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SITE CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST

Date: Jan 12, 2018

Location: New Roads, LA, US

Company: nrg

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 200 company, we create value through reliable and efficient conventional generation while driving innovation in solar and renewable power, electric vehicle ecosystems, carbon capture technology and customer-centric energy solutions. Our retail electricity providers serve almost 3 million residential and commercial customers throughout the country. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

Responsibilities:

  • Insure compliance to all NERC-CIP Standards at NRG’s LaGen facilities.
  • Primary responsibility for compliance at Medium and Low sites, and assist compliance efforts for High sites within LaGen.
  • Be the lead for all CIP related Physical and Electronic Access control at BCII Gen.
  • Work with IT/Network/Facilities/Transmission team members to insure security and compliance to CIP Standards.
  • Be the primary contact for issues with Physical Security in all BCII Gen Physical Security Perimeters, including verifying those needing accesses, response to breaches and security system failures.
  • Determination, verification and justification of all open ports and enabled services on Cyber Assets.
  • Assessment of security patches and updates for all Cyber Assets.
  • Deployment or mitigation of required security patches and updates to all Cyber Assets.
  • Insure that Cyber Assets are protected by Antivirus/Antimalware applications; update as required.
  • Insure required logging and alerting of Cyber Assets is functional; respond to detection of various types of alerts or breaches.
  • Be the administrator for personnel needing electronic access, both local and remote,  to Cyber Assets.
  • Follow NRG’s Policy and Procedure for reporting of Cyber or Physical Security Incidents. Assist in testing of the Incident reporting procedure annually.
  • Perform and verify backups of Cyber Assets.
  • Follow and assist others in following the NRG Policy and Procedures for Change Management.
  • Perform Cyber Vulnerability Assessments as needed.
  • Provide accurate documentation for all NERC evidence requirements; complete evidence collections tasks in NRG’s workflow program in a timely manner.
  • Assist with Compliance Requirements at other sites in the region as needed as well as being available to assist team members at other sites across the NRG fleet if needed.
  • Work with team members on projects and new, innovative ideas.
  • Working with various teams, prepare evidence needed for NERC Audits.
  • Maintain great working relationships with site personnel and other teams.
  • Some travel required- approximately 10-20%.
  • Other duties as required.

 

The ideal candidate is flexible, patient, forward thinking, innovative, and results oriented, with a high attention to detail.

  • As a member of a highly functional team, will work well with others, serve as a resource to the team as well as contribute to the needs of the team. Socialize innovative ideas with the team and others.
  • Remains open-minded when presented with new information and adjusts positively to change.
  • Performs moderately complex work assignments under minimal supervision.  
  • Works to resolves moderately complex issue and seeks guidance from team members on escalated issues.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or relevent work experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Three or more years of experience in Cyber Security, NERC-CIP Compliance, and/or Power Generation or Transmission.
  • Experience in the concepts of protection of assets by means of Antivirus/Antimalware, applying security updates and patching.
  • Good working knowledge of Windows and Unix as related to both, servers and workstations.
  • Working knowledge of network equipment such as Firewalls, switches and routers.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (verbal and written) with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and to respond to changing demands.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment in applying established techniques, procedures or standards; demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.


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.

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