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Reliability Engineer


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 25, 2023
Reference Code: 1098
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 Operations department invites applications for a full-time Reliability Engineer.

The Reliability Engineer will exercise oversight responsibility for the NYISO's Reliability Compliance Program. This will include activities to ensure NYISO has sufficient accurate information to maintain power system reliability in compliance with established and emerging reliability standards and business practices established by NERC/NPCC/NYSRC/NAESB through an established compliance framework. This individual will c reate and use engineering-based systems and GRC tools to monitor industry reliability standards and recommend internal procedures and policies to monitor function's effectiveness and compliance. The Reliability Engineer will also p rovide analysis and technical expertise on reliability and business compliance, including risk assessment and controls documentation. The Reliability Engineer will also represent department and participate in compliance specialization teams including commenting on reliability standards development and compliance reviews.


  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering required; Master's degree (MS) strongly preferred.
  • Seven years of related experience in transmission planning, operations engineering; power systems training.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Bulk Power Systems Operations and Planning concepts desired; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please note that this position will be filled at the level (i.e., Associate Engineer, Engineer, or Senior Engineer) appropriate with the candidate's 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.

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.