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BC Hydro and Power Authority

Compliance Lead, Integrated Planning MRS

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NB 51174199 - NC 51174202

BCH-R-4199-220302E1Employment Posting ID:

Compliance Lead, Integrated Planning MRS Positions Available: 1

Full-time (37.5 hrs/wk)Status: Edmonds B02Job Location: Permanent HybridFlexible Work Role:

Lower MainlandRegion:

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Providing clean electricity to 4 million customers takes a diverse workforce and that's where you come in. We need your talent to help us build major projects to meet growing demand. To help our customers find clean energy solutions for their homes and businesses and to be ready to respond during storms and outages to keep our system reliable.

Working for BC Hydro is meaningful. And now, the stakes have been raised as we work towards a solution to climate change while safely providing clean, affordable electricity to our customers.

We offer a healthy work life balance, training opportunities and career progression. We're proud to be ranked as one of B.C.'s Top Employers and one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers. Join us as we build an even cleaner B.C.


* One of BC Hydro's key business priorities is to ensure compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS). MRS have been adopted by the BC Utilities Commission to achieve, sustain and demonstrate compliance with its obligations to support the reliability of the bulk electric system. The approximately 120 adopted Standards cover topics such as real-time operations, long term transmission system planning, protection system maintenance programs and critical infrastructure protection.

* BC Hydro is continuing to strengthen its internal Compliance program and is looking for highly qualified, self-driven individuals with highly developed analytical, collaboration and communications skills to contribute to this important business objective.

* As an MRS program expert embedded within the business groups, the Business Group Compliance Lead provides guidance, direction and education to their respective business area and maintains expertise and knowledge of the program's methodologies, policies, and practices published by BC Hydro, the BCUC, NERC and WECC.

* This role is responsible for executing the accountabilities and responsibilities for the assigned Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standards and Requirements (the Assigned Standards) within the Integrated Planning business group by building Compliance practices, managing and administering Compliance programs, verifying and communicating compliance, and managing investigations, mitigation plans and evidence.

* This role is part of a multidisciplinary team of 12+ Compliance Leads and Project Managers interacting with internal and external resources that include stakeholder relations, Reliability Standards and Assurance (RSA) team, Cybersecurity & Compliance CIP Team, Engineering Design, Operation, CIPD, Finance, Regulatory, and Legal Counsel in delivering a number of projects or initiatives related to Mandatory Reliability Standards.

BCH-R-4199-220302E1 - Compliance Lead, Integrated Planning MRS

NB 51174199 - NC 51174202

Specific duties include:

* Developing, implementing and maintaining procedures, programs, processes, internal controls, work instructions and reports, associated with the assigned standards to ensure ongoing compliance

* Working collaboratively across the organization to ensure consistent practices and procedures are being adhered to related to the assigned standards

* Assessing the training, change management and engineering/field support requirements for standards compliance

* Maintaining knowledge and awareness of industry practices and trends associated with assigned standards

* Acting as technical and/or process lead for assigned standard(s)

* Assessing implications of new and revised standards, providing comments and developing estimates of cost and resource requirements to ensure ongoing compliance

* Promoting a culture of compliance and encouraging continuous improvement of our compliance programs

* Participating in annual risk-based compliance assurance programs and audits

* Identifying and rectifying areas of compliance risk or potential violation

* Managing and leading incidents, investigations and mitigations plans

* Communicating technical issues to diverse audiences including senior leaders and executives

* Leveraging and/or advocating for systems and tools the support more effective and efficient compliance programs


* Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant degree. P.Eng is not required but is considered highly desirable.

* Minimum of 10 years of experience in the areas of power system asset planning, operation and control, energy utility design, operations & maintenance, cybersecurity, or operational technology. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge and understanding of NERC Mandatory Reliability Standards and regulatory activities as well as WECC and BC Hydro reporting and compliance activities.

* Demonstrated experience in managing/supporting CIP and/or O+P MRS standards. Working knowledge of a few MRS standards.

* Effective communication and presentation skills, including the ability to convey complex technical or procedural issues to diverse audiences.

* Strong relationship management, collaboration and interpersonal skills.

* Understanding of audit requirements including the ability to analyze compliance quality, accuracy and adequacy.

BCH-R-4199-220302E1 - Compliance Lead, Integrated Planning MRS

NB 51174199 - NC 51174202

* Senior level experience delivering complex projects and programs.

* Must be able to travel to the United States.

* Minimum of 5 years technical leadership experience is an asset.


* Driver's License Type = Class 5

* Candidates with lesser skills and qualifications may be considered for a lower level role

Please be advised that this role has been assessed as safety sensitive and pre-qualification alcohol and drug testing will be required as a pre-condition to employment.

We're always looking for exceptional people to bring new ideas, fresh thinking and the motivation to help shape the electricity system in B.C. It's an exciting time to be a part of our team as we invest in our system and prepare to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

Our values guide our work. Want to join us?

We are safe. We are here for our customers. We are one team. We include everyone. We act with integrity and respect. We are forward thinking.

BC Hydro is an equal opportunity employer.

We include everyone. We welcome applications from anyone, including members of visible minorities, women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.

We are also happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at BC Hydro. If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at .

All BC Hydro employees will be required to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination.

Flexible work model role definitions ===========================

Our four role types identify the degree of flexibility an employee could have to work from home based on the type of work they do. The flexibility for an individual job is up to the manager for each position and the operational requirements. Employees also have the right to work full-time from the office if they prefer. All of our roles require at least some in-person time.

IBEW/Field - No option to work from home Resident - Works primarily (4+ days per week) in the office. Hybrid - May be able to work from home up to 3 days per week. Remote - Works from home 4+ days per week

BCH-R-4199-220302E1 - Compliance Lead, Integrated Planning MRS

NB 51174199 - NC 51174202

HOW TO APPLY Don't forget to update your Candidate Profile with your current resume and copies of your certifications. If applicable, include your Trades Qualification. This will ensure we have all the necessary information to assess your application without any delays.

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Date Posted: 2022-03-02 Closing Date: 2022-03-16

About BC Hydro and Power Authority

BC Hydro is one of the largest energy suppliers in Canada. We generate and deliver electricity to 95% of the population of British Columbia and over four million people. It’s our vision is to be the most trusted, innovative utility company in North America by being smart about power in all we do. As an employer, we aim to provide meaningful and challenging work, opportunities for growth and a healthy work/life balance. We’ve been recognized for excellence and been named one of B.C.’s Top Employers and one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for four years in a row. Interested in joining our team? Visit to see current career and apprenticeship opportunities.



Company Size

1001-5000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-18

Current Openings

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