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Regulatory Compliance Engineer


Tempe, AZ, US

Date:  May 26, 2024

Requisition ID: 17118


Join us in building a better future for Arizona!

SRP is one of the largest public power and water utilities in the U.S. providing electricity to approximately one million customers in the greater metropolitan Phoenix area. Since its founding in 1903, SRP has fostered a culture of stewardship and customer service consistently ranking as an industry leader in customer service according to J.D. Power and named one of Arizona's best employers by Forbes. SRP continues to adapt to its changing business environment by seeking innovative ways to reimagine utility service and the provision of critical resources essential to the life and economy of Arizona.


Why Work at SRP

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">At SRP, we foster an inclusive work environment and believe everyone should have a fair chance to work, regardless of who they are. That’s why we value teams with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds to help SRP deliver on its mission of providing reliable, affordable and sustainable water and power.

SRP's success is rooted in our employees' happiness, health, and safety. That's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and enhance their well-being. In addition to competitive pay and performance incentives, eligible employees can take advantage of the following benefits:

  • Paid sick time in accordance with the Arizona state minimum wage law and overtime pay for any hours actually worked over 40 in their FLSA defined week
  • Access to a recreation and fitness facility
  • 10 Employee Resource Groups for career development, community service, and networking



The Regulatory Compliance Engineer ensures SRP’s compliance with the NERC CIP and O&P, and WECC standards while developing and maintaining compliance program processes across the entire Power Generation fleet. Responsible for conducting assessments, developing and implementing compliance strategies, and maintaining various forms of evidence to support ongoing compliance efforts, internal compliance reviews, as well as regional and federal audits. Expertise in NERC CIP requirements, strong technical knowledge and experience in Operational Technology (OT) and power generation environments, as well as the ability to analyze complex technical and operational systems will be crucial in this role.

What You'll Do

  • Participate as a NERC CIP, O&P and WECC compliance standards liaison between SRP’s Power Generation responsible entities and its internal Electric Reliability Compliance department. 
  • Develop, implement, monitor, manage and continuously improve SRP’s North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and WECC compliance program for the Power Generation fleet.
  • Execute specific tasks, prepare or review evidence showing compliance with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Reliability Standards, NERC Operations and Planning (O&P) and WECC Reliability standards.
  • Coordinate compliance activities, and provide guidance to various Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) regarding implications of their activities on compliance.
  • Implement systematic continuous improvements of compliance policies, processes, procedures, training materials, and inventories.
  • Investigate, develop, implement and maintain automations and technologies that continuously improve the efficiency and accuracy of compliance evidence and processes.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and future regulatory requirements and assess their impact to the existing compliance program and determine integration timing and tasks.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of relevant training materials for the compliance program and provide training and direction to various technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with local industry, regional entities and internal stakeholders to ensure compliance and maintain and develop trust with regulatory bodies and officials.
  • Participate in NERC Standards Development Processes, as necessary, to ensure SRP’s interests are addressed when existing standards are revised, or new standards are proposed.
  • Perform change management, incident reporting and response planning.
  • Work closely with a highly technical group of operational technology (OT) professionals to integrate compliance into the technical design, implementation and maintenance of development of OT infrastructure systems in generation plant control systems and networks.

What It Takes To Succeed

  • Established NERC CIP Knowledge, experience and Skills.
  • O&P knowledge a plus.
  • Electric Utility experience subject to NERC Standards.
  • Information Technology (IT), Cyber Security or comparable experience with emphasis on technical and security domains.
  • Must be team-oriented and collaborative while being a conscientious, goal driven, self-starting professional who has mastered critical thinking and is highly detail oriented. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Microsoft Visio.
  • Effectively communicate complex concepts and requirements both verbally and with technical writing skills.
  • Can successfully manage multiple priorities with various deadlines and recipients.
  • Take ownership of compliance program work at a remote NERC CIP medium rated primary generation facility, and can collaborate with cross-functional teams to continuously meet cadence driven and time-sensitive compliance requirements, goals and objectives.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and must be willing and able to travel to all generation facilities within SRP’s fleet multiple times a week.
  • Must have the ability to direct work with outside vendors to achieve successful outcomes for diverse technical and compliance related engagements.


  • Preference will be given to applicants with generation and/or transmission engineering, operations or planning experience
  • Preference will be given to applicants with experience in NERC Standards and compliance programs


Promotion to Level 2 requires a minimum of two years experience at Level 1 and demonstrated capability to perform advanced and more difficult work as determined by the supervisor. Promotion to Senior Level requires a minimum of 3 years experience at Level 2, is fully competent in all aspects of functional area of assignment and as such would be recognized as a specialist in area of assignment and may have periodic or occasional lead responsibilities.


Completion of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution that prepares the employee for the assignment.


Drug/Alcohol Policy Statement

To promote the safety and well-being of our employees, customers, and the communities we serve, SRP is committed to maintaining a drug/alcohol free work environment. Although marijuana may now be legal in Arizona, except as otherwise specified under Arizona law, SRP considers it to be an illegal drug for the purpose of our drug/alcohol policy because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level. Any candidate found to be impaired during the hiring process or who has the presence of an illegal drug or unauthorized substance in their system during the pre-employment drug/alcohol test may be disqualified from further consideration in the hiring process.


Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Salt River Project (SRP) is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law.


Work Authorization

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
Currently, SRP does not sponsor H1B visas. OPT, or other employment-related visas.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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