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Prin NERC Compliance Specialist- EU/BSC Trans Strat & Compliance)

Location: CHICAGO, IL, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 233968
Date Posted: Oct 12, 2021

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At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

Across the Company, provide expertise on development of and adherence to NERC and Regional Reliability Organization electric reliability standards. Develop and maintain relationships with regional transmission organizations, regional and national electricity reliability organizations, and other industry stakeholders. Conduct analysis and develop to represent the Company in regulatory proceedings. Facilitate internal issues management processes to obtain stakeholder involvement and ensure organizational alignment on issues and participate in the development of Company positions on electric reliability standards. Provide oversight of the Exelon Business Units to determine their adherence to the Exelon NERC Reliability Standards Compliance Program as well as to the NERC and Regional Reliability Organizations’ Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Plan. Represent Company on NERC, Regional Reliability Organization and industry committees and taskforces.

Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24x7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.


  • Implement or support NERC and Regional Reliability Organization committee interface and issues management. Communicate industry issues of importance as well as updated expectations to the Exelon Business Units.
  • Develop and maintain reliability standards tracking databases and facilitate reviews of draft electric reliability standards and NERC Alerts. Develop comments among the Exelon Business Units.
  • Provide oversight of the Exelon Business Units to determine their adherence to the Exelon NERC Reliability Standards Compliance Program as well as to the NERC and Regional Reliability Organizations’ Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Plan. Perform internal audits and analysis to determine the effectiveness of reliability standards adherence and compliance practices. Assist the Exelon Business Units with preparation for external audits from NERC and the Regional Reliability Organization.
  • Represent Company on NERC and RRO committees and build external industry contacts to facilitate benchmarking and continuous improvement.

This position interfaces with multiple Exelon Business Units, including BG&E, ComEd, PECO and Governmental and Environmental Affairs, Legal, HR, Exelon Generation and Constellation Commercial and works with all levels of Exelon management personnel.

The Principal NERC Compliance Specialist represents Exelon management’s interests at decision-making meetings with NERC/RFC and serves as a resource to the Vice President NERC Compliance & Security for evaluating strategic issues and options.

Specialists are required to develop trusting relationships with industry peers in order to acquire information on the position of other companies and to build coalitions of companies to support positions that are in Exelon’s business interests at NERC and the Regional Reliability Organizations. The position requires skills to be articulate and persuasive in public speaking when presenting Exelon’s policies and positions at industry forums.

Specialists also manage the impact of reliability standards on Exelon Business Units. Adoption of inappropriate and ineffective reliability standards promulgated by standard setting entities such as NERC and the Regional Reliability Organizations can potentially add millions of dollars of additional operating costs to Exelon with little or no improvement to system reliability and significant exposure to negative media coverage and fines imposed by authorities. Responsibilities also include designing and performing audits to ensure Company compliance with reliability standards in advance of external audits performed by NERC and the Regional Reliability Organizations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or related field and 8-10 years experience working in any combination of electric utility rates, regulatory, legal, transmission planning, operations or financial disciplines OR in lieu of Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 12-14 years of relevant experience is required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to perform in a high performance culture
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus and establish trust
  • Demonstrated business acumen and an ability to work through ambiguity
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively solve complex problems

  • Masters Degree in Engineering, MBA or Law Degree
  • Knowledge of FERC and NERC regulations and relevant statutory provisions
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of NERC and Regional Reliability Organization policies, organization and procedures
  • Knowledge of NERC and other reliability organizations
  • Management or other team-lead experience

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