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Analyst Regulatory Compliance

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Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: San Antonio, TX, US, 78205

Company: CPS Energy

We are engineers, high line workers, power plant managers, accountants, electricians, project coordinators, risk analysts, customer service operators, community representatives, safety and security specialists, communicators, human resources partners, information technology technicians and much, much more. We are 3,300 people committed to enhancing the lives of the communities we serve.  Together, we are powering the growth and success of our community progress every day!


Deadline to apply: July 8, 2022

Work Location: Calaveras Power Plant

Pay Grade


Qualifications may warrant placement in a different job level

Position Summary

Assists the Mgr. PG Regulatory Compliance with administering the PG Compliance program for a fleet of power generation plants and is responsible for compliance procedure development, compilation and maintenance of PUCT, FERC, ERCOT, NERC, and regional (TRE) compliance documents, and performing compliance assessments and analyses. Duties include preparing professional level documentation packages for submittal as compliance evidence with support from applicable SMEs; maintaining documentation for Federal and Regional submissions; maintaining compliance documentation and department procedural documentation; responding to requests for data, analysis, and reports from internal and external groups and developing optimal reporting solutions for such requests; performing control activities and assessments; preparing for, and participating in, regulatory audits.  Supports Compliance Division staff, as required, with related laws, rules and regulations that could impact the electric utility.

Tasks and Responsibilities

•    Document compliance processes, conduct gap analysis, identify corrective actions, and implement suitable controls to prevent recurrence.  Work with Stakeholders to develop sustainable program improvements.   Develop and implement internal processes and procedures for compliance monitoring program.  Develops, coordinates, implements and updates policies, procedures and programs, when required, to support and maintain compliance with Reliability Standards and industry changes.  Monitors regulatory activities as requested to assure awareness and responsiveness to the changes of the regulatory environment.  
•    Audit – Collect artifacts related to internal / external audit requests, self-certification, quarterly data submittals, and other regulatory inquiries.  Assist and prepare documentation for the completion of questions and gather evidence to support compliance.  
•    Regulatory Requirement education - Research and review changes to regulatory protocols and operating guidelines for applicability to CPS Energy.  Develop communications and participate in meetings related to changes in standards.  
•    Remains current with regulatory requirements and advises staff regarding the development and implementation of compliance strategies, potential areas of regulatory compliance concern, and new government/regulatory developments.
•    Aids stakeholder groups in formulating and implementing programs and practices which support compliance with regulatory standards and requirements and serves as a backup to the Mgr. PG Regulatory Compliance.
•    Tracks the development of new/revised standards and implements Power Generation (PG) action plans to ensure compliance.
•    Supports the maintenance and implementation of the PG Internal Compliance Program.
•    Provides support in response to system events and aids in the development of Event Analysis Reports.
•    Assists in collecting and maintaining the storage of documentation and evidence required to demonstrate compliance and ensure that the retention of all documentation meets regulatory requirements.
•    Strong capability to build and maintain effective relationships with PG Management Team, Compliance Committee, and Subject Matter Experts.
•    Participates in Root Cause Analysis as required.
•    Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Exceptionally strong analytical and problem solving abilities
Proficient in Microsoft Office Package, including word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentation software, electronic mail and scheduling
Initiative to work independently or as a member of a team, coordinating with others to achieve desired results
Ability to meet goals and objectives with minimal direct supervision
Demonstrated positive interpersonal behaviors toward CPS Energy, associates, and customers consistent with company core values.
Ability to make independent decisions and often makes recommendations which affect the section, department and/or division
Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization.
Demonstrated well-developed written and verbal communications skills for interaction within the section, across departmental lines to all levels of personnel, and vertically with management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in the bulk electric industry and experience with instituting a coordinated compliance-type program.
  • Direct GO NERC/Texas RE and ERCOT regulatory experience at a Power Generation Facility.
  • Understanding of the industrial control systems, networks and controls systems at CPS Energy to ensure system reliability.


Learning Quickly
Serving Customers
Driving for Results
Evaluating and Implementing Ideas
Delivering High Quality Work
Communicates Effectively

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Technology, Engineering, Accounting, Information Systems or demonstrated experience in a highly technical analytical position in lieu of degree.

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi-functioning printer and calculator. Ability to travel between business related events. Work hours may be extended.

Physical Demands

Office Environment

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.

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