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Senior Engineer (or Advisor), Performance Analysis

North American Electric Reliability Corporation

Location: Atlanta, Georgia US
Position Type: Full Time
Rqd Education: Bachelor's Degree
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: June 22, 2021
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The Senior Engineer (or Advisor), Performance Analysis applies industry subject-matter expertise to support reliability performance data collection and analysis. This is accomplished through coordinating with relevant technical stakeholder groups to enhance performance analysis, data collection, tools, information/reports, and metrics, developing appropriate reliability performance benchmarks for the interconnected North American bulk power system, collaborating with industry organizations, and supporting reports on NERC’s bulk power system performance trends and top risk issues. The Senior Engineer (or Advisor), Performance Analysis reports to the Manager of Performance Analysis.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide effective leadership, industry expertise, and critical thinking skills for the processes of identifying needs for, developing, ensuring industry and NERC population of, analyzing, and improving a range of NERC/industry databases and associated performance metrics to protect and improve North American bulk power system reliability.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with industry, regulatory, and governmental organizations involved with electric system reliability.
  • Work with industry experts to assess and report on the key issues, risks, and uncertainties that affect or have the potential to affect the reliability of the existing and future bulk power system.
  • Key contributor on the core team that prepares performance analysis reports for approval by the Board of Trustees.
  • Provide technical input to develop, collect, and communicate reliability performance indicators to management and industry leaders on a quarterly basis.
  • Develop and present key findings and recommendations of performance analysis to appropriate government agencies and technical committees.
  • Identify and analyze trends that can result in increasing or decreasing risks to the overall reliability of the North American bulk power system.
  • Develop proposed recommendations and actions that address identified risk to overall reliability.
  • Provide analytical and/or technical expertise to various NERC departments.
  • Facilitate and coordinate with NERC subcommittees, working groups, technical support organizations and vendors to support the electric generation and transmission of the interconnected bulk power system.
  • Support the NERC’s data reporting application liaisons and provide back-up coverage for user support, analysis, and testing as needed.
  • Provide application and procedure subject-matter expertise and application support as necessary.
  • Assist in the development and writing of white papers and special causal reliability assessment reports.
  • Mentor team members in analysis, application, and data management.



The successful candidate will have:

  • Either
    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in engineering with emphasis in statistics, mathematics, science or power systems analysis and 8+ years of relevant industry experience, or
    • 20+ years of relevant, progressive leadership experience demonstrating the capability to initiate, develop, and implement successful programs/initiatives within the electric industry.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong statistical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex issues and problems.
  • Ability to develop and implement processes to improve operations.
  • Goal-oriented with drive and passion to learn.
  • Capability to work independently, or collaboratively with or leading teams, and support multiple tasks concurrently.
  • An understanding of and direct experience with all phases of the software development life cycle.
  • Ability to influence and work with peers inside and outside NERC.
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

Additional desired attributes include:

  • Basic understanding of bulk power system operations and/or planning.
  • Proficient in writing both for technical and general public consumption.
  • Project management experience.
  • Training experience.
  • Customer-service and support background helpful.



  • 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
  • This position has been classified as exempt
  • Travel necessary: Passport required for North American travel
  • Preferred job location is Atlanta, Georgia; remote working arrangements will be considered


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