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Senior Technical Specialist 1

Job ID: 3357
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Signals & Train Control
Date Posted: Jun 1, 2024


This position is eligible for telework which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire. 



Senior Technical Specialist 1


Construction & Development


Delivery/Signals & Train Controls


Senior Technical Specialist 3


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)




$97,344 to $127,764


Open Until Filled




Senior Technical Specialist 1 will be involved in all MTA C&D project lifecycle phases, including planning, scheduling, analysis, design, technical specifications, and reports.



The role will entail some of these typical duties:


Designs/supervise various aspects of a project for MTA systems and infrastructure.


Performs technical and feasibility studies, including analyzing historical data, surveys, reports, and as-builts to create innovative design projects.


Reviews designs, performs/supervises tests and assessments of equipment, software, and materials, and functions/reviews technical calculations.


Conducts/supervises site visits to obtain existing conditions and correctly identify project design and delivery risks.


Plans and coordinates required approval documentation and permits where applicable.


Provides/supervises technical field support for system/equipment installation and related project construction.


Manages a small team of technical staff.


Embraces mentoring from senior staff.


Adheres to corporate quality control standards within the area of technical expertise.


Coordinates with in-house engineering disciplines and other areas of technical expertise as needed.


Education and Experience


Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate technical discipline or an equivalent subject. Various fields may include, but are not limited to, Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Computer, Communications, Electrical, Electronics, Signals, or Systems Engineering/Technology.


Must have a minimum of eight (8) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of two (2) years in a managerial or supervisory role and/or project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization and/or with highly complex systems.



Experience performing site inspections, system testing activities, overseeing equipment installation, documenting test results, site conditions, and project activities, coordinating with Agency Owner and contractor staff, and responding to contractor requests for information.


PMP or relevant technical certifications are desirable. 


NYS Licensed Professional Engineer a plus.


Knowledge of the capital design and construction process.


Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the proficient use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).


Proficiency in current design and engineering software is required.


Experience visiting the field for initial scope/survey and construction oversight preferred.


Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the “Commission”).

Selection Criteria

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


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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