Project Engineer I - e-Mobility

Location: 

Albany, US

Summary

The e-Mobility engineering group is responsible for supporting the development, implementation and ongoing operation of emerging and established transportation electrification technologies and business models, including but not limited to direct current fast charging (DCFC), public level 2 charging, workplace charging, charging as a service, fleet electrification, transit electrification and load control, for the benefit of NYPA, its customers and stakeholders. The group provides research, develops and packages for program implementation, new, highly technical and innovative technologies and business models to improve NYPA’s energy services offerings and to enhance NYPA’s competitive position.  The group also implements new energy solutions for NYPA customers to enhance their competitiveness and loyalty to NYPA. #LI-VB1

Responsibilities

  • Administer contracts and supervise contractors.
  • Leverage in house technical expertise with industry knowledge and experience to provide technology solutions to NYPA’s core business and its customers.
  • Carry out work to support the implementation and ongoing operation of innovative technology projects at NYPA sites and customer locations.  Specify technical request for proposals and supervise contractors to procure and install equipment and provide services.
  • Provide technical input to NYPA in energy utilization, customer systems, energy storage, distributed generation and renewable energy technologies through research and industry collaboration.
  • Research technical solutions to manage customer and stakeholder requests for information.
  • Represent NYPA as a technical expert on industry committees and industry groups by preparing reports and presentations and coordinating project collaboration to leverage industry knowledge for NYPA and customer benefits.
  • Support the operation of a growing fleet of advanced distributed generation and renewable energy systems at NYPA and customer locations through supervision of project managers and service contractors.
  • Support and coordinate technology transfer within NYPA and throughout its customer and stakeholder base by communicating successes and lessons learned to foster the adoption of cost saving and clean energy innovations.
  • Maintain access and exposure to the latest technology developments and products, analytical and computer simulation tools and processes through research and industry contacts for the benefit of NYPA and customer core activities.
  • Direct and oversee contractor and consultant work for technical accuracy, schedule and cost.
  • Recommend program priorities, scope and direction in consultation with the Director.
  • Review contractor and consultant proposals as well as recommendations from colleagues and recommend project contract awards.
  • Approve payment of invoices and change orders.
  • Identify resources required to meet program and business objectives.
  • Supervise the activities of contractors, including design and implementation, and procurement service contractors, prepare and monitor contractor performance and evaluation plans.
  • Coordinate activities of customer representatives and other engineers, and contractors; prepare budget proposals, project scheduling and project reporting.  May be called upon to support Program Manager in various tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Technical and self-motivated individual; must be persuasive and possess strong negotiating skills; ability to provide guidance and motivation to supervised contractors and to customer representatives.    
  • Project management skills required to implement studies and projects; ability to work independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Good understanding of the electric utility industry; broad technical knowledge across specific engineering discipline.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; good written and verbal communication skills; possess the ability to effectively present ideas to and persuade intended audiences.
  • Able to investigate, analyze and develop solutions to unique and multi-faceted problems and complex issues.
  • Good working knowledge of the latest standards, codes
  • Working knowledge of various metering devices, instrumentation and control and data acquisition equipment.  Working knowledge of computer based office programs for word processing and data manipulation and safe

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. 
  • An advanced degree and/or a Professional Engineer license is preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years of applicable experience with a utility, research organization, relevant manufacturer, consultant or energy services company

Physical Requirements

  • Limited travel, primarily within New York State
  • Valid NYS Driver’s License

The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $85,750.00 - $117,900.00. 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 accessibility@nypa.gov. 

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