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Senior Engineer - Design (3rd Rail)

Job ID: 1903
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Deputy Chief Engineer Power
Date Posted: Apr 24, 2024

Description

POSTING NO.

1903

JOB TITLE:

Senior Engineer- Design (3rd Rail)

DEPT/DIV:

M of W Power

WORK LOCATION:

420 Lexington Ave.

FULL/PART TIME

FULL

SALARY RANGE:

$89,892.00 - $117,983.25

DEADLINE:

Until Filled

 

Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.

 

Opening

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 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut.  A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroads in the nation.  MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Position Objective

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

Responsibilities

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.

 

Work as directed and perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications

 

  • Must possess 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.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be available 24/7.

 

Education and 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.

The following is/are preferred

Familiarity with GIS

Other Information

This is a federally regulated position and is subject to toxicology testing.

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 $108,638.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.

Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position.

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. If interested, please apply online at www.mta.info

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.

 

How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the “Careers” link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT APPLY ONLINE VIA THE INTRANET MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION FOR THIS POSITION.

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.

The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply.

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