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Sr. Reliability Assurance Analyst - MN or CO Job

Job Grade: R
Hierarchy:  No - We can only hire at the posted level 
Union Position: Non-Bargaining



Position Summary

Oversee compliance and monitoring of mandatory Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) and North American Electric (NERC) Reliability Standards. Assist in companywide preparation for external compliance evaluations and conduct of internal compliance evaluations. Engage internal and industry stakeholders, Regional Entities, TSA and NERC to address standards and compliance policy matters. Manage activities relating to the development of voting positions and submittal of votes. Oversee processes to manage scheduling and tracking of internal compliance spot checks and reviews. Maintain processes and procedures owned by compliance program relating to relationships between functional units and other entities within the company.

Essential Responsibilities


  • Manage compliance program processes associated with the monitoring, governance and oversight of internal NERC and TSA compliance activities. Track and monitor progress of internal and external regulatory commitments and ensure quality and timely completion of deliverables. Ensure detailed cause analysis is performed and appropriate remediation actions are taken to address conditions of potential non-compliance to a regulatory standard or requirement.
  • Lead the conduct of internal compliance reviews, spot checks and audits to evaluate compliance with mandatory reliability standards.
  • Manage internal activities associated with development of mandatory reliability standards. Coordinate discussions across functional units with compliance program personnel and Subject Matter Experts to evaluate impact of proposed changes, develop comments and recommended ballot positions for new or modified Standards. Actively monitor and engage with FERC, NERC, MRO and industry stakeholder groups on standards development topics for awareness and incorporation into internal standards development evaluations.
  • Manage internal activities associated with implementation of mandatory reliability standards. Ensure timely and accurate communication of pending and actual regulatory approvals to appropriate parties. Oversee the development of implementation plans and milestones reviewing for completeness and sufficiency. Track implementation activities to ensure timely compliance, evaluate overall compliance readiness and report status to management.
  • Act as primary point of contact between Xcel Energy and external collaborative groups on TSA, NERC and regional standards development, implementation, compliance monitoring and enforcement activities. Participate in collaborative groups to represent company positions and to obtain industry perspective through peer sharing and benchmarking activities.
  • Attend NERC and regional compliance meetings, as needed, to negotiate for company positions and to obtain compliance information for internal use. Provide timely and comprehensive communication of relevant information to internal stakeholders. Obtain leadership positions on external committees to influence regional groups for the benefit of the company.
  • Manage program compliance documentation and internal controls. Direct functional units to update and clarify internal controls and documentation. Work with functional units to prepare documentation for audits and investigations.
  • Maintain compliance program data current and accurate within the eGRC system. Maintain a high level of proficiency with eGRC solutions supporting the compliance programs. Create, develop and manage eGRC dashboards and reports for business area use.

Minimum Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in math, accounting, finance, economics, business, engineering, computer science or equivalent experience.
  • At least eight years related experience.
  • Strong computer skills and ability to manage voluminous data.




  • Experience with FERC, NERC, TSA Regulatory frameworks
  • Experience in a Regulatory or Audit role or environment
  • Self-directed and highly motivated
  • Confident in driving change





Competency Band:

  • Accountability
  • Customer and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Job and Business Expertise
  • Operational Excellence
  • Relationship Focused


Location(s): MN - Minneapolis; CO - Denver
Organization: Strategy Plng and Ext Affairs
Department:  70405:Federal Regulatory Affairs
Schedule: Full-Time

Non-Union jobs will be posted internally for a minimum of 5 business days, after 5 days the job may be unposted at any time.

Union jobs will be posted based on the union agreement.

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $87,000 to $123,666 per year

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Recruiter: Crystal G Falloon
Hiring Manager: Brian J Capistrant

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

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