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Sr. Electrical Engineer I

New York Power Authority

White Plains, NY
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Job Title:Sr. Electrical Engineer I


Sr. Electrical Engineer I

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Job Description

The Sr. Electrical Engineer is responsible for supporting the implementation of large scale control system projects at various NYPA facilities including generator controls, substation automation and plant wide control systems.

+ Provide oversight as lead engineer (a.k.a. project engineer) of complex, multidiscipline projects covering all aspects of plant controls and generation equipment.

+ Develop designs, specifications and engineered solutions for various low voltage electrical equipment

+ Provide technical guidance and collaborate with internal NYPA groups to evaluate and develop solutions that best meets NYPA’s goal for safe and reliable plant operation.

+ Ensure design work is performed in accordance with latest standards, codes and safety requirements.

+ Make factory visits to support design reviews and testing, as coordinate with vendors during the manufacturing process.

+ Review detailed technical submittals from equipment vendors ensuring compliance with contract requirements and NYPA requirements.

+ Coordinate technical reviews of all project submittals with other engineering disciplines

+ Support the drafting of engineering specifications, review bid documents, and evaluate bids for award to meet the short and long-term plans and projects to meet NYPA and facility objectives for control and monitoring systems and facility modernization

Required Skills

+ Highly technical and self-motivated individual.

+ Strong project management skills with demonstrated experience to implement large complex control and electrical project.

+ Ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team.

+ Excellent interpersonal skills; good written and verbal communication skills; possess the ability to effectively present complex technical ideas to a broad audience.

+ Ability to work independently to investigate, analyze and develop solutions to complex control problems.

+ Thorough understanding of and experience in the operation and control of conventional hydro, pump storage hydro, and combined cycle generating plants

+ Knowledge of commercial and industrial facilities and their various electrical and control systems and components are required.

+ Support field construction activities involving all electrical and controls work, low voltage (600V) power equipment, low voltage wiring, raceways, battery and UPS systems.

+ Knowledgeable in the application of electrical protection to generators, station service and generator feeders utilizing microprocessor based relays and fiber optic communications.

+ Familiar with fiber optic cable installation, testing and terminations.

+ Working knowledge of industry codes and standards such as IEEE, ISA, ANSI, ASME, and NEC is required.

+ Ability to develop complete, accurate and detailed modification packages, specifications, drawings and other engineered construction documents.

+ Basic experience with database application development and programming, data storage, data analysis, and system administration.

+ Some networking infrastructure experience, such as local and wide area networking, network protocols (such as: TCP/IP, T1, frame relay), and configuring and administering network infrastructure devices such as network switches, routers, firewalls, and intrusion detection devices.

+ Basic experience and understanding of cyber security principles, practices, architectures, and NERC CIP standards

+ Working knowledge of computer based office programs for word processing and data manipulation.

+ Basic knowledge of computer-based engineering analysis programs.

+ This position requires approximately 25% travel.

Required Experience

+ Bachelor’s degree in engineering is required with a minimum of ten (10) years applicable experience in a utility, independent power producer, OEM, or control system integrator. Master’s or Ph. D degree preferred.

+ A NYS PE license is required.

+ Development of specifications for low voltage (600V) instrument and control cable in accordance with applicable industry standards.

+ Development of complete specifications for plant wide control systems and substation automation projects.

+ Full cycle project experience from early planning, to final turnover for large projects.

+ Applying industry standards to equipment specifications and procurement.

+ Knowledge of pertinent ISA standards associated with process plant controls, monitoring and design.

+ Discrete and process control logic development in ladder logic and SAMA.

+ Experience with multiple process measurement technologies for level, pressure, temperature and flow.

+ Thorough understanding of communication protocols used in the utility industry including DNP, MODBUS, IEC 61850 along with the various transports used for these.

+ Extensive experience in designing, managing, and executing complex control system projects including PLC, DCS, hardwired, SCADA, and various IEDs.

+ HMI development and process alarm management in accordance with ISA 18.2.

Job Location

White Plains, New York, United States

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Jobid: nypa-218364

Company:New York Power Authority

Location:White Plains, NY, 10606, USA

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