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Senior Planning Engineer, Facility Studies


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: Less than 2 years
Date Posted: December 15, 2022
Reference Code: 1085
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 Projects department invites applications for a full-time Senior Planning Engineer, Facility Studies.

The Senior 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). Particularly responsible for coordinating, performing, and reviewing technical studies related to Facility Studies for Large and Small Generation, and Transmission interconnections; however, may perform or assist in other interconnection/planning studies as required. The Senior Planning Engineer will also provide high level technical guidance to System & Resource Planning colleagues and other departments as necessary.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field required with a concentration in power systems preferred; Master's Degree desired.
  • A minimum of five years of power system planning and/or design experience is required for the Senior Engineer level.
  • Knowledge of reliability standards and practices related to power system planning and design.
  • Knowledge of advanced studies including SSR, EMTP and power quality type studies.
  • Experience with power system software applications, models and databases (e.g., power flow, short circuit, dynamics, etc ...) used in transmission planning or an equivalent of education, training and experience is necessary.
  • It is desirable to have knowledge of: software tools (e.g., Siemens PTI PSS/e, PowerGEM TARA, Aspen Oneliner or equivalent); FERC, NERC, NPCC, NYSRC and/or NY Transmission Owner planning criteria requirements; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Candidates who possess Associate level (less than 2 years of experience) or Engineer Level (at least 2 years of experience) skills and qualifications are also encouraged to apply.

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.