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Generation Supervisor l - ll, FERC Compliance

Organization: Tucson Electric Power (TEP)
Location: Springerville, Arizona, United States
End of contest: April 16, 2017
Type (Full time / Part time): Full time
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UNS Energy Corporation, headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, is a subsidiary of Fortis Inc., the largest investor-owned electric and gas distribution utility in Canada. UNS Energy Corporation's public utility subsidiaries, Tucson Electric Power Company, UNS Electric, Inc. and UNS Gas, Inc., provide electric and gas service to customers in southern and northern Arizona. For more information about UNS Energy Corporation, visit http://www.uns.com.

Tucson Electric Power provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 414,000 customers in Southern Arizona. Although our company has been in business for more than 120 years, we continue to look for innovative ways of providing value, comfort, convenience and security to our customers every day. We're evaluating cutting-edge energy technologies, reshaping our energy portfolio and expanding our renewable power and energy-efficiency programs. While our line of work can be challenging, it can also be rewarding. Our team of dedicated professionals values engagement, enthusiasm, innovation and collaboration.

In return, TEP offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes a 401k plan with a generous company match, a company-sponsored pension plan, tuition reimbursement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and much more.

We are currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Generation Supervisor l-ll, FERC Compliance.  The successful candidate will be responsible to implement the requirements of all North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) regional reliability standards applicable to the TEP generation fleet, and any requirements of the associated orders of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).  The Compliance Supervisor will be responsible to integrate all of TEP's generation fleet into the company's compliance program.  This position is based at the Springerville Generating Station.  Travel to Tucson a minimum of one (1) week a month is required.

Position-Related Responsibilities

Level I:

Lead the FERC/NERC/WECC compliance program for TEP's Generation Department; Generator Owner

  • Lead the FERC/NERC/WECC compliance program for TEP's Generation Department; Generator Owner (GO) and Generator Operator (GOP) with minimal oversight.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of all compliance-related policies, procedures and processes to assure compliance with FERC/NERC/WECC standards applicable to Generation with primary concentration on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards and compliance.
  • Responsible for facilitating the development of processes and procedures required to meet regulatory standards and assisting responsible departments in the development of the same.
  • Integrate the Generation Department policies and procedures with the existing UniSource Energy Corporation (UNS)/TEP policies and procedures.
  • Represent the Generation Department on company compliance committees and in compliance-related meetings both internal and external to the company.
  • Monitor best practices in standards compliance.  Keep current, and maintain an active role, in industry activities and regulations affecting generator owners and operators.
  • Responsible to review and comment on changes to existing standards, or the development of new reliability standards, related to generator owners and operators.
  • Notify Generation Department personnel of new standards under development that need to be reviewed.
  • Assist with regulatory reporting (FERC, NERC, WECC).
  • Assist with FERC/NERC/WECC compliance activities such as documenting evidence, updating procedures and completing audit worksheets.
  • Report any possible violations of the NERC/WECC reliability standards identified to Generation Management and the company's Chief Compliance Officer, as applicable, in accordance with the company's reliability compliance program.
  • Coordinate with Energy Management System (EMS) team regarding System Control operational issues.
  • Develop evidence files to support audits. Interface with auditors, both internal at UNS/TEP, and external; and assist in coordinating such audits.
  • Track compliance deadlines and oversee compliance with same by relevant generation units.
  • Provide compliance training to relevant employees and contractors working at UNS'/TEP's generation facilities (e.g., standard review and interpretation and document preparation and retention).
  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.

Level II:

