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Ameren Engineer, Compliance Operations in St. Louis, Missouri

If end date is listed, the posting will come down at 12:00 am on that date:Thursday May 20, 2021

About The Position

The Compliance Operations Engineer is responsible for assisting Transmission Business Functions in maintaining compliance with SERC, NERC, and FERC Standards and Regulations. The Engineer works alongside Standard Owners and Subject Matter Experts to promote operational efficiency and establish internal controls and supporting documentation to mitigate compliance risks and maintain evidence for audits. The Engineer also provides testimony of Transmission Business Function processes, controls, and documentation during internal and external audits of SERC, NERC, and FERC Standards and Regulations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist Standard Owners and Subject Matter Experts with the creation and maintenance of internal policies, processes, procedures, and guidelines to promote operational efficiency and NERC CIP and O&P Compliance.

  • Work alongside Transmission Business Functions to automate work practices and mitigate risk using new or existing job tools

  • Participate in industry committees, forums, working groups, and/or drafting teams related to operational efficiency and SERC, NERC, and FERC Compliance

  • Review, comment, and provide ballot recommendations for new and revised standards to Compliance Oversight

  • Use automated tools to generate, monitor, and report progress on compliance activities, implementation plans, and mitigation plans for SERC, NERC, and FERC Standards and Regulations

  • Assist Transmission Business Functions with managing documentation, compliance activities and risks for other local, state, and federal regulations as needed

  • Be familiar with Transmission Engineering and Operations processes to represent business lines during internal and external audits of SERC, NERC, and FERC Standards and Regulations

  • Support development of Root Cause Analysis, investigations, Self-Reports, and Mitigation Plans

  • Work with Engineering and Operations to inventory work processes

  • Maintain Risk and Compliance tools and applications

  • Review standard applicability for new, upgraded, and acquired facilities

  • Stay up-to-date with new and revised standards as well as standards newly applicable to Ameren

  • Review RSAWs and evidence periodically in support of compliance readiness

  • Support business functions with preparation of responses to RFI relating to mitigation plans and applicable surveys from SERC and NERC.

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited University is required. Three or more years of relevant utility experience preferred (e.g. compliance, utility engineering, transmission or distribution operations, transmission planning, information systems/cybersecurity, system protection, substation design, etc.). Experience with relational databases, utility work management and engineering tools (Maximo, ASPEN, CAPE, ENOSERV Powerbase/RTS, iTOA) and business collaboration/data analysis tools (Sharepoint, Power BI) strongly preferred. Experience with NERC PRC or CIP Compliance strongly preferred.

*Technical Career Path Level depends upon applicant's credentials.

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

Excellent analytical, oral and written communications skills and computer skills. Ability to work effectively with conflicting priorities and stressful situations in a team-oriented environment required. Must pass NERC Cyber Security Background check.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, genetic information, military service or status, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other class, trait, or status protected by law.

St. Louis-based Ameren Corporation powers the quality of life for 2.4 million electric customers and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000-square-mile area through its Ameren Missouri and Ameren Illinois rate-regulated utility subsidiaries. Ameren Illinois provides electric transmission and distribution service and natural gas distribution service. Ameren Missouri provides electric generation, transmission and distribution service, as well as natural gas distribution service. Ameren Transmission Company of Illinois develops, owns and operates rate-regulated regional electric transmission projects. For more information, visit Ameren.com, or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenCorp, Facebook.com/AmerenCorp, or LinkedIn/company/Ameren.

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