Duquesne Light Company, headquartered in downtown Pittsburgh, is a leader in providing electric energy and has been in the forefront of the electric energy market, with a history rooted in technological innovation and superior customer service. Today, the company continues its role as a leader in the transmission and distribution of electric energy, providing a secure supply of reliable power to more than half a million customers in southwestern Pennsylvania.
Review and assist in the coordination of operational and technical regulatory compliance processes for the Company including evaluation of compliance initiatives, review and monitoring of compliance with existing regulations, and the preparation of compliance related documentation. Monitor changes in requirements and provide necessary assistance and training on regulatory compliance issues. Responsibility to verify and track compliance activities.
This position will serve as a resource for the Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) throughout the Company, and will work collaboratively with the SMEs on compliance-related issues.
Monitor and confirm compliance with operational and technical requirements of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), PJM Interconnection (PJM), and ReliabilityFirst (RF) including scheduled requests, self-certifications, data submittals, randomly selected spot checks, continual maintenance of evidence, investigations (both internal and external), self-reports and mitigation plans. This work would also be performed with the goal of fully investigating and mitigating any outstanding compliance issues that are found and ensuring that SMEs are “audit ready.”
Verifying compliance with FERC, NERC, RF and PJM policies and standards and identifying opportunities for improvement in procedures and practices. Conduct reviews of compliance programs and documentation specifically related to NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards to ensure that they are complete and accurate. If gaps are identified, conduct an evaluation and/or root cause analysis to identify recommended improvements and mitigating actions. Provide training as necessary.
Assist in the investigation, documentation and submittal of potential violations to regulatory organizations and ensure they are tracked for timely resolution and fully documented in auditable records.
Participate in the coordination of Compliance Audits by FERC, NERC, PJM and/or RF. This responsibility includes internal and external coordination, as well as organization, review and preparation of audit workbooks and evidence. Audit preparatory work will include coordination of mock audits and coordination of external assistance for mock audits, as required.
Maintain tracking database for required filings as well as database to assign, track and monitor compliance efforts.
Maintain awareness of emerging utility industry compliance issues through benchmarking and participation in appropriate forums/groups, including PJM, RF and NATF compliance calls. Distribute information to impacted SMEs and provide education as required.
Work closely with the Chief Compliance Officer, Manager, Reliability Compliance and CIP Compliance Manager in development and maintenance of the regulatory compliance program.
In conjunction with SMEs, identify risks to the reliability of the Bulk Electric System, and develop Internal Controls that will mitigate the risks as well as ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
Participate in the threat and operating experience impact assessment process, with particular focus on the planned mitigation efforts resulting from the assessment.
Required: Bachelor's Degree with five or more years of experience working in a compliance or audit role or commensurate combination of education/experience.
Preferred: Experience working in a regulated entity, especially in the electricity sector or in other regulated environments including the energy, financial, healthcare or insurance industries.
Skills/Abilities: Excellent communication skills required to communicate in a collaborative, concise and professional manner; and ability to work professionally with business units on compliance initiatives. Attention to detail.
Duquesne Light Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of the employment relationship, without discrimination because of race, age, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran or any other unlawful basis, as defined by applicable law, and fostering a workplace free of unlawful discrimination and retaliation. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to, hiring, compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, transfer, layoffs, return from a layoff, training and development, and other privileges of employment. An integral part of Duquesne Light's commitment is to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning equal employment and affirmative action.