Associate Quality Engineer


White Plains, US


The Quality Engineer is responsible for providing support for the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) Quality Assurance policies, standards and practices, which applies to all of the NYPA’s power generation plants, transmission and distribution facilities, and renewable assets throughout the State of New York. Responsibilities include implementing quality assurance related programs, reviewing and commenting on design and installation specifications for civil, mechanical, and/or electrical systems, components, and/or materials; field inspections; and vendor shop inspections/surveillances to ensure vendor compliance with contract requirements, and technical specifications. #LI-AE1

This role is focused on electrical systems. In addition to the requirements listed for this job posting, the following is also applicable for this role:

  • Assist in the review and provide comments for procedures and documentation related to electrical inspections and testing in support of recurring maintenance and non-recurring capital and O&M projects to ensure compliance with the Authority’s Quality Assurance policies, standards, and practices.
  • Assist in the identification of potential vendors and ensure they have enforceable policies and procedures for manufacture of systems and/or equipment. 
  • Offers extensive travel opportunities, encompassing both domestic and international destinations, accounting for 70% of the role's responsibilities. Occasional weekend travel may be required to meet business needs. #LI-AE1 


  • Assist senior staff and supervisor in applying NYPA’s quality assurance requirements and best practices to projects supporting reliable Generation and Transmission & Distribution projects.
  • Assist in the review of quality systems/programs implemented by vendors and suppliers and ensure they satisfy the Authority’s contract and quality assurance requirements (vendor quality audits).
  • Participate in vendor shop surveillances and source inspections to ensure that purchased equipment complies with the Authority’s contract and quality assurance requirements.
  • Monitor field installation of vendor work to ensure compliance with contract documents and quality assurance requirements are met.
  • Review Quality Reports and other documentation generated by vendors
  • Participate in Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) at vendor and site locations

For Mechanical Engineer:

  • Review and comment on documentation related to civil, welding, brazing, NDE, and mechanical inspections and testing in support of projects to ensure compliance with the Authority’s Quality Assurance policies, standards and practices. (M)

For Electrical Engineer:

  • Review and comment on documentation related to electrical equipment fabrication, testing
  • Witness electrical testing of equipment at all voltages up to and including 800kV


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • An independent thinker with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to constructively deal with conflicts
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, MS Teams and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Basic computer skills and user skills for web based business applicaitons
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills.

For Mechanical Engineer:

  • Exposure to industry codes, standards and regulations (ISO 9001, ASME IX, AWS D1.1, ASNT, ASTM).  AWS and NDE certifications.
  • Exposure to welding, coatings and or field installation and testing

For Electrical Engineer:

  • Exposure to industry codes, standards and regulations (ISO 9001, ANSI, IEEE, NEC, IEC, or NETA)
  • Demonstrated basic competencies in the analysis, design and integration of electrical systems. 
  • Fundamental knowledge of power system concepts
  • Basic understanding of components of the Bulk Electric System (i.e. High Voltage Circuit Breakers, Transformers, Instrument Transformers)

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering (Electrical or Mechanical)
  • Minimum 2 years of applicable experience in equipment design, engineering, manufacturing electrical testing, auditing, quality assurance, operations and/or plant maintenance.

Physical Requirements

  • Up to 70% travel domestically and internationally
  • Capable of climbing and scaling, operating man lifts, and working in confined spaces.  
  • Able to climb ladders and stairs, walking long distances, working at heights, working in trenches below grade, and working from scaffolds. 
  • Able to wear personal protection equipment such as safety shoes, hard hat, hearing protection and safety glasses.  
  • Ability to work in both hot and cold climates in various weather conditions.  
  • Ability to work in air respiratory and welding hoods due to air quality impacts of welding processes.

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $97,330.00 - $118,950.00. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, 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 NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

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