Program Manager I - RSC (Reliability Standards and Compliance)

Location: 

White Plains, US

Summary

The Program Manager - Reliability Standards and Compliance is accountable to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the successful execution of responsibilities in furtherance of NYPA’s North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards Compliance program as set forth in Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9 and performing specific compliance tasks identified in Business Unit Policies and Procedures that support Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9.  


The Program Manager - Reliability Standards and Compliance is the owner for activities related to the reliability standards established by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) across various departments within NYPA including; engineering, asset management, operations, corporate security, information services, training, human resources, commercial services, and others to ensure compliance with standards.  This role provides oversight of the development, implementation, and enforcement of policies and procedures related to specific groups of NERC reliability standards which may include operational, engineering, or planning functions that are performed by departments throughout Operations as well as other Corporate departments.  Ensures the reliability-related policies, standards and guidelines are aligned with the company's strategic business objectives.  Manages and coordinates staff that is required to support the program.  #LI-VB1
 

Responsibilities

  • Understand, communicate, provide input, coordinate, and/or implement specific elements of the NERC Reliability Standards Compliance program as defined in Business Unit Policies and Procedures established to support Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9.
  • Perform a compliance assurance role verifying and validating that the compliance evidence (documents and data) developed, maintained, and provided by NYPA’s Compliance Evidence Managers (Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)) for the applicable NERC reliability standards, as assigned, is adequate to demonstrate NYPA’s compliance with the standards for annual self-certification as well as for audits conducted by NYPA’s Regional Reliability Organization, the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC).
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate policies and business unit policies and procedures related to NERC reliability program management and any changes in policies, procedures, and/or practices are implemented to maintain NYPA’s compliance with the standards.
  • Coordinate compliance activities related to assigned NERC reliability standards across various departments within NYPA including: engineering, asset management, operations, corporate security, information services, training, human resources, commercial services, and others to ensure compliance with standards.  
  • Establish program goals, objectives, and performance criteria; establish and track performance measures and metrics for assigned reliability standards.  Drive standards development and enforce activities related to the NERC reliability standards and report potential impacts on the business to senior management.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce reliability related policies, standards and guidelines that are aligned with the company's strategic business objectives and pursuant to NERC reliability standards.
  • Information Resource Center (IRC) responsibilities include ensuring consistent use of SharePoint and Live Link for document storage and retention of compliance documentation and consistent use of software for document management of compliance documentation.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to conduct technical assessments involving review and interpretation of design documents for applicability to technical reliability standards.
  • Skills and aptitude for use of electronic data and document management systems (e.g. Microsoft SharePoint).
  • Experience managing and supporting data and document management, including policies, processes, and procedures, for , bulk transmission system engineering, planning, design and operations, including but not limited to SCADA, energy management, protective relaying, generation and transmission planning, design, and operation.
  • Must be able to work independently on assigned duties direction needed only occasionally for newly assigned duties.
  • Must also be able to work cooperatively with and consider guidance and advice from all positions within the NYPA and its peer organizations.  
  • Strong technical knowledge in generation, bulk transmission system engineering, planning, design and operations in order to evaluate detailed oriented documents or materials to support compliance.
  • Familiarity with the NERC’s Reliability Standards; the Northeast Power Coordinating Council’s (NPCC) Regional Standards Directories and Criteria; and the New York State Reliability Council (NYSRC) Rules.
  • Knowledge of the NYISO market operations and rules.
  • Knowledge of protection systems and associated maintenance/testing programs.
  • Knowledge of cyber assets, physical security, and electronic security practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in a leadership role and/or as a key contributor to the successful completion of major technical projects including abilities to adjust to changing priorities both independently and in team settings including leadership, interpersonal skills, and engagement in continuous learning.   Excellent stakeholder management skills are required. 
  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships within the industry and with internal stakeholders.
  • Exceptional team attitude and the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent planning, organization and presentation skills in order to communicate to all audience levels.
     

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelors of Science Degree in a technical or quantitative field, including engineering (all disciplines), technology, computer science, or physical sciences.
  • A minimum of 7 years in the Electric Utility Industry:
  1. Bulk transmission systems engineering, planning, design and operations, or 
  2. Electricity generation systems engineering, planning, design and operations. 
  • Experience with conducting audits or participation in the audit process, preferred.
  • Experience with utility business practices including developing operating and/or maintenance policies and procedures, preferably in a power generation or transmission environment, preferred.
     

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 15% travel throughout New York State to NYPA’s operating facilities, NPCC meetings, and industry seminars/working groups.

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $134,240.00 - $164,080.00. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

 

The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to accessibility@nypa.gov.

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