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Structural Engineer

Job ID: 5453
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: White Plains, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Deputy Chief Engr Structures
Date Posted: Apr 1, 2024





Engineer - Structural


M of W - Structures


North White Plains




$83,985 110,230.05


Until filled


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.

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:

This position will supervise maintenance and capital programs of the Structures Department bridges and right of way. Will define work for future capital and maintenance programs based on requirements for safe and reliable operations.


  • Manage the structural maintenance and capital programs on bridges and right-of-way facilities.
  • Develop production planning schedule, cost estimate for project implementation, and review design plans.
  • Inspect structures to determine the integrity of structures for both immediate and future programs.
  • Establish budgets and deadlines for bridge and right-of-way projects.
  • Respond to emergencies and implement repairs.
  • Develop forecasting for long term requirements, both capital and maintenance five year and twenty year needs assessments.

Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Familiarity with job skills required for various crafts (carpentry, ironwork, masonry, piping and roofing).
  • Ability to analyze bridge sub-structures, such as bridge abutments and super-structures, such as steel girders.
  • Ability to design repair and/or replace bridges and other railroad structures.
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and cost estimation.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Access, Excel, etc.), and/or comparable PC applications.
  • Strong knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels in Metro-North as well as outside contacts.
  • Must be available and on-call 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.
  • Must have a valid drivers license.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related field
  • Minimum three (3) years experience in civil and/or structural engineering of track, bridges, and tunnels or completion of Metro-North Railroad Associate Engineer Program.
  • Minimum two (2) years experience in managing staff/diverse workforce and or projects or completion of Metro-North Railroad Associate Engineer Program.

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

  • Familiarity with contractual agreements and their implementation
  • Fundamentals of Engineers Certification (EIT) or a Professional Engineer (PE) License in New York State

Other Information

This is a safety sensitive position subject to random 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.

Selection Criteria

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of yourapplication.

Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in their current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please apply online

How To Apply:

Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking on the 'APPLY NOW' button from either the CAREERS HOME page or the JOB DESCRIPTION page.

For instructions on completing the online application, go to the MTA intranet site and click on the PeopleSoft Information hyperlink. From there select the User Guides hyperlink to gain access to the "Viewing/Applying for Jobs Online" guide under the Recruiting section of the page.

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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