Senior Transmission Engineer I

Location: Marcy, NY, US


Provide civil and structural engineering expertise to support operations, maintenance,  and capital improvements on NYPA transmission facilities.  Major practice areas include:  Structural analysis and design, transmission engineering, geotechnical engineering, and general civil engineering. Specific skill requirements are consistent at all locations with minor exceptions based on varying transmission structure types, voltage class, geography, etc. May be asked to assume the role of Transmission Supervisor as necessary, as well as assist/fill in for the Transmission Engineer at other sites in their absence. May also be asked to fill in for the General Manager – Transmission in his absence. Understand, communicate, execute tasks (e.g. provide input, review, coordinate, etc.), and/or implement specific elements of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) NERC Reliability Standards Compliance program as defined in Business Unit Policies and Procedures established to support Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9.


  • Utilizes experience, develops and reviews calculations and designs to ensure compliance with applicable codes and accepted design practice.
  • Specializes in a particular practice area within Civil Engineering.  Applies a knowledge of principles and practices in the area of specialization and in related areas of practice.
  • Conducts the design, inspection, planning, analysis, preparation of detailed construction drawings, specifications, and technical reports.
  • Responsible for completion of tasks on schedule, and that work is planned, executed and checked in a cost-effective manner.
  • Leads multidisciplinary engineering teams to complete projects of moderate complexity.
  • Develops drawings, details and calculations of highest technical quality to facilitate the successful construction and implementation of projects.
  • Reviews tasks undertaken by others in the group such that each design receives a complete check of design assumptions, calculations, criteria, load cases, code review and compliance with design standards.                                                                   
  • Prepares scopes of work and requests for proposals for outside consultants.  Directs and reviews work of consultants.
  • Evaluates and recommends selection of vendors, consultants and contractors through the appropriate contract administration procedures as needed.
  • Mentors and provides guidance to junior engineers.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to coordinate project deliverables with needs of internal clients, internal and outside stakeholders, and regulatory agencies.
  • Ability to manage and coordinate the work of consultants and other technical experts.
  • Understanding of how NYPA interacts with outside organizations, agencies and contractors.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multi-discipline engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of NYPA’s policies and practices as well as industry-wide policies and practices. 
  • Understanding of various current laws and regulations and how they affect or can be applied to NYPA.
  • Ability to complete a multi-aspect or multi-phase project.
  • Ability to conceptualize problems, develop and layout construction plans, sections and details for original designs, repairs, retrofits and modifications to structures.
  • Ability to handle all but the most complex engineering tasks independently.
  • Ability to act as a role model and provide technical guidance to junior engineers.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Professional Engineer License, New York State
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in civil/structural engineering and design, preferably in utility/transmission industry.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 50% travel primarily within NY State.
  • Ability to walk and drive on uneven and rough terrain for prolonged periods of time on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work outdoors in varying degrees of weather, on various terrain, in various settings (i.e. wooded areas, etc.).


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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