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Compliance Analyst, Sr.

Electric Reliability Council of Texas

Position Type:
Rqd Education: Certification
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: January 11, 2023
Reference Code: R1259
At ERCOT, our diverse and dynamic work environment provides a platform on which employees can work together to build the future of the Texas power grid and wholesale market utilizing the latest technologies and resources. We encourage you to join our talented, dedicated workforce to develop world-class solutions for today and tomorrow's energy challenges while learning new skills and growing your career.

ERCOT is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion at all levels of our company. It is the cornerstone of our corporate values of accountability, leadership, innovation, trust, and expertise. We accept and celebrate those that join us and recognize that individuals with a wide variety of talents, ideas, and experiences propel the innovation that drives our success. A diverse and inclusive workforce strengthens us and allows for a collaborative environment to solve the challenges that face our industry today and in the future.

ERCOT offers the flexibility to work both in and out of the office within the state of Texas, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance.


Partners with the organization to identify internal controls, assess those controls, consider compliance risks, and conduct remediation to ensure compliance with Federal Energy Regulatory Commission orders, North American Reliability Corporation Reliability (NERC) Standards, Regional Reliability Standards, ERCOT Protocols and Operating Guides, and corporate objectives ("requirements"). Works closely with ERCOT personnel to identify the documentation and other controls related to the various requirements. Ensures policies and procedures are in place to demonstrate compliance with requirements. Acts as the primary liaison between the organization's staff, regulatory agencies, and external auditors. Assists with audits, training, and projects as assigned.

  • Understands and applies principles, theories and concepts related to the profession and ERCOT's culture.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Impact is generally limited to specific assignments or projects.
  • May respond to inquiries and/or provide assistance and/or guidance to lower level workers.
  • Uses compliance methods and tools to monitor and report on compliance with requirements.
  • Acts as a resource to advise, and may at times, lead the work of process owners to improve processes and compliance posture.
  • Works with affected groups to develop, implement, and manage routine operations reports relevant to documenting and demonstrating performance compliance to requirements.
  • Assists business process owners with oversight of remediation of issues resulting from internal and external audits, compliance investigations, and control assessments.
  • Prepares ERCOT staff and documentation for NERC, Texas RE, and other external audits; maintains documentation of business processes and related internal controls; participate in the audits as needed.
  • Develops, manages, or maintains analysis between existing and revised requirements, and ERCOT policies, business processes, and procedures.
  • Supports personnel and/or represents ERCOT with NERC and Regional Standards Committee through participation on drafting teams or submission to development efforts.
  • Develops or monitors recommendations providing guidance on NERC standards and ERCOT Regional Reliability standards directly impacting ERCOT systems, capabilities and reliability.
  • Participates in activities of developing or revising standards, protocols, and operating guides' provisions with the ERCOT committees, TAC, ROS, WMS, and PRS as needed.
  • Coordinates and communicates on standards, protocols, and operating guides' provisions with the ERCOT TAC, ROS, WMS, PRS, and Board as needed.
  • Develops and manages the process to collect and submit ERCOT feedback on standards postings.
  • Evaluates and maintains the relevance of traces from Protocols, Operating Guides, NERC Standards, and corporate objectives to other ERCOT documentation.
  • Facilitates the development of internal training about external audits, and associated business processes and controls.
  • Assists with coordination of external audits, including acting as a primary liaison between ERCOT staff and the auditors
  • Updates compliance tools, track effort and progress of audits and investigations, and manages library of audit documentation
  • Level 2: Requires minimum 2 years job related work experience in excess of degree requirements
  • Senior Level: Requires minimum 5 years job related work experience in excess of degree requirements
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  • Bachelor's Degree : Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Accounting, Auditing or related field (Required)
  • or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge to a major in such fields is required
  • PE Professional Engineer (Preferred)
  • CPA Certified Public Accountant (Preferred)
  • CICA Certified Internal Controls Auditor (Preferred)
  • CIA Certified Internal Auditor (Preferred)
  • CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional (Preferred)
  • CCEP Certified Compliance Ethics Professional (Preferred)
  • The majority of job duties can be performed remotely from your Texas residence.
  • May be required to be on-site at the Taylor or Austin facilities at least once a month, or more based on the business needs and as determined by the Manager
  • Work arrangements are subject to business needs and are subject to change accordingly
  • Remote work schedules shall be performed within Texas. Log-ins during out of state business travel, and any temporary remote work arrangements must be submitted and approved by HR
There is one position available. It is open to a Level 2 or a Senior depending on the level of experience of the candidate identified.

The foregoing description reflects the minimum qualifications and the essential functions of the position that must be performed proficiently with or without reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. It is not an exhaustive list of the duties expected to be performed, and management may, at its discretion, revise or require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This job description is not intended to create a contract of employment with ERCOT. Both ERCOT and the employee may exercise their employment-at-will rights at any time.
About this Employer

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to more than 26 million Texas customers -- representing about 90 percent of the state’s electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects more than 52,700+ miles of transmission lines and 1,030+ generation units, including PUNs. It also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for 8 million premises in competitive choice areas. ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. Its members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities, transmission and distribution providers and municipally owned electric utilities.