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Principal Project Manager - TDI Cyber Security

Company: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc.
Location: Knoxville
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title:
Principal Project Manager - TDI Cyber Security

Charlotte, NC, Dallas, TX, EPRI New York Office, Knoxville, TN, Lenox, MA, Palo Alto, CA, Washington, D.C.

Job Summary and Description:

This Principal Project Manager position will technically lead and manage research projects to address the security technology challenges faced by utilities in several security areas such as incident response, threat management, identity and access management, and situational awareness. They will develop and execute project plans, managing all technical and logistical aspects of the projects, as well as ensuring completion of projects on schedule and within budget. 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 EPRI's research efforts to develop protective measures and incident management technology for power delivery systems
  • Supports EPRI research efforts associated with the NERC CIP standards.
  • Provides support to EPRI's cyber security research laboratory and smart grid substation lab, supporting integration and development tasks in the areas of substation/device remote access, network management systems, and IDS/SIEM systems.
  • Monitors or participates in industry user forums, working groups and cyber security activities such as IEC TC57 WGs, IEEE, CIGRE, DNP User Group, etc.
  • 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 technical and financial milestones are met.
  • 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 and 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 Services and EPRI International.

    Education Level and Years of Experience:
    • Technical or BS degree in Engineering or Sciences
    • Advanced degree in Engineering or Sciences preferred.
    • 10-15 or more years of research and development project and promotional experience, including development of advanced concepts or equivalent experience.
    • Work experience at an electric utility or related contractor preferred.

      The Ideal Candidate would have the following:
      • Extensive background in cyber security technologies, strategies, and implementations for the electric sector.
      • Extensive experience working with utilities to implement the NERC CIP standards, compliance objectives, and strategies.
      • Experience engaging directly with electric utilities on cyber security projects that include operations technology (transmission, distribution, and end user).
      • Experience with current substation or field equipment vendors preferred.
      • Knowledge of DNP3, Modbus, IEC 61850, C37.118, or C12.22 preferred.
      • Working knowledge of enterprise IT security technologies, such as IDS/IPS, SIEM, and Threat Management systems preferred.
      • Experience with communications and networking technologies.
      • Strong writing and presentation skills. Solid computer skills and attention to detail are essential.

        EPRI participates in E-Verify, an online system operated jointly by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration (SSA). EPRI uses the system to check the work status of new hires by comparing information from the employee's I-9 form against SSA and Department of Homeland Security databases.

        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. EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/Disabled

        Together . . . Shaping the Future of Energy.

Keywords: Electric Power Research Institute, Inc., Knoxville , Principal Project Manager - TDI Cyber Security, Executive , Knoxville, Tennessee

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