Our organization is seeking a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on cyber and physical security risks posed to the Bulk Electric System, as well as the application of all mandatory and enforceable reliability standards.
The person we are seeking will be a SME on control systems that are used to operate and monitor the Bulk Power System (BPS) and will use that knowledge to technically apply the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) security standards. An Operations Technology (OT) Cyber Security Engineer analyzes the technical facts and circumstances associated with potential noncompliances to determine the risk they present to the reliability and security of the BPS, and works with electric utilities to implement mitigation plans. This position also reviews BPS Events, such as Energy Management System (EMS) failures, loss of Inter-Control Center Protocol (ICCP) links, and non-convergence of State Estimator (SE) and Real-Time Contingency Analysis (RTCA) models.
The person in this role will participate in North American-wide discussions with colleagues from NERC and other Regional Entities regarding the technical application of the CIP Standards, and delivers presentations at workshops, webinars, and conferences regarding the application of the CIP Standards to control systems, generation facilities, and substations.
Bachelor's/Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering. Extensive directly related experience may be considered in lieu of engineering degree, with an emphasis in OT/SCADA systems, analyzing and understanding system risk such as power systems operations, substation environments, communication systems, and SCADA systems.
Knowledge of cybersecurity frameworks such as NIST and NERC CIP Standards is highly desirable.
Relevant technical industry experience in at least one, and preferably multiple, of the following areas:
EMS design, administration, and configuration.
Distributed Control System design, administration, and configuration in a power system generation environment.
Network design, administration, and configuration.
Real-time power system operations.
Configuration of Intelligent Electronic Devices (IEDs) such as protective relays, Remote Terminal Units (RTUs), and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) in a substation environment.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive total package offer
About Midwest Reliability Organization
Midwest Reliability Organization (MRO) is dedicated to maintaining and improving the quality of life through a highly reliable regional Bulk Power System (BPS). MRO's Region is the north central area of North America, including parts of both the United States and Canada. MRO’s primary responsibilities are: to ensure compliance with mandatory reliability standards by entities who own, operate or use the interconnected, international BPS; to conduct assessments of the grid’s ability to meet electricity demand in the region; and to analyze regional system events.