Assistant Project Engineer I

Location: White Plains, NY, US


The Project Engineer directs, monitors and controls the engineering, design and procurement phases of new generation projects, new transmission projects and conventional facility modifications. The Project Engineer is technically responsible for all engineering, design and procurement related to the projects. They are involved in and contribute at all levels on a daily basis during construction to ensure the cost and project scope are under control. The Project Engineer is responsible for, and monitors, the work performed by consultants and on occasion, Investor Owned Utilities. Additionally, this role provides construction staff with advice, documentation, and approved field changes.


  • Work with supervision, in accordance with the Project Management procedure guidelines, to ensure that equipment and systems meet all design, code and licensing requirements, and operating and maintenance intents.
  • Perform a variety of routine tasks that are planned to provide experience and familiarize the engineer with his/her work group, engineering methods, practices, and programs of the Authority.  Tasks are limited in scope.
  • Review drawings and bid evaluations as they relate to engineering concerns and overall project completion and provides recommendations to Project Engineer.  Coordinate the reviewing process for equipment drawings and system design drawings between the NYPA reviewing staff and equipment vendor or A-E.
  • Evaluate proposals as requested by the Project Engineer and makes recommendations concerning acceptance, rejection and changes.
  • Assist the Project Engineer in coordinating and reconciling review comments from members of other groups within the Authority in order to meet the timely project schedule.
  • Provide engineering support to field construction personnel at job sites in order to expedite solutions and monitor status of project in specific area or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Solid quantitative skills with the ability to analyze data and report results. This includes engineering theory, physics, calculus, basic statistics, and computer skills. 
  • General engineering knowledge and a basic understanding of the utility industry required.  Perspective at this level is limited to engineering fundamentals.
  • Clear written communications skills with ability to clearly request data, summarize analysis findings, and write routine internal memos.  Basic oral communications skills are necessary to interact with others in the unit/department.  These are considered foundation skills.
  • Planning is limited to that which is required on a day-to-day, assignment-to-assignment basis.  Incumbent must meet deadlines set by Manager/Director or Senior Engineers.
  • Receives specific and detailed instructions about required tasks and expected results.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from a school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Entry level position, no experience required.

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.


Military Occupational Speciality Codes
MOS - Army: 12A, 12B, 12P, 18C, 24A, 24Z, 51S 
MOS - Marines: 1120, 1302, 1310, 8824, 8831, 8832, 9622, 9624, 9630, 9631, 9632, 9636  
MOS - NavyEA, MME, UT, 2166, 2167, 2170, 2180, 2181, 2740, 4210, 4270, 4280, 5761, 5904, 5913, 5917, 5925, 5927, 5960, 5961, 5970, 5980, 7273  


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer   

Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City