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New York Power Authority Assistant I & C Engineer II in Massena, New York

Assistant I & C Engineer II


Massena, US


The I & C Engineer is the technical lead for all Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Power systems for the plant; representing the plant in matters relating to engineering design reviews, factory acceptance testing specification writing.


  • Assist senior staff and supervisor on a full range of preliminary design criteria, review engineering specifications, and assist in commissioning large-sale capital improvement projects in support of NYPA’s generation and transmission facilities. Includes but not limited to unit upgrades, unit overhauls and other major improvements at NYPA’s facilities.

  • Assist senior staff and supervisor in the preparation of thorough Asset Management work plans in support of all recurring and non-recurring engineered jobs. Engineered jobs include the preparation of all drawings, procurement of all materials, preparation of all installation and O&M procedures and the review of all engineering and test data. Includes completion of all job safety analysis.

  • Provide assistance in the administrative support of the Instrumentation & Control Department's requirement to maintain and improve overall operating performance.

  • Assist in the review of current maintenance practices for suitability and economic reasonableness. Prepare recommendations for improvement, consistent with current technology and proactive industry, and government compliance standards.

  • Provide assistance to support in reviewing existing instrumentation and control equipment for performance and, or increased maintenance costs, and prepare recommendations for repair or replacement. Assist in ensuring all regulatory requirements are met (NYISO, NPCC, NERC/CIP, NERC/PRC, FERC, FCC). Includes the preparation of all budget justification forms

  • Assist senior staff in the preparation of engineering reports, such as the protective relaying disturbance reports and equipment failure reports, etc. as required by the Instrumentation & Control Department.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by management

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated basic competencies in protective relaying, communicaton, computer, networks, PLC, control, metering and plant security

  • Fundamental knowledge of power system concepts

  • Understanding odExcel and other Microsoft Office applications

  • Ability to travel

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • Good understanding of power system theory

  • Exposure to electrical utility industry preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to access all areas of the plant and conduct physical evaluations of grounds and equipment including ability to climb and work at high elevations.

  • Protective equipment must be worn in the performance of some duties.

  • Extended working hours with the possibility of weekend and holiday work, as required by schedules, work load and plant conditions.

The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $66,950 - $105,450. The salary offered will be determined based on the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, 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 New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law.

NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns. To request an accommodation, please email .

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