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Rensselaer, New York
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Planning Engineer, System Modeling

Job Summary and Essential Functions

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) manages the efficient flow of electricity on more than 11,000 circuit-miles of high-voltage transmission lines, dispatching power from hundreds of generating units across the state. The NYISO’s System Modeling department invites applications for a full-time Planning Engineer.

The Planning Engineer will be responsible for maintaining detailed electric power system network models for the New York Control Area (NYCA) including incorporating the most accurate system representation for the neighboring areas to represent the specific study conditions for thermal, voltage, stability and short circuit analyses.

This individual will also support the parent Transmission Planning department which provides transmission related engineering studies, models and database information to stakeholders, including market participant committees, the New York State Department of Public Service (DPS), the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), Northeast Power Coordination Council (NPCC), the New York State Reliability Council (NYSRC), and Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative (EIPC).

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering required, a focus in Power Systems preferred; Master’s degree desired.
  • A minimum of two years of experience in the area of power system planning or design, particularly planning or design of transmission system facilities or generation facilities preferred.
  • Experience with computer programs used in analytical power engineering system studies such as power-flow, short circuit and/or transient stability as well as experience with models and databases used in analytical power engineering system studies. 
  • Knowledge of NERC, NPCC and NYSRC reliability standards and practices related to power system planning and design desired.

The NYISO takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and innovative reward programs.

The NYISO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices


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