Associate Project Engineer


Albany, US


Organizes project teams, assigns individual responsibilities, developing project schedules, and determines resource requirements. Monitors and reports on the status of projects including cost, timing, and staffing. Ensures adherence to internal and external quality standards. Roles include those for technical project/program activities, in which the NYPA employee has foundational knowledge in the specific area to advise on scope changes, and other more technical aspects.

Management of complex engineering projects, including management of personnel, safety, quality, scope, schedule, and budget to deliver a successful project outcome. #LI-AS1


  • Responsible for Project Management for all stages of the project lifecycle from initiation through close out for projects and/or programs and ensuring deliverables are received incompliance with schedule. Responsibilities and tasks require some support and guidance from higher-lever Project Engineer(s) or manager. Under general supervision will own small to medium sized projects.  Manage and implement multiple projects and modifications concurrently.
  • Partner and coordinate with all in-house as well as external resources for all activities related to the project.
  • Ensure applicable licensing, environmental, permitting, safety, code compliance, construction, and requirements/input of all project stakeholders is incorporated into the project especially during initiation through design phase of the project.
  • Develop & manage design documents/specifications, project presentations, Trustee Items, project funding requests, budgets, forecasts, bid documents, evaluate bid proposals, and make award recommendations, with guidance from higher-level Project Engineer and/or Project Manager
  • Partner with Construction Engineers, Engineering, Customers or Service Providers in developing/negotiating contract change orders, preparing invoices and coordinating construction sequencing and site outages, coordinate all field & design changes and quality testing/inspections.
  • Review and contribute to all project documentation including drawings, technical specifications, assessment reports, asset and risk registry, budgets, forecasts, invoices, schedules, variances, etc. for the project. 
  • Perform occasional emergency response, including outside of normal business hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Basic competency in project management of electrical, mechanical, structural and/or water projects specific to the electric utility, canal/waterways, building systems, distributed energy resource and/or electric vehicle industries.  
  • Collaborative and team-oriented with ability to build relationships with vendors and stakeholders.
  • Ability to develop project plans, timelines, and work schedules as well as coordinate among customers, contractors, permitting agencies, etc.
  • Familiarity with  applicable codes, standards, regulations, project budgets, costs, project management software and NYPA external stakeholders.
  • Ability to perform basic engineering calculations, and adapt standard specifications, scopes of work, reports, and design packages to specific projects.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or Energy Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience preferred in Project / Construction Management, preferably in the utility, commercial or related mechanical/electrical industries.
  • New York State Engineer in Training (EIT) certification or ability to get one within 2 years preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State
  • Willingness to enter confined spaces and climb/scale power system apparatuses.  
  • Ability to travel to vendor facilities (worldwide) to support construction activities and to inspect equipment fabrication and commissioning for length of time needed.
  • Availability to work outside of normal business hours (including weekends) when project demands.

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 - NavyEA, MME, UT, 2166, 2167, 2170, 2180, 2181, 2740, 4210, 4270, 4280, 5761, 5904, 5913, 5917, 5925, 5927, 5960, 5961, 5970, 5980, 7273  

The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $76,910.00 - $105,750.00. 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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