Sr. Investigator/Auditor – Cyber and Physical Security Reliability Standards
Location of Position: Oakville (please note a work from home policy in effect during pandemic)
Temporary Assignment: Up to 36 months
The Senior Investigator/Auditor will report to the Supervisor, Reliability Standards Investigations and Audits
Reporting to the Supervisor-Reliability Standards Investigations and Audits, this position performs the core investigative and audit functions which serve to support the enforcement of compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”) Critical Infrastructure Protection (“CIP”) reliability standards by Ontario market participants and the IESO. Specifically, this position:
Reliability Standards Compliance Investigations
Reliability Standards Compliance Audits
Participates in and, if required, coordinates staff and contractor teams performing compliance audits of market participants in relation to CIP reliability standards in accordance with an annual Compliance Monitoring Plan to be stakeholdered and issued to those participants who are deemed accountable for compliance with these standards.
In coordination with MACD managers and supervisors, and IESO Legal Services, as required, executes the procedures, steps and decisions in the IESO’s dispute resolution process, as it pertains to disputes arising specifically from MACD enforcement determinations and orders related to reliability standards. This includes working with other staff and contractors to participate in good faith negotiations, mediation, arbitration, and/or appeal hearings before the Ontario Energy Board or the provincial courts, including the presentation of evidence and other information related to MACD investigations which have led to such enforcement determinations.
International Obligations and Coordination
Executes MACD’s processes in accordance with any international or regulatory obligations or understandings with these or other authorities, at a minimum including cooperation agreements with NERC, NPCC, the Ontario Energy Board (“the OEB”), the National Energy Board (“NEB”) and the MESG.
Reliability Standards Investigation Framework
Participates in and, if required, coordinates staff and contractor teams in the development of, maintenance of and adherence to a framework governing all of the above processes, including policies, handbooks, guides, procedures, processes, templates, tools and manuals.
Supports the Supervisor- Reliability Standards Investigations and Audits in providing advice to the government, regulator, and/or other stakeholders on reliability-related environmental considerations, as required.
Participates in and, if required, coordinates the development and execution of plans and works with stakeholders and government to develop greater clarity and effectiveness concerning market and compliance issues, as required.
Normal working conditions involving only occasional absence from home.
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Please note the successful candidate must be eligible to work in Canada and will be subject to a background check.