Project Engineer I

Location: White Plains, NY, US


The Project Engineer directs, monitors and controls the engineering, design and procurement phases of new generation projects, new transmission projects and conventional facility modifications. The Project Engineer is technically responsible for all engineering, design and procurement related to the projects. They are involved in and contribute at all levels on a daily basis during construction to ensure the cost and project scope are under control. The Project Engineer is responsible for, and monitors, the work performed by consultants and on occasion, Investor Owned Utilities. Additionally, this role provides construction staff with advice, documentation, and approved field changes.


  • Provide technical leadership on state-of-the-art engineering and analytical techniques.
  • Responsible for CPR development through implementation.
  • Coordinate the activities of other engineers by creating project schedules and job scopes. The incumbent may be called upon to assist the PM in various managerial tasks (budgeting, scheduling, etc.).
  • Direct and oversee all in-house activities relating to engineering, design, and procurement activities of the project including review the work of lower level Project Engineers and ensure: work is carried out in accordance with technical requirements and schedules; designs and specifications are reviewed so that they meet the Authority’s technical requirements; all deliverables adhere to the acceptance standards established by the Authority.
  • Review designs for constructability and form a future operations and maintenance standpoint.
  • Manage design changes once bid drawings are issued and ensure compliance with the Authority’s change control procedures.
  • Administer the AE contract.
  • Ensure that the design meets the licensing and environmental requirements.
  • Provide engineering, design and procurement input to the project planning.
  • Review and concur in AE and vendor invoices to ensure that all charged items are chargeable under the terms of the agreement and that expenses are both appropriate and at the correct level of detail.
  • Provide engineering and construction input to Licensing in the preparation of licensing documents.
  • Develop and review equipment and material specifications and bid documents.
  • Evaluate bid proposals and prepare recommendation for the award.
  • Review invoices, approve of technical submittals, monitor delivery schedules, and manage all technical changes.
  • Resolve all QA/QC open items.
  • Submit, review and approval all vendor drawings and data.
  • Assure that equipment and material meet the specification requirements.
  • Develop construction bid documents, including construction sequence and coordinate the construction outages.
  • Provide field staff with technical input on design changes required during construction.
  • Implement and comply with Configuration Management Policy.
  • Provide technical assistance to the construction staff on clarification of design.
  • Investigate and determine the operational impact on unit operation for any equipment outage.
  •  Implement Project Management’s Construction Inspection/Monitoring program.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to develop complex engineering specs and perform intricate studies.
  • Substantial knowledge of related disciplines, and understanding of the effects on the Authority and its customers.
  • Aware of changes and advancements in the industry, and develop industry-wide expertise.
  • Understand 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.
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills focused on the results of data rather than on the data analysis procedures. In some cases, these “problems” may be associated with the Authority’s generation and transmission of electricity safely, at the lowest cost, or in developing expanded capabilities and services for customers.
  • Prior water/wastewater treatment experience is a plus.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from a school accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
  • Minimum of 5 years of engineering experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years in project management.
  • New York State EIT certification preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State
  • Willingness to enter confined spaces and climb/scale power system apparatuses.  
  • Ability to travel to vendor facilities (worldwide) to support construction activities and to inspect equipment fabrication and commissioning for length of time needed.


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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