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Assistant Director C&S - Systems

MTA Metro-North Railroad
Manhattan-Midtown, New York
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Assistant Director C&S - Systems

Job ID - 93241
Location - Manhattan - Midtown
Compensation: Grade: G Min: $82,993 / Mid: $103,741.50
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline. 

MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Position Objective

This position will assist the Assistant Deputy Director Hardware Systems in the management and development for all designs and engineering of Metro-North CTC and SCADA office control system hardware and network configurations. Support the development of designs necessary to support a high reliable office CTC, SCADA and Positive Train Control (PTC) systems that are a major element of the mission critical train and power control systems.


  • Assist in both the development of designs and implementation of systems by providing cost and schedule estimates, preparing project plans, and coordinating the project design team. Review and approve design submittals, drawings, site plans, and design changes.
  • Provide leadership, engineering, design and support to the PTC, Office System, and Communications workgroups in association with the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of the Metro-North CTC and SCADA system infrastructure. Provide hands-on testing and implementation of control system and support infrastructure.
  • Draft, review, and approve technical specifications, test plans, and implementation plans.
  • Draft material specifications and coordinate material procurements.
  • Report on project status and initiate corrective action to achieve project objectives.
  • Provide a lead in supporting Metro-North Safety Program through the execution of required activities and policies associated with personnel working along or on the railroad right-of-way and other locations.

Required Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong knowledge of wayside cab signal and advanced technology and system configurations.
  • Strong knowledge of the integration of digital networks.
  • Knowledge of telecommunication copper and fiber plants.
  • Knowledge of SONET communications backbone design and Ethernet network design and deployment.
  • Strong knowledge of CTC and SCADA real-time control system operations and architecture.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or comparable applications.
  • Working knowledge of developing and managing service and equipment database inventory.
  • Strong analytical skills in order to analyze new and existing products, equipment and/or procedures.
  • Ability to recommend improvements or replacements to better support the voice and communications systems.
  • Ability to work in a high-profile/high-pressure environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and outside agencies.
  • Ability to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad’s Safety Program.
  • Ability to be available 24 hours a day/7 days a week as needed.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Required Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education, and/or technical credentials to include four (4) additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in the development and implementation of complex real-time control systems.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in fiber optic backbones and related communication apparatus.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in design engineering/maintenance of Data Communications Systems.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience utilizing Project Management skills with adherence to deadlines and supervision of a diverse workforce.

Preferred Education/Experience

  • Master’s degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering.
  • Professional Engineering License.
  • Experience with LAN/WAN configuration and Maintenance.

Other Information

This is a federally regulated position subject to both pre-employment and continuous random toxicological screening.

As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $97,448.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.

Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends.   This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.

Selection Criteria

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.

Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply Online, Please Visit:

http://web.mta.info//mta/employment/ Click on Metro-North Railroad, select “Agree,” then Search by Job Title. 

MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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