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Civil Engineer Series

Job ID: 4573
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Dec 12, 2023



Title:  Civil Engineer Series (#4573)

First Date of Posting:     11/20/2023 

Last Date of Filing:        12/11/2023 

Authority:      Subways 

Department:  MOW Engineering                

Division/Unit:  Inspection and Emergency Response              

Reports to:  Directors, Inspection and Emergency Response                  

Work Location: 130 Livingston St., Brooklyn, NY 11201         

Hours of Work:  8AM – 4 PM (Subject to change)            


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:


Assistant Civil Engineer: $71,726 - $93,587                                                                                Civil Engineer I- $85,147 - $107,227                                                                                          Civil Engineer II- $ 101,229 - $122,295                
Civil Engineer III- $113,239 - $133,496               

Note: A degree in any other engineering area, or in any engineering technology area, is not acceptable. Current New York State registration as a Professional Engineer must be maintained for the duration of your employment.



This position is responsible for providing day-to-day engineering review and response to numerous third-party projects adjacent to trackway and NYC Transit facilities and C&D capital contracts, especially where structural overcoating applies. Duties consist of overseeing, and reviewing engineering plans, drawings, specifications, calculations, schedules, reports and estimates for C&D capital contracts and third-party field construction activities. Third-party construction activities include but are not limited to: geotechnical foundation, SOE, dewatering, blasting and groundwork, boring, test pits, structural new building, sidewalk reconstruction, sheds and scaffold, bridge rehabilitation, civil/structural street work, vibration and optical monitoring, crane-operation, and demolition. The Civil Engineer will also review, write/report, provide input and feedback to C&D capital contracts in support of NYCT’s best interests and DOS EAM for all steel overcoat painting jobs and surveys.


The incumbent must be prepared to react/respond to emergencies such as building collapses, fires, flood conditions and other critical occurrences that may disrupt train service, as required, 24 hours a day/7 day a week. This position requires both field and office work.



Assistant Civil Engineer

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 I-III

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.


Possesses knowledge of New York State and New York City regulations and procedures pertaining to building (D.O.B.) and D.O.T./D.D.C. construction activities. Familiarity with street, building and bridge work by private, semi-public, local utility companies and other city, state and federal agencies as well as NYCT structures, practices, rules, and regulations.

Possesses knowledge of basic geotechnical, civil and structural engineering concepts, design, testing, inspection and construction methods, standards, practices, and application to make sound and safe engineering decisions in the best interest of NYCT.

Possesses familiarity with overcoat structural steel painting procedures, and requirements.

Possesses excellent oral, written, and organizational skills, works well with others, and takes responsibility.



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.


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”).



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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