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NERC Compliance Officer

Austin, TX, US, 78613

Position open until filled

POSITION SUMMARY:  This position plans, develops, and works in coordination with Cooperative technical experts to implement and maintain various processes, programs, and training to ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory requirements of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE).  



  • Plan, develop, implement, and maintain programs to ensure compliance with NERC Reliability Standards in accordance with industry standards and requirements
  • Manage the day-to-day activities to maintain and adhere compliance with applicable NERC requirements, including primary responsibility for ensuring PEC’s compliance database is current and appropriately maintained  
  • Assist in the development, review, and update of appropriate policy, procedures, and standards to maintain compliance with mandated NERC regulations
  • Develop processes to identify, quantify, analyze, and report on NERC compliance status
  • Provide assistance to subject matter experts and responsible managers regarding NERC compliance activities for managing and providing appropriate evidence of compliance
  • Interact and coordinate with appropriate business unit resources and be primary contact for engagements including audit participation, implementation, and informal inquiries
  • Manage NERC registration and assessment of changes to reliability risk, addition of functions, or emergence of new risks that could change the Texas RE engagement cycle or Compliance Oversight Plan
  • Design and participate in internal auditing activities performed for compliance verification and coordinate and conduct assessments of internal controls, events, and misoperations
  • Develop a system of associated metrics for periodic reporting
  • Attend and participate in meetings at the Texas RE and assess impacts to business operations from various regulatory requirements
  • Represents the organizations interests in industry stakeholder processes and with trade groups
  • Develop and conduct compliance training programs to promote awareness and provide instructions regarding applicable regulatory compliance
  • Utilize appropriate tools and procedures for analysis, assessment, remediation, indications, warnings, mitigation, and response activities that occur before, during, and after events which may result in infrastructure compromise or disruption
  • Exhibit specialized depth and breadth of expertise in NERC compliance
  • Interpret internal or external issues and recommend solutions and best practices
  • Work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance
  • Other duties as assigned


SUPERVISORY AND/OR LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:   May lead functional teams or projects



  • Knowledge of how to solve complex problems
  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data, configuration, or processing information
  • Skilled in time management and prioritizing and managing multiple tasks
  • Skilled in taking a broad perspective to identify solutions
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems



  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Five years related work experience in regulated markets
  • Experience in the ERCOT region preferred



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 25 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week




Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. 

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