Assistant System Planning Engineer II


Marcy, US


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 Power Supply Business Unit procedure PS-TC-01-005-R00 Compliance Responsibility (or its subsequent revisions).


  • Work with Transmission Planning senior staff to learn the operational characteristics of the NYISO Bulk Power Electric system.
  • Work with Transmission Planning senior staff to gain knowledge of the Load Flow and Voltage analysis portions of the Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) Power System Simulator/Electric (PSS/e) program. 
  • Begin to learn the basics of the PTI PSS/e Dynamics program
  • Assist Senior Staff  in determining the need for and benefits derived from system transmission reinforcements.
  • Assist Senior Staff  in conducting analyses of system conditions, system disturbances and system operations in order to assess system performance.
  • Assist Senior Staff in conducting analyses to assess the electric system improvement programs of NYPA’s customers.
  • Assist Senior Staff in the performance of generator interconnection studies.
  • Assist with the review of technical reports and NYISO planning studies.
  • Assist Sr. Staff with issues relating to NYISO/NPCC/NERC compliance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Entry Level Position
  • Knowledge of bulk power electric system planning and operation practices, as well as transmission system equipment is desirable.
  • Effective oral communication skills required to provide presentations on technical topics.
  • Effective written communication skills required to write clear, concise technical reports.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a workload consisting of several projects in order to meet work 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.
  • Minimum one (1) year experience performing applicable work in a utility industry is desirable

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.         

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $66,950-$100,430. Salary offered will be determined based 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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