CIP Compliance Analyst

Advantage Tech is searching for a Compliance Analyst to work for their client based out of the Kansas City-Metro area.



The Operations and Planning Compliance Analyst is responsible for the review and evaluation of evidence and activities to maintain compliance with North American Electric Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards, including the support of the internal compliance program, reporting responsibilities, and consultation with subject matter experts to demonstrate and document compliance.  The primary area of responsibility for this position is with the 693 Reliability Standards.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or a related field is required or in lieu of education requirement must possess three (3) years of related work experience in the area of protection system devices, power plant operations and maintenance or transmission and distribution system operations and maintenance.
  • A working knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) regional standards is required.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills are required.
  • Ability to work with and analyze data-intensive and detailed information, and to draw meaningful conclusions from that information.
  • Computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Effective communication skills (face-to-face, telephone, written, email and presentation skills) is required. 
  • Strong technical writing skills are desired.



  1. Provide staff expertise on operational, maintenance and planning activities related to NERC Reliability Standards. Perform functions of Principal/Senior Compliance Engineer/Specialist, or other Compliance Engineers/Specialists as needed due to employee absence or conflict of interest.
  2. Act as the internal compliance single point of contact, monitor activities established to achieve compliance with the NERC 693 Reliability Standards, and investigate, evaluate and make determinations of alleged violations or areas of concern.  Record relevant information in the compliance tracking and reporting system as a means of documenting mitigation of non-compliant activities. Communicate with the SPP Regional Entity, NERC and other regions as authorized and directed by the NERC Compliance Officer.
  3. Participate in the creation of new mitigation plans and review of existing mitigation plans for appropriate content. Work with subject matter experts and SPP Regional Entity staff to produce mitigation plans that remedy violations and provide regional acceptance. Provide evidence and documentation in support of settlement discussions.
  4. Respond to inquiries from SPP Regional Entity and NERC staff.  Review, summarize and perform follow-ups on self-certifications, periodic and other reporting requirements. Perform initial screening and prioritization of new issues (self-report, complaint, disturbance, or event) with subject matter experts.  Participate in NERC and SPP compliance workshops and webinars in person or via computer/phone resources. Monitor impacts of new regulations.
  5. Develop and produce compliance materials in support of management and Board of Directors meetings. Assist in the management of compliance resources. Participate in select audits and assist auditors as necessary. Utilize, create and maintain when appropriate, reports in support of compliance processing. File compliance evidence and documentation in appropriate documentation repository.
  6. Participate in CIP compliance activities as needed and trained to provide a backup to the CIP Compliance Specialist and the NERC Compliance Officer.



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