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Assistant Protection & Control Engineer I


White Plains, NY, US


NYPA’s Protection and Control group specifies and designs NYPA’s Protection Systems. The group is tasked with engineering Protection Systems and ensuring designs are to the appropriate Standards, while maintaining compliance with all regulatory requirements. Under the guidance of the Director Protection & Control, the Protection & Control Engineering group is tasked with the development and modification of NYPA’s Protection System design and specification, the maintenance of engineering and compliance records, the development of engineering analysis of protective relay operations, and all other activities which support regulatory compliance for Protection Systems.

This is an entry level position for an engineer requiring no work experience and expertise beyond that required to attain a BS in Engineering, from a school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). Experience if any, would primarily be from internships while in school. Assignments are designed to develop practical engineering skills, record keeping, and applied competencies.


  • Work under close supervision, receiving advice and guidance from Engineers and Senior Engineers, as well as Managers/Directors. All work is checked while in progress and reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
  • 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. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Solid quantitative skills with the ability to analyze data and report results (e.g. load flow studies).  This includes engineering theory, physics, calculus, basic statistics, and computer skills.  Successful applicants should have an understanding of power system theory.  
  • Conclusions will be simple and based on data analyses.  Engineers at this level are encouraged to make recommendations concerning data analysis procedures.
  • General engineering knowledge, and a basic understanding of the utility industry.  Perspective at this level is limited to engineering fundamentals.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree required; Electrical Engineering, or equivalent preferred.
  • Good understanding of power system theory preferred.

Physical Requirements

Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State.


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  


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

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