Environmental Engineer II

Location: Marcy, NY, US



The purpose of this position is to assist and support Authority staff to ensure that the Authority meets its environmental regulatory obligations and requirements in a sound and cost-efficient manner. The incumbent will employ environmental and engineering principles and practices to assess and insure environmental compliance of utility operations and requires an advanced knowledge of both operational constraints and regulatory requirements.

  • Intermediate level position.
  • Incumbent typically independently performs almost all assignments with instructions only related to general results expected. 
  • Incumbent will typically work unassisted in a particular program area or expertise, and may be the sole portfolio holder on a particular topic for the Authority. 
  • Employ environmental and engineering principles and practices to assess and ensure environmental compliance of utility operations.
  • Acquire legitimate data from the facilities and the field, and develop consensus for action in an operating and/or construction environment
  • Establish and or maintain on-going relationships with a diverse array of regulatory agency staff members for the purpose of sharing technical information and acquiring insight to agency interpretations related to area of expertise.
  • Work within the EH&S management structure to provide support, direction and overall coordination with larger project and facility aspects and goals
  • Seek out and work with the Law Department, Licensing, Energy Services, Engineering and others as appropriate to provide support to accomplish specific tasks within one or more areas of expertise.
  • Act as the point of contact with outside organizations as the technical expert in this specific area of expertise.
  • Maintain currency with evolving regulatory requirements so as to keep Authority management apprised of emerging environmental issues that could impact Authority operations and/or budgets. 
  • Document regulatory requirements and manage the process of informing outside audiences (including agency personnel, landowners, government officials) of the Authority’s work and the conclusions drawn therefrom.
  • Review and interpret State and Federal Regulations in the areas of responsibility that may affect Authority operations including the preparation of applications to attain/maintain the permits for compliant operation under all applicable regulations and statutes.
  • Ensure that work conducted on Authority property is conducted in an environmentally sound manner, meeting all regulatory requirements in a cost-efficient manner.  The intent of this responsibility is to create value for the Authority through compliance with regulatory requirements while minimizing the adverse effect on Authority operations.
  • Develop scopes of services, review bid proposals, evaluate the suitability of proposed vendors and participate in contract negotiations provide quality assurance oversight of vendor services through feedback from users.
  • Act as the environmental contact for Authority Operating Facilities, Business Units, the regulatory community (including but not limited to NYSDEC, NYCDEP, and EPA,) and Authority customers as required.
  • Develop and update existing and/or new Corporate Policies related to areas of responsibilities.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • As the staff consultant/expert, knowledge of both operational constraints and regulatory requirements, and must prepare original guidance and process designs and documents that support best-in-class operation.
  • Knowledge of state and federal agency regulations regarding environmental issues, hydropower plants, and fossil fuel plants is required.
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of utility industry issues, with particular expertise in one or more specific environmental area.
Education, Experience and Certifications
  • Appropriate engineering degree with 7 - 10 years of experience.
  • An advanced degree and/or Professional Engineering license in New York is preferred.  
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to travel throughout New York State on an occasional basis
  • Physical ability to tour industrial facilities and Authority power plants on a routine basis.


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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