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Senior Compliance Engineer

Website Railbelt Reliability Council

Wage or Salary:
$150,000-$215,000 per year, DOE


The Railbelt Reliability Council (RRC) is a recently certified Electric Reliability Organization with responsibility for development and maintenance of Reliability Standards, Open Access Standards, Cost Allocation, Integrated Resource Planning and Transmission Planning for the Railbelt area of Alaska. The Railbelt is served by six electric utilities as well as several government military installations, several Independent Power Producers, and the University of Alaska – Fairbanks. The RRC will utilize an independent Technical Advisory Council (TAC) to engage stakeholders and develop the work products of the RRC. The TAC will be led by the CEO and will be composed of a Sr. Planning Engineer, Sr. Standards Engineer, Sr. Compliance Engineer, and Sr. Studies Engineer. Each of the TAC Engineers will serve as Working Group Managers for portions of or the entirety of a TAC work product. The RRC is seeking people interested in a challenging opportunity to develop the roadmap to electricity’s future in Alaska.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• The Sr. Compliance Engineer will be a leadership role in developing and implementing the Compliance, Monitoring and Enforcement Plan (CMEP). Develop and monitor the compliance and enforcement budget. Develop and monitor the first CMEP in the Railbelt. Define schedule and steps of the CMEP development process to ensure that the completion of the standards will be the result of a process that has buy-in and support of all stakeholders during the entire development process.
• Becoming an integral member of the Technical Advisory Council ensuring that the recommendations from Working Group Managers are evaluated and considered equally with their dissents in developing the recommendation of the TAC.
• To participate in the development of IRP, Standards development either as a participant in the TAC or as a leader of a WG assigned by the CEO.

• To provide the CEO with advice, consultation and technical interpretation of CMEP investigations, findings and recommendation activities and actions of the TAC
• Serve as the manager of various working groups for the CMEP. Develop WG meeting schedules, prepare and organize meeting materials, develop agenda for each meeting, develop and give public presentations. Develop draft recommendations to the WG for each subject included in the WG charter for consideration and discussion.
• When assigned to act as a WG chair, solicit and resolve dissenting opinions within the working group if possible. Develop and present draft work products to the WG. Present the final WG product to the TAC as well as any dissenting recommendations or opinions from other members of the working group to the TAC. Lead discussion at the TAC of the Task Order objective of the working group. In concert with the other TAC members attempt to arrive at an unanimously approved recommendation to the CEO for each working group.
• If unanimous approval of the TAC recommendation is not achieved, ensure that any dissenting opinions of the TAC members are accurately recorded, presented and explained to the CEO coincident with the majority opinion.
• Ensure that the CEO understands and can fully explain any findings, incident or recommended action related to the CMEP.


• Required, bachelor’s degree in electric engineering, preferred master’s degree in electrical engineering.
• Ten years of increasingly responsible experience relating to transmission system operations, generation system operations, or planning. Prefer candidates with experience related to standards compliance for a utility, IPP or other standards enforcement or operating entity that has standards compliance responsibility
• Must have at least five years’ experience in the development and interpretation of reliability standards, cost allocation standards, open access standards
• Valid Alaska driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of employment
• Background check to meet Critical Infrastructure Protection standards required
• Need high-level written and oral communication skills to lead discussions and make presentations to working groups and the public regarding the compliance process.
• Must have experience or knowledge to investigating system disturbances as it relates to assessing compliance with operating and reliability standards

Additional Information:


RRC offers a robust benefit package including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, 401(k) Plan, Paid Time Off, and Paid Holidays.

RRC maintains a drug-free and smoke-free environment. Applicants must adhere to those standards.

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