Provisional Project Engineer I (Waterway Infrastructure)

Location: 

Syracuse, US

Summary

New York Power Authority’s Project Delivery division is seeking a Project Engineer to join their Waterway Infrastructure team, supporting the revitalization of the New York State Canal System. The candidate will have a meaningful role with a high degree of accountability for leading and executing revitalization projects, transforming the Erie Canal for the benefit of its communities. Projects will include replacement of water control structures, rehabilitation of earthen and mechanical dams, and the creation of public recreational spaces along the Canal front. #LI-AS1

The duration of a provisional position is not to exceed three years but is subject to change based on performance and business needs.

Provisional employees are eligible for:

  • a range of benefits customized to your individual and family needs such as medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts
  • a retirement plan
  • 401(k)plan
  • employee assistance program
  • vacation, sick time, holidays, medical and parental leave

Responsibilities

  • 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 require minimal guidance from high-lever Project Engineer(s)
  • Oversee and coordinate 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.
  • 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. 
  • Develop bid documents, evaluate bid proposals, and make award recommendations 
  • Prepare Trustee Items, capital funding requests, and project annual budgets
  • Partner with Construction Engineers in developing contract change orders, preparing invoices and coordinating construction sequencing and site outages, coordinate all field and design changes.
  • Support and guide/mentor lower-level Project Engineer(s).
  • Master understanding of and comply with NYPA’s Project Management, Governance, and Expenditure Authorization Procedures.
  • Expand understanding of  and comply with NYPA’s Project Management, Governance, and Expenditure Authorization Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of related disciplines and understanding of the effects on the Authority and its customers.
  • Awareness of changes and advancements in the industry and develop industry-wide expertise.
  • Understanding of how NYPA interacts with outside organizations, including other utilities and regulatory agencies, and with its customers. 
  • Familiar with NYPA’s budgets, costs, and policies.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a project from start to finish, with guidance of Senior Project Engineers and Project Manager.
     

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering, or related field.
  • Minimum of 4 years of technical, engineering, and/or Project/Construction management experience.
  • New York State EIT certification preferred.
  • Project Management Professional certification preferred or ability to obtain within 2 years.
  • Design Build Institute of America certification preferred or ability to obtain within 2 years.
     

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.

The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position in Syracuse 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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