NRG Energy, Inc. LOW SITE CIP SPECIALIST in Houston, Texas

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Responsible for overseeing the CIP Low compliance program specific to the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary point-of-contact for CIP Low Program. Provide status reports and maintain awareness with all stakeholders.

  • Working independently, perform and/or coordinate all site specific activities, tests and controls for meeting program requirements and ongoing compliance at CIP Low BES assets

  • Maintain documentation and procedures to support physical and electronic security plans related to the CIP Low Program

  • Reconcile discrepancies between documented electronic communication lists and system generated reports.

  • Serve as point of contact for controlling and documenting access to protected assets in the CIP Low Program.

  • Serve as CIP Program Lead for logical separation. Maintain NRG standards for logical separation. Perform period validation of logical separation at CIP BES assets.

  • For new CIP Low BES assets, develop and/or assist in creation of work scope, design of logical and physical controls around systems, implementation and training at site, benchmarking and commissioning.

  • Assist in preparation for various audits and act as SME for CIP Low Program. Develop recommendations, responses and remediation plans in response to audit findings

  • Monitor electronic perimeters for potential breaches/vulnerabilities and act as first responder for any potential incident.

  • Work with CIP Team, plant personnel, Enterprise Security and IT to perform periodic reviews as well as revise structure of security controls based upon changes in regulations

  • Serve as SME on hardware, software and control architectures for CIP Low BES Assets. Utilize best practices and knowledge of internal/external issues to improve or recommend technical or compliance solutions.

  • Work with vendors to ensure solutions deployed are compliant to regulations and in alignment with corporate standards.

  • Escalate any potential violations or near misses for consideration as self-reports

  • Serve as CIP Duty Specialist, on a rotating basis. Duties include monitoring security applications and performing access removal tasks.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor s degree with a concentration in computer science, engineering, management information systems or related field or equivalent experience, or 8-10 years of experience in Information Technology industry or Industrial Controls

  • Experience working under the NERC Critical Infrastructure protection (CIP) standards is preferred

  • Security certification such as CISSP is preferred

  • At least 5 years experience in an industrial controls environment (power plant/energy, manufacturing, utility, or equivalent) with working knowledge of SCADA/DCS systems and related hardware, software, and networks

  • Working knowledge of basic security and networking concepts including: LAN/WAN, firewalls, routers and switches, VPN, encryption, IDS/IPS sensors

  • Knowledge and identification of network infrastructure threats or virus, intrusion containment and mitigation techniques

  • Experience working security tools such as anti-malware, intrusion detection, configuration management, and firewall analysis and design

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member

  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, and to respond to changing demands from multiple sources

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written), with all levels of internal and external customers

  • Demonstrated presentation skills; planning and organizing skills

  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in applying established techniques, procedures or standards; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality

  • Ability to respond to issues and concerns 24 hours a day; ability to work additional hours; and flexibility to travel, domestically 20% of the time

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills. Official description on file with Human Resources.

NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

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Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources