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Reliability Compliance Engineer

Lansing Board of Water & Light

Location: Lansing, Michigan US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: Bachelor's Degree
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: October 15, 2021
Reference Code: Reliability Compliance Engineer

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for verifying that the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL) meets all NERC Compliance requirements.
  • Able to articulate the compliance requirements of NERC’s functional model and standards to the BWL staff and management.
  • Keep BWL management and staff informed of changes that are occurring in compliance regulations.
  • Participate in the development process for new or revised standards.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of assigned compliance self-reports and mitigation plans.
  • Submit all required compliance self-certifications, data submittals, spot checks, and surveys as required by enforcement authorities.
  • Develop or assist in the development of training programs and the writing of procedures to maintain compliance. 
  • Ensure that all compliance documentation is current and meets all assigned standard requirements.
  • Work with tracking program to ensure that all requirements are current.
  • Develop a reporting method and routine that keeps management informed on BWL compliance issues.
  • Perform annual evaluations of the BWL Internal Compliance Program, develop annual work plan, and maintain training programs as required by the Internal Compliance Program.
  • Foster a culture of compliance with areas involved with the Compliance Program, and with the organization as a whole.
  • Prepare and participate in compliance audits.
  • Prepare and participate in compliance violation assessments.
  • Provide evidence, testimony, documentation in support of settlement discussions and Hearing Proceedings.
  • Maintains a professional level of requisite knowledge in areas of responsibility. Keeps abreast of new developments and technology.
  • Required to follow BWL Safety Manual and wears personal protective equipment as required.
  • Attends training for safety awareness or skills improvement as required by BWL or governmental agency such as MIOSHA.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience at a level two and 7 years at a level four Reliability Compliance Engineer or equivalent
  • Two years of experience in a NERC compliance-related position. 
  • Detail orientation
  • Good leadership and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to work within uncertain or tight timelines. 
  • Proficiency in writing; good public speaking skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Word and Excel skills, as well as database development skills.
  • The successful candidate must undergo and pass the Personnel Risk Assessment, which includes a NERC CIP background check.
  • Must have valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record



  • Experience with the Catsweb or AssurX platform.


Physical Requirements / Working Conditions:
Ability to communicate in writing and orally with management, outside agencies, and other employees.  Ability to enter and retrieve data from computerized, typed and written sources.  Ability to focus for extended periods at a computer or in meetings.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Normal office environment with frequent field exposure to operating plants and construction sites involving excessive heat, cold, dust, dirt, noise, heights, coal dust, fly ash, asbestos, etc.


Generally, normal indoor office environment.  Travel between buildings for meetings is required.  Must be able to be on-call on a rotational schedule.  Must schedule vacations around job requirements.  Some travel will be required.


Must successfully complete a background check, a substance screening and a physical (if applicable).


Why Should You Apply?

  • Competitive salary, employee development, and opportunity for professional growth.
  • Robust time off benefits including vacation, free choice, sick leave, paid holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits package including medical, prescription, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, employee assistance program
  • Retirement programs including 401a (100% company paid up to 13% of base salary), 457 matches up to $2,500 per year, retiree medical
  • Voluntary benefits including supplemental and dependent life insurance, vision, flexible spending, AFLAC options, LifeLock anti-theft, long term care, tuition reimbursement, HOPE loan.


About BWL:
The Board of Water & Light serves Lansing, Michigan, and surrounding areas with electricity, water, and steam. Lansing's city charter vests the BWL with full and exclusive management of water, steam, and electric services for or the city. The American Public Power Association has honored the Lansing Board of Water & Light as one of the country's best publicly-owned utilities.

The Location:
Lansing, MI provides the opportunity to enjoy all seasons of fun and beauty. With the Grand River open for kayaking, lush golf courses, 17+ miles of trails for biking/hiking/running, Potter Park Zoo, and the sports, the arts and fine foods that comes from being near a major University, Michigan State University, there is a spot for everyone. The area is a short drive from Lake Michigan’s shoreline where there is views of natural beauty, boating, fishing, and windsurfing.