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Compliance Monitoring Engineer/Auditor, Operations & Planning

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Compliance Monitoring Manager, Operations & Planning


St. Paul, MN

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Position Summary

​The Compliance Engineer/Auditor I, Operations and Planning (OP) 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 operation and planning. This position may assist with the identification and development of improvements to compliance processes and procedures.

Primary Responsibilities

  • ​Supports execution of the MRO Annual Implementation Plan through compliance monitoring activities (such as audits, self-certifications, spot checks, Compliance Oversight Plans, 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
  • 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
  • Other duties as assigned


  • ​Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, 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
  • An understanding power systems, power system operations, transmission planning, protection systems, or substation engineering 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
  • Certifications related to BPS operations, risk management, compliance, and/or security (e.g. NCSO, CRISC, CCEP, CISSP) are desirable
  • Engineer in Training certification is 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
  • Standard office environment, requires mobility and sedentary work
  • Occasional use of Personal Protective Equipment to allow for Bulk Power System (BPS) site visits
  • The Compliance Engineer I, OP must be available outside of business hours to address corporate matters
  • Travel Requirement: Approximately 25%; this position requires the ability to obtain documentation to allow for travel to and from Canada

*This position may be filled at a different level based on the candidate's qualifications.

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Compliance Monitoring Engineer/Auditor, O&P