Associate, Regulatory Compliance

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Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. Our mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.
With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.
We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.
What You’ll do
Lightsource bp is seeking an Associate, Regulatory Compliance to join our dynamic and thriving Asset Service’s team who will be accountable for the FERC/NERC and Market compliance of our US operational solar assets. The Associate, Regulatory Compliance will be working closely across our global teams to ensure the overall compliance of the solar assets.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Maintain the LSbp project Reliability Standards program files and ensure that evidence is in an audit-ready state
  • Track upcoming compliance due dates and work with necessary parties to ensure compliance obligations are met on or before deadline
  • Complete periodic reporting in the ERO Portal (Section 1600, MIDAS, ad-hoc)
  • Review of monthly reports provided by O&M/GOP providers to ensure completeness and compliance obligations have been met
  • Stay abreast of upcoming changes to Standards; communicate compliance obligations, technical considerations/support needs
  • Responsible for NERC registration activities for new projects
  • Work with potential 3rd party contacts to ensure onboarding projects are in are fully compliant at turnover
  • Monitor NERC Alert system; acknowledge receipt of newly issued Alerts, as necessary; work with Regulatory Compliance personnel and other stakeholders to craft submittals, as necessary
  • Engage with NERC and Regional Entities via workshops and other scheduled activities
  • Assist in preparation of FERC/EIA/Market compliance activities, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by manager
Who we’re looking for
  • Familiarity with NERC O&P and CIP Reliability Standards
  • Understanding of evidence necessary to demonstrate compliance with Reliability Standards
  • Knowledge of current PV technology
  • Ability to identify key information in project technical documents
  • General knowledge of energy market
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, e.g., Engineering, Compliance, Law, or Computer Science or minimum of 3 years of equivalent experience such as engineering, auditing, analytics, operations, compliance etc.
  • 5+ years of experience in compliance with NERC Standards, ideally in utility-scale PV and/or storage projects
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Candidate must possess developing planning and organizing skills and abilities, which include good time management and prioritization skills
  • Must have the ability to work in both a team environment and as an individual contributor
  • Must have demonstrated attention to detail skill sets, be results oriented; and be able to work concurrently with multiple deadlines and deliverables.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with Lightsource BP internal stakeholders
Why you’ll make a great member of the team
Personal qualities
  • Ability to manage priorities based on required deliverables and due dates
  • Self-starter able to work under limited direction/supervision
  • Strong time management skills and strong attention to detail with a history of managing multiple project sites simultaneously
  • Flexible approach in a fast-paced business which is constantly changing, and to keep a clear head under pressure
  • Keen problem solver who can focus on appropriate detail when solving problems and propose effective solutions
  • Set high standards of performance for yourself
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of staff throughout the organization, and unaffiliated third parties
  • Previous demonstrable experience where excellent attention to detail is critically important
Why you’ll want to work for us
Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow – a place where your ideas and opinions matter.
Be you: We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.
Be responsible: Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.
Be recognized: Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension, and other local benefits.
Be inspired: Join an agile, international team working across 15 countries to power the future and positively impact people, communities, ecosystems and biodiversity across the world.
Our core values: Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low-carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.
We offer
  • Health, dental and vision care for US team members starts on your first day of employment. US team members also receive no-cost life insurance and short- and long-term disability benefits.
  • Our team members are eligible for a discretionary annual bonus, calculated based on corporate, team and individual objectives. Team members in the US may receive an additional 50% of their annual bonus in a “retention bank” as well, available for withdrawal after three years of bonus awards have accrued.
  • Lightsource bp currently observes the following 11 holidays in the US: New Years Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • US team members accrue four weeks of vacation and three weeks of sick leave annually.
  • Lightsource bp offers US team members immediate eligibility for a 401(k) plan, with a 3% nonelective employer contribution.
  • Team members in the US enjoy a hybrid or remote work environment.
  • US team members receive a monthly personal phone bill reimbursement of up to $100 and a monthly commuter benefit of up to $150. Team members also receive wellness and remote work allowances.
Lightsource bp is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.