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New York Power Authority Associate Protection & Control Engineer in White Plains, New York

Associate Protection & Control Engineer


White Plains, US


Protection and Control is responsible for the secure and dependable operation of the relay protection system to enhance the reliability of the bulk electric system. You will apply state-of-the-art protective relaying design and analysis for Power Generation and Distribution Systems, HV and EHV Transmission System, and Digital Tele-protection Communication Systems. Relaying system design includes development of complete engineering design packages for protective relaying and communications systems, including AC one-line and three-line diagrams, DC schematics, logic and functional diagrams.#LI -VB1


  • This is the second level for an engineer. This level differentiates from the entry level in that the incumbent is assigned slightly more complex engineering tasks and should be capable of recognizing abnormal variances of results. The incumbent should begin to develop a basic understanding of NYPA generation, transmission systems and equipment. During his/her tenure at this level, the engineer involved in design work should sit for the EIT exam.

  • The incumbent works with greater independence, however, projects are still assigned by Manager/Director or Senior Engineers. Works under moderate supervision, receiving advice and guidance from Senior Engineers. All work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.

  • Perform system disturbance analysis and recommending protective relaying system modification and/or additions, if required.

  • Interface with manufacturers, consultants, professional organizations, regulatory and standardizing bodies (i.e.NPCC, IEEE, etc.) in order to maintain familiarity with and stay conversant with the requirements in the very broad area of power system protection and control.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • The incumbent builds upon entry level skills, and starts to develop a better working knowledge of the Authority's engineering and operating policies, practices, and goals, and the electric utility industry. The incumbent runs computer analyses, such as transient stability and voltage analyses, and reports results. At this level the incumbent must demonstrate proficiency using NYPA's engineering software.

  • Conclusions will be simple, and based on data analyses. Engineers at this level are encouraged to interpret results and in some instances make recommendations.

  • This position requires general engineering knowledge, and a basic understanding of the utility industry. Perspective at this level is limited to a specific engineering function with an awareness of NYPA's related activities and operations. For example, at this level the incumbent should be familiar with a per unit system.

Education, Experience and Certifications

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

  • Strong understanding of power system theory.

  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience.

Physical Requirements

Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State.

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: $86,510 - $129,770. Salary offered will be determined based 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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