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Senior Mechanical Engineer I


White Plains, NY, US


Provide technical support for the safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the various power generation and transmission facilities owned and operated by NYPA. Engineering responsibilities include inspections, condition assessments, startup and testing, troubleshooting, calculations, design, preparation of detailed fabrication/construction drawings and specifications, inter-discipline and inter-department coordination, engineering support during construction and outage, and equipment/system evaluations for mechanical systems and equipment.

  • Develop and guide junior engineers to develop, designs, specifications and engineered solutions for various mechanical equipment and systems’ problems or improvements.
  • Perform and guide junior engineers to perform, inspections and evaluations of existing conditions for various mechanical equipment and systems for proper installation and operation; problem identification and troubleshooting; or improvements.
  • Provide direction and review for the mechanical design and drafting personnel in the development of the project drawings.
  • Review work produced by other engineers, including the designs and specifications.
  • Provide and lead office and field engineering support and oversight during construction or outage activities.
  • 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.
  • Gather information (site, vendors and other engineers) for engineering tasks.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of utility, commercial and industrial facilities and the analysis, design and integration of their various mechanical systems and components.
  • Ability to apply diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices, coupled with the understanding of the NYPA’s policies, operations, and objectives, to solve even the most complex engineering problems, and make technical recommendations on design methods and obstacles on a project as well as programmatic level.
  • Extensive understanding of all the various types and disciplines’ drawings required for transmission and generation facilities.
  • Extensive understanding of the fundamental drawing and specification system.
  • Extensive knowledge of and a working familiarity with current codes, standards, and regulations.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • High computer literacy with a basic understanding of Excel and other Microsoft Office applications and working knowledge of computer-based engineering analysis programs.
  • Effective coaching skills for junior engineers.
  • Demonstrated performance as a leader 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.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Strong Understanding of Configuration Management.
  • Extensive knowledge of the various power generation facilities and transmission facilities.
  • Knowledge of NYPA’s policies and procedures preferred.
Education, Experience and Certifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, from a recognized college or university.
  • Professional Engineer’s license registered in New York State.
  • Extensive experience with, and development in area(s) of expertise of, hydro generation equipment and fundamentals, materials, controls, hydraulics, fluid flow, or similar subject matter of mechanical systems and theory.
  • Minimum of 10 years of related work experience.
  • Experience with NYPA policies and business practices preferred.
  • Experience in a lead engineer function for mechanical system projects as applied to the electric utility industry preferred.
Physical Requirements
  • Approximately 20% travel primarily within NY State to the operating facilities
  • Occasional travel (less than 5%) outside of NY State, to other states and internationally for required training or factory inspections.
  • Ability to access all areas of our operating facilities


Military Occupational Speciality 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  


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