Source: BC Hydro
Job Title: CIP Program Office Practice Lead (Asset & Electronic)
Job Number: BCH-R-6506-230320E1
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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* In support of meeting BC Hydro's Mandatory Reliability Standards (MRS) compliance requirements, the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Program Office has the mandate of supporting the CIP Senior Manager to lead and manage CIP compliance across BC Hydro. Working closely with the Reliability Standards Assurance team, CIP Governance and Execution Delegates, and Compliance Leads from the Business Units, the CIP Program Office will:
Provide CIP compliance subject matter expertise, program management and coordination support;
Drive consistency on implementation and sustainment of CIP standards; and
Provide a centralized view of CIP compliance performance and risk mitigation opportunities.
* The CIP Program Office is focused on the management of CIP Standards, including but not limited to security practices for cyber asset categorization, personnel and training, electronic and physical security perimeters, change management, incident reporting and response plans, configuration change management, information protection, physical security of transmission stations/Control Centres, communications security between Control Centres, and cyber related supply chain risk management.
* The CIP Practice Lead (Asset Management and Electronic Security Perimeter) is responsible for working with Execution delegates and Compliance leads from across the organization to implement CIP practices, oversee incident investigations, develop and implement corporate-wide CIP mitigation plans, manage continuous improvement initiatives, and support regulatory processes as required.
* The CIP Program Office will have a team of CIP Practice Leads who are each focused on specific CIP practice areas. The CIP Practice Lead (Asset Management and Electronic Security Perimeter) role will have specialist knowledge and will be responsible for the following activities related to CIP-002 (Asset Management) and CIP-005 (Electronic Security Perimeter) standards:
* Ensure corporate alignment on plans, procedures, evidence & reporting of:
Asset inventorying & classification
Facility identification & impact rating
Electronic security perimeter identification & documentation
Identification & use of dial-up communications within BES Cyber Assets/Systems
* Lead development, implementation & sustainment of CIP-002 methodology, asset refresh & quality assurance of evidence creation
* Support CIP standards development and assessment by coordinating and consolidating BC Hydro's participation, voting position and impact of new/changed standards
* Manage sustainment of CIP policies, programs and plans, review business unit Reliability Standard Audit Worksheets (RSAWs) to ensure quality and consistency
* Lead and facilitate enterprise-wide CIP practice committees to maintain consistent practices that mitigate compliance violations
* Assist in the identification, definition, investigation & remediation of CIP compliance issues
* Track cross business unit CIP compliance program issues/gaps and lead enterprise-wide continuous improvement initiatives, including management action plans
* University degree or experience in relevant discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience
* Ability to obtain security clearance for a Security Sensitive Position classification
* A minimum of 10 years of relevant information technology, cybersecurity, physical security and/or regulatory compliance/audit experience in the electric utility industry
* Demonstrated and proven experience, ability and knowledge in the following: NERC CIP standards and programs; security governance, audit, risk and controls (including experience with designing, evaluating and implementing controls based on common security frameworks, such as NERC CIP, COSO, COBIT, ISO, NIST);
* Demonstrated experience in project management and task coordination
* Excellent written and verbal communications skills
* Excellent relationship management, collaboration and interpersonal skills
* Effective presentation skills, including the ability to convey complex technical issues to diverse audiences
* Strong leadership skills and ability to influence cross-functional teams
* Cybersecurity certification (e.g. CISSP, GSEC, GCIA, GCWN, CISA, CISM, CCNA, GPEN) would be considered an asset
* Experience in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) including SCADA and other Operational Technology (OT) used in the Energy sector would be considered an asset
Please note this is a re-bulletin, previous candidates do not need to re-apply.
For internal reporting: Position # 2021221
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