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Chief Engineer (Track)

Job ID: 4750
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery Services Office
Date Posted: Jun 11, 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.   



Chief Engineer (Track)   


Construction & Development   


Delivery/Delivery Services Office   


Vice President Deputy Project Executive   


2 Broadway   


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




$154,724 to $203,076   


Open Until Filled   




The Chief Engineer - Track is the designated discipline authority available to executive-level MTA Management (e.g., Project CEO, Business Unit Lead, DSO leadership, etc.) for consultation and to provide recommendations as needed. The Chief Engineer - Track will report to and reside within Design Services under the AVP of Technical Services.   


The Chief Engineer - Track is responsible to:   

Provide input to Design Services, Design Compliance on the development of additional or revised Design Delivery Standards   

Identify skills training:   

- required to meet project delivery   

- to raise discipline-specific skill levels.   

Collaborate with Design Services-Technical Services Staff on the development and review of technical training curriculum.   

Work with discipline leads in C&D, NYCT (MOW), MNR, LIRR, and B&T to improve overall discipline standards.   

Represent C&D at MTA-wide technical forums.   

Coordinate the development and presentation of internal conferences to larger groups across MTA to outline lessons learned, advancements in skills, use of technology/innovation, staff mix, skills trends, etc.   

Be responsible for assessing areas of expertise required for a specific discipline/skill, creating a community in a particular skill, gathering knowledge from projects, storing and reviewing knowledge in a systematic way for dissemination (will work with Design Compliance on dissemination) to a broader audience for consistent & improved application.   

Be empowered to balance and move technical staff among the Business units as specific skill sets are needed to support projects.   

Provide consultation/advice regarding discipline-specific technical issues that may affect the planning, design, and construction of capital projects.   

Participates in project peer review across all Business Units.   

Participate in an escalation process for issue resolution after the Project CEO & staff have exhausted all other means of resolution.   

Provide design leadership and engineering management for all track-related facets of transit and railroad design projects and pursuits.   

Coordinate and lead engineering efforts in all phases of rail infrastructure service lives ranging from conceptual planning to design to construction to maintenance to rehabilitation.    

Manage, develop, and mentor younger engineers by assigning appropriate technical tasks and promoting a culture of accountability, teamwork, quality, and technological growth.   

Education and Experience   


Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Construction or Project Management, Transportation, or a related field.   


Masters preferred.    


Must have a minimum of twenty (20) years of related experience.   


Must have a minimum of ten (10) years in a management or supervisory role and/or program/project manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.   

Licensed Professional Engineer required.   

PMP and CCM Certifications are preferred.   

Significant experience in project management for major construction projects or highly complex systems is preferred.   

Substantial experience leading and managing contractors, subcontractors, or vendors.   

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.   

Demonstrated ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with stakeholders at all internal organizational levels.   

Demonstrated ability to work in a high-profile, high-pressure environment effectively.   

Must have focus and ability to deliver on results, organizational effectiveness, and continuous improvement.   

Must be a proven leader as a change agent and creative/innovative thinker to align business goals with solutions to drive process improvements.   

Must possess excellent team-building, listening, problem-solving, and prioritization skills.   

Alternative Delivery experience 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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