Leidos NERC CIP Engineer in Columbus, Ohio


Leidos is looking for a NERC CIP Engineer to join our team in Lansing, MI. This NERC CIP Compliance position will be responsible for providing leadership and achieving team objectives for the enterprise North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Cybersecurity Compliance Program. This role works closely with multiple internal Business Areas to ensure effective, efficient and consistent adherence with the NERC Standards and a strong compliance culture is achieved across the organization. This role will involve work with developing and maintaining the Program Standards, Procedures, Processes and Tools and will also involve performing quality assurance (QA) and validation to ensure compliance is achieved.

Responsibilities & Duties:

• Perform quality assurance (QA) reviews and validation reviews of CIP-related implementations (processes, procedures, internal controls) and associated evidence to ensure compliance with Client's NERC CIP cybersecurity policy and with the NERC CIP Standards

• Develop interpretations of new CIP Standards using a variety of inputs such as regulatory guidance and industry benchmarking to produce unambiguous descriptions of compliance obligations for internal stakeholders to use as guidance for implementations

• Develop modifications to the NERC CIP cybersecurity policy that are triggered by: new and/or changing NERC Standards, newly published guidance from the regulators, and by internal requests for improvements

• Provide enterprise coordination, project oversight, reporting, and issue resolution for implementation of future versions of the NERC CIP Standards (e.g., CIP Version 6 for low-impact systems, CIP Version 7, etc.)

• Prepare reports on the results of internal reviews of compliance evidence, including categorization of findings and recommendations to be addressed

• Support and, at times, provide leadership on implementations of technologies to augment Client's NERC CIP Compliance Program to drive efficiency and sustainability in the pursuit of both compliance and operational goals

• Perform internal consulting with business area personnel to ensure that they understand, plan for, and implement compliance requirements

• Perform training, change management, and communication support for CIP implementations and ongoing compliance activities

Working Requirements:

• Must pass a personnel risk assessment including seven (7) year background screening and annual cyber security training

• Demonstrated focus on safety

• Adhere to Client policies and ensure necessary administrative procedures are followed


Basic/Required Qualifications:

• Bachelors' degree in a related field and eight (8) or more years of utility, cyber security, auditing, compliance, regulatory or related experience; OR 12 or more years of utility, cyber security, auditing, compliance, regulatory or related experience in lieu of a degree

• Experience with audit skills, controls, security and related industry regulatory issues

Desired Qualifications:

• Bachelor or Master degree in Information Technology, Information Systems Security, or Electrical Engineering

• Five or more years of experience working with the NERC CIP standards and requirements

• Experience with large programs and efforts, particularly with Agile method experience

• Understanding of basic principles of power system protection theory, practices, and application

• Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification

• Audit certifications such as: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Government Auditing Professional Certification (CGAP), NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) Foundation, etc.

• Experience with implementing new enterprise processes and methods in environments with distinct departmental processes

• Experienced in working effectively in a matrixed organization

• Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and accurately with peers, customers, team members, and leadership verbally and in writing

• Ability to conduct challenging conversations in a tactful, professional manner

• Models behaviors that promote effective interactions between individuals in a work group and between work groups

• Ability to achieve consensus on decisions and communicate with impacted individuals or groups

• Ability to demonstrate a customer service-oriented attitude

• Ability to performs day-to-day tasks with minimal direction

• Ability to manage complex problems to resolution

Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.