Director Protection & Control

Location: White Plains, NY, US



  • The Director, Protection & Control Engineering (PCE) must assure adherence to all applicable NERC Standards to maintain and operate NYPA assets in an effective, efficient, and safe manner.  Assure that the section apply standard engineering techniques to support and develop methods to improve continued efficient operation of NYPA plants and facilities. 
  • The Director, Protection & Control Engineering (PCE) is accountable to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the successful execution of 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. 
  • The Director of PCE is responsible for performing specific tasks identified in Business Unit Policies and Procedures that support Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9 and compliance with NERC Reliability Standards.  The Director of PCE is identified in NYPA’s NERC Reliability Standards Compliance Responsibility Matrix established and managed pursuant to Power Supply Business Unit procedure PS-TC-01-005-R00 Compliance Responsibility (or its subsequent revisions).


  • Understand, communicate, execute tasks (e.g. provide input, review, coordinate, etc.), and/or implement specific elements of the New York Power Authority’s (NYPA’s) NERC Reliability Standards Compliance program as defined in Business Unit Policies and Procedures established to support Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9. 
  • Monitor the implementation of policies and procedures and ensure compliance with relevant NERC standards and NPCC criteria; assign members of the PCE staff the function of processing and reviewing System Disturbance Analysis reports and the determination of corrective/preventive actions as necessary.  Is the recognized Subject Matter Expert (SME) for relay protection related NERC Standards. .
  • As required, interface with other engineering disciplines to develop solutions to problems.
  • Serve as a committee member of the NYISO SPAS and the NPCC TFSP to support regulatory standards and procedures development.  Represent NYPA externally, by chairing task forces or providing expert testimony.
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise in protection and control across the Authority, including to Senior Management.
  • Provide written reports, research papers, analytical studies, and equipment reviews (e.g. IEEE papers, interrogatives, job scopes) appropriate for the intended audience.
  • Manage a staff of engineers including performance management, salary administration, succession planning and workload balancing.   

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Diversified knowledge of engineering and a strong business orientation to provide technical leadership.
  • Intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices and an understanding of the Authority’s policies, operations and objectives to solve complex engineering problems and make technical decisions on methods and obstacles.
  • Strong understanding of how NYPA interacts with outside organizations, including other utilities and regulatory agencies, and with its customers.
  • Familiar with NYPA's budgets, costs, rate structures, and policies.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills to interact with manufacturers, contractors, engineers, consultants, and other technical experts in order to solicit the most accurate information for the most economically feasible results.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to review and understand complex engineering specs and intricate studies.
  • Substantial knowledge of related disciplines, and an understanding of the effects on the Authority and its customers.
  • Strong managerial, communication and interpersonal relationship skills with the ability to work with various functional groups.
  • Excellent analytic and problem solving skills, with the ability to effectively operate within a large, dynamic environment with experience in senior level administrative management.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize multiple projects within varying deadlines.
  • Strong negotiating skills.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering required, advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in utility industry is required, preferably with 3-5 years experience in a management role
  • New York State Professional Engineer’s license.

Physical Requirements

Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State.


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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