28 days old

Senior Engineer - Design Third Rail

MTA Metro-North Railroad
New York, New York 10004
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    Full Time


Application Deadline: June 20, 2018
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.

Compensation: Grade G Min: $82,993 Mid: $103,741

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

Development and/or review of design, specifications and standards for Power Department 3rd rail systems.


Develop designs for 3rd rail systems and integrate new into existing systems.

Review of consultant design drawings and specifications for compliance with department standards and industry codes.

Compile/create/maintain library of standards and specifications for Power Department 3rd rail apparatuses.

Represent Department at project design & construction meetings w/ consultants, contractors and other agencies.

Research and benchmark of railroad standards and specifications.

Partake in first article inspections of new components manufactured for integration into MNR power systems.

Review and approve shop drawing catalog cut submittals from contractors and consultants.

Manage the coordination of technical information among Design, Manufacturer, and Installation Teams.

Required Qualifications

Strong working knowledge and understanding of DC traction power systems, DC traction distribution systems, and their related sub-systems.

Competent understanding of electrical codes and standards, OSHA standards, and utility practices.

Must be proficient on AutoCad 2014 computer software and engineering drafting protocols.

Strong computer skills with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (and/or comparable applications) and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Strong verbal & written communication skills with the ability to speak effectively in a group setting.

Ability to manage multi-faceted projects and adhere to deadlines. 

Must be a self-starter with the ability to provide engineering design solutions to complex problems.

Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues.

Familiarity with Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, and/or comparable systems.

Possess project management skills to develop project scope, progress schedules and budget estimates.

Ability to be self-motivated and to work well with a diverse management/agreement employee workforce.

Knowledge of force account and FTE concepts.

Valid driver’s license. 

Must be available 24/7 as needed.

Required Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Engineering Technology.

Minimum five (5) years experience with traction power related position.

Minimum three (3) years experience managing projects.

Preferred Education/Experience

Familiar with GIS.

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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