job Id: 1356887

General Purpose

  • Assists in the execution of [Company] companywide FERC/NERC/WECC Reliability Standard regulatory compliance program, including the continual development, implementation, coordination and maintenance of related compliance activities, as well as the documentation and development of [Company] evidence packages.


  • Perform day-to-day execution of all aspects of [Company] companywide regulatory compliance program to help ensure compliance with applicable FERC/NERC/WECC Reliability Standards regulatory requirements, including critical infrastructure protection standard requirements.
  • Facilitate the development and/or update of the annual review packages that demonstrate [Company] compliance with each of the Reliability Standards.
  • Coordinate with general counsel, compliance and NERC, to determine NERC/CIPS compliance and implementation parameters and goals.
  • Acts as a liaison between [Company] and neighboring utilities with regard to the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection Standards.
  • Support CIPS standard owners in developing/providing compliance documentation.
  • Ensure that deliverables are completed in accordance to the [Company] Project Governance and Standards and provide compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards.
  • Implement all programs, procedures and policies set forth by business units to facilitate compliance including, change control, configuration management, asset management, and security testing procedures.
  • Recommend project plans, timelines, and budgets to management, and monitor progress against approved plans.
  • Provide strategic direction in developing, implementing and evaluating project plans, goals and timelines.
  • Develop effective communication and implementation plans to ensure that deliverables
  • Collaborate with plant and field personnel and other staff to provide input and technical services in the development and execution of CIPS related projects.
  • Coordinate with companywide business units to develop/support activities needed to address any identified compliance deficiencies and the successful completion of the Reliability Standards evidence packages.
  • Facilitate progress on all compliance related activities, including mitigation plan development and documentation of completion.
  • Develop and maintain documentation guidelines for compliance related programs, processes, and procedures.
  • Act as internal point of contact for and interface with WECC on the maintenance of Technical Feasibility Exceptions for CIP standards.
  • Develop and maintain programs and documentation for training (CIP-004), information protection (CIP-011), and cyber system identification (CIP-002).
  • Interpret NERC CIP standard requirement language and work with business unit personnel to apply processes, procedures, and technology to ensure compliance.
  • Track and participate in standard drafting process for new and modified CIP standards.
  • Participate in industry and trade groups to share information and benchmark compliance program against best practices and differing interpretations.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field; or the equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • A minimum of five years professional experience.
  • Knowledge of regulatory rules, policies, procedures and practices.
  • Project management, analysis, assessment and investigation skills to determine recommendations or plans of action.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to consult and resolve internal or external compliance issues which may be sensitive in nature.
  • Ability to work with all levels of an organization including people with different styles and backgrounds; ability to work as a member of a team and ability to present alternatives and recommendations.
  • Proficient with the use of personal computers including spreadsheet, database, word processing, and presentation applications.

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