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Duke Energy Senior Corporate Security Investigator/Lead Corporate Security Investigator in Charlotte, North Carolina

More than a career - a chance to make a difference in people's lives.

Build an exciting, rewarding career with us – help us make a difference for millions of people every day. Consider joining the Duke Energy team, where you'll find a friendly work environment, opportunities for growth and development, recognition for your work, and competitive pay and benefits.

Depending upon the qualifications of the successful applicant, the hiring manager may elect to fill this position at a higher level within the job hierarchy.

Candidate must be located within Duke Energy service territory in North or South Carolina.

The Corporate Security Investigator is expected to develop advanced skills and to have the ability to work independently, with guidance limited to unusual or complex projects or issues. They are fully competent in use of security concepts and procedures. They identify problems, develop solutions, and take actions to resolve.

The Corporate Security Investigator will work collaboratively with stakeholders and partner with others to support the various aspects of Enterprise Protective Services (EPS) work, including Investigation, Liaison, Intelligence Collection and Physical Security Operations. Employees at this level will conduct move advanced investigations while collaborating with enterprise investigative teams. The Corporate Security Investigator is expected to work more independently, develop advanced intelligence collection skills and continue to build liaison relationship base. They will effectively apply fundamental investigative concepts and procedures to investigations of increasing complexity.


  • Conduct complex company investigations in support of Ethics, Human Resources, Legal, Nuclear, and Enterprise Security. The investigator will conduct interviews, review incident reports, report findings, brief management regarding on-going investigations, conduct coordination meetings with investigative partners, analyze data, collect evidence, conduct searches, assess facts and collected evidence, and document findings and recommendations.

  • Conduct liaison with internal and external stakeholders, provide physical security support for sites, physical security recommendations to customers, coordination of off duty law enforcement, support employment terminations, collect property, coordinate security requests from business units.

  • Liaison with law enforcement, collection of police reports, witness testimony, subpoena, and court order compliance, coordinate law enforcement requests.

  • Conduct surveillance, intelligence collection, coordinate response to threats and acts of violence against the company, coordinate and discuss enhanced physical security at sites and brand based risk assessments using investigative results.

  • Provide support to all other functions of EPS to include physical security, escorts into secured space, coordination with business units to obtain information in support of projects, response to security events reported directly or by the Enterprise Security Command Center.

Basic Qualifications

Senior Corporate Investigator

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • In addition to required degree, minimum five (5) years’ experience a corporate security or law enforcement investigator.

  • In lieu of required education, High School/GED and minimum seven (7) years relevant work experience

  • Valid Driver’s License

Lead Corporate Investigator

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • In addition to required degree, minimum seven (7) years’ experience a corporate security or law enforcement investigator.

  • In lieu of required education, High School/GED and minimum ten (10) years relevant work experience

  • Valid Driver’s License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of the energy industry - specifically: the operation of the Bulk Electric System, the U.S. Natural Gas production and delivery system, and Renewable Energy.

  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, Emergency Management, Homeland Security Studies, Intelligence Studies or Analysis, Security Studies, Security management, Security and Intelligence, or similar

  • 10+ years of investigative experience, law enforcement experience

  • ASIS Certifications desired

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

  • CLEAR National Certified Investigator and Inspector

  • Private Investigator License

  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Certification

  • Intelligence Fundamentals Professional Certification (DoD)

  • 5-10 years of investigative experience centered on the major responsibilities noted above in the government or private sector

  • 40+ hours of Interview and Interrogation Training

  • Report Writing, Public Speaking and Presentation Training

  • Strong investigative and interview skills. Ability to collaborate extensively with other investigators and corporate stakeholders.

  • Understanding of the energy industry - specifically: the operation of the Bulk Electric System, the U.S. Natural Gas production and delivery system, and Renewable Energy.

  • Understanding of compliance regarding regulatory/NERC CIP procedures

  • Understanding and application of the principles of both Cyber and Physical Security

  • Flexibility. The ability to adjust quickly and respond to security incidents quickly, including after-hours work and weekend work. The ability to work in a variety of environments and to quickly adapt to changes in mission and work priorities.

  • The ability to drive a company vehicle, pull a trailer, install overt and covert cameras, conduct walk downs of security sites, and work in hazardous conditions. Entry into substations and wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) including fire rated clothing is required.

  • Detailed knowledge of law enforcement and the court systems including state and federal law, policies, procedures, and tactics

  • Strong network of law enforcement, Corporate Security and business contacts

  • Strong computer skills including data entry including Microsoft Office software. Experience in intelligence collection, data analytics, law enforcement databases, investigative assessment of social media and public source information

  • Training in evidence collection, handling and storage. Knowledge of forensic testing in support of investigations is preferred.

  • An understanding of the information available from business technology necessary to support investigations including access control technology, security cameras, equipment locator information, covert camera usage, and badging information.

  • Ability to professionally communicate and represent the company. The Senior Corporate Security Investigator will engage work crew members, office employees, managers, directors, vice presidents and board members within the Duke Energy enterprise. The Corporate Security Investigator will regularly interface with executives from other organizations, Law Enforcement Executives, conduct coordination with federal partners, interact with attorneys and court personnel, and build liaison relationships across the community.

  • The Corporate Security Investigator may be required to augment the Duke Energy Executive Protection detail. Knowledge of executive protection operations, planning, advanced site assessments.

  • Discretion and the ability to protect sensitive information including digital forensic analysis results, personally identifiable information (PII), customer information, and sensitive background information. The possession of or the ability to obtain a security clearance is desired.

  • Understanding of Emergency Management processes and procedures as they relate to security operations including Command Post activities.

Work Environment

  • Hybrid – Work will be performed from both remote and onsite locations after the onboarding period. However, hybrid employees should live within a reasonable commute to the designated Duke Energy facility.

  • Travel approximately 50%

  • Office environment and field work: to include office buildings, power generation plants, electrical and natural gas infrastructure, and other like industrial and commercial facilities associated with critical energy infrastructure

  • Deploy in support of emergent work on short notice, nights, and weekends



Travel Requirements


Relocation Assistance Provided (as applicable) No

Represented/Union Position No

Visa Sponsored Position No

Posting Expiration Date

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

All job postings expire at 12:01 AM on the posting expiration date.

Please note that in order to be considered for this position, you must possess all of the basic/required qualifications.

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