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Technical Security Specialist

Date Posted: Jan 28, 2020

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: NRG

Job Description

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Technical Security Specialist


NRG is leading a customer-driven change in the U.S. energy industry by delivering cleaner and smarter energy choices, while building on the strength of the nation’s largest and most diverse competitive power portfolio. A Fortune 500 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.



The Technical Security Specialist will be a key contributor to the Enterprise  Security function of a Fortune 500 company. This position, reporting to the Sr. Manager, Enterprise Security Programs, will coordinate with various stakeholders across the Company in order to support the delivery of technical security services.  Additionally, this position will work closely with other members of the Enterprise Security team to assist the development of enterprise security solutions.


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with various locations in support of the development and execution strategy for site security plans.
  • Be the subject matter expert on electronic access control systems and video management.
  • Provide project management services to Company locations for system conversions, new builds, or site upgrades regarding access control and video management.
  • Manage relationships with national vendors and integrators
  • Provide system and integrated site support for the Genetec Platform in a Federated environment with the Enterprise Security Operations Center.
  • Work with NRG locations to assist in budgeting for security related services, systems, and maintenance programs.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with various business units across the organization (HR, Legal, IT, Compliance, HSE, etc.) in order to support the delivery of risk based security solutions across the enterprise.


Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • At least 2 years of experience managing centralized electronic access control systems for a geographically diverse organization.
  • Experience in care and support of technical security systems utilized in Security Operations Centers is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Information Technology, Security Management, or Criminal Justice is preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Genetec experience and certification is preferred.
  • Familiarization with integrating various access control and video management platforms (e.g. CCURE, ProWatch, Lynell, Tyco, exaqVision).



Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • The ability to build relationships across various levels of leadership throughout the organization.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Solid initiative and follow-through, with ability to overcome hurdles and keep projects moving despite limited resources.
  • Exceptional teamwork. 
  • Excellent communication skills.


Working Conditions:
Work is normally in an office environment.  However, work is often performed at various locations where NRG may be located or seek to develop locations, sometimes under stressful conditions and/or in unpleasant locations or environments with various risk, during all kinds of weather and frequently in addition to and after normal working hours at night, on weekends or holidays. Ability to travel extensively on short notice is required.

Employee is required to respond by telephone or in person during on-duty and off-duty hours.




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.

Nearest Major Market: Houston