  • Possessing a high level of initiative to Lead the FERC/NERC/WECC compliance program for TEP's Generation Department; Generator Owner (GO) and Generator Operator (GOP) with minimal oversight.
  • Develop and direct the implementation of all compliance-related policies, procedures and processes to assure compliance with FERC/NERC/WECC standards applicable to Generation with primary concentration on Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards and compliance.
  • Responsible for facilitating the development of processes and procedures required to meet regulatory standards and assisting responsible departments in the development of the same.
  • Integrate the Generation Department policies and procedures with the existing UniSource Energy Corporation (UNS)/TEP policies and procedures.
  • Register as the GO and GOP representative for the Generation Department and serve as the compliance-related contact for Generation.
  • Represent the Generation Department on company compliance committees and in compliance-related meetings both internal and external to the company.
  • Monitor best practices in standards compliance.  Keep current, and maintain an active role, in industry activities and regulations affecting generator owners and operators.
  • Responsible to review and comment on changes to existing standards, or the development of new reliability standards, related to generator owners and operators.
  • Participate in the drafting of regional and national reliability standards affecting generator owners and operators.  Coordinate the compliance of such standards for the Generation Department and UNS/TEP. 
  • Notify Generation Department personnel of new standards under development that need to be reviewed.
  • Interface with jointly-owned plants in which TEP or an affiliate is a participant to assure compliance with all reliability standards applicable to generation owners and operators, as applicable.
  • Attend FERC, NERC and WECC meetings and workshops associated with NERC and WECC reliability standards affecting generator owners and operators.
  • Assist with regulatory reporting (FERC, NERC, WECC).
  • Assist with FERC/NERC/WECC compliance activities such as documenting evidence, updating procedures and completing audit worksheets.
  • Report any possible violations of the NERC/WECC reliability standards identified to Generation Management and the company's Chief Compliance Officer, as applicable, in accordance with the company's reliability compliance program.
  • Coordinate with Energy Management System (EMS) team regarding System Control operational issues.
  • Develop evidence files to support audits. Interface with auditors, both internal at UNS/TEP, and external; and assist in coordinating such audits.
  • Monitor audit experiences of other companies and make contacts with other utilities (primarily with co-owned plants).
  • Track compliance deadlines and oversee compliance with same by relevant generation units.
  • Provide compliance training to relevant employees and contractors working at UNS'/TEP's generation facilities (e.g., standard review and interpretation and document preparation and retention).

Management Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the Company's management principles, policies and programs are consistently practiced and continually support the Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Assume fiduciary responsibility for operating the business and provide recommendations on cost improvement measures.
  • Ensure that the Performance Management program is administered uniformly and effectively.
  • Comply with and administer the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement when applicable.
  • Administers personnel functions, including recruiting, review and approval of job descriptions and salary classifications, and selection and placement of personnel.  Participates in hiring, termination, promoting, assignment and direction of staff.  Ensure compliance with all applicable local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards, company policies, practices and ethical obligations to investigate, evaluate and recommend appropriate resolution to employee complaints.
  • Promotes and participates in the professional development, personal growth and career planning of staff.  Motivate, recognize and reward, coach, counsel, train; provide feedback to employees during performance reviews.   Participates in Leadership Development programs.
  • Addresses disciplinary and/or performance issues, according to company policy, and communicates effectively with employees regarding corrective action. Has input into the adjustment of grievances and administration of discipline.
  • Plans day-to-day operations, estimates personnel needs and schedules and assigns work.  Evaluate the structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group.
  • This position may provide services to affiliates of the Company subject to the UNS Energy Code of Conduct and the related Policies and Procedures.
Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Level I:

High school diploma or GED.  Two years post-high school education or equivalent experience.  3 to 5 years experience in power generation. Must possess familiarity with FERC, WECC and NERC Standards.  Experience in the development of operating procedures and processes. General knowledge of effective compliance programs, including best practices, standards of conduct, auditing, monitoring, and procedures for reporting of violations.  Strong oral and written communication skill, including the ability to interact with employees at all levels.

Level II

A Bachelor's Degree in engineering, Science or Business or the equivalent in training and experience.  Five (5) to seven (7) years experience in power generation.  Must possess familiarity with FERC, WECC and NERC Standards.  Experience in the development of operating procedures and processes.  General knowledge of effective compliance programs, including best practices, standards of conduct, auditing, monitoring, and procedures for reporting of violations.  Strong oral and written communication skill, including the ability to interact with employees at all levels.  Ability to interface with Managers and Directors in Generation and across the company.  Supervise other compliance personnel in Generation as required.

Contact

Tucson Electric Power (TEP)
1 S Church Ave - Ste 100
Tucson
Arizona United States
www.tep.com