Under limited supervision, the Compliance Analyst Sr. functions as a compliance professional with respect to electric industry reliability standards, market rules, and operating guides regarding transmission and generation services (Ops Reliability Requirements) promulgated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Texas Reliability Entity (TRE), Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), and Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT). This role will manage and oversee activities to assist work groups in complying with Operations Regulatory Requirements, specifically rules developed by the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT).
This role will closely coordinate with the Austin Energy Government and Regulatory Relations workgroup on new state laws and rules aimed at addressing electric reliability, weatherization, emergency operations and all state regulatory requirements applicable to Municipally Owned Utilities. The Compliance Analyst Sr will also work with other business units and subject matter expert employees to implement existing and newly adopted PUCT rules as well as track and monitor AE’s continuous compliance with these rules.
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Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.
Documents, verifies, monitors and creates reports relating to Reliability Requirements.
Assists operations staff in end-to-end project management principles to ensure Compliance with Reliability Requirements.
Advises assigned group(s) of pending revisions and/or changes in Reliability Requirements. Defines the obligations to reasonably demonstrate compliance with the Reliability Requirements.
Develops compliance-related training for delivery to Austin Energy staff, Management Team and Executive Management regarding Reliability Requirements.
Assists in responding to Request for Information, Compliance Violations and Spot Check documentation.
Assists with all activities related to audit preparation and self-certifications. Provides written response and data analysis and collection activities at request of Texas RE, FERC, NERC, PUCT or ERCOT.
Assists in creating corrective actions and mitigation plans, including scope, timing and priority of planned response to observations, findings and recommendations of internal and external compliance audits and reviews of processes and procedure related to compliance with Reliability Requirements.
Acts as a business liaison leading and participating in assigned group staff meetings, providing key information and strategic contributions to proactively address compliance with Reliability Requirements.
Creates and maintains templates for reports, guidelines for documentation and training materials.
Applies new technologies to improve processes and communications.
Assists in identifying, procuring and managing external consulting services.
Develops working relationships with key individuals at NERC, Texas RE, PUCT and ERCOT. Represents Austin Energy and/or Municipal segment on industry and stakeholder committees and subcommittees.
May provide leadership, work assignments, evaluation, training and guidance to others.
Experience in NERC, ERCOT or State regulatory compliance related to an electric utility.
Experience in rule makings and administrative processes before the Public Utility Commission of Texas.
Experience in internal or external auditing of compliance with laws, rules, and regulations.
Technical or legal expertise in a field related to the electric utility business.
Experience with public speaking and presenting to diverse groups and before a large audience.
Experience in preparing and presenting professional reports, papers, or articles for publication.
Strong organizational skills or project management experience.
Ability to travel to multiple work locations.
Education and/or Equivalent Experience:
Graduation with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Business, Engineering or in a field related to the job, plus four (4) years of energy industry and/or electric utility industry experience.
Experience may be substituted for education up to a maximum of four (4) years
ERCOT Digital Certificate This position requires the use of an ERCOT Digital Certificate (EDC) and therefore will require a Security Review to determine if the candidate meets all the requirements for issuance of the EDC.
Austin Energy is an enterprise of the City of Austin. Community-owned since 1895, we provide electric power and retail energy services to the Greater Austin area. The Austin City Council sets rates and terms and conditions of service. Austin Energy is part of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).
Austin Energy is more than just an electric utility. We are 1,700 of your friends and neighbors with a mission to safely deliver clean, affordable, reliable energy and excellent customer service — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
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