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Project Engineer II - e-Mobility

Location: 

White Plains, US

Summary

The e-Mobility engineering group is responsible for supporting the development, implementation and ongoing operation of emerging and established transportation electrification technologies and business models, including but not limited to direct current fast charging (DCFC), public level 2 charging, workplace charging, charging as a service, fleet electrification, transit electrification and load control, for the benefit of NYPA, its customers and stakeholders.

 

The group provides research, develops and packages for program implementation, new, highly technical and innovative technologies and business models to improve NYPA’s energy services offerings and to enhance NYPA’s competitive position.  The group also implements new energy solutions for NYPA customers to enhance their competitiveness and loyalty to NYPA.

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Responsibilities

  • Provide research and technical support and collaborate with internal NYPA groups as well as external industry organizations to develop, install, test, and evaluate new technologies
  • Support the implementation of new technologies by leveraging in-house technical expertise with industry knowledge and experience to provide technology solutions to NYPA’s core business and its customers.
  • Carry out work to implement innovative electric transportation projects at NYPA sites and customer locations by supporting and specifying technical request for proposals and supervising contractors to procure and install equipment and demonstrate new technology solutions.
  • Support, develop and provide technical input and guidance to NYPA in electric transportation technologies through research and industry collaboration.
  • Provide research on technical solutions to manage customer and stakeholder requests for information.
  • Support team to obtain significant levels of project co-funding by forming multi-disciplinary teams to solicit, prepare and manage grant and cost-share agreements to reduce program costs and build stakeholder support.
  • Represent NYPA as a technical expert on industry committees and industry groups by preparing reports and presentations and coordinating project collaboration to leverage industry knowledge for NYPA and customer benefits.
  • Support the operation of a growing fleet of advanced distributed energy resource systems at NYPA and customer locations through supervision of project managers and service contractors.
  • Coordinate technology transfer within NYPA and throughout its customer and stakeholder base by communicating successes and lessons learned to foster the adoption of cost-saving and clean energy innovations.
  • Maintain access and exposure to the latest technology developments and products, analytical and computer simulation tools and processes through research and industry contacts for the benefit of NYPA and customer core activities.
  • Research and support compliance with latest standards, codes and safety requirements.
  • Recommend program priorities, scope and direction in consultation with the Lead Engineers and Program Manager.
  • Review contractor and consultant proposals as well as recommendations from colleagues and recommend project contract awards.
  • Approve payment of invoices and change orders.
  • Identify resources required to meet program and business objectives
  • Support, direct and oversee contractor and consultant work for technical accuracy, schedule and cost.
  • Support the supervision and activities of contractors, including design and implementation, and procurement service contractors, prepare and monitor contractor performance and evaluation plans.
  • Support preparation of budget proposals, project scheduling and project reporting.  May be called upon to represent the Program Manager in various tasks.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly technical and self-motivated individual; must be persuasive and possess strong negotiating skills; provide guidance and motivation to supervised contractors and to customer representatives.    
  • Strong project management skills required to implement studies and projects; ability to work independently or as part of an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Detailed understanding of the electric utility industry; broad technical knowledge across multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Understanding of NYPA's interaction with outside organizations, including other utilities, research organizations, universities, manufacturers, contractors, regulatory agencies and customers
  • Strong interpersonal skills; good written and verbal communication skills; possess the ability to effectively present ideas to and persuade intended audiences.
  • Ability to support senior staff and to work independently to investigate, analyze and develop solutions to unique and multi-faceted problems and complex issues.
  • Working knowledge of various metering devices, instrumentation and control and data acquisition equipment.  Working knowledge of computer-based office programs for word processing and data manipulation
  • Strong technical background related to electric transportation, including system design and specifications, installation, monitoring and verification.
  • Strong project and contract coordination skills, including economic analysis, technical review, contractor and grant contracts and customer contracts.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to write highly technical reports
  • Ability to develop complex engineering specs and perform intricate studies.
  • Aware of changes and advancements in the industry, and ability to develop industry-wide expertise.
  • Familiarity with NYPA’s budgets, costs, rate structures, and policies.
     

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Advanced degree in Engineering or Business Management and/or a Professional Engineer license is preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 years of applicable experience in project development & management.
  • Experience working collaboratively with stakeholders of various interests in the energy industry.

Physical Requirements

  • Capable of performing site walkthroughs at customer facilities. 
  • Approximately 20% travel; primarily in NY.

 

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

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