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Assistant Civil Engineer/Civil Engineer I-III

Job ID: 3621
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Provisional
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Oct 3, 2023


Job Information:

Title:  Assistant Civil Engineer/Civil Engineer I-III, #3621

First Date of Posting: 09/11/2023 

Last Date of Filing: 10/02/2023

Authority Department: Subways

Division/Unit: Structural Inspections, MOW Infrastructure Engineering

Reports to: Manager, Subways and Viaduct Inspection

Work Location: 130 Livingston Street 

Hours of Work: 8:00a.m - 4:00pm


This position is competitive and is eligible for the 55-a Program. This position is open to qualified persons who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter and in the upper right corner of your resume that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please visit the following link:



Salary Ranges

Assistant Civil Engineer: $65,640 - $85,646

Civil Engineer I: $77,921- $98,128

Civil Engineer II: $92,639- $111,917

Civil Engineer III: $103,630- $122,168



The incumbent(s) will be responsible for, as part of Structural Inspection group, meeting external and internal inspection mandates to inspect concrete and steel to ensure that the system infrastructure is safe for use. Duties will include: comprehensive, up-close inspection of various NYCT structure types; maintaining a status and recommended action database; analysis of defects; preparation of designs and repair plans; supervision of testing on-site; preparation of recommendations for alterations or repairs, analyzing report data, performing cost estimates and preparing scopes of work and project profiles for inclusion in repair work with in-house forces, vendor contracts and/ or capital programs in the Infrastructure Engineering subdivision; giving technical guidance and administrative direction to Subway Nights Structural Inspection Program to comply with mandated inspections of Subway Tunnels, Under river Tubes, Retaining Walls, and Underground Stations, per Structural Inspection Policy, provide technical training to subway inspection teams to improve structural inspections.  

Additional duties will include: attending planning, design and field meetings to represent the Division; review of Master Plans, Scopes of Work, Structural Design and Calculations, including the preparation of drawings, sketches and calculations for repairs, and new construction; performing final inspections of completed work and generating punch lists; providing field support to in-house forces and capital project supervision; researching existing conditions, recording drawings and files, new and emerging technologies. Incumbent(s) will respond to trouble calls and emergencies relating to structural conditions on a 24 hour/7days a week basis, provide clear and concise structural evaluation reports to management and may be working in the field or in the back office, and will also be asked to rotate days per department needs.


Education and Experience:


Assistant Civil Engineer

  1. A Baccalaureate degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university and one year of full-time satisfactory experience in civil engineering work; or
  2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and a master’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university.


Civil Engineer

A valid New York State Professional Engineer’s License and either:

  1. A master’s degree in civil engineering from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in civil engineering work; or
  2. Four (4) years of full-time, satisfactory experience in civil engineering work.

In addition to the above qualification requirements, to be eligible for placement in level II and III, individuals must have at least one (1) year within the last three (3) years of experience as a major contributor or a project leader on a complex project requiring additional and specific expertise in the disciplines needed to design or construct the project.


Note: A degree in any other engineering area, or in any engineering technology area, is not acceptable.


Desired Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite and internet and mobile applications, as well as MicroStation and nonconformity databases.
  • Knowledge of structural inspection of concrete and steel.
  • Ability to read and write technical drawings and correspondence.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction design and code issues covering multiple city agencies.


Selection Method:

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


All appointments, with the exception of the Department of Subways employees on MABSTOA payroll, will be made on the NYCT payroll.


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”).


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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