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Compliance Engineer

We are seeking to hire a highly motivated and result-driven Compliance Engineer who will work for Archer and partner with one of our large California utility clients. The Compliance Engineer will help our client comply with NERC and WECC regulatory obligations and support associated tasks with high voltage assets, including transmission lines, breakers, switches, transformers, and generators.

This specific project with the client will be remote work. The expected duration for this initial assignment is approximately one year due to the nature of our client’s project. Additional work with this client may continue after this project is complete, and estimated travel could be 50%-60% if the assignment is extended.

You will independently conduct complex studies and analyses, develop analytical models and systems, and conduct contract negotiations. In addition, you will work with other program controls staff in developing cost, schedule, and technical tracking systems for new projects, collecting data on the project’s cost, schedule, and technological progress.

In addition, this work will require you to develop and implement operating, financial, and capital plans; operational goals and procedures; and manage and administer wholesale and retail contract projects and programs.

Lastly, you will conduct infrastructure planning for new service territories. You will be a technical expert and provide analysts and technical personnel training.

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor operations to ensure compliance with policy directives, laws, regulations, and contractual constraints.
  • Develop analytical and predictive models.
  • Conduct technical and economic feasibility evaluations of proposed capital projects.
  • Incorporate results of analyses into cost/benefit assessments.
  • Direct a wide variety of analytical studies related to the assessment of operational effectiveness, financial and market risk, price sensitivity, and other complex studies.
  • Create and implement seasonal, monthly, and multi-year operating, financial, and capital plans.
  • Develop and maintain Critical Path Method (CPM) schedules and analyze Precedence Diagram Method (PDM) schedules for variances and trends. Develop, implement, and maintain database systems for hydrologic, water supply, power operations, marketing, and energy consumption.
  • Directly negotiate large seasonal and yearly contacts, rates, and service terms.
  • Establish rate policies and negotiate parameters for short-term purchase and sale transactions.
  • Develop and evaluate policies to improve operations, mitigate risks, and raise profitability.
  • Develop training programs to implement policies, procedures, and compliance issues.
  • Compose documentation including work plans, operating, financial, and marketing plans, forecast methodologies and model assumptions, and regulatory interpretations.
  • Write reports detailing schedule and cost variances, provide cost-effective recommendations to mitigate adverse conflicts, and support negotiating change order costs with contractors.
  • Supervise Utility Analysts and provide technical expertise for assigned specialty area(s).
  • Supervise the preparation of section operating and capital budgets.
  • Other responsibilities – Each employee must understand and implement the specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies of their job.

Required Education and Experience

  • Professional Engineer, or equivalent combination of education and experience, with four (4) or more years of relevant experience.
  • General PC, Microsoft Office Knowledge. Proficient with Excel, Word, Outlook, and Teams. Detailed reporting and project coordination duties.
  • Experience working with diverse teams.
  • High degree of knowledge of Operations & Planning
  • High degree of NERC Reliability Standards and associated regulatory processes.

Compensation

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience.
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. Archer reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
  • Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits

Benefits

  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 401(k) + matching, disability, life insurance, profit-sharing plan, and PTO.

 

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About Archer

The roots of Archer go back to 2001 when our founding Partners crossed paths at a large electric utility in the Pacific Northwest. At that time, cybersecurity was a novelty in the critical infrastructure sectors and was just beginning to receive attention from government officials, executives, and other interested parties. In addition, cybersecurity practices in general, operations mainly, were all in their infancy, and reliability regulations had not yet been conceived.

Since then, the sectors have matured (some more so than others), and our Partners and Associates have been integrally involved in the process. Archer continues to service critical infrastructure organizations and is considered the premier reliability, security, and compliance solutions provider serving critical infrastructure companies throughout North America. Our clients benefit directly from our vast experience and ongoing, deep connections within industry and government. We help our clients develop and implement security and reliability solutions, mature regulatory compliance programs, and support technology implementations.

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