SWE Distinguished New Engineer

Masroor Khan

Public Service Enterprise Group

For deep subject matter expertise; for playing a vital role in the safe and reliable distribution of electricity; and for being an energetic, creative advocate for SWE and her community.

Masroor Khan serves as a principal technology engineer in the utility technologies department at the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). She is responsible for providing technical and project management support on electric distribution supervisory control and data acquisition initiatives. Her project portfolio includes multimillion-dollar technology projects to enhance communication, allowing for real-time monitoring and remote control of the electric distribution grid. This includes PSEG’s Energy Strong II program, which aims to enhance reliability by deploying more than 8,000 smart devices to the grid.

Joining PSEG in 2015, Khan held various engineering positions in the asset management department, where she maintained the computerized maintenance management system. She provided technical and business analysis to subject matter experts and field engineers to diagnose equipment issues and make proactive choices to reduce maintenance costs.

She then became a lead engineer on substation data acquisition and monitoring system projects, where she streamlined the process from project initiation to commissioning of monitoring devices — work that yielded millions in savings. In 2019, she was a contributing author of “The Future is a Touchless Substation,” in T&D World Magazine.

One of Khan’s project challenges was to retrofit thousands of field devices with wireless communication on an accelerated timeline. Khan worked with regional supervisors on an updated schedule, procured field assets months in advance, and developed contingency plans to manage risks. Her team continuously met their goals safely in a pandemic during which New Jersey faced three major storms. Khan’s success in meeting aggressive project milestones was highlighted in the T&D World Magazine article “Modernizing and Securing the Grid During COVID-19,” which she co-authored.

A member of the Society of Women Engineers for a decade, Khan has held leadership roles at the section, region, and Society levels. She served as president for the SWE section at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and was the region collegiate senator. As a professional member, she has served as New Jersey Section president, Region E conference planning committee awards chair, section representative, and counselor for the NJIT student section. She joined the leadership coaching committee in FY19 as a joint focused coach and was recently a coaching lead. Khan was a recipient of the 2020 WE Local New ELiTE Award.

A leader in the Pan-Asian community, she volunteers with Ascend, a nonprofit organization. She is president of the PSEG Asian and Pacific Islanders Reaching for Excellence employee business resource group.

Khan earned a B.S. in civil engineering in 2014 and an M.S. in engineering management in 2016 from NJIT. She holds a Project Management Professional certification and is lean Six Sigma green belt certified.

Khan lives in New Jersey and enjoys baking, crafting, and taking fitness classes in her spare time.