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Lead Engineer of Event Analysis


Location: Atlanta, Georgia US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: Bachelor's Degree
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: August 20, 2021
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Position Summary
This Lead Engineer of Event Analysis role is a senior position within NERC Event Analysis responsible for the technical/operational assessment, tracking, and trending of Bulk Power System (BPS) events and occurrences, assisting is developing/evaluating cause codes, and providing lessons learned to the industry. 


Responsibilities also include participating as assigned in BPS monitoring and situational awareness activities, event analysis, facilitating/advising technical groups, and interfacing with regional entities and governmental authorities. Additional duties may include standing in for the Manager of Event Analysis when needed. The role reports to the Manager of Event Analysis.


You will…

  • Lead the operation and preservation of the event analysis database to generate reports required for event trending, risk analysis, and regular reporting metrics.
  • Assess system events, outages, and disturbances to determine the type and depth of events analysis to be performed. 
  • Ensure BPS events are properly reported and are appropriately analyzed to determine contributing causes and corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Lead and/or participate on event analysis teams and inquiries as required.
  • Represent NERC on regional and government event analysis teams in the United States, Canada, and Mexico as required. 
  • Develop lessons learned from BPS events and ensure the timely distribution of lessons learned and other event analysis related documents to the industry.
  • Interface with NERC committees, subcommittees, and working groups regarding event analysis initiatives and process development.
  • Review regional entity and registered entity event analyses for quality and completeness.
  • Interface with Regional Entities for the purpose of a coordinated and consistent delivery of information, data, and lessons learned to industry stakeholders.
  • Coordinate the development and manage a database of lessons learned.
  • Act as liaison with external entities such as regulatory entities, registered entities, regional entities, and stakeholder groups as assigned to communicate lessons learned.
  • Perform the duties of NERC subject matter expert in specific areas of qualification.
  • Develop needed status reports for NERC leadership/management.
  • Work closely with the NERC situational awareness group, compliance group and the chief security officer to communicate identified system events and mishaps that may pose a coordinated risk to industry infrastructure.
  • Ensure effective professional communication with registered entities during event analyses.
  • Participate and contribute in the ongoing development and improvement of event analysis activities and operations and engineering program policies, procedures, rules, etc.
  • Participate in and lead NERC Cause Code Assignment Process discussions.
  • Participate in event analysis and other required staff meetings.
  • Be familiar with and adhere to information technology security policies and procedures.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


About you

You are a qualified candidate if you have-

  • Bachelors’ degree or higher in a technical field (electrical engineering or power systems preferred)
  • Ten years electric power system operating and/or applied engineering experience.
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral.
  • Working knowledge of the NERC Reliability Standards.
  • Ability to lead teams and work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to work with governmental agencies who provide Electric Reliability Organization oversight.
  • Ability to lead, guide and manage multiple projects concurrently.
  • Self-starter with integrity.
  • Strong leadership and organizing skills.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office.

You are an excellent candidate if you-

  • Broad experience in power system operations/planning and engineering.
  • Experience in creating and leading high performance teams.
  • Experience in power system event analysis and investigation methodology which includes root cause analysis, human performance fundamentals and leading investigation and analysis teams.
  •  Demonstrated curiosity in a wide variety of areas and is open to exploring new situations, knowledge and opportunities for growth and development
  • Demonstrates an anticipatory mindset; preventing problems, and building contingencies where appropriate
  • Champion for diversity and inclusion. Seeks out and values diverse perspectives.



  • Background check will be conducted prior to employment.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Travel required: Passport required for North American travel.
  • This position has been classified as non-exempt.
  • Job based in Atlanta, Georgia, but remote/virtual role considered.


Qualified candidates should submit their resume in electronic format to hr@nerc.net.