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


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.


  • Perform engineering design for the protection and control and associated communication systems for the Authority system (through both complete in-house designs and submittal of protection criteria to A/E under the aid of supervisor.

  • Prepare specifications for purchasing protection and communication equipment and instrument transformer devices. Evaluating bid proposals and providing technical recommendations for awards of bids under the aid of supervisor.

  • 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

  • Generate disturbance analysis monthly reports and NPCC required reports.

  • Obtain familiarity with communication systems including power line carrier, leased telephone circuits, microwave links and fiber optic technology to develop protective relaying systems.

  • Obtain increasing knowledge in performing special short circuit studies and other complex calculations as required to establish relay settings utilizing sophisticated software analysis programs.

  • The engineer at this level should be developing an increasing level of technical ability to the group on state of the art engineering and analytical techniques. The incumbent must have the ability to develop complex engineering specs and perform more intricate studies. He/she must be developing and increasing knowledge of related disciplines, and understand the effects on the Authority and its customers.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, experience in Protective Relaying applied to Electrical Power Systems.

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

  • Experience with NYPA policies and business practices preferred.

Physical Requirements

Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State.

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The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer