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Senior Protection & Control Engineer I


White Plains, NY, US


Protection and Control is responsible for the secure and dependable operation of the relay protection system to enhance the reliability of the bulk electric system.  You will apply state-of-the-art protective relaying design and analysis for Power Generation and Distribution Systems, HV and EHV Transmission System, and Digital Tele-protection Communication Systems. Relaying system design includes development of complete engineering design packages for protective relaying and communications systems, including AC one-line and three-line diagrams, DC schematics, logic and functional diagrams. 


  • Perform advanced relaying system and power system analysis including system short circuit and relay coordination analysis utilizing the Aspen One-Liner Program.
  • Develop relay setting calculations for advanced programmable numerical relay systems and provide support for field installation, testing, and commissioning of these systems 
  • Review,  analyze, and report power generation and transmission system disturbances for protective relaying performance utilizing field data, including digital fault recorder, sequence of events recorder, and relay event records – make recommendations for corrective action if required
  • Perform review of existing protection and control systems for improved performance and replacement of obsolete electromechanical and solid-state systems
  • Prepare protection system application documents and technical specifications for procurement of new protective relays, instrument transformers, and teleprotection systems
  • Interface with other engineering disciplines to develop solutions to problems
  • Apply standard engineering techniques to support and develop methods to improve continued efficient operation of NYPA plants and facilities
  • Develop complex engineering specifications and perform intricate studies
  • Develop and evaluate plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities
  • Assess feasibility and soundness of proposed engineering evaluation tests and equipment
  • Assist and advise junior engineers and provide technical leadership
  • Represent NYPA at technical conferences and meetings
  • Keep abreast of changes and advancements in the industry.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Substantial technical expertise with a broad perspective across multiple engineering disciplines
  • Ability to handle all but the more complex engineering tasks and draw conclusions from data and make recommendations.
  • Diverse knowledge of engineering principles
  • When given a leadership role, the engineer will work the engineering work planner to develop and update, coordinate the activities of other engineers by creating project schedules and job scopes.
  • As the staff level engineer ultimately responsible for technical content, much of the unit's work will be reviewed by the incumbent prior to being forwarded to the Manager/Director. At this level, the incumbent must be prepared to assume the Director's role in his/her absence.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering with extensive experience in Protective Relaying applied to Electrical Power Systems.  A Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering is preferred with a proportionate level of Protective Relaying experience.  
  • Minimum ten (10) years of applicable experience. 
  • NYS PE license is required.

Physical Requirements

Approximately 25% travel primarily within NY State.


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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