Openings at National Grid Renewables

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

NERC Compliance Officer

Job Title
NERC Compliance Officer
Job ID
27416572
Location
Bloomington,  MN 55437
Other Location
Description

National Grid Renewables, which includes the renewables development company formerly known as Geronimo Energy, is a leading North American renewable energy company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with satellite offices located in the regions where it develops, constructs, and operates renewable energy projects. As a farmer-friendly and community focused company, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable future. National Grid Renewables is part of the competitive, unregulated Ventures division of National Grid and has a portfolio of solar, wind, and energy storage projects located throughout the United States in various stages of development, construction and operation.

National Grid Renewables develops high value, competitive renewable energy projects. Our focus on communities and farmers means it’s not just about projects, but about the people we work with, both outside and inside our organization. National Grid Renewables Team Members embody our foundational culture of being entrepreneurial, creative, and nimble and take pride in supporting National Grid’s vision to be at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future for all.

 

The Role: 

The NERC Compliance Officer will oversee the regulatory compliance programs of Company’s operating assets, including in particular North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards and any associated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements, tariffs and protocols of independent system operators (ISOs), and related state and federal regulations, such as Public Utility Commissions (PUCs) or the Department of Energy (DOE), collectively “Applicable Regulations”.

What You are Actually Doing: 

  • Maintain solid knowledge of NERC standards, both Operations/Planning and CIP, and other Applicable Regulations. Monitor for changes, collaborate with other stakeholder groups, and lead Company’s selective efforts to influence rulemakings where appropriate.
  • Oversee the NERC compliance program for Company’s entities registered with NERC in the United States and Canada.
  • Provide day-to-day support of Company’s entities and corporate’s compliance with Applicable Regulations.
  • Provide compliance training for Company personnel responsible for compliance.
  • Conduct an assessment of Company entities’ adherence to Applicable Regulations through an internal audit program, and assure investigations are conducted for potential compliance violations as appropriate.
  • Ensure that Company entities timely and accurately meet all compliance reporting deadlines.
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of documentation for NERC audits, spot checks, investigations, and reporting requirements, and other similar obligations under Applicable Regulations.
  • Communicate with NERC and Regional compliance regulators on behalf of Company’s Registered Entities.
  • Regularly communicate with senior management regarding Company entities’ compliance and changes to NERC regulations that could affect Company’s Registered Entities, including via an independent dotted line reporting relationship to the Chief Compliance Officer / General Counsel.
  • Coordinate with subject matter experts and senior management to develop and maintain an Internal Compliance Program.
  • Participate in industry workshops and conferences as applicable.
  • Build, develop, and lead a team of direct reports to meet the accountabilities described here.
  • Work closely with Asset Managers to clearly define division of responsibility and otherwise collaborate on areas of common interest including reliability obligations in project contracts and power market issues
  • Coordinate with power marketing and asset management personnel on monitoring, influencing, and reacting to power market changes
  • Coordinate with compliance leaders in other functional areas (environmental, contract management, safety, legal, SOX, etc.) as needed to coordinate company-wide compliance efforts and programs

 

What You Bring to the Role: 

  • A suitable combination of training, education and experience in regulatory compliance, preferably in energy, is required.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance and the energy industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Applicable Regulations.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to understand technical documentation related to renewable energy projects such as interconnection agreements, facilities studies, permitting documents, local codes and regulations, civil and electrical construction specifications.

Strong preference may be given to candidates with the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a specific engineering discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) Registration

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