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Senior Engineer - Power Utility Design

Job ID: 4001
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Deputy Chief Engineer Power
Date Posted: Apr 23, 2024





Senior Engineer Power Utility Design




420 Lexington Avenue




$94,906.00 - $124,564.13


Open Until Filled



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

Provide design support services for capital and non-capital Power improvement projects system wide. Assistant Power Operations with design related support.


  • Review consultant design drawings and specifications for compliance with department standards and industry codes.
  • Review contractor shopping drawings and catalog cuts for compliance with the contract construction documents.
  • Compile/create/maintain a library of standards and specifications for Power Department standard apparatuses.
  • Research and implement railroad standards and specifications.
  • Ensure codes and standards are applied to all construction designs.
  • Coordinate technical information among Design, Manufacture and Installation Teams.
  • Maintain and organize filing structure for the Power Department as-built drawing databases.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have strong working knowledge and understanding of AC and DC traction power systems, AC and 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 computer software and engineering drafting protocols.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite 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.
  • Must have strong 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.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • Must be available 24/7.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ experience with traction power related position.
  • Minimum three (3) years’ experience managing projects.


The following is/are preferred, but other satisfactory combinations of relevant experience, education, and/or technical credentials will be considered:

  • Professional Engineer License.


Other Information
This position is safety sensitive and subject to toxicological testing.
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”).
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.
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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