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Planning Analyst, Interconnection Projects


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 15, 2023
Reference Code: 1093
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 and Resource Planning department invites applications for a full-time Analyst in our Interconnection Projects group.

As a Planning Analyst you will assist management, engineers and administrators on scheduling, budget preparation and control, records control, project management, data analysis, research and special management studies. A key function of the Planning Analyst position will be in performing "triage" function on incoming work assignments; assess priority status; determine resources needed and available; schedule into workflow; guide workflow using a project management model; and make decisions to resolve conflicts in project schedules, resources and priorities. As a Planning Analyst you will have exposure to many facets of the System and Resource Planning for the NYISO.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field.
  • Two years of related experience analyzing and interpreting: documents and notifications, agreements and contracts, billing, budgeting, purchase orders, problem solving and project management required.
  • Experience with report writing and MS Office applications and programs needed. A basic understanding of electric power systems desired; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience .

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 offers the flexibility to work both in the office and remotely, providing our employees with an enhanced work life balance. While the majority of the responsibilities of this role can be performed remotely, in most cases, employees will have periodic on-site requirements based on business needs. Full remote opportunities may be available in some cases.

NYISO requires a COVID vaccine as a condition of employment but complies with all state and federal laws. All offers of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a drug screening and background check.

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

The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) is responsible for the reliable operation of New York’s nearly 11,000 miles of high-voltage transmission and the dispatch of more than 500 electric power generators. In addition, we administer bulk power markets that trade an average of $7.8 billion in electricity and related products annually.

As a not-for-profit independent system operator, we are governed by a 9-member Board of Directors. Participants and Stakeholders in New York’s electricity markets play a significant role in our unique shared governance system.

We employ more than 550 people and occupy two locations in New York's Capital Region. Given the technical complexity of our mission, over a quarter of the company’s staff are devoted to the development and support of information technology. We have a diverse and engaged workforce, and have been recognized as a top employer in the region.