Technical Executive - Cyber Security

Full Time
Washington, D.C., DC
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The Power Delivery and Utilization (PDU) sector conducts a broad range of technology research for electric utilities related to the delivery of electricity.

This Technical Executive position will technically lead and manage research projects to address the cyber security challenges faced by utilities and advance the state-of-knowledge in cyber security. 

This position is also responsible for working directly with utility personnel, standards bodies, and technology companies to carry out research projects that have an impact on the industry.   

Job Functions:

  • Leads and/or supports EPRI research projects and strategic initiatives associated with cyber security for the electric sector. This includes developing and managing staffing and budgets.
  • Leads proposal efforts for funding opportunities. 
  • Monitors and/or participates in industry user forums, working groups and cyber security activities such as IEC TC57 WGs, IEEE, CIGRE, DNP User Group, etc.
  • Applies cyber security technical knowledge to industry issues, acquires input on needs from  members, and identifies current and emerging technical issues.
  • Maintains cyber security technical expertise.
  • Maintains/participates in/establishes good national and international technical networks with manufacturers, consultants, academia, and research organizations.
  • Communicates cyber security strategies and results, written and verbal, to program membership and potential members through guidelines, reports, meetings, webcasts, workshops, and conferences. 
  • Provides assistance to the EPRI sales staff in Member and Technical Services and EPRI International.
  • As needed, identifies the most qualified internal resources and/or contractor team to assist with tasks. Selects contractors, frames statements of work, and directs the work of the team to assure 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Sciences, or a related field with a minimum of 15 years prior related experience in cyber security related to the electric sector.
  • Work experience at an electric utility or related contractor preferred

Ideal Candidate:

  • Experience in engaging directly with electric utilities on cyber security projects that include power delivery operations technology (transmission, distribution, and end user). 
  • Experience working with utilities to implement the NERC CIP standards, compliance objectives, and strategies. 
  • Experience performing security risk assessments for utilities for both Information Technology (IT) and Operations Technology (OT) environments. 
  • Experience supporting the development of security architectures for utilities. 
  • Experience contributing to a security metrics program for utilities.  
  • Experience applying common cyber security guidelines, such as the NIST 800 series and NISTIR 7628. 
  • Background in cyber security technologies, strategies, and implementations for the electric sector.
  • Experience preparing proposals and contributing to government projects for organizations such as the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security. 
  • Strong writing and presentation skills. Solid computer skills and attention to detail are essential.  

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Note: To ensure compliance with U.S. export controls, please indicate your U.S. citizenship or (for foreign citizens) your U.S. visa/immigration status in your resume or cover letter.
EPRI is an equal opportunity employer.

Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity. 

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Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Together . . . Shaping the Future of Electricity.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together its scientists and engineers as well as experts from academia and industry to help address challenges in electricity, including reliability, efficiency, health, safety and the environment. EPRI also provides technology, policy and economic analyses to drive long-range research and development planning, and supports research in emerging technologies. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.

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Company Industry: Utilities
Company Type: Non Profit
Company Size: 501-1000