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Assistant Civil Engineer/Civil Engineer Series

Job ID: 5278
Business Unit: New York City Transit
Location: Brooklyn, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Provisional
Department: NYC Transit Authority
Date Posted: Feb 13, 2024


Job Information:      

Title:  Assistant Civil Engineer/Civil Engineer Series,      

First Date of Posting: 01/12/2024     

Last Date of Filing: 02/12/2024     

Authority Department: Subways     

Division/Unit: MOW Engineering     

Reports to: Supervisor      

Work Location: 130 Livingston Street      

Hours of Work: 8:00a.m - 4:00pm     




Salary Ranges     

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     



Candidates selected for this position on the NYC Transit payroll may be placed in a competitive or non-competitive class position based on their qualifications. Qualified candidates who are placed in a competitive class position 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




The selected incumbent will be responsible for structural inspection and reporting, including providing recommendations and evaluations. Duties include preparation of structural designs, calculations and repair plans; analyzing data and creating reports; performing cost estimates/project profiles and scopes of work; giving technical and administrative direction to a small team of structural maintainers performing inspections of various NYCT structure types; attending meetings; tracking projects; reviewing Master Plans, scopes of work drawings and specifications; carrying out construction inspections and creation of punch lists for NYCT Capital Projects; conduct analyses of existing structures to determine recommendations based on structural deficiencies; and, carry out various administrative tasks required to help manage the group. Incumbent(s) will be part of the rotation to respond to trouble calls and emergencies relating to structural conditions on a 24/7 basis.  


Education and Experience:      


Assistant Civil Engineer     

  1. 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     

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.     


Note: A degree in any other engineering area, or in any engineering technology area, is not acceptable.     


Desired Skills:     

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of MS Office suite and internet and mobile applications, as well as MicroStation and nonconformity databases.
  • Knowledge of structural inspection of concrete and steel.
  • Ability to read and write technical drawings and correspondence.
  • In-depth knowledge of construction design and code issues covering multiple city agencies.


Selection Method:     

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.     


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”).     


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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