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Assistant Engineer Level 1

Job ID: 5603
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Infrastructure
Date Posted: May 16, 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.  







Assistant Engineer (Level 1)  


Construction & Development  




Engineering Manager  (Level 1 or 2)  


2 Broadway  


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






Open Until Filled  





Assistant Engineer Level 1 assists in designing, developing, implementing, and analyzing technical systems and facilities for MTA C&D.    


This role performs simple routine engineering design tasks with standard techniquesand assists more senior engineers in preparing plans, designs, computation methods, and reports.  



The Assistant Engineer Level 1 shall work under the direction of a Manager or Engineer.  


Perform elementary engineering work in scope development, design, request for contract development proposals, or capital construction oversight and/or inspection.  


Assistant Engineer Level 1 may perform related support functions for capital projects, such as project controls, environmental engineering, or various engineering/technical functions.  


Assistant Engineer Level 1 will also receive training in engineering, construction, project management, and/or capital project support work of moderate difficulty and responsibility.  


Participate in site visits and fieldwork at various facilities and infrastructure of the MTA operating agencies, including active construction sites.  


Manage and contribute to a variety of challenging projects.  


Depending upon assignment, various shifts/days may encompass full participation in all aspects of the organization.  


Apply academic learning to engineering principles, critical thinking, and analysis.  


Perform other duties as required.  


Education and Experience  

Bachelor of Science degree in the appropriate Engineering discipline (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Structural, Communications, Track, Signals, Environmental, Fire Protection) from an EAC/ABET accredited institution.   


Must have a minimum of eighteen (18) months as an Engineer Trainee.  


Successful completion of the NCEES Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.  



Must be capable of working on multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented environment.  


Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  


Working knowledge of Federal, State, and local jurisdiction permitting regulations is a plus.  


Analytical ability, pro-active attitude, willingness to learn, and an ability to think "outside the box" when required.  


A general understanding of current design, engineering software, and Microsoft Office is required.  


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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