Compliance Manager

NAES Corp.

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Brandywine, MD

Job Description

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Job Overview:

At NAES, you’ll find engaging and challenging career opportunities in the power generation, renewable energy and industrial construction industry. At every level of the company, we share a common goal: To instill confidence in our clients through our steadfast commitment to safety, integrity and quality of work.

NAES is the largest independent operator of power facilities in the industry, operating more than 190 power plants throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the UK that span all technologies and provide over 50 GW of capacity. With the strength of 4000 people, our growing family of companies now addresses the entire life cycle of power generation and other industrial plants.

NAES is committed to supporting a culture with unique perspectives and backgrounds. We value individual differences in each other in an effort to create a brighter future in the power generation industry. We strive to attract and retain employees by offering an inclusive work environment, competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits package (including retirement) and promotional opportunities.


The Compliance Manager is responsible for implementing and maintaining the NERC and Environmental programs for the facility and provide support in those areas for plant management. The Compliance Manager is a key member of the plant management team and will work closely with, and at times provide oversight and support to, the facility Operations and Maintenance personnel. Will also provide occasional oversight of O&M Technicians in the performance of their duties as directed by the Plant Manager. 


Responsible for the oversight, administration and coordination of all plant Operator and Owner NERC accountabilities. Must be familiar with all NERC standards and requirements in order to:

  • Understand and interpret regulatory requirements (know where to obtain information and interpret requirements to be applied at the plant level)
  • Monitor NERC websites for new regulations and requirements that are applicable to the plant
  • Ability to analyze large amounts of technical data and structure such information for the purposes of clearly documenting and demonstrating compliance with all applicable NERC Reliability Compliance standards
  • Complete Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAWs) for the plant
  • Provide responses that are accurate, technically competent, and given with consideration to represent the stakeholders in a proper manner during compliance visits
  • Ensure that plant NERC Reliability procedures and policies are kept up to date with requirements
  • Provide training to plant personnel on updated or new NERC procedures and requirements


  • Coordinate, oversee and implement daily environmental programs, policies and procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state, local and site permit and regulatory requirements
  • In accordance with Title V permit requirements enforceable by and U.S. EPA, regional MD EPA and delegated authority (MDDHEC), responsible for coordinating the compilation of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports.  Tasks including collection of monitoring, recordkeeping, emissions and fuel data records from CEMS-DAHS and other operating systems, compiling reports on time, and coordinating quality and assurance tasks and testing requirements. 
  • Stormwater Permit Compliance. Ensure the facility meets all permit requirements including coordination of sampling, inspections, training, notifications and reporting.  Involves performing reviews and updates to Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan.  
  • Wastewater Permit Compliance. Ensure the facility meets all permit requirements including coordination of laboratory, sampling, inspections, training, notifications and reporting. 
  • Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan and Facility Response Plan (FRP).  In accordance with the Clean Water Act requirements, responsible for review and update to facility plans, implementation of plan requirements related to oil management for spill prevention, control measures, countermeasures and discharge prevention measures; coordination on inspections, testing, training and notifications.
  • Responsible for chemical and waste management program, including updating chemical inventories, review of new chemical products, Tier II reporting, waste characterization, management and disposal tasks.   
  • Provide support to the Owner for interface with local environmental regulators to include preparing for and coordinating inspections, responding to information requests, supporting strategies for and negotiations of permit modifications and renewals, and preparing routing compliance reports and communications
  • Maintain various facets of the Company’s Environmental Management System and coordinating environmental training plans for facility personnel


The Compliance Manager reports to the Plant Manager. Maintains a close working relationship with NAES corporate NERC, Safety and Environmental Support Services as well as Client Corporate contacts. The Compliance Manager works closely with all plant departments, attends the daily site meetings and supports the “on call” Manager rotation.


Power plant environment. Physical requirements include: standing on feet for extended periods, requiring stair and ladder climbing. Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties (e.g. hard hats, safety glasses, air masks, ear protection, chemical suits, etc.). Work with hazardous materials may be required.

This position requires on site work attendance during normal working hours and may require weekend and holiday work as necessitated to maintain plant operations, workload, outage work and response to  plant conditions to restore from unplanned plant trips or shut downs. Position will also require extended working hours and varied shifts at times with the possibility of weekend and holiday work as required by schedules, workload and plant conditions. "On call" status will periodically be required.

All employees will participate in the Fitness for Duty Program. This program includes a post-offer drug screening and post-employment random drug screening. There are extensive smoking restrictions in and around the facilities.


  • Associate degree or equivalent technical training knowledge and experience desired
  • Experience in NERC and environmental compliance for operating facilities is desired, preferably in a power plant or power-related industry
  • A general knowledge of power plant operations is desired including the interrelationship of environmental impacts and compliance with operation and maintenance functions
  • General knowledge of major environmental legislation involving air, water, hazardous materials and waste management with at least one specialized area of knowledge at the regulatory requirement level
  • Experience using continuous emissions monitoring (CEMS) software desired
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills and an ability to present facts, conclusions and recommendations in written communications, both in formal and informal formats
  • Strong oral communication skills are essential. Key point-of-contact for meeting with regulators during compliance visits. Must be able to deliver training material in a manner that is understood by participants.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a record of building consensus among internal and external parties
  • Ability to perform and manage multiple varied tasks in an industrial environment and to identify and analyze potentially complex compliance risks promptly
  • Valid driver's license is required

NAES is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. It is the practice of NAES to seek employees of the highest quality and to select individuals on the basis of merit and competence, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, military status or affiliation protected under USERRA, or any other basis of discrimination prohibited by applicable local, state and federal law.