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Burns & McDonnell Reliability Compliance Consultant - Vancouver, Canada in Terrace, British Columbia


The position of the NERC Reliability Consultant will provide support for the strategic development, implementation, administration, and operations of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Canadian regulatory agencies such as the IESO, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and perspective Regional Entity Reliability Compliance Programs at perspective client sites. This position will act as a compliance consultant. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of reliability standards, regulatory and compliance controls including the self-auditing of the NERC Standards. The selected individual will be responsible for supporting the implementation of on-going compliance programs consistent with industry best practices to ensure compliance with the NERC Reliability Standards.

  • Provide support for the coordination and implementation a Bulk Electric System compliance program to comply with the applicable mandatory and enforceable NERC reliability or cyber security standards

  • Coordinates reliability activities by participating in NERC or Regional Entity regulatory forums; coordinating, evaluating, and reviewing regulatory documents impacting client's assets and reliability activities; analyzing client's position, filings, and other documents; weighing the impact of certain actions by client; preparing correspondence, opinions and presentations outlining client's position within area of responsibility

  • Provide support for Manages the development and maintenance of client compliance-related policies, processes, procedures tools and data, including the use of information management compliance tools (document management; compliance dashboards; Regional Entity document delivery system)

  • Provide support for the development, implementation and reviews current of policies and practices issued by FERC, NERC, Regional Entity, and other regulatory agencies

  • Coordinates projects related to compliance activities ensuring that the scope, budget, schedule, quality, etc. meet client's needs

  • Coordinates with client departments, staff, and members to achieve goals and provide direction on compliance activities while promoting a culture of compliance and security

  • Help manage and administer client's internal compliance program (ICP) and related committee(s)

  • Experience with building customer leads and business development roles

  • Communicates regularly with client’s subject matter experts (SMEs), responsible for compliance, and provides the necessary encouragement and support to enable the SMEs to successfully carry out their responsibilities

  • Conduct routine hardware and software audits of all supported systems to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, procedures, and requirements

  • Reviews energy market regulatory/compliance publications to keep apprised of new developments

  • May attend related regulatory or other agency proceedings that impact reliability and/or compliance matters

  • Travels to various client facilities as needed to review processes, records, conduct audits, consult with staff, etc

  • Maintains job knowledge to ensure expertise on NERC/Regional Entity reliability and compliance standards and requirements

  • Other duties, as assigned.


The successful candidate will have:

  • A 4 Year, Accredited Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or Business with regulatory experience; equivalent combination of education and related industry experience including NERC Certified Operator, security and/or audit professional certifications resulting in demonstrated ability to perform the major duties will be preferred

  • A minimum of eight years related progressively responsible electric industry experience in the areas of regulatory compliance, engineering, power markets, power plants/SCADA, transmission, reliability, information services, or generation

  • Must have work experience that demonstrates strong leadership, communication skills, ability to work with limited supervision, and ability to achieve compliance goals

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills are required

  • Excellent organizational and management skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Proven self-starter with the ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as individually on complex work assignments

  • Preferably lives in the British Columbia area


Job Consulting

Primary Location CA-BC-Terrace

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time

Req ID: 211103 Job Hire Type Experienced