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Director Transmission - Civil


White Plains, NY, US


The Director Transmission-Civil oversees and coordinates transmission-related projects and activities in collaboration with the Civil/Structural and other Engineering groups to produce high quality engineering solutions on schedule, within budget and in accordance with stakeholder requirements.


  • Lead and manage a centralized engineering team responsible for high voltage transmission projects through 765kV, including approval of civil engineering designs, calculations and specifications.  
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of Civil Transmission design and construction Standards in coordination with the Transmission Maintenance Committee (TMC). Actively participate in NYPA’s TMC.
  • Lead Engineering support for VISION 2030 Transmission Projects and upgrade projects of NYPA’s Transmission System.
  • Perform engineering analyses related to transmission line rerouting, structure selection and design, hardware and conductor selection, substation layout and design.
  • Oversee engineering consultants in preparation of design, specifications, inspections and evaluations of NYPA’s transmission infrastructure and new projects or interconnections.
  • Develop equipment and construction specifications and associated calculations.
  • Work closely with other engineering and design staff to develop solutions and responses to customer needs.  
  • Responsible supporting compliance with NERC and NPCC reliability standards, including modifications to line clearances in coordination with System Planning and Engineering.
  • Solve complex interconnection challenges and work with external developers to ensure a smooth transition for interconnections with NYPA’s transmission system.
  • Promote a culture of safety and develop designs with proper engineering controls for transmission work. 
  • Manage staff including performance reviews, salary administration, succession planning and resource balancing.  
  • Identify and recommend solutions to adapt staff to meet changing NYPA needs.
  • Develop staff expertise to ensure succession planning and critical core competencies are maintained within NYPA. 
  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines, site personnel, project management, project development & licensing, emergency management, regulatory agencies, external stakeholders and other business units.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of transmission-related design standards, advanced modeling practices and techniques.
  • Thorough understanding of NESC requirements and other codes, standards, regulations and construction processes within the utility industry.
  • Subject matter expertise in civil, structural, and geotechnical engineering.  
  • Thorough understanding of NYPA’s transmission maintenance and construction practices.
  • Strong project collaboration and effective communication skills.
  • Strong leadership ability and technical background to develop staff and maintain a highly skilled workforce.  
  • Broad knowledge of NYPA's mission, policies and procedures and the interaction and responsibilities of the various NYPA business units.
  • Ability to produce clear and concise reports, presentations and other documentation.
  • Ability to apply technical and theoretical knowledge to data and observations to generate complete solutions using accepted standards.
  • Strong platform skills and ability to tailor presentation to the technical understanding of any audience.
  • Ability to respond and adapt to emergent and changing priorities including NYPA, DPS Article VII and NYISO. 
  • Capable of building teams and fostering teamwork amongst management and bargaining unit personnel; strong collaborative and negotiation skills to influence senior management, peers, outside policy makers and other NYPA personnel.
  • Proficient in PLS CADD, Microsoft Office, SAP, Maximo, Mosaic and other platforms as required.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Civil, Structural, or Geotechnical engineering. 
  • Advanced degree is preferred.
  • Technical expertise, typically acquired with a minimum of twelve (12) years applicable experience.
  • Licensed Professional Engineer in NYS.
  • Knowledge of industry codes and standards.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to access all areas of the plant, right of way and transmission facilities including ability to climb and work at high elevations and in confined spaces; ability to walk a significant distance, sometimes on uneven ground.
  • Approximately 25% travel, primarily within NY State.


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