NERC Reliability Specialist
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New Castle, DE 19720
Are you interested in having a meaningful impact on the future of energy reliability for one of the world’s leading energy service providers? Do you consider yourself an expert in NERC reliability standards? If so, NAES Corporation is seeking a NERC Reliability Specialist to be based out of our corporate offices in Issaquah, WA or New Castle, DE.
This is a unique opportunity for a candidate to apply his or her existing knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and power plant operations to a team of NERC Services consultants serving a broad range of clients’ needs – including independent power plants, utilities, and asset management firms. The position will combine the subject matter of NERC compliance with the opportunity to build client and project management skills, communication skills, and business development experience, along with leadership opportunities within the NAES NERC Services team.
About NAES: We are an independent services company dedicated to delivering value to facilities across the power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical, pulp & paper, and manufacturing industries. For more than 35 years, we have drawn on our deep experience in advisory, operations, maintenance, fabrication, construction, engineering, compliance, technical support, asset management and energy management services to assess, build, operate and maintain sites that run safely, reliably and cost-effectively.
We operate more than 150 power plants throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico that span all technologies and provide over 41 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.
In this position, you will work with our clients providing a comprehensive suite of services to support their NERC Reliability Compliance Program needs. In addition to working in the NAES corporate offices, this will involve travel to client sites to assist in the performance of:
- NERC Compliance Assessments – provide guidance to complete templates that constitute the compliance program. Work with the client to provide recommendations for recordkeeping, scheduling and adopting a strong culture of compliance.
- Gap Analysis – evaluate the programs to identify deficiencies and recommend improvements.
- Compliance Program Setups – assist the client in implementing their compliance program and preparing auditable compliance files.
- Mock Audits – Provide the client with an authentic audit experience to prepare them for the real thing.
- Audit Participation – facilitate an audit from evidence packages to data requests to auditor communications.
- Training of Client Personnel – Provide ongoing support, keeping compliance managers and plant personnel up-to-date with current NERC standards, revisions and interpretations.
To be successful in this position, the candidate must not only excel as a technical subject matter expert but also possess attributes of an effective client and project manager. He or she must have the ability to:
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of safe and acceptable engineering practices and principles.
- Analyze large amounts of technical data and structure such information for the purposes of clearly documenting and demonstrating compliance with all applicable NERC Reliability Compliance standards.
- Develop and implement plans, schedules, procedures, tools and processes required to establish and maintain a comprehensive NERC Reliability Compliance Program for use by NAES-operated plants and outside customers. Formulate and communicate thoughts and ideas into practical operational guidance for plant personnel.
- Plan, develop, and execute training programs designed to ensure compliance with NERC Reliability Compliance program requirements by plant personnel.
- Communicate technical knowledge and practical compliance advice to a broad audience, including NAES corporate management and plant personnel and leadership.
We are looking for a candidate who possesses:
- An Associate degree in engineering or equivalent technical training knowledge and experience.
- Power plant operations and maintenance experience with a work history that demonstrates a pattern of accomplishments.
- Training in power generation systems and equipment, including operational theory and engineering safety.
- Experience in the development of technical documents and training materials.
- Excellent analytical skills.
- The ability to communicate effectively in both formal and informal settings, including strong verbal and written communication skills with comparable skill in both technical and non-technical writing.
- The ability to be client-focused, including being responsive and conducting his or her work in a professional demeanor.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite software applications.
It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select the individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.
Requisition Number: 17-0197
Post Date: 1/26/2018
Title: NERC Reliability Specialist
Location: New Castle DE
City: New Castle, DE OR Issaquah, WA