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Technical Specialist 2

Job ID: 5298
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Infrastructure
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.



Technical Specialist 2


Construction & Development


Delivery/Signals & Train Controls


Senior Technical Specialist 2 or 1


2 Broadway


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




$73,914 to $97,012


Open Until Filled



Technical Specialist 2 will be involved in all phases of an MTA C&D project lifecycle, including planning, scheduling, analysis, design, technical specifications, and reports.


The role will entail some of these typical duties:


Assists in the design of 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/reviews tests and assessments of equipment, software, and materials, and performs/reviews technical calculations.


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


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


Embraces mentoring from senior staff.


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


Education and Experience


Bachelor of Science degree in an appropriate technical discipline, Engineering Technology/Engineering Science or an equivalent subject.


Must have a minimum of five (5) years of related experience.


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


A satisfactory equivalent of specialized experience in planning, specification, design, and/or installation inspection of railroad signal systems may be substituted for the educational requirement, subject to approval.




Knowledge of the capital design and construction process.


Knowledge of relevant industry standards and installation practices.


Strong verbal and written communication skills.


Proficiency in current design and engineering software and Microsoft Office are required.

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


Other Information

As an MTA Construction & Development employee, you may be required to complete the New York State financial disclosure statement – annually if your position earns $108,638 (this figure is subject to change) per year if the position is designated as a policymaker.


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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