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Avangrid Lead Analyst - IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance in Rochester, New York

Lead Analyst - IT Governance, Risk, and Compliance



Rochester, NY, US



Iberdrola is a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries including Spain, the United Kingdom (ScottishPower), the United States (AVANGRID), Brazil (Neoenergia), Mexico, Germany, Portugal, Italy and France, with a workforce of more than 35,000 people.

Iberdrola is leading the transition towards a sustainable energy model through its investments in renewable energy, smart grids, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation, to offer its customers the most advanced products and services. Thanks to its commitment to clean energy, Iberdrola is one of the companies with the lowest emissions and an international benchmark for its contribution to sustainability and the fight against climate change.


Manages various IT Compliance programs and projects and provides relationship management on behalf of the AVANGRID IT group with objectives of timely and cost-effective completion. Works with subject matter experts from across the companies and IT to provide specialized technical expertise and support for program development, and performance tracking and reporting for NERC-CIP, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other Local and Global IT Control and risk management requirements.


•Lead various IT Compliance programs, projects, and processes including those for NERC-CIP, Sarbanes Oxley, IT Certification and other requirements for IT Controls as identified by Avangrid and Iberdrola.

•Manage the Audit and test of controls and processes for IT and business areas for regulatory, risk, and security to assure effectiveness and compliance to design.

•Manage the review and updating of IT related documentation and processes and project manage overall compliance program for AVANGRID IT responsibilities.

•Exercise high level of authority and discretion over day-to-day activities and project operations.

•Manage and support the preparation of audit documents prior to, and during, internal and external audits and conduct regular internal audits of individual standards to support company compliance.

•Leads the implementation and execution of the global integrated operative model in AVANGRID to find and achieve efficiencies as it pertains to compliance, risk, and governance requirements and processes.

•Leads the technical implementation and operation of support tools for the local and global operative model(s) to support compliance and risk management for IT in AVANGRID.

•Provide oversight to IT Compliance and Security external vendors to assure delivery of contracted services.

•Review and understand New Standards/regulations/control objectives and provide consultation, guidance and communication to subject matter experts on definition of complex controls and mitigation solutions.

•Interface with auditing entities as representative of AVANGRID IT and manage the collection and provision of required evidence and participation of required AVANGRID groups and the Summary of Audit Differences (SAD) and completion of any resulting actions required.

•Follows the common set of planning processes and tools outlined by management and assists those with compliance and projects planning responsibilities in IT.

Skills and Requirements

  • Able to build strong relationships with key customers of IT services including upper management and work with others to design effective process/system solutions.

  • Able to manage competing priorities and direct day to day activities of team members to achieve objectives.

  • Project Management experience

  • Ability to understand and analyze FERC/NERC, SOX, and other regulatory requirements.

  • Able to work independently, and have exercised excellent problem-solving, analytical, judgment, and decision-making skills.

  • At least 8 years of IT experience with responsibilities in compliance, Security, and/or Risk plus Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of the regulatory environment for utility companies, including NERC requirements.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Professional Certifications in Risk, Security, or Audit specialties. (e.g., CISSP)

  • #LI-MM1


  • Develop Self & Others

  • Empower to grow

  • Collaborate and Share

  • Be a role model

  • Focus to achieve results

  • Be agile

Avangrid employees may be assigned a system emergency role and in the event of a system emergency, may be required to work outside of their regular schedule/job duties. This is applicable to employees that will work in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and New York within AVANGRD Network and Corporate functions. This does not include those that will work for Avangrid Renewables

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