Job Title: Generation NERC Compliance Assurance Manager

Company Name:
Consumers Energy
Department Summary The Generation North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Compliance Assurance Manager will work within Energy Resources Business Services (ERBS) organization, and be part of a team responsible for managing and enhancing the Generation compliance program for NERC Reliability Standards (693) Standards for the Electric Generation department. The Generation NERC Compliance Assurance Manager will make decisions and recommendations that are recognized by a matrix support organization comprised of Plant Operations, Plant Managers, and Executives as authoritative and having impact on operational activities for the generation fleet. The Generation NERC Compliance Assurance Manager must be able to apply compliance methodologies in broad areas of assignments and related fields, and represent the department in meetings to resolve engineering, regulatory, budgeting, and scheduling issues. Additional responsibilities include - Coordinating a Generation wide NERC compliance team - Maintaining an environment of continuous improvement in the NERC Standards compliance program - Facilitating methodologies to maintain compliance and reliability - Monitor effectiveness and implementation of mitigation measures. Job Description/Responsibilities This position requires effective management of the Generation North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) compliance program to avoid non-compliance penalties. Job responsibilities include providing management support for NERC compliance for the generation fleet as detailed below. - Act as subject matter expert during on-site NERC audits - Review and comment on NERC Standards for applicability and evaluation of impact to the generation fleet - Develop implementation schedules, budgets, and program documents required for mandatory compliance - Ensure completion of required compliance testing of the generation fleet in accordance with requirements - Report compliance activities to the regulatory authority by developing and retaining compliance evidence documentation, reviewing and compiling compliance evidence from the generation fleet, obtaining executive approval, and submitting attestations or other required documentation to the regulatory authority - Perform assessments of the generation facilities for compliance with established requirements - Resolve day to day NERC compliance questions and issues - Other duties as assigned Requirements/Qualifications Experience/Education/Training/Other - Bachelor''s degree in applicable field. Generating Plant/ NERC experience will be taken into consideration in lieu of bachelor''s degree - 3 Years of applied working experience - Electric generation experience All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex or national origin. - Experience interpreting regulatory standards - Strong computer skills including experience with MS Office and SharePoint - Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills - Ability to work independently - Experience working with all levels in an organization - Excellent organizational skills, including ability to coordinate documentation and process analysis efforts involving many people - Process and detailed oriented - Ability to work under tight deadlines Preferred: - NERC reliability compliance experience or familiarity - Auditing experience - SAP experience - Risk Management experience This position will be filled using the Engineering or Engineering Technical Analyst job family, commensurate with the successful candidate''s education and experience. Company Overview Join a diverse and dynamic team that makes and delivers the most valuable services in the world: electricity and natural gas. At Consumers Energy, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. Our employees work around the clock to provide service to our customers in honor of our history and to fulfill our promise to Michigan - Count on Us! Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy and headquartered in Jackson, Michigan, provides natural gas and electricity to nearly 6.8 million of the Michigan''s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
Location: Jackson/Parnall Office
Requisition #: 50510778
Functional Area: Engineering
Apply By: 05/25/2014
Employment Level: Professional (Non-Supervisor)

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