The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer is a highly regarded subject matter expert on the potential and actual risks posed to the Bulk Electric System (BES) through the planning and operating functions of the registered entities, as well as the application of all mandatory and enforceable reliability standards. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer will:
The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer must have extensive relevant industry experience and knowledge of all registered entity functions and their compliance responsibilities. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer will provide a wide variety of analytical evaluations of technical difficulty and critical importance, and exhibit independent expertise.
The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer responsibilities align with several areas of the electric industry, including: (a)
technical assessment of risk; (b) enforcement; (c) the review and development
of discretionary records; (d) documentation associated with evidence of
possible noncompliance; (e) validation of alleged noncompliance
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 of the region and on the 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 reliability standards, risk assessment processes, and technical knowledge to evaluate and track mitigation plans on behalf of the region.
The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer will make decisions including independent and authoritative evaluation of: (a) compliance discovery records; (b) entity mitigation plans to correct noncompliances; (c) investigation of system events; and (d) comprehensive tracking of process steps, evidence, reports, and activities. The Risk Assessment and Mitigation Engineer works directly with registered entities in order to obtain additional information pertaining to noncompliance and mitigation plan development, as well as additional information requested by NERC staff, NERC Board of Trustees, and regulators.
Qualified candidates must possess the following:
Bachelors or Masters 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.
Knowledge and Abilities/Skills: