WEC Business Services, a subsidiary of WEC Energy Group, is seeking a Senior Security Consultant - NERC CIP Program for our Milwaukee, WI office.
The primary focus of this position is on We Energies’ NERC/CIP compliance with physical security. This role works closely with multiple internal business areas to ensure effective, efficient and consistent adherence with the NERC CIP Standards and a strong compliance culture is achieved across the organization. This role will involve work with developing and maintaining the Program Standards, Procedures, Processes and Tools and will also involve performing quality assurance (QA) and validation to ensure compliance is achieved. This position also provides general security support.
Perform quality assurance (QA) reviews and validation reviews of CIP-related implementations (processes, procedures, internal controls) and associated evidence to ensure compliance with the NERC/CIP Standards
Develop interpretations of new CIP Standards using a variety of inputs such as regulatory guidance and industry benchmarking to produce unambiguous descriptions of compliance obligations for internal stakeholders to use as guidance for implementations.
Provide enterprise coordination, project oversight, reporting, and issue resolution for implementation of future versions of the NERC CIP Standards.
Prepare reports on the results of internal reviews of compliance evidence, including categorization of findings and recommendations to be addressed. Support implementations of technologies to augment WEC Energy Groups’ NERC CIP Compliance Program.
Complete assigned NERC CIP compliance control activities occurring monthly/quarterly/annual, and complete compliance support activities occurring daily/weekly.
Provide support for NERC CIP compliance audits; including required data gathering and functioning as the physical security subject matter expert (SME).
Provide backup support for the Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) NERC/CIP physical security compliance.
Perform internal consulting with business area personnel to ensure that they understand, plan for, and implement compliance requirements.
Provide training, change management, and communication support for CIP implementations and ongoing compliance activities.
Provide security consulting services to establish procedure and install systems that reduce regulatory risk, risk to employees, and the risk of loss or damage to company property.
Has an in-depth understanding of physical security technology and works closely with vendors and Information Technology (IT) in the design, development, installation and maintenance of various technologies that support the security program.
Advise executive leadership of security risks and helps to shape Corporate Security strategy and practice.
Maintain liaison with regulatory bodies, peer groups and law enforcement agencies.
Minimum Bachelors' degree in a related field and two (2) or more years of utility, security, auditing, compliance, regulatory or related experience; OR six (6) or more years of utility, security, auditing, compliance, regulatory or related experience without a degree.
Minimum of four (4) or more years of experience working with the NERC CIP standards and requirements.
Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in physical security project management that includes security technology, security system design and installation, documentation and reporting.
Internal Number: 3742BR
About WEC Energy Group
We are one of the nation’s largest electric and natural gas delivery holding companies, with deep operational expertise, scale and financial resources to meet the region’s future energy needs. Our subsidiaries focus on reliable service, customer satisfaction and shareholder value. Together, we provide energy services to nearly 4.4 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. Our combined assets allow operating efficiencies across 70,000 miles of electric distribution lines, 44,000 miles of natural gas distribution and transmission lines, and 8,800 megawatts of reliable power plant capacity