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Full-time Senior System Planning Engineer I (959)

at New York Power Authority in New York | NY Jobs

The candidate will be responsible for providing technical expertise in engineering principles / practice to the daily operation and short term planning of the bulk electric power system. Provides technical expertise with day-to-day system operations problems as well as initiate and coordinate system studies with various NY Power Authority (NYPA) departments. Utilizes PSS/e to simulate system disturbances, analyze their impacts, and recommend corrective action to ensure conformance to documented operating criteria. Utilizes PSS/e to conduct power flow, voltage and transient stability studies. Works with Senior Operations Planning Engineers and Energy Control Center (ECC) staff to develop operating guidelines and Expert System sheets or modifications as required under both normal and maintenance conditions. Assists senior Operations Planning and Energy Control Center staff participating in interregional committees to ensure NYPA interests are represented and promoted. Assists senior Operations Planning staff with technical review of data for new transmission equipment or generator unit testing. Develops, issues and facilitates required updates to Operating Standards Manual documents including Methods and Procedures, Operating Policies, Operating Instructions and Bulletins. Will be a liaison with activities to ensure proper coordination among ECC, the operating projects and the WPO corporate support staff with regard to the operation of existing bulk power facilities and the commissioning of new facilities. Works with ECC and Operations Planning staff to ensure compliance with North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) standards.

Required Skills:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering required; Masters of Science in Engineering desirable. NYS Professional Engineer license required (if the position is filled as a Senior System Planning Engineer I). Must be able to provide technical leadership, develop and review complex engineering specifications and demonstrate analytical techniques. Must be able to keep abreast of changes and advancements in the utility industry and identify and provide assessment of technical problems with accurate recommendations and solutions. Must possess excellent planning, communication, organization, initiative and negotiating skills and be flexible to changing project requirements, priorities and assignments. Must have the ability to work in a team environment and be a strong contributing member. Must have the ability and willingness to travel 15 - 25%.

Experience Required:

Minimum number of years experience will be dependent upon the available candidate pool and the salary grade level which the engineering position is filled will be determined according to the System Planning Engineer heirarchy. This position can be filled up to a senior system planning engineer level. The Senior level position requires a PE. Experience should be in a utility work environment similar to the NY Power Authority. Experience working in Power System Engineering and Planning and with Control Room technologies is preferable. Knowledge of thermal, system voltage and system stability analyses is a plus.
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