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Senior Planning Engineer, Resource Planning (Power Flow)


Location: Rensselaer, NY US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: January 10, 2023
Reference Code: 1088
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 & Resource Planning department invites applications for a full-time Senior Planning Engineer in our Resource Planning group.

The Senior Planning Engineer has primary responsibility for performing a variety of power system security and adequacy analyses as required in the NYISO tariff and in response to government, environmental and market related requirements. The position will perform long term reliability needs assessments of transmission security and resource adequacy using software tools and applicable reliability criteria.


  • Bachelor's Degree (BS) in Electrical Engineering with preference for coursework in power systems. A Master's Degree (MS) in Electrical Engineering is desired.
  • A minimum of five years of power system planning experience is required.
  • Experience with transmission security and transfer limits assessments using software such as Siemens PSS/E, PowerGem's TARA, or similar, is required. Experience with the GE MARS, Energy Exemplar Plexos, SERVM programs, is a plus.
  • It is desirable to have knowledge of: Matlab or Python programming, statistics, power system operations, NPCC, NERC, NYSRC and/or FERC requirements; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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.