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NERC Compliance Specialist
Title:NERC Compliance Specialist
Subsidiary:Liberty Utilities
Department:Enterprise Risk, Compliance & Insurance
Location:Oakville, ON
Zip/Postal Code:L6J 2X1

Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp is a North American diversified generation, transmission and distribution utility with $10+ billion of total assets. (APUC) delivers continuing growth through an expanding pipeline of renewable energy development projects, organic growth within its regulated distribution and transmission businesses, and the pursuit of accretive acquisitions.

The distribution business group (Liberty Utilities) provides rate regulated water, electricity and natural gas utility services to over 750,000+ customers in the United States. The transmission business group invests in rate regulated electric transmission and natural gas pipeline systems in the United States and Canada.

The generation business group (Liberty Power, formerly known as Algonquin Power) owns a portfolio of regulated and long term contracted North American based wind, solar, hydroelectric and thermal powered generating facilities representing more than 1.5+ GW of installed capacity.

Our vision is to be the utility company most admired by customers, communities and investors for our people, passion and performance.

What's in it for you? 

An opportunity to be part of a growing company and a very established department of highly skilled individuals who are committed to working in order to see the team succeed

We need you to:

  • Align the company’s efforts in meeting federally mandated North American Electric Reliability 693 standards compliance by analyzing controls on the Bulk Electric System within the Algonquin North American NERC assets
  • Support seamless integration of adherence to new standards and rulings. This includes; compliance analysis with other governmental regulation divisions as needed such as FERC and NERC Regional Entities (WECC, MRO, TRE, NPCC, RF, and SERC)

Specific Areas of Focus:

  • Organize, develop, document, facilitate and report Algonquin NERC asset procedures, plans and efforts to comply with NERC, FERC and regional reliability standards, criteria and audits to Algonquin Compliance Staff and externally with regulatory agencies.
  • Analyze and prepare regular updates and progress reports to the Director of NERC Compliance and Senior management regarding Algonquin's compliance status in order to further Algonquin's efforts for full compliance ratings and minimize material financial impacts to the company
  • Assist subject matter experts and external regional entity personnel to achieve necessary compliance activities within government mandated timelines
  • Serve as the senior expert in detailed knowledge of NERC reliability compliance standards and requirements
  • Work with subject matter experts to assess and document areas of compliance through evidence collection and completion of reliability standards auditor workbooks (RSAWS) annually
  • Provide assistance to senior leadership in effectively advocating Algonquin's position regarding technical and business policy positions with NERC and regional entity discussions as necessary
  • Assist in leading the Director of NERC compliance through regulatory oversight proceedings including Audits and data requests from government organizations
Experience and abilities to bring:
  • University - Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Engineering degree, or technical degree preferred. In lieu of degree, prior proven NERC audit management experience preferred
  • Ability to work overtime as needed is required

You are:

  • A persuasive and collaborative professional
  • Able to work effectively with minimal guidance or supervision

We are an equal opportunity employer and value each person’s unique background, diversity, experiences, perspectives and talents. Full participation of all employees in a safe, healthy and respectful environment is key to individual and company success. We are committed to fully utilizing the abilities of all of our employees and expect each of our employees to honour this commitment in their daily responsibilities.

As part of our commitment, we work to ensure our application process is accessible to all candidates. If you require special assistance or accommodation during the hiring process, please notify the Talent Acquisition consultant.

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