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NERC-CIP Network, Senior Analyst,

Company: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER)
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

In accordance with guidelines regarding companies classified as Federal contractors and consistent with our core commitment of safety, National Grid has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire. "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.About usNational Grid is hiring for a Senior Network Analyst for our -HVDC Electric Control Center -department in Sandy Pond, MA. -Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.Job PurposeThe New England Hydro-Transmission Company has an opening at the Sandy Pond HVDC facility in Ayer, MA for a Network Analyst. Sandy Pond is a 2000MW DC electric interconnection with Canada. Sandy Pond will require meeting North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) #5 physical and electronic compliance. The position of Network Compliance Analyst will have responsibility in designing and supporting NERC CIP compliance, strategies and processes that will help to achieve and maintain compliance with mandated NERC-CIP-005-5 cyber security regulations. -Key Accountabilities

  • The Network Analyst will generally support compliance analyst with all efforts and activities to maintain compliance with NERC CIP standards
  • Responsible to collaborate and maintain all documentation needed to be compliant with both National Grid and NERC cyber security policies
  • Assist in the design, planning and implementation of the NERC CIP compliance work and projects
  • Meeting the National Grid NERC-CIP-005-5 standards and NERC-CIP-005-5 document repository framework.
  • Participate in auditing activities conducted for compliance verification by NERC, Independent System Operators (ISOs) and Internal Audit.
  • Develop, refine, review and update C+P specific documentation, processes, procedures, and standards to maintain compliance with NERC CIP #5; develop tools and metrics for periodic reporting. Develop C+P NERC CIP compliance assessment and remediation reports.
  • Assist in recommendations, design and implementation of future automated systems, procedures, and methods required for maintaining and streamlining NERC CIP compliance
  • Participate in department and/or cross-functional teams to complete special projects or assignments as requested.
  • Support in all activities including configuring users on National Grid systems that validate and allow secure access to C+P infrastructure.
  • Interface with National Grid 's Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) to ensure that the C+P networks are properly being monitored; periodically review system logs (IDS, FW and Security Event Monitoring device logs) to identify security incidents.
  • Develop and assist with enhancing existing network system for remote access infrastructure, switch upgrades and other OT enhancements
  • Programming knowledge and willingness to learn for various projects from C, C# to python, sql and java Qualifications
    • An Associate or bachelor 's degree in Computer Engineering or network technology or equivalent experience
    • Must possess strong writing, verbal communication, and documentation skills
    • Ability to work with a variety of personnel and be conversant with both technical and business-
    • Ability to articulate how people, process, and technology, collectively, are essential in establishing and executing a NERC-CIP-005-5 compliance strategy
    • Competency with network security and information security concepts and technologies
    • Ability to meet pressured deadlines, time constraints and periodic requirements
    • Knowledge with Cisco hardware configuration and maintenance experience
    • Demonstrated ability to develop long-range program plans, set goals and objectives, and decisions on program priorities and analyze program effectiveness
    • Knowledge with any intrusion detection systems and change controls/management process a plus
    • Proficient understanding and willingness to learn network models, TCP/IP, subnetting, firewalls, switches
    • Shell scripting experience and python language experience a plus
    • Knowledge with Visio or other drawing softwares to develop network topologies More InformationThis position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands -as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. -Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience. -National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. ?We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. ?National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team. -

Keywords: NATIONAL GRID CO USA (NE POWER), Leominster , NERC-CIP Network, Senior Analyst,, Professions , Leominster, Massachusetts

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