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R&D Engineer I

Company: New York Power Authority
Location: White Plains
Posted on: June 7, 2024

Job Description:

R&D Engineer I
Location:
White Plains, US
Summary
Performs research, design, and development activities to improve NYPA's energy services. Designs, selects, tests, evaluates and implements new technology. Ensures that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability, timeliness and performance are met throughout all engineering activities.
Responsible for developing new, highly technical, and innovative ideas, tools, and techniques that have the potential to reduce NYPA's operation and maintenance costs and increase NYPA's power systems' efficiency, reliability, and safety. This includes working with NYPA's internal constituencies as well as external research and development organizations to develop, implement, test, and evaluate the efficacy of new technologies, tools, and techniques.
This role will be responsible for performing, designing, developing, and maintaining software applications to deliver solutions to NYPA's energy. A candidate should have proven experience in software development and knowledge of programming languages (Pyhton, C++, etc). Candidates with bachelor's degrees in computer science will also be considered.#LI-VB1
Responsibilities



  • [Electrical -Coordinate the design, and implement advanced generation and transmission technologies at NYPA facilities including, but not limited to, synchrophasor measurements, Flexible AC Transmission Systems (FACTS), dynamic line rating, advanced closed loop controls, settlingless protection, and unmanned aerial vehicles and robotic inspection for transmission lines.]


  • [Mechanical -Coordinate the, design, and implement advanced generation and transmission technologies at NYPA facilities including, but not limited to, energy systems , power plant systems, materials, structural analysis, transmission line inspection and monitoring devices, and unmanned aerial vehicles and robotics]


  • Support the implemention of innovative technology projects at NYPA sites and customer locations by specifying technical request for proposals and supervising contractors to procure and install equipment and demonstrate new technology solutions.


  • Support technical input and guidance to NYPA facilities in generation and transmission technologies, and energy storage through research and industry collaboration.


  • Provide original research on technical solutions to resolve generation and transmission problems at NYPA's facilities


  • Obtain project co-funding by forming multidisciplinary teams to solicit, prepare and manage grant and cost share agreements to reduce program costs and build stakeholder support


  • Participate in industry committees and industry groups by preparing reports and presentations and coordinating project collaboration to leverage industry knowledge for NYPA and customer benefits, as directed by senior staff.


  • Support implementation of new technologies by leveraging in house technical expertise with industry knowledge and experience to provide technology solutions to NYPA's core business and its customers


  • Support budget preparation and proposals, project scheduling and project reporting.


  • Keep abreast of the latest technological developments, products and revisions in the electric utility industry.


  • Maintain access and exposure to the latest technology developments and products, analytical and computer simulation tools and processes through research and industry contacts for the benefit of NYPA and customer core activities.


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


    • Knowledge of clean technology systems including renewable energy, distributed generation and electric transportation technologies is required.


    • Ability to further develop technical knowledge in utility service rate analyses (gas & electric), energy analysis, life cycle cost analysis, NYPA contracts, project financing strategies, and energy systems and controls.


    • General knowledge of facility mechanical and electrical systems is required.


    • Technical knowledge across multiple engineering disciplines with the ability to further develop an understanding of the electric utility and energy services industries.


    • General understanding of NYPA's policies, operations, procedures and business objectives as well as those of the customers is preferred.


    • Must have excellent interpersonal skills; good written and verbal communication skills


    • Ability to organize information and effectively present ideas to the intended audience.


    • Must be able to receive verbal direction and follow-up for/with supervisor.


    • Ability to work effectively with consultants, contractors, and equipment suppliers.


    • Must possess good writing skills and the ability to prepare reports and equipment reviews suitable for final submission.


    • Ability to work independently and/or as part of an interdisciplinary team.


    • Coordinate program activities and activities of customer representatives and other engineers, and contractors; prepare budget proposals, project scheduling and project reporting.


    • Ability to demonstrate personal motivation, foresight and good judgment.


    • Ability to recognize problems that arise during analysis procedures or in analysis results and provide potential alternatives to supervisors or higher level Engineers.


    • Familiarity of NYPA policies and business practices is preferred.


      Education, Experience and Certifications


      • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical or related Engineering discipline is required.


      • Advanced degree in Engineering, Scientific or Business Administration is preferred.


      • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Project Management and Engineering role is required.


      • Professional certifications such as Project Management Professional Certification (PMPC) or Certified Energy Manager (CEM) may be required.


      • Experience with working with engineering consultants and labor contractors are preferred.


        Physical Requirements


        • Approximately 10% travel primarily within NY State


        • Ability to observe and direct work in the field at customer facilities, power plants, under transmission lines, and in transmission substations.


        • Valid driver's license.


          The New York Power Authority is committed to providing fair, competitive, and market-informed compensation. The target salary range for this position is: $99,350.00 - $136,600.00. The salary offered will be determined based on the successful candidates' relevant experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities.
          The New York Power Authority and Canal Corporation believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents and veterans to apply. As an equal opportunity employer, NYPA/Canals is committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect communities across New York and enthusiastically serve them. We proudly celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race/color, creed/religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, age, disability, military status, gender/sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, pregnancy and related conditions, familial/marital status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, arrest/criminal conviction record or any other category protected by law.
          NYPA/Canals will also provide reasonable accommodations during the hiring process related to candidates' disabilities, pregnancy-related conditions, religious observances/practices and/or domestic violence concerns. To request an accommodation, please email--- accessibility@nypa.gov .
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