Designer (Electrical)


White Plains, US


Designer (Electrical) develops designs and detailed construction drawings in Electrical discipline using computer aided design software (CAD) as necessary to accomplish construction and implementation of Generation and Transmission  projects and modifications based upon information provided by specifications, design criteria, scopes of work or conceptual sketches. Design packages are prepared in adherence with applicable regulations, codes and industry standards and are vital for the successful completion of construction projects to ensure reliable and safe facility operations. Responsible for raceway design, equipment location and layout, cable and conduit schedule and update, cable tray and conduit design. #LI-AE1


  • Under the guidance of a Senior Designer, the designer (Electrical, Mechanical or Civil/Structural) prepares preliminary sketches and/or schematic diagrams/wiring diagrams/block diagrams, cable & conduit schedules/flow diagrams/equipment layouts/foundation details/plan and profiles/structural details/P&IDs/bill of materials, etc. specific to their design discipline
  • Responsible for drawings of components, systems and structures which are done in collaboration with other designers and CADD Operators to develop final design and construction packages.
  • Field verification through site inspections may be required to confirm existing design information reflects actual field conditions.
  • Requires skills in a design discipline and knowledge of construction techniques 
  • Utilize the Document Management System to perform the design work 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in a design discipline to prepare and review design drawings 
  • Familiarity with generally accepted design & drafting practices.
  • Use of Computer Aided Design & Drafting software is preferred.
  • Ability to clearly communicate design details. Working Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.) 
  • Ability to analyze technical data of low to medium complexity.
  • Experience with 3D CADD products is preferred

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Associate degree or above or an additional 2 years of related experience 
  • Minimum of 2 years of design experience

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 10% - 15% travel primarily within NY State.  As required, on occasion there may be travel out of NY State for inspections of equipment or for training purposes.
  • Potential for exposure to cold, heat, noise, dust, chemicals, solvents and/or any other substances typically found at a Generation or Transmission facility.  Exposure is minimized through proper planning and support from site personnel.
  • Lift 50lbs to install papers in the plotters

New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $76,810 - $108,770. Salary offered will be determined based 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 

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

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