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Senior Enterprise Risk Specialist


White Plains, NY, US


The Senior Enterprise Risk Specialist assists the continuous improvement of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function in alignment with the principles of ISO-31000 and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Strategy. The individual contributes by performing on-going risk identification, assessment, response, monitoring, and reporting of the material risks and events associated with NYPA and Canals enterprise level risks.  This position supports efforts, as directed by the Manager of Enterprise Risk Management, in areas such as risk register development and completion, risk appetite, Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance (EGRC) System adaption and use, key risk indicator reporting, and Executive level report preparation.


  • Support the Enterprise Risk team in working with management and staff to facilitate the Enterprise Risk (ER) process for risk identification, definition, assessment, analysis, mitigation, and monitoring throughout.
  • Update and establish risk registers for enterprise risks and projects that may have significant impacts on the organization.
  • Develop (as needed) standard and custom risk reports for various levels of the organization including the Executive Risk and Resilience Management Committee (ERRMC), Executive Management Committee (EMC), and the Board of Trustees.
  • Lead the ongoing development and reporting of Key Risk Indicators for enterprise risks.
  • Facilitate the development, implementation, maintenance, and management of Enterprise Risk policies, supporting procedures, and frameworks.  
  • Provide support on the implementation and on-going operation of the Enterprise Governance, Risk, and Compliance (EGRC) software module specific to the ER program.
  • Support the Enterprise Risk team in the development of training materials and assist in conducting ER education/training to various levels of Business Units management and staff.
  • Aid effective alignment of the ER process with Internal Audit, Business Controls, Compliance, and the Strategy Office.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team, multi-task, and meet established deadlines consistently.
  • Strong knowledge of spreadsheets and/or statistical analysis packages, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and MS Visio.
  • Must have excellent communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Familiarity with established ERM frameworks (e.g., COSO, ISO31000) and their practical applications.
  • Strong knowledge of Enterprise Risk Management best practices as they apply to the energy/utility industry, desired but not required
  • Strong understanding of NYPA’s generating and transmission facilities, desired but not required.
  • Strong understanding of the NYISO energy marketplace, desired but not required.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or another related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years direct or indirect experience relevant to the risk management arena including areas such as risk analysis, dashboard reporting, integration of business processes and development/implementation of risk programs (preferably an EGRC system).

Physical Requirements

  • Flexibility to work overtime, as needed, will be required.  
  • Valid US driver’s license
  • Limited travel within NYS (less than 5%)


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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