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System Planning Engineer I

Location: 

White Plains, NY, US

Summary

The System Planning Engineer completes engineering tasks and identifies abnormal variances in the results to ensure the reliable and secure development of NYPA’s future bulk electric transmission systems; assists in both the assessment and integration of new generation sources (both Merchant as well as NYPA’s own) and new bulk electric system equipment proposals on the NYPA transmission system; reviews technical reports and solves system planning problems; and performs Transmission Planning activities to support the State’s Accelerated Renewable Energy Growth and Community Benefit Act (AREGBA) enabling the realization of the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA).

 

  • The System Planning Engineer is accountable to the New York Power Authority (NYPA) for the successful execution of his/her responsibilities in furtherance of NYPA’s North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Reliability Standards Compliance program as set forth in Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9. 
  • The System Planning Engineer is responsible for performing specific tasks identified in Business Unit Policies and Procedures that support Corporate Policies CP 10-4 and CP 2-9 and compliance with NERC Reliability Standards. The System Planning Engineer is identified in NYPA’s NERC Reliability Standards Compliance.
  • Responsibility Matrix established and managed pursuant to Power Supply Business Unit procedure PS-TC-01-005-R00 Compliance Responsibility (or its subsequent revisions).
Responsibilities
  • Understand the operational characteristics of the NYISO Bulk Power Electric system and assist Transmission Planning Senior Staff in training lower level staff members.
  • Excellent understanding   of the Load Flow and Voltage analysis portions of the Power Technologies, Inc. (PTI) Power System Simulator/Electric (PSS/e) program. 
  • Perform basic system stability analyses  using the PTI PSS/e dynamics program.
  • Conduct analyses of system conditions, system disturbances and system operations in order to assess system performance with only minimal guidance from Transmission Planning senior staff.
  • Independently conduct analyses to assess the electric system improvement programs of NYPA’s customers.
  • Perform generator interconnection studies under the supervision of senior Transmission Planning staff.
  • Conduct System Impact Studies (SIS) to conform with NYISO rules for the connection of major projects to the NYCA bulk power transmission system under the supervision ofsenior Transmission Planning staff.
  • Independently review technical reports and NYISO planning studies.
  • Represent the Authority on State Transmission Planning working groups and  task forces to ensure NYPA interests are represented and promoted. Perform and review and inter-utility analyses.
  • Prepare detailed technical reports documenting study work conducted, problems and recommendations.
  • Recognize NYISO/NPCC/NERC compliance requirements and address compliance issues as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of NYPA Transmission Business Unit, NYISO, NYSRC, NPCC, and NERC planning and operation practices and reliability requirements.
  • Significant knowledge of PTI/PSS/e Load Flow and Voltage programs.
  • Knowledge of PTI/PSS/e Stability program.
  • Significant knowledge of bulk power electric system planning and operation practices, as well as transmission system equipment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to write clear, concise technical reports and papers.
  • Ability to provide detailed presentations on technical topics.
  • Ability to assess Transmission Planning technical problems and provide timely and accurate solutions and recommendations.
  • Capable of recognizing abnormal data variances in evaluation of technical reports and propose/suggest additional actions for correction.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize work consisting of several projects in order to meet completion schedules.
  • Demonstrate flexibility in changing project requirements, priorities and assignments.
Education, Experience and Certifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering required; Masters of Science in Engineering desirable.
  • Ability to pass EIT and work towards PE license.
  • Minimum two (2) years in Planning or an associated field in utility industry.
Physical Requirements
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time, use a keyboard and enter data, view monitors for prolonged periods of time;
  • Ability to travel by auto, train, airplane to other destinations to attend meetings.         

 

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

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