Reliability Standards & Compliance Engineer I


White Plains, US


The Reliability Compliance and Standards Engineer supports the Manager in the implementation and maintenance of NYPA’s program for compliance with the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) Reliability Standards; the Northeast Power Coordinating Council’s (NPCC) Regional Standards and Criteria; and the New York State Reliability Council’s (NYSRC) Rules.  The individual works with various departments within NYPA including; engineering, operations, corporate security, information services, training, human resources, and others to ensure compliance with the applicable standards. #LI-VB1


  • Monitor NERC & NPCC’s Compliance Monitoring & Enforcement Programs for their applicability to NYPA.
  • Support the NYPA staff in the development of technical detailed processes and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Provide assistance to internal subject matter experts with interpretations on technical reliability standards requirements and actions and processes to ensure compliance.
  • Assist in management of compliance enforcement actions including, but not limited to, mitigation plans, procedures, and responses to formal compliance inquiries.
  • Support the implementation and administration of RSC’s Compliance software application.
  • Support NYPA’s role in the compliance and standards formation processes of NERC, NPCC, and NYSRC.
  • Assist in the implementation of RSC’s Education Program to ensure that the NYPA staffs fully understands roles and responsibilities required by the Reliability Standards and Criteria.
  • Assist in the formal filing and records management of regulatory documents related to compliance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Good knowledge of the NERC’s Reliability Standards; the Northeast Power Coordinating Council’s (NPCC) Regional Standards and Criteria; and the New York State Reliability Council (NYSRC) Rules.
  • Strong technical knowledge in generation, bulk transmission system engineering, planning, design and operations in order to evaluate detailed oriented documents or materials to support compliance.
  • Ability to conduct technical assessments involving review and interpretation of design documents and drawings for applicability to technical reliability standards.
  • Excellent planning, organization and presentation skills in order to communicate to all audience levels.
  • Exceptional team attitude and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships within the industry and with internal stakeholders.
  • Experience with auditing or conducting assessments of technical policies, procedures, and programs preferred.
  • Skills and experience with use of electronic data and document management systems.
  • Familiar with Personal computers and office software such as MS Word, Excel, SharePoint, and PowerPoint

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • BS Electrical Engineering or related field of engineering
  • Minimum 6 yrs experience

Physical Requirements

Approximately 25% travel throughout New York State to NYPA’s operating facilities and the geographic area covered by the Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC), as necessary.

The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $99,350.00  - $136,600.00. The salary offered will be determined based on the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law. 
NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates’ disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns.  To request an accommodation, please email 

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