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Southern Company Compliance Coordinator - Transmission NERC CIP in Atlanta, Georgia

Compliance Coordinator - Transmission NERC CIP


Compliance Coordinator, Staff – Transmission NERC CIP

Location: Georgia Power Corporate Office, 241 Ralph McGill Blvd., Atlanta, GA (Downtown Atlanta)

This position will be filled at an Exempt level dependent upon the skills, qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Standard relocation assistance available.


This Compliance Coordinator will be responsible for providing expertise, guidance, monitoring, audit coordination, project management, and associated communications to ensure compliance with NERC Reliability Standards (primarily with Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP)) for the Georgia Power Company (GPC) Power Delivery (PD) Organization and in support of other Integrated Transmission System (ITS) Participants as needed.

The successful candidate must have or develop a clear understanding of which regulations and policies apply in a given situation, gather information through interviews and observation, review records and data analytics, and assess whether GPC Transmission is in compliance.

Candidates must be able to effectively plan and execute job duties with minimum direct supervision, working independently or as part of a small team depending on the scope of the assignment. Candidates must be able to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and document their work consistent with professional standards and departmental practices.

Occasional travel throughout the Southern Company footprint may be required.


Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a key resource in GPC Power Delivery for NERC CIP standards

  • Coordinate with Subject Matter Experts to effectively perform compliance activities, including developing effective internal controls and work practices

  • Interface with ITS participants/external parties to support their NERC Compliance needs as required, including revoking and approving access of personnel

  • Work with SCS Operations Compliance department to report and investigate instances of possible non-compliance, and then help create and implement associated mitigation plans as necessary

  • Build and sustain strong working relationships with individuals and workgroups across Power Delivery and throughout Southern Company

  • Perform internal control monitoring and evidence collection within our compliance program for assigned requirements

  • Work with SMEs and affected departmental leadership to develop effective user training modules for higher risk CIP requirements

  • Review and provide comments for NERC Standard Revisions for assigned standards

  • Develop and update Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAW) for assigned standards

  • Work collaboratively with other Compliance Coordinators to meet all team goals, and assist with other compliance issues as workload dictates

  • Assist with the creation and modification of agreements related to contracts with ITS Participants

  • Participate and provide leadership to policy and implementation committees within the SoCo CIP Governance Structure

  • Assist with the preparation of DCP and Risk Area questionnaires for GPC Transmission

  • Manage all projects and other assigned responsibilities effectively to meet departmental deadlines



  • 4-year degree is required

  • A technical degree, such as Engineering or Computer Science, is strongly preferred due to the technical nature of the NERC CIP Standards

  • Other degrees will be considered if accompanied with relevant electric utility experience

Experience :

  • Power Delivery experience, particularly in substation and EMS environments, is strongly preferred

  • Experience supporting compliance related activities specific to NERC ERO Reliability is preferred

  • Experience with Physical and Electronic Security controls related to NERC CIP requirements is preferred

  • Technical experience in electric utility operation, planning, design, or maintenance is desired

  • Standards implementation, monitoring or enforcement is desired

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

The successful candidate will have knowledge, skills and attributes that include :

  • Knowledge of electric power utility equipment and Cyber Assets associated with the Bulk Power System

  • Knowledge of NERC Reliability Standards affecting the Transmission system

  • Understanding of corporate compliance governance processes specific to the energy regulation compliance risk areas

  • Working knowledge of the Georgia Integrated Transmission System is desired

  • Ability to create, review and implement procedures, work practices and training associated with NERC CIP requirements

  • Understands how to gather and assess information (as done in internal audits, investigations, peer reviews, QA reviews, etc.)

  • Ability to identify and prioritize risks and assist in the design and execution of management programs and internal controls to effectively manage compliance risks

  • Strong interpersonal, facilitative, negotiation and presentation skills to effectively communicate, consult and build effective working relationships with management, employees, industry peers, regulatory contacts and contractors.

  • Strong demonstrated abilities in the following areas:

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Teamwork

  • Customer Focused

  • Logical thinking and analysis

  • Oral and written communications

  • Managing multiple tasks

  • Microsoft Office applications- PowerPoint, Word, Excel, etc.

Behavioral Attributes:

The successful candidate will exhibit behavioral attributes that include:

  1. Models " Our Values " (Unquestionable Trust, Superior Performance, and Total Commitment) and Code of Ethics behaviors

  2. Demonstrated record of taking initiative and being proactive

  3. Self-motivated with positive attitude

  4. Responds well to direction and coaching

  5. Strong work ethic and ability to work with minimal supervision

  6. Demonstrated ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information

  7. Demonstrated ability to organize work, multi-task and adapt to change

  8. Demonstrated ability to effectively work both independently and in a team environment

To Apply: All candidates must submit an updated resume (preferably as an attached Word document) and complete a series of questions in order to be considered for this position.

All candidates are subject to the Georgia Power Company Smoke Free Workplace Policy: You must be free from all tobacco products (including but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, vaping, chew, snuff, patch and/or gum), at least six months prior to applying for this position .

As an employee of Southern Company, the value you bring is realized through the results you achieve and the demonstration of “Our Values”. In return, Southern Company provides a job and a company in which you can take pride; a supportive workplace in which you can be successful; and a competitive pay and benefits package .

Georgia Power is the largest electric subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO), America's premier energy company. Value, Reliability, Customer Service and Stewardship are the cornerstones of the Company's promise to 2.6 million customers in all but four of Georgia's 159 counties. Committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy at rates below the national average, Georgia Power maintains a diverse, innovative generation mix that includes nuclear, coal and natural gas, as well as renewables such as solar, hydroelectric and wind. Georgia Power focuses on delivering world-class service to its customers every day and the Company is consistently recognized by J.D. Power and Associates as an industry leader in customer satisfaction. For more information, visit at and connect with the Company on Facebook ( ), Twitter ( ) and Instagram ( ).

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is a leading energy company serving 9 million customers through its subsidiaries as of Jan. 1, 2019. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric operating companies in three states, natural gas distribution companies in four states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America, a leading distributed energy infrastructure company, a fiber optics network and telecommunications services. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices below the national average. For more than a century, we have been building the future of energy and developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, advanced carbon capture technologies, natural gas, renewables, energy efficiency and storage technology. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation and a low-carbon future, Southern Company and its subsidiaries develop the customized energy solutions our customers and communities require to drive growth and prosperity. Our uncompromising values ensure we put the needs of those we serve at the center of everything we do and govern our business to the benefit of our world. Our corporate culture and hiring practices have been recognized nationally by the U.S. Department of Defense, G.I. Jobs magazine, DiversityInc, Black Enterprise, Forbes and the Women's Choice Award. To learn more, visit .

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Job Field: Legal & Compliance

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-Metro Atlanta-Atlanta

Operating Company: Georgia Power Company

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Georgia Power Headquarters - 241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE (241ATLANTA)

241 Ralph McGill Blvd. NE

Atlanta, 30308

Req ID: GPC2007103

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