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Lead Engineer I


White Plains, NY, US


The Lead Engineer supports the Engineering Department is responsible for leading the engineering team during the planning, design, execution and closeout of large, multi-discipline projects and programs.  The lead engineer works directly with project team members to develop engineering solutions to solve the problem or achieve the objective, coordinate all design documents into one construction engineering package and owns the overall delivery of the engineering phase of the project.   The Lead Engineer is responsible for managing Engineering consultants on projects designed by outside firms and coordinates/facilitates the design review and comments on projects managed by engineering.

  • Responsible for the technical project leadership and coordination of the design and technical activities throughout all phases of the project or program.
  • Lead the collaboratively technical effort of multidiscipline project team to define the detailed scope of the project and determine how the Engineering deliverables will be achieved.
  • Responsible for the development and delivery of the technical portion of the project from planning, scoping, options, design, execution and closeout.
  • Responsible for the stakeholder communication and management as well as documentation of decisions and justifications made by the technical team.
  • Responsible for requesting and receiving comments from stakeholders and coordinating and disseminating comment resolution.   Works with the project management and site leads to resolve all comments and needed input.
  • Supervise project activities for technical content coordination, constructability, accuracy, cost control and schedule. 
  • Supervise and coordinate the work of engineers and contractors and consultants in a particular area of program focus and activity. 
  • Mentor other engineers in executing the role of lead engineer on smaller projects within the disciplines. 
  • Assist the director Project Delivery to establishing the standard best practices for project lead engineer execution.
  • Develop project plans, timelines and work schedules including stakeholder reviews for the engineering phase of the project.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Expert in utility industry standards and practices as well as applicable  local/state/federal code requirements.
  • Broad technical knowledge across multiple engineering disciplines. Strong experience working with engineering consultants and contractors. 
  • Thorough understanding of NYPA’s policies, operations, procedures and business objectives as well as those of the customers and understanding of the Authority’s interaction with other utilities regulatory agencies and customers is desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good verbal communication skills. Ability to organize information and effectively present ideas to the intended audience.  
  • Strong project management skills; a team oriented approach to project management to plan, execute and complete multiple projects on time and within budget. 
  • Demonstrated high level of personal motivation, creativity, foresight and good judgment. 
  • Strong collaboration and negotiation skills to professionally and respectfully resolve disputes with contactors, stakeholders, and project team with outcomes that are in the best interest of the Power Authority.
Education, Experience and Certifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline. Masters or advanced degree preferred.
  • Minimum ten (10) years of applicable work experience.
  • Project Management or Engineering experience in the utility industry preferred.
  • Experience with NYPA’s policies and business practices preferred.
  • NYS PE License required.
Physical Requirements
  • Approximately 25%  - 40% travel primarily within NY State.
  • Ability to access all areas of the site and conduct physical evaluations of grounds and equipment including ability to climb and work at high elevations, walk a significant distance, sometimes on uneven ground, and occasional minor lifting.
  • Valid driver’s license, which must be maintained throughout employment.


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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