Sr IT Compliance Analyst-NERC

Charlotte, NC 28202

Posted: 05/13/2019 Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 35209


  • Senior IT Compliance Analyst is responsible for achieving team objectives for the enterprise North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Cybersecurity Compliance Program. This role works closely with multiple internal Business Areas to ensure effective, efficient and consistent adherence with the NERC CIP Standards and a strong security compliance culture is achieved across the organization.
  • This role will involve work with performing quality assurance (QA) and validation to ensure compliance is achieved.

  • Perform quality assurance (QA) reviews and validation reviews of CIP-related implementations (processes, procedures, internal controls) and associated evidence to ensure compliance with company' s NERC CIP cybersecurity policy and with the NERC CIP Standards
  • Develop interpretations of new CIP Standards using a variety of inputs such as regulatory guidance and industry benchmarking to produce unambiguous descriptions of compliance obligations for internal stakeholders to use as guidance for implementations
  • Provide enterprise coordination, project oversight, reporting, and issue resolution for implementation of future versions of the NERC CIP Standards
  • Prepare reports on the results of internal reviews of compliance evidence, including categorization of findings and recommendations to be addressed
  • Support implementations of technologies to augment company' s NERC CIP Compliance Program to drive efficiency and sustainability in the pursuit of security, compliance and operational goals
  • Perform internal consulting with business area personnel to ensure that they understand, plan for, and implement compliance requirements
  • Perform training, change management, and communication support for CIP implementations and ongoing compliance activities
  • Provide support, input, and oversight for NERC CIP-related activities

Basic/Required Qualifications:

• Bachelors degree in a related field and two (2) or more years of utility, cyber security, auditing, compliance, regulatory or related experience; OR six (6) or more years of utility, cyber security, auditing, compliance, regulatory or related experience without a degree

Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor or Master degree in Information Technology, Information Systems Security, or Electrical Engineering
  • Four (4) or more years of experience working with the NERC CIP standards and requirements
  • Experience with large programs and efforts, particularly with Agile method experience
  • Understanding of basic principles of power system protection theory, practices, and application
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification
  • Audit certifications such as: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified  Government Auditing Professional Certification (CGAP), NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) Foundation, etc.
  • Experience with implementing new enterprise processes and methods in environments with distinct departmental processes
  • Experience working effectively in a matrixed organization
  • Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and accurately with peers, customers, team members, and leadership verbally and in writing
  • Ability to conduct challenging conversations in a tactful, professional manner
  • Models behaviors that promote effective interactions between individuals in a work group and between work groups
  • Ability to achieve consensus on decisions and communicate with impacted individuals or groups
  • Ability to demonstrate a customer service-oriented attitude
  • Ability to perform day-to-day tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to manage complex problems to resolution
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