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New York Power Authority System Planning Engineer II in White Plains, New York

System Planning Engineer II

Location:

White Plains, US

Summary

The System Planning Engineer completes engineering tasks and identifies abnormal variances in the results to ensure the reliable and secure development of NYPA’s future bulk electric transmission systems; assists in both the assessment and integration of new generation sources (both Merchant as well as NYPA’s own) and new bulk electric system equipment proposals on the NYPA transmission system; reviews technical reports and solves system planning problems; and performs Transmission Planning activities to support the State’s Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (AREGBA) enabling the realization of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).

The System Planning Engineer is accountable to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the successful execution of his/her responsibilities in furtherance of NYPA’s North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards Compliance program as set forth in Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9.

The System Planning Engineer is responsible for performing specific tasks identified in Business Unit Policies and Procedures that support Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9 and compliance with NERC Reliability Standards. The System Planning Engineer is identified in NYPA’s NERC Reliability Standards Compliance

Responsibility Matrix established and managed pursuant to procedure O-TC-SD-008 Compliance Responsibility Matrix (or its subsequent revisions).

Responsibilities

  • Understand the operational characteristics of the NYISO Bulk Electric system and provide training to lower level staff members.

  • Excellent understanding of the Load Flow Contingency Analysis, Transfer Limit, and Security-Constrained Dispatch (SCD) analysis portions of the Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) Power System Simulator/Electric (PSS/e) program and Power Grid Engineering & Markets (PowerGEM) Transmission Adequacy & Reliability Assessment (TARA).

  • Excellent understanding of the Dynamics analysis of the PSS/e program and independently perform system stability analyses using the PTI PSS/e dynamics program, and accurately assess the results.

  • Understand power flow case building using GE’s Positive Sequence Load Flow software (PSLF) and support GE’s Multi Area Production Simulation Software (MAPS) simulations.

  • Independently conduct analyses of system conditions, system disturbances and system operations in order to assess system performance.

  • Independently conduct analyses to assess the electric system improvement programs of NYPA’s customers.

  • Independently review technical reports and NYISO planning studies.

  • Represent the Authority on Regional and State Transmission Planning working groups and task forces to ensure NYPA interests are represented and promoted. Perform, review and coordinate inter-utility analyses.

  • Provide Technical support to NYPA's customers including Coops and Municipalities.

  • Perform generator interconnection studies under the supervision of senior Transmission Planning staff.

  • Conduct System Impact Studies (SIS) for major transmission projects in accordance with applicable reliability standards, criteria and rules under the supervision of senior Transmission Planning staff.

  • Perform compliance studies to ensure compliance with NERC Reliability Standards

  • Prepare detailed technical reports documenting study work conducted, problems and recommendations for internal management as well as for external entities.

  • Recognize NYISO/NPCC/NERC compliance requirements and address compliance issues as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of NYISO, NYSRC, NPCC, and NERC planning and operation practices and reliability requirements.

  • Significant knowledge of:

  • PTI/PSS/e Load Flow and Voltage programs

  • PTI/PSS/e Stability program

  • TARA programs

  • GE’s PSLF and MAPS programs

  • Python programming

  • Bulk electric system planning and operation practices, as well as transmission system equipment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to write clear, concise technical reports and papers.

  • Ability to provide detailed presentations on technical topics.

  • Ability to assess Transmission Planning technical problems and provide timely and accurate solutions and recommendations.

  • Capable of recognizing abnormal data variances in evaluation of technical reports and propose/suggest additional actions for correction.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work consisting of several projects in order to meet completion schedules.

  • Demonstrate flexibility in changing project requirements, priorities and assignments.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering, required; Masters of Science in Engineering desirable.

  • Ability to pass EIT and work towards PE license.

  • Minimum four (4) years in Planning or an associated field in utility industry.

  • Experience in steady state, short circuit and dynamic modelling of inverter-based resources, and composite load models is preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time, use a keyboard and enter data, view monitors for prolonged periods of time;

  • Ability to travel by auto, train, airplane to other destinations to attend meetings.

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: $117,500.00 - $143,500.00. 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 requestto accessibility@nypa.gov .

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