Sr NERC/CIP Cybersecurity Specialist

Date: Mar 20, 2022

Location(s): Juno Beach, FL, US, 33408

CompanyNextEra Energy

Requisition ID: 56848

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Position Specific Description

Our reliability is one of the best in the nation, and we’re working to make it even better. We live here too. That’s why we’re committed to making Florida a better place. Join our team today Learn more

Position Specific Description

NextEra Energy (NEE) is seeking an experienced individual to be part of the Power Generation Divisions – NERC CIP Compliance Program. This position will report to the Power Generation Division – Network Security Team Manager in Juno Beach, FL. Currently recruiting for 2 openings in the Juno Beach location and 1 opening in Okeechobee.

Under general guidance, this position applies diversified knowledge of technical principles and practices to a broad variety of assignments and related fields. Requires the use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices in individual’s field.

Devises new solutions to problems encountered. Receives guidance related largely to overall objectives, critical issues, new concepts, and policy matters. May receive technical guidance for unusual or complex problems. Individuals with NERC/CIP process creation, support and execution experience preferred.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Provides NERC CIP subject matter expert level procedural and technical support to Power Generation Division facilities
  • Maintains NERC CIP and corporate cyber & physical access standards to meet compliance requirements
  • Performs duties related to asset management including but not limited to inventory of systems
  • Executes weekly, monthly, quarterly & annual reviews & documentation based on corporate compliance standards and/or NERC CIP Regulations
  • Works closely with Power Generation Division SME (subject matter experts) and vendors to complete project goals including audits, vulnerability assessments, mitigations & other various activates as needed.
  • Support cyber security improvement and Life cycle projects
  • Preparation of documentation in support of audits and maintaining compliance of PGD Sites in the area of the Corporate and/or NERC CIP Regulations

    Highly Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of security principles and good knowledge of cyber security technologies
  • Understanding of network architecture and topologies
  • Ability to perform monitoring and troubleshooting of cyber security problems.
  • Fundamental knowledge of Firewall security
  • Project Management experience
  • Ability to troubleshoot Network Switches and Routers on a Plant Control or Process Data Networks
  • Knowledge of the latest standard practices for communication protocols and browser technologies
  • General knowledge of a typical Distributive Control System (DCS).
  • Knowledge of third party datalink protocols (Modbus, DNP, ABPLC, etc.), that interface to DCS Control Systems.
  • System audit skills and/or information security experience (certifications)

Job Overview

This job interprets, organizes, executes and coordinates assignments. Employees in the role plan and develop technical projects concerned with unique or controversial complexities which have important impact on major company programs. This involves exploration of subject area, definition of scope, selection of areas for investigation, and development of novel concepts. Individuals in the role act as a technical liaison to individuals within and outside their organization with responsibility to act independently regarding technical matters pertaining to the individual’s field. Employee’s assignments are given in broad terms concerning general objectives and limitations.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

• Provides full-time technical support to the operations and business unit personnel
• Performs system testing and documentation to critical systems during significant changes and/or upgrade
• Analyzes and identifies the root cause of – and implements comprehensive technical solutions to – complex application deficiencies and system issues
• Provides technical leadership in the functional specification, design and implementation of new (as well as enhancements to existing) security center applications and tools
• Develops new (and improves existing) processes with goal of increasing productivity, reducing risk of system failure, promoting efficiency in work flow, and meeting or exceeding the key operational performance targets
• Establishes, documents and maintains procedures and guidelines related to the day-to-day operational support provided to the operations and business unit personnel
• Travels to power plants for onsite troubleshooting support
• Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

• Technical / Functional Excellence/Learning
• Process Management Concepts
• Quality Tools and Techniques
• Effective Written Communications
• Effective Verbal Communications
• High School Grad / GED
• Safety Policy and Practice
• Bachelor’s or Equivalent Experience
• Experience:5+ years

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s – Engineering
• Supervisor/Management Experience:Without Rating

Employee Group: Exempt
Employee Type: Full Time
Job Category: Technical Specialist
Organization: Florida Power & Light Company
Relocation Provided: Yes, if applicable

Where permitted by applicable law, NextEra Energy requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination on or before the first day of employment.

NextEra Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, age, national origin, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetics, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace.

NextEra Energy provides reasonable accommodation in its application and selection process for qualified individuals, including accommodations related to compliance with conditional job offer requirements, consistent with federal, state, and local laws. Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable and permitted by applicable law. To request a reasonable accommodation, please send an e-mail to, providing your name, telephone number and the best time for us to reach you. Alternatively, you may call 1-844-694-4748. Please do not use this line to inquire about your application status.

NextEra Energy will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

NextEra Energy does not accept any unsolicited resumes or referrals from any third-party recruiting firms or agencies. Please see our policy for more information.

Nearest Major Market: Palm Beach
Nearest Secondary Market: Miami

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