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Planning Engineer, Interconnection Studies


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 10, 2023
Reference Code: 1090
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 Interconnection Studies department invites applications for a full-time Planning Engineer.

The Planning Engineer will coordinate, perform and review technical studies related to the interconnection of proposed new generation, transmission, and load facilities to the New York State transmission system (i.e., interconnection projects) ; review proposed project facilities, including the conceptual design for interconnection of the project to the NYS transmission system, and associated modeling data provided for the project; prepare base cases to be used in interconnection studies; provide technical coordination with others involved in the performance of interconnection studies including the project developers, Transmission Owners, consultants, and others as applicable.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering is required; a concentration in power systems preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in the areas of power system planning or design, especially planning or design of transmission system facilities preferred
  • Experience with computer programs used in transmission planning or interconnection studies such as power flow, short circuit and/or transient stability
  • Working knowledge of PTI PSS/E, PTI MUST, PSS/E, ASPEN software tools preferred
  • Knowledge of reliability standards and practices related to power system planning and design.

The position will be filled at the level (i.e. Associate Engineer, Engineer, or Senior Engineer) appropriate with experience and qualifications.

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.

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.