Senior Electrical Engineer


White Plains, US


NYPA's Mission is to lead the transition to a carbon-free, economically vibrant New York through customer partnerships, innovative energy solutions, and the responsible supply of affordable, clean, and reliable electricity.


NYPA is working diligently on several major strategic priorities outlined in our VISION2030 strategic plan, including to: Preserve and enhance the value of hydropower; Pioneer the path to decarbonize natural gas plants; and Be the leading transmission developer, owner and operator for New York State. We are on our way to achieve our targets, and with the right technical engineering talent we will be able to surpass these goals and deliver for the people of NY. Learn more about us, our clean energy technologies and the trend-setting work we’re doing for New York State at


The Senior Electrical Engineer is responsible for providing electrical engineering support to all New York Power Authority generating plant and transmission substations throughout the State of New York.  #LI-AE1


  • Serve as senior equipment engineer.
  • Develop equipment specifications and design packages and provide technical oversight for all substation, transmission and generation systems, in accordance with applicable industry standards. 
  • Evaluate technical proposals and electrical equipment functional designs, perform failure evaluations, and provide both planned and emergent on-site support to facilities throughout New York State.  
  • Factory visits to support design reviews and testing, as well as the ability to coordinate with vendors during the manufacturing process.
  • Oversight of outside consultants.
  •  Represent the Authority at industry conferences and within various technical societies.
  • Develop designs, specifications and engineered solutions for various electrical equipment and systems’ problems or improvements.
  • Perform inspections and evaluations of existing conditions for various electrical equipment and systems for proper installation, problem identification and trouble shooting, or improvements
  • Provide direction to and review of the electrical design and drafting personnel in the development of the project drawings.
  • Review work produced by other engineers, including the designs and specifications.
  • Mentor and provide guidance for junior engineers.
  • Independently schedule and prioritize requests to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Coordinate work with other disciplines and departments for the successful development and execution of the project.
  • Perform inspections and evaluations on vendor products to ensure engineering requirements and Authority needs are satisfied.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated expertise in the analysis, design and integration of power system components with projects related to power generating plant and substation facilities. 
  • Strong understanding of power system theory.
  • Knowledge of applicable industry standards and expertise regarding equipment such as power transformers, power switchgear, current and potential transformers, grounding equipment and systems, underground and overhead cable systems and electric generation components.
  • Proven success in the management of technical and administrative aspects of faced-paced and emergent projects.
  • Serve in a mentoring capacity to junior engineers.
  • Working knowledge of industry codes and standards such as ANSI, IEEE, IEC, NFPA, and NEC is required.
  • Expertise regarding equipment such as power transformers, power circuit breakers, current transformers, potential transformers, surge arrestors, switching and grounding equipment, as well as underground and overhead cable systems.
  • Knowledge of commercial and industrial facilities and their various electrical systems and components are required.
  • Ability to apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices, coupled with the understanding of the NYPA’s policies, operations, and objectives, to solve all but the most complex engineering problems, and
  • make technical recommendations on design methods and obstacles on a project as well as programmatic level. 
  • Knowledge of and a working familiarity with current codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Basic understanding of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications.
  • Knowledge of computer-based engineering analysis programs.
  • Demonstrated performance on multi-discipline team projects.
  • Ability to produce clear, concise, complete and articulate reports which explain recommendations.
  • Ability to develop complete, accurate and detailed modification packages, specifications, drawings and other engineered construction documents.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong presentation skills.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, from an accredited college or university.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of Electrical Engineering experience within a high voltage transmission and generation environment. 
  • New York State P.E License required, or P.E License from another state with the expectation of receiving New York State endorsement within 12 months of start date
  • Experience in a lead engineer function for electric power system projects as applied to the electric utility industry, preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 25% travel, primarily within NY State.
  • Willingness to enter confined spaces and climb/scale power system apparatuses is required. 

Military Occupational Specialty Codes
MOS - Army: 12A, 12B, 12P, 18C, 24A, 24Z, 51S 
MOS - Marines: 1120, 1302, 1310, 8824, 8831, 8832, 9622, 9624, 9630, 9631, 9632, 9636  
MOS - NavyEA, MME, UT, 2166, 2167, 2170, 2180, 2181, 2740, 4210, 4270, 4280, 5761, 5904, 5913, 5917, 5925, 5927, 5960, 5961, 5970, 5980, 7273  


New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $130,500 - $159,500. Salary offered will be determined based the successful candidates’ relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.


The New York Power Authority and Canals Corporation believes that equity, diversity, 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 NY and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, veteran status, disability status, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, arrest record or criminal conviction history, or any other category protected by law.

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