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Manager, Advanced System Analytics and Modeling

Company: North American Electric Reliability Corporation (N
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Our CompanyThe North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) is a not-for-profit international regulatory authority whose mission is to assure the effective and efficient reduction of risks to the reliability and security of the grid. NERC develops and enforces Reliability Standards; annually assesses seasonal and long-term reliability; monitors the bulk power system through system awareness; and educates, trains, and certifies industry personnel. NERC's area of responsibility spans the continental United States, Canada, and the northern portion of Baja California, Mexico. NERC is the Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) for North America, subject to oversight by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Provincial authorities in Canada. NERC's jurisdiction includes users, owners, and operators of the bulk power system (BPS), which serves nearly 400 million people. Our MissionThe vision for the ERO Enterprise, which is comprised of NERC and the six Regional Entities, is a highly reliable and secure North American bulk power system. Our mission is to assure the effective and efficient reduction of risks to the reliability and security of the grid. The mission of the E-ISAC is to reduce cyber and physical security risk to the North American electricity industry by providing unique insights, leadership, and collaboration. Your ImpactThe Manager of Advanced System Analytics and Modeling leads a team of power system analysis and advanced analytics experts in support of analysis and mitigation of emerging reliability risks to the North American BPS. This team is responsible for independently assessing and reporting on overall BPS reliability by conducting objective technical studies and assessments. These studies use state-of-the-art power system simulation methods and advanced data analytics to understand the extent of possible emerging BPS reliability risks and to explore potential risk mitigation strategies. These studies are used to inform the ERO Enterprise of possible risks and to support activities with ERO Enterprise stakeholders to develop possible risk mitigations in an effective and efficient manner. This role also helps drive strategic activities in support of reliable and secure integration of emerging technologies. This role coordinates with ERO Enterprise staff, building collaborative teams and providing technical studies and analytics in support of ERO Enterprise executive management strategic topics. This position reports to the Director of Engineering and Security Integration. Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and develop a team of experts related to advanced engineering studies and other data analytics to identify and study possible emerging BPS reliability risks; initiate and champion studies and assessments regarding forward-looking interconnection-wide reliability issues regarding the changing resource mix.
  • Oversee the studies and assessments of emerging BPS reliability risks, including conducting pioneering studies to explore emerging risks or technologies being introduced to the BPS.
  • Inform ERO Enterprise leadership and industry stakeholders of key findings and recommendations based on the objective and independent studies conducted.
  • Drive improvements in study and analytics capabilities across the ERO Enterprise, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Support ERO Enterprise risk mitigation based on ERO Risk Priorities and other directives from senior leadership on strategic topics of interest.
  • Ensure departmental activities are aligned with ERO strategic initiatives and the studies conducted are supporting key ERO assessments and other activities such as the Long-Term Reliability Assessment.
  • Support and drive enhanced coordination and collaboration across the ERO Enterprise such as Reliability Risk Management, Compliance Assurance, the E-ISAC, Standards, and other engineering and analytics groups across the ERO Enterprise.
  • Ensure technical studies support the NERC Reliability and Security Technical Committee (RSTC) and its technical stakeholder group activities; provide technical engineering and analytical support to specific subgroups under the RSTC.
  • Champion the advancement of data analytics and advanced engineering studies across the ERO Enterprise and industry; support strategic ERO initiatives and deliverables such as the State of Reliability Report with advanced analytics.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry stakeholders involved with BPS reliability issues (e.g., DOE, FERC, national laboratories, Registered Entities, trade organizations, etc.).
  • Support senior leadership and executive management activities with technical studies and analyses in coordination with appropriate regulatory agencies.
  • Provide technical input to the executive management team, Board of Trustees, and other stakeholder groups, as requested.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to Information Technology Security Policies and procedures.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned. QualificationsA successful candidate will have:
    • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
      • At least five years of experience managing and leading engineering teams and power system reliability studies.
      • Strong track record of leading teams of experts and managing multiple projects.
      • Experience proactively conceptualizing, initiating, coordinating, and leading engineering teams.
      • Experience with power system reliability studies, particularly grid reliability aspects of steady-state, voltage, and transient stability assessments.
      • Strong communication, leadership, management, and technical engineering and analytics skills; ability to think logically and critically in a collaborative manner.
      • Excellent writing and public speaking skills; ability to coordinate large stakeholder outreach activities.
      • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects at once; strong performance management skills and problem solving.
      • Self-starter with solid integrity and strong passion for the ERO mission and vision.
      • Ability to facilitate groups of technical experts and work effectively and closely with peers in a teamwork environment.
        • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with minimal direct supervision. Additional Desirable Qualities:
          • A Bachelor's Degree or advanced degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a specialization in electrical engineering and power systems.
          • Management and leadership experience within the electric power industry, particularly within registered entities.
            • Strong expertise and experience conducting BPS reliability studies and assessments.
            • Experience with advanced analytics and statistical analysis for assessing BPS reliability.
              • Strong understanding of ERO Enterprise activities and its role within the electricity ecosystem.
              • A wide breadth of power system engineering expertise, particularly for BPS activities.
              • Strong understanding of NERC Standards.
                • Proficiency with project management skills and software. Other
                  • Final level and title will be determined through the interview and evaluation process.
                  • Background check will be conducted prior to employment.
                  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
                  • Travel necessary: passport required for North American travel.
                  • This position has been classified as exempt.
                  • Remote/virtual working arrangements will be considered; some travel may be expected. Our Culture Declarations
                    • Everyone at NERC is a leader.
                    • We are accountable personally and organizationally to deliver on commitments.
                    • We develop ourselves and people in the organization to ensure that NERC realizes its strategic objectives.
                    • We are resilient and adaptable to the challenges and needs of the business/people.
                    • We exude a growth mindset and empower teams to take risks.
                    • We build collaborative relationships within NERC, the ERO Enterprise, and the stakeholders of NERC.
                    • We exemplify NERC cultural behaviors.
                    • We reward, high-quality, creative, and innovative work.
                    • We strive to attract, engage, and retain top talent.
                    • We value and respect diverse perspectives.
                    • We provide a safe, inclusive, and collaborative work environment.
                    • We form strong relationships within the company, and with the ERO Enterprise.
                    • We demonstrate curiosity in a wide variety of areas and are open to exploring new situations, knowledge and opportunities for growth and development.
                    • We demonstrate an anticipatory mindset; preventing problems, and building contingencies where appropriate.
                    • We are champions for diversity and inclusion. We seek out and value diverse perspectives.

Keywords: North American Electric Reliability Corporation (N, Atlanta , Manager, Advanced System Analytics and Modeling, Executive , Atlanta, Georgia

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