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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Experience : 5-10 years

Job Description


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.

NYPA’s Mission is to lead the transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York through customer partnerships, innovative energy solutions, and the responsible supply of affordable, clean, and reliable electricity.

NYPA is working diligently on several major strategic priorities outlined in our VISION2030 strategic plan, including to: Preserve and enhance the value of hydropower; Pioneer the path to decarbonize natural gas plants; and Be the leading transmission developer, owner and operator for New York State. We are on our way to achieve our targets, and this position will have direct impact our Transmission strategy, along with the rest of our strategic vision.

With the right technical engineering talent we will be able to surpass these goals and deliver for the people of NY. Learn more about us, our clean energy technologies and the trend-setting work we’re doing for New York State at

• Provide lead engineer function in support of a wide 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.
• Review work, including the designs and specifications, produced by other engineers.
• Provide office and field engineering support and oversight during construction or outage activities.
• Ensure deadlines are met as assigned by supervisors.
• Assist the supervisor in the coordination of work with other disciplines and departments for the successful development and execution of the project.
• 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 task.

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.
• Strong presentation skills.

Education, Experience and Certifications
• Bachelor’s Degree required; in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university.
• Minimum of 8 years of work related experience.
• Qualifications to sit for Part I and/or Part II of the PE exam preferred.
• 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.

Military Occupational Specialty Codes

MOS – Army: 12A, 12B, 12P, 18C, 24A, 24Z, 51S

MOS – Marines: 1120, 1302, 1310, 8824, 8831, 8832, 9622, 9624, 9630, 9631, 9632, 9636

MOS – Navy: EA, MME, UT, 2166, 2167, 2170, 2180, 2181, 2740, 4210, 4270, 4280, 5761, 5904, 5913, 5917, 5925, 5927, 5960, 5961, 5970, 5980, 7273

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $117,500 – $143,500. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

We are happy to provide reasonable religious accommodations during the hiring process for those in need. If you have a disability or special need that requires a reasonable accommodation, please send a request to

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