Principal Staff Engineer Technical PSEGLI

Date: May 27, 2023

Location: Hicksville, NY, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition: 73033

PSEG Company: PSEG Long Island    

Salary Range: $ 89,400 - $ 169,900 

Incentive: PIP 15%   

Work Location Category: Remote Local  


PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.


PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.


Consistent with our core commitment of safety, PSEG has made the decision to require all new hires to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire.  "Full vaccination" is defined as two weeks after both doses of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks since a single-dose vaccine has been administered. Anyone unable to be vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a disability can request a reasonable accommodation.

Job Summary

The NERC Ratings Compliance & Standards – Principal Staff Engineer is responsible for maintaining LIPA compliance with evolving NERC FAC-008 Transmission Facility Ratings and recommending and implementing improvements including industry standard best practices. This position will work closely and collaboratively with Transmission Operations, System Reliability, Asset Management, Projects & Construction, East Division, West Division, Engineering and the Planning Departments in an effort to maintain NERC FAC-008 compliance. This position will support the lead Subject Matter Experts to support compliance with NERC FAC-008 and any others that applies. This position offers problem solving and challenging leadership opportunities on various NERC Facility Ratings initiatives and represents PSEGLI/LIPA in various key internal and external stakeholder committees.

Job Responsibilities

The main job duties entail ensuring compliance with requirements for all applicable LIPA Bulk Electric System (BES) facilities and elements that are subject to the NERC FAC-008 standard. This includes, but is not limited to:

• Support lead engineer with the process of coordination and management of facilitating NERC FAC-008 compliance. • Ensure all existing ratings and new ratings implementation process are accurate by performing field equipment verification.

• Identify any changes related to the LIPA’s BES Facility Ratings.

• Maintain all documentation related to LIPA’s BES Facility Ratings, including creating/revising procedures, process documents and guidelines, including developing new process, procedure and manual documents based on best practices.

• Ensure documentation is maintained in Audit Ready Condition.

• Assisting in the management of upcoming ambient-adjusted ratings implementation.

• Work with internal interfaces and enhance group effectiveness by resolving disputes and removing roadblocks related to BES Facility Ratings.

• Recommend and implement NERC best practices and strategic enhancements involving people, processes and technology to strengthen FAC-008 compliance.

• Support storm restoration activities, as needed.

Job Specific Qualifications


(Note: Current PSEGLI employees must meet PSEGLI Grade 28 Engineer matrix requirements in addition to required years of professional experience listed below.)

BS in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering.
Professional Engineer License and/or one of the following advance degrees:

  • Masters Degree in Engineering from ATBE Accredited University, Masters of Business Administration or Energy Management or Advanced Degree (Economics, Computer Science, 2nd Engineering)

Minimum of 6 years’ experience in System Operations and/or Transmission/Distribution system. 
Knowledge of equipment, generation, substation, transmission and distribution system.
Good understanding of FERC, NERC, NYISO reliability standards.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders.
Demonstrated problem-solving, decision-making and project management skills. 
Results-oriented, adaptable and focused on seeking successful outcomes. 
Demonstrated ability to perform complex technical assignments requiring considerable knowledge of engineering and regulatory/legal principles in Facility Ratings.
Demonstrated ability to represent PSEGLI and LIPA with external constituent groups (NYISO, NPCC, FERC) and other industry forums, on and off Long Island.
Experience leading a technical team with major accountabilities.
Demonstrated leadership on high visibility projects or functions.
Effective problem-solving and decision-making; strong planning and organizing skills; must be adaptable and be results-oriented.
Proven Subject matter expert in formal industry recognized role (e.g. Designated NERC Audit SME, Participation in Litigation as an Expert Witness,  Chairman or Formal Leadership Role in Industry Stakeholder Group, and/or Formal Leadership in IEEE/Standards Working Groups NERC, NPCC, NYSRC, NYISO- minimum 1 year in position).
Must possess and maintain a valid US driver’s license with a safe and satisfactory driving history.

Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, Visio, PI Process books, Excel and MS Access.
Experience with document management systems, enterprise asset management systems (EAMS), AutoCAD, and utility rating software.
Experience in interpreting electrical construction drawings, codes and standards.
Familiarity with NERC FAC-008 standard and PSEG LI Facility Ratings process.
Experience supporting systems subject to regulatory compliance requirements, or experience with FERC, NERC, or NYISO


Minimum Years of Experience

6 years of experience





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Candidates must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidates must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices.


As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG LI, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.


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