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Security Compliance Senior Associate

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: JACKSON, MI, US

Company: Consumers Energy

Join the diverse and dynamic team that powers Michigan's largest energy provider and one of the nation's largest gas and electric combination utilities.  Consumers Energy services 6.7 million of Michigan's 10 million residents - caring for our friends and neighbors in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.  We embrace a cleaner and leaner utility vision focused on eliminating energy waste and adding renewable energy from sources such as wind and solar.

At Consumers Energy, we offer more than just a place to work. We foster a culture that supports career development, growth, and stability, and we take pride in offering our co-workers excellent benefits and compensation packages. We are deliberately creating an inclusive culture that makes our diverse team of co-workers feel valued, supported, and empowered every day. We're a company made up of thousands of people, all with different stories to share and work to do, but we stand united in our company purpose: world class performance delivering hometown service.


Department Summary

The Security Compliance Department is a function of our combined cyber and physical security team at Consumers Energy and is a key component of realizing the Security organization’s vision of “A World Class Security Program Built at the Best Place to Work in Michigan”. The Security Compliance department focuses on areas of Security that have a regulatory component, most notably: NERC-CIP, PCI, FERC Hydro, TSA, API-1164, MARSEC, and NRC compliance. This department oversees the design and performance of regulatory controls, and collects and maintains evidence of the control activities. Security Compliance further functions as the trusted advisor to other business units in the company whose work is subject to regulatory requirements and makes sure the company remains in good standing with all of our regulators.


Job Description/Responsibilities


This position is hybrid at this time but will be located in Jackson, MI and may require travel to other company locations throughout Michigan.


This senior level role in Compliance will assist the team with managing regulatory requirements such as NERC-CIP, PCI, FERC Hydro, TSA, API-1164, MARSEC, and NRC compliance. This work includes designing and monitoring of controls, audits, assessments, small projects, tracking weekly progress, and tracking defect resolution. This position involves critical thinking, analyzing situations that are not always black and white, and arriving at decisions that are best for the company. We also partner with other teams as necessary for a variety of needs including project management, process mapping/creation, security awareness, risk, and privacy. The work will be challenging, but in a collaborative team environment where you can learn from industry leaders.



  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in working in IT or Operational Technology environments
  • Experience working in a compliance or audit related role
  • Experience in leading meetings, leading projects, or other types of leadership experience
  • Bachelor’s degree applicable field or equivalent combination of education & experience


The following skills and experiences may set you apart from others:

  • Experience working in an OT or SCADA environment
  • Experience working with databases
  • Experience with MS Visio
  • Technology (computers, mobile devices, security cameras, etc.)
  • Networking concepts
  • Operating Systems
  • Project Management (methodologies, principles, etc.)
  • Process and Quality Management
  • Audits / Assessments
  • Security Monitoring
  • Vulnerability Management


Essential Functions

Works closely with department managers and teammates on one of the core Security teams providing security services to the Company and its stakeholders; responsible for completing operational tasks according to standard security procedures; completes small projects or tasks in support of larger Security efforts; assists in the identification of compliance violations and their resolution, looks for process improvement opportunities and provides feedback to leadership; creates accurate documentation in support of ongoing operational excellence; conducts audits or assessments; develops training materials and handouts; participates in Security daily, weekly and monthly operating reviews; uses available tools to analyze data and solve problems; actively participates in meetings; ability to work on issues requiring confidentiality.


Hours and Travel

Meet travel requirements of the position. Work a flexible schedule, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays and overtime.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and use hands to handle or feel objects. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee must lift and move up to twenty pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All qualified applicants will not be discriminated against and will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected veteran status, disability, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

Nearest Major Market: Jackson Michigan
Nearest Secondary Market: Ann Arbor

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