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Portland General Electric Associate Operational Compliance Analyst - CyberSecurity in Tualatin, Oregon

This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Associate Operational Compliance Analyst – Cybersecurity (OT)

In this role, you will have the unique opportunity to join our Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity team! OT Cybersecurity is a department of dedicated Compliance Analysts and Cybersecurity Specialists that support Transmission & Distribution (T&D) Cybersecurity, and T&D and Generation North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance programs.

Our team is responsible for subject matter expertise in Cybersecurity practices relevant to T&D and for developing and overseeing the implementation of a roadmap to reduce the risk of Cybersecurity events impacting the environment. OT Cybersecurity also oversees the development and operation of the T&D and Generation NERC CIP compliance programs, interfacing with a wide range of teams who perform planning, design, and hands-on work to ensure the reliable operation of the Bulk Electric System.

In this role you will support the Generation and T&D operational units by writing and establishing standards and procedures, gathering support documentation, and collaborating with other internal business units to ensure compliance with NERC CIP Cybersecurity reliability standards.

Key Responsibilities

  • Executes operational procedures, processes and practices under supervision, researches and analyzes NERC CIP regulations, requirements and standards.

  • Provides guidance on implementation of NERC CIP Cybersecurity standards.

  • Drives implementation of new standards in Generation and T&D business units using project management skills, tools, and techniques.

  • Coordinates with various business units to ensure consistent, efficient, and achievable practices.

  • Supports tracking and documentation of data related to compliance controls. Identifies gaps and suggests remediation strategies. Collaborates with Corporate Regulatory Compliance on companywide compliance reviews.

  • Responds to complex questions about compliance standards and regulations, procedures and processes. Provides guidance and training to others within operational domain.

  • Researches changes in technology (with a focus on cybersecurity and operational technology (OT)) process or regulation. Analyzes implications. Determines which procedures may be impacted and how. Recommends changes to operational processes.

  • Assists with internal and external audits of federal regulatory compliance matters conducted throughout the company.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in finance, business, engineering, technical field or other related field or equivalent experience.

  • Typically, two or more years in utility operations, cybersecurity, auditing or compliance.

Desired Qualifications

  • FERC/NERC, Generation, T&D, and OT Cybersecurity experience.

  • CISSP or other cybersecurity certification.

  • Knowledge of business processes and procedures in operational domain (Transmission & Distribution and/or Generation, combined with Information Technology and/or Cybersecurity).

  • Working knowledge of relevant NERC CIP Cybersecurity regulations and reliability standards.

  • Ability to perform under high pressure with attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team.

  • Ability to take the initiative to take action, problem solve and find solutions.

  • Strong time management skills.

Join us today and power your potential!

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the posting close date. A cover letter may be needed with your application to be considered for this position.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Assisting with storms or other Company emergencies is a part of all positions at Portland General Electric.

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At Portland General Electric, we’re innovators, builders, and achievers. We’re committed to powering our customers’ potential and making a difference for our community and the planet. Today, that commitment includes developing an intelligent and resilient electric grid, electrifying transportation and de-carbonizing the energy sector.

We’re proud to deliver an exceptional experience to help our customers thrive. Our mission is to make clean, reliable and affordable energy services available to all. We obsess over serving customers and are committed to growing employee career paths with purpose. Equity and inclusion are core business values; we celebrate our differences and are committed to developing teams that reflect the communities we serve.