Senior Project Engineer I

Location: White Plains, NY, US


The Project Engineer specialty supports the Energy Services Division or Engineering & Design Division in achieving the Business Unit’s goals to improve energy efficiency and stimulate new energy technologies in New York State through physical projects. The Conservation Project Engineer works with customers to develop multiple end use projects incorporating energy efficiency measures to reduce the customers’ energy consumption. 


  • Provide construction staff with advice, documentation, and approved field changes.
  • Responsible for CPR development through implementation.
  • Design Engineering and Staff Support –
  • Direct and oversee all in-house as well as AE activities relating to engineering, design, and procurement activities of the project.
  • Review designs for constructability and from a future operations and maintenance standpoint.
  • Review the work of the AE and ensures that work is carried out in accordance with technical requirements and schedules.
  • Ensure AE’s designs and specifications are reviewed so that they meet the Authority’s technical requirements.
  • Ensure all AE deliverables adhere to the acceptance standards established by the Authority.
  • Manage design changes by the AE once bid drawings are issued, and that they are in conformance with the Authority’s change control procedures.
  • Conduct periodic visits to the AE, as necessary.
  •  Administer the AE contract.
  •  Ensure that the design meets the licensing and environmental requirements.
  • Provide engineering, design and procurement input to the project planning.
  • Where specialized technical assistance is required, the PE can request NYPA Operations-Engineering to review the designs, specifications and analyses to ensure the Authority’s technical needs are met.
  • Where the engineering and design are to be done in-house, Engineering provides the technical deliverables and drawings as normally performed by the AE. The matrix team of
  • engineers provides the engineering, design drawings, and specifications to the PE.
  • Accounting -Review and concur in AE and vendor invoices to ensure that all charged items are chargeable under the terms of the agreement.
  • Ensure expenses are both appropriate and at the correct level of detail.
  • Licensing- Provide engineering and construction input to Licensing in the preparation of licensing documents
  • Procurement
  • Develop and review equipment and material specifications and bid documents.
  • Evaluate bid proposals and prepare recommendations for the award.
  • Review invoices, approval of technical submittals, monitor delivery schedules and manage all technical changes.
  • Resolve all QA/QC open items.
  • Submit, review and approve all vendor drawings and  data.
  • Assures that the equipment and material meet the specification requirements
  • Construction
  • Develop construction bid documents, including construction sequence and coordination of 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.  These studies may involve the integration of NYPA’s system with the utility systems of New York State, other states, and Canada.
  • 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.
  • Ability to investigate what is not intuitive and to develop solutions to non-routine problems.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle a project from start to finish, with only major decisions being brought to the PM.

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).
  • Master of Science Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering from a school accredited by the ABET preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of engineering experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years in project management.
  • New York State PE License.
  • Project Management Professional certification preferred.

Physical Requirements

  • Approximately 40%  - 60% travel primarily within NY State increasing with increased responsibility
  • Ability to access all areas of the site and conduct physical evaluations of grounds and equipment including ability to climb and work at high elevations, walk a significant distance, sometimes on uneven ground, and occasional minor lifting.
  • Availability to work outside of normal business hours (including weekends) when project demands.
  • Valid driver's license 


The New York Power Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer                       

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