The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer has responsibilities aligned within several areas of the electric industry. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer performs a wide variety of analytical evaluations of technical difficulty and critical importance. This position is a highly regarded subject matter expert on Section 215 of the Federal Power Act and the application of all mandatory and enforceable reliability standards.
The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer must be able to apply expertise to evaluate the impacts of various business and operating practices on the electric transmission system and on the eastern interconnection in order to make accurate and fair decisions regarding the application of reliability standards. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer must have expertise in enforcement discretion principles, reliability standards, North American Electric Reliability Corporation sanction guidelines, and technical knowledge to evaluate and track mitigation plans on behalf of the mid-west region.
This position performs work independently, as a team member within the region, as a regional representative on various groups, and may be assigned to multiple projects concurrently, and in a different capacity on each as the need dictates.
The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer must have extensive relevant industry experience and knowledge of registered entity functions and their compliance responsibilities and exhibit independent expertise.
Minimum requirement: Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering. Combination of education, training, certifications, and directly related experience may be considered in lieu of engineering degree. Emphasis in power systems - planning and/or operations.
Expert-level experience with electric utility operations or planning is essential
Computer aptitude and experience in report organization is essential
Experience managing complex projects is helpful
Consensus-building facilitation skills are essential