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DCS/Cyber Engineer

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Location: EDDYSTONE, PA, United States
Organization: Exelon Generation Co. LLC
Job ID: 223474
Date Posted: Jan 29, 2020

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Job Description

Description

Exelon is seeking an Operational Technology (OT)/Cyber Security Engineer with generation plant OT experience to provide oversight of NERC regulatory & corporate mandated OT cyber security requirements.

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

As the engineering subject matter expert, this position will provide expertise in the area of Cyber Security within a power plant OT framework.  This position performs advanced engineering problem solving in support of power plant operations and is responsible for technical decisions associated with Cyber Security and plant control systems. 
        
Supports plant design modifications, testing and problem solving. Assure all engineering products prepared or overseen are in accordance with applicable requirements, standards, and good practices.  Ensures compliance with applicable NERC & Corporate Cyber Security standards across the Exelon Power fleet.  Recommend the necessary corrective actions and provide recommendations to meet industry best current practices while effectively managing risk and budgetary constraints.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

- Coordinate IT and site teams to implement and administer NERC & corporate mandated cyber security programs on plant control systems and associated devices.  Manages the NERC Transient Cyber Asset (Doble DUC) program for the fleet.

- Identify, provide, and manage corporate and site-specific corrective measures and counter-measures to remediate identified vulnerabilities and weaknesses to assure full compliance with NERC & Corporate Cyber Security requirements.

- Establish a comprehensive working knowledge of NERC & Corporate Cyber Security requirements, in order to implement company programs to ensure compliance.
- Serve as primary contact for site teams to implement and administer the NERC mandated cyber security program.  Serves as liaison between site teams and the Exelon Power Regulatory Compliance Team.
- Perform Cyber assessments as required by the NERC cyber security programs.

- Coordinate IT and site team to facilitate self- certifications, spot checks and audits
- Support the sites in testing and issue resolution associated with the cyber security programs.
- Maintain awareness of trends and issues in area of technical expertise; monitor changing regulatory requirements for NERC Cyber Security; evaluate new technologies or technology opportunities and provide analysis of their potential impact to the business.

- Completes implementation of Protective Relay Enoserv Database and RTS Relay Testing software across the Power fleet.

-Works with corporate and site DCS personnel to ensure effective power plant operations.



Qualifications


POSITION SPECIFICATIONS
Minimum:        
- Appropriate, verifiable technical skills in engineering and OT or IT.  Working knowledge of power plant control systems.                
- Comprehensive understanding of change management techniques associated with new technology implementation.                 
- Demonstrated leadership ability.                
- Strong judgment, excellent analytical ability and consulting skills.                 
- Excellent communications skills and ability to work effectively with all levels of IT and engineering.        

Preferred:
- Bachelors degree in Computer Science or Engineering related discipline and 5 or more years experience in OT Security, IT or engineering with at least 3 years in cyber security activities.
- Advanced technical skills in engineering, IT and cyber security.

- Experience with Emerson Digital Control Systems
- Previous project leadership experience

POSITION SCOPE
- This position will report directly to the Senior Manager Engineering, Electrical and Regulatory.
- This position will be the engineering department primary point of contact for Cyber Security issues and a leader within the cyber security and NERC compliance peer group.
- As the engineering subject matter expert, this position will provide subject matter technical expertise in the area of engineering processes and cyber security. This position performs advanced engineering problem solving in support of power plant operations and is responsible for technical decisions associated with cyber security.
- The position requires advanced knowledge in cyber security requirements and its practical application and has excellent knowledge of applicable industry codes and regulations. This position functions with recognized industry-level of expertise in cyber security.
- As part of the cyber security engineering peer group, this position performs independent research, reviews, studies and analyses in support of technical projects sharing them with the peer group and implementing fleet and site actions to enhance systems security. Additionally, this position provides in-depth technical expertise to develop, manage and implement engineering activities related to cyber security and ensures compliance to customer's needs, regulatory requirements, and corporate policies.
- Accountable for the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of work ensuring proper configuration management and assuring that standard design criteria, practices and codes are used in preparation of plans and specifications. Recommends to the peer group equipment, new concepts and techniques to improve performance, simplify construction, reduce costs, correct design or material flaws, or comply with changes in codes or regulations. As a leader within the peer group is involved in the assessment and recommendations of proposals listed above.

 

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