Senior Reliability Consultant - Governance, Risk, Cyber, and

at Burns & McDonnell in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description


The position of Senior Reliability Consultant will have responsibility leading policy, architecting, integrating and identifying Critical Cyber Asset (CCA) systems supporting the Bulk Power System Critical Assets (CA) at client sites. This position will be the expert in cyber security and all Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Standard controls and best practices including the self-auditing of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) CIP Standards. This position will be responsible for leading all levels of system security support including: policy, design, build, implementation, configuration, cross-functional coordination, and testing.

+ Manage the design and development of system implementations.

+ Recommend standards and operating procedures per regulatory compliance requirements.

+ Develop and present disaster recovery plans, exercises, and actual events.

+ Manage vendors, application developers, database administrators, corporate IT, and other technology groups to resolve any problems.

+ Lead routine hardware and software audits of all supported systems to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, procedures, and requirements.

+ Recommend policies, procedures and documentation as they relate to the NERC CIP and other regulatory compliance requirements

+ Manage regulatory compliance documentation and generate variance reports for quality assurance.

+ Provide staff training on cyber security.

+ Lead comprehensive on-site and off-site audits of registered entities in compliance with NERC reliability standards and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) regional reliability standards, with a special emphasis on the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) standards.

+ Quality review compliance of periodic data submittals from registered entities.

+ Lead investigations into potential violations and make determinations of alleged violations of the standards.

+ Evaluate, approve and track the status of mitigation plans.

+ Develop, present and update compliance status reports.

+ Lead in the daily administration of the compliance monitoring and enforcement program.

+ Develop and implement compliance reporting forms.

+ Develop and manage turnover and start-up plans.

+ Develop and ensure vendor and fabrication shop progress for deliverables.

+ Prepare monthly client status reports.

+ Develop and maintain effective relationships with existing and potential clients, customers and contractors in order to develop business.

+ Responsible for developing sales pursuits and proposal development.

+ Ensure compliance with company and site safety policies.

+ All other duties as assigned.


+ Bachelors degree in engineering, computer science/information systems or equivalent combination of education and related industry experience. Applicable years of experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirement.

+ Minimum of 7 years experience in the Energy, Utility, or Nuclear industry, cyber security or related area.

+ Working knowledge in the critical Environmental Management Systems (EMS), network systems, security systems, and supporting technologies.

+ Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of NERC reliability standards with an emphasis on cyber security standards.

+ Strong expertise in networking, systems, and application security

+ Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), System Administration, Networking, and Security Institute (SANS) or other similar certifications.

+ Experience in the NIST, SOX, HIPAA or other cyber security compliance requirements.

+ Ability to apply expertise to new and novel ways of securing systems.

+ Ability to clearly communicate both verbal and written technical information.

+ Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment.


Job Consulting

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Other Locations US-MO-Saint Louis, US-AZ-Phoenix, US-TX-Fort Worth, US-TX-Houston, US-NC-Raleigh, US-VA-Arlington, US-TN-Chattanooga, US-WA-Vancouver, US-NC-Charlotte, US-GA-Atlanta, US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul, US-IL-Chicago

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 231226 Job Hire Type Experienced

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Job Posting: JC236585349

Posted On: Mar 20, 2023

Updated On: Sep 29, 2023

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