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Associate System Planning Engineer


White Plains, NY, US


The System Planning Engineer completes engineering tasks and identifies abnormal variances in the results to ensure the reliable and secure development of NYPA’s future bulk electric transmission systems; analyzes transmission system reinforcements needed to resolve reliability as well as operational issues and enhance New York Power Authority (NYPA) bulk power transmission system; conduct adequacy as well as reliability assessments for the organization and the New York State power system; review technical reports and supports to develop new, innovative methods as well as tools in planning process.


The Engineer will perform Transmission Planning activities to support the State’s Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (AREGBA) enabling the realization of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).  The System Planning Engineer is accountable to the NYPA for the successful execution of his/her responsibilities in furtherance of NYPA’s North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards Compliance program as set forth in Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9.


  • Work with Transmission Planning senior staff to learn the operational characteristics of the NYISO Bulk Power Electric system. 
  • Work with Transmission Planning senior staff to expand knowledge of the Load Flow and Voltage analysis portions of the Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) Power System Simulator/Electric (PSS/e) program. 
  • Learn the mechanics of the PTI PSS/e dynamics program and gain the basic knowledge for system stability analysis.
  • Assist Senior Staff in determining the need for and benefits derived from system transmission reinforcements.
  • Assist Senior Staff in conducting analyses of system conditions, system disturbances and system operations in order to assess system performance.
  • Assist Senior Staff in conducting analyses to assess the electric system improvement programs of NYPA’s customers.
  • Assist Senior Staff in the performance of generator interconnection studies.
  • Assist with the review of technical reports and NYISO planning studies.
  • Work independently on focused studies, such as an analysis of station transformer tap settings.
  • Prepare detailed technical reports documenting study work conducted, problems and recommendations.
  • Assist Sr. Staff with issues relating to NYISO/NPCC/NERC compliance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of NYPA Transmission Business Unit, NYISO, NYSRC, NPCC, and NERC planning and operation policies and practices, and reliability requirements.
  • Knowledge of PTI/PSS/e load flow program.
  • Knowledge of PTI/PSS/e Stability program.
  • Knowledge of bulk power electric system planning and operation practices, as well as transmission system equipment is desirable.
  • Ability to assess Transmission Planning technical problems and provide timely and accurate solutions and recommendations.
  • Capable of recognizing abnormal variances in evaluation of technical reports.
  • Effective oral communication skills to provide detailed presentations on technical topics.
  • Effective written communication skills to write clear, concise technical reports and papers.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize a workload consisting of several projects in order to meet work completion schedules.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in changing project requirements, priorities and assignments.
  • Ability to pass EIT and work toward PE license.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; Masters of Science in Engineering desirable.
  • Minimum one (1) year actual job experience in Planning or an associated field.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time, use a keyboard and enter data, view monitors for prolonged periods of time;
  • Ability to travel by auto, train, airplane to other destinations to attend meetings.         


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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