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Manager of Compliance, Critical Infrastructure Protection

Reports To

Director of Compliance Monitoring


St. Paul, MN

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Position Summary

‚ÄčThe Manager of Compliance, Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) maintains a current understanding of the Electric Reliability Organization Enterprise regulatory compliance trends and evaluates registered entities' adherence to the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards applicable to critical infrastructure protection. This position is responsible for identifying improvements to Compliance processes and procedures, as well as developing enhancements.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Exhibits independent expertise by performing analytical evaluations of significant and difficult technical issues to develop MRO's position on the technical application of CIP standards
  • Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of internal Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Program processes to ensure accuracy and consistency with Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) Enterprise practices
  • Manages MRO Compliance projects to ensure timely execution of MRO initiatives and collaborates with management to identify development opportunities for staff
  • Supports execution of the MRO Annual Implementation Plan through compliance monitoring activities (such as audits, self-certifications, spot checks, Compliance Oversight Plans, Technical Feasibility Exceptions, and compliance exception mitigating activity verification) in accordance with the NERC Rules of Procedure
  • Creates accurate and complete documentation of all Compliance Monitoring activity work using MRO audit tools by following applicable professional standards
  • Supports ERO stakeholder groups by assisting with the identification and execution of a work plan to ensure alignment with NERC and the other Regional Entities
  • Serves as a CIP expert, providing engineering and operational technology knowledge both internally and externally
  • Stays adequately abreast of changing technologies related to reliability and security of the BPS, to help ensure MRO maintains a risk-based approach to compliance monitoring
  • Serves as a mentor to Compliance staff
  • Other duties as assigned


  • ‚ÄčBachelor's Degree in Engineering, Management of Information Systems, Computer Science, or another technical area directly applicable to the reliability and security of the BPS is required. Bachelor's Degree in another discipline and directly related experience may be considered in lieu of technical degree
  • A minimum of ten years of relevant power system reliability and/or security experience is required
  • The ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing, to both technical and non-technical individuals, and to give presentations to large groups is required
  • The ability to participate in training relevant to NERC capabilities and competencies and pass any required training is required
  • Relevant industry experience and knowledge with the support and implementation of operational technology, specifically SCADA/EMS, substation automation, communication, and/or network implementation and physical security is required
  • Professional Engineering license is desirable
  • Certifications related to BPS operations, risk management, compliance, and/or security (e.g. NCSO, CRISC, CCEP, CISSP) are desirable
  • Experience with the NERC Reliability Standards is desirable
  • An understanding of risk assessment and audit practices such as Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards is desirable

Supervisory Responsibily:

  • The Manager of Compliance, CIP directly supervises the CIP Compliance Monitoring team, which is comprised of approximately six auditors and engineers

Physical Working Conditions and Travel Requirements:

  • Standard office environment, requires mobility and sedentary work
  • Occasional use of Personal Protective Equipment at offsite locations
  • The Compliance Manager, CIP must be available outside of business hours to address corporate matters
  • Travel Requirement: approximately 25%; this position requires a current passport or the ability to secure a passport to allow for travel to and from Canada

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Manager of Compliance, CIP