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NERC CIP Specialist

Wendell, North Carolina
Customer Services

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Energy Management
Business Unit: Energy Management (EM)
Requisition Number: 231149
Primary Location: United States-North Carolina-Wendell
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Mid level
Education Required Level: Bachelor's Degree
Travel Required: 35%

Division Description:

Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationally for more than 165 years. As a global technology company, Siemens is rigorously leveraging the advantages that this setup provides. To tap business opportunities in both new and established markets, the Company is organized in seven Divisions: Power and Gas, Power Generation Services, Energy Management, Building Technologies, Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, and Financial Services.


With power chain management from creation to consumption, and over half a dozen manufacturing hubs here in the U.S., Siemens Energy Management provides technologies for the economic, reliable, and intelligent transmission and distribution of electrical power. From smart grid and energy automation technology, to power supply for industrial plants and high-voltage transmission systems, Siemens is providing intelligent technologies to a diverse clientele.


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Job Description:

Position Overview


Siemens seeks a professional NERC CIP Specialist to support Business Development and Training of Siemens NERC CIP program, specifically as it relates to NEC Patch Management notifications, testing, and implementation, Customer Consultations, and Educating internal and external partners on NERC Auditing requirements.  



The work will happen at the Customer Lab, and or mock lineups, and at the Siemens lab in Wendell, NC. Additionally, implementation of patches at SVC, Series Capacitor, Synchronous Condenser and HVDC stations throughout the United States. Some travel is required; up to 20 to 45 percent travel for the year. 



The position is to be located regionally in Raleigh, North Carolina at the Siemens facility in Wendell, North Carolina. The position provides flexibility to work from home during a portion of the week.




Roles & Responsibilities



  • Plans, develops, implements, and maintains the Siemens Patch Management programs to ensure compliance with related NERC CIP regulatory requirements, including developing and conducting compliance training programs to promote awareness and provide instructions regarding applicable regulatory compliance issues, in accordance with industry standards and requirements.


  • Provides guidance and support to Customers in understanding Siemens NERC programs, Remote Monitoring, Asset Identification to existing and new NERC and NRC compliance requirements in our transmission business unit.


  • Consults Customers on NERC compliance and auditing requirements and provides training to Customer personnel.


  • Entrepreneurial approach to meeting business objectives within the Customer Service Organization of Transmission Solutions.


  • Provide testing and installation of Patch Management for Customers.


  • Prepares and delivers presentations to external Customers.


  • Disseminates timely communication on all compliance-related matters.


  • Proficient in Microsoft Visio, Excel and Word.





  • Experience with Federal Compliance Standards: NERC CIP, NRC Cyber Security, SOX, , etc.


  • NERC CIP Audit experience, specifically from a GO/GOP perspective.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Electric Engineering, or a related technical field with appropriate experience.


  • Understanding of security principles and good knowledge of cyber security technologies, backed up with suitable credentials or certifications.


  • Experience with cyber audits, cyber security vulnerability assessments, penetration tests, and the tools/techniques involved in both.


  • Experience in the capabilities and/or configuration of cyber security controls, specifically those relating to firewalls, , intrusion detection systems, access control, authentication, anti-virus/anti-malware, patching.


  • Strong effective written and oral communication skills.


  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.


  • Ability to work with a team for support and cross peer both internationally and locally to achieve the objectives.


  • Ability to work at Utility (Electric Power) stations.


  • Demonstrated capability to make sound decisions based on good security practices and principles.


  • Demonstrated understanding of business principles and operational security practices specific to engineering and/or security consulting.


  • Experience with corporate policies and procedures and/or technical writing skills.





Required Experience



  • NERC CIP and SOX: 5 years


  • NERC CIP audit: 5 years


Required Education



  • Bachelor’s degree required, in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Electric Engineering, or a related technical field with appropriate experience.




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