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New York Power Authority Electrical Engineer I in White Plains, New York


The Electrical Engineer is responsible for providing electrical engineering support to all New York Power Authority generating plant and transmission substations throughout the State of New York.


  • Provide lead engineer function in support of a limited range of electrical equipment design modification projects, equipment applications and failure research, engineering studies, and operations and maintenance activities.

  • Perform inspections and evaluations of existing conditions for various electrical equipment and systems for proper installation, problem identification and trouble shooting, or improvements.

  • Provide direction and review for the electrical design and drafting personnel in the development of the project drawings.

  • Provide office and field engineering support and oversight during construction or outage activities.

  • Ensure deadlines are met as assigned by supervisors.

  • Independently coordinate the work with other disciplines and departments for the successful development and execution projects.

  • Perform inspections and evaluations on vendor products to ensure engineering requirements and Authority needs are satisfied.

  • Gather information (site, vendors and other engineers) for engineering tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of commercial and industrial facilities and their various electrical systems and components are required.

  • Ability to apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices, coupled with the understanding of the NYPA’s policies, operations, and objectives, to solve all but the most complex engineering problems, and make technical recommendations on design methods and obstacles on a project as well as programmatic level.

  • Knowledge of and a working familiarity with current codes, standards, and regulations.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

  • High computer literacy.

  • Demonstrated performance on multi-discipline team projects.

  • Ability to produce clear, concise, complete and articulate reports which explain recommendations.

  • Ability to develop complete, accurate and detailed modification packages, specifications, drawings and other engineered construction documents.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Good presentation skills.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of related work experience.

  • New York State Engineer in Training certification or active pursuit of certification.

  • Experience with NYPA policies and business practices preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 25% travel, primarily within NY State.

  • Willingness to enter confined spaces and climb/scale power system apparatuses is required.

The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer