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Track Maintenance Manager – New Haven Line

Job ID: 6014
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: Stamford, CT, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Deputy Chief Engr Track
Date Posted: Apr 24, 2024





Track Maintenance Manager – New Haven Line


Track & Structures


Springdale or Bridgeport




$83,985 $110,230.05




Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting before the Application Deadline.  


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 assists in managing Metro-North’s track infrastructure on the New Haven Line in support of operation and maintenance needs and requirements. This includes being responsible for the tracks, interlocking, drainage systems, embankments, grade crossings, and brush control the critical components of the right-of-way structures needed to maintain safe and reliable train operations.


  • Assists in managing the resources (labor, material, and equipment) in association with the design, inspection, and maintenance of Metro-North’s track and right-of-way infrastructure.
  • Provide a lead in supporting Metro-North’s safety program through the execution of required activities and policies associated with personnel working along or on the railroad’s right-of-way.
  • Develop staff and support of work group in expanding system knowledge, reducing operational costs, and supporting new requirements for improvement and expansion of Metro-North’s track and right-of-way systems.
  • Provide day-to-day management of the inspection and maintenance for track and right-of-way s, mainline switches, grade crossings, drainage structures, yards, sidings, and yard switches.
  • Coordinate, manage and execute upgrades and repairs to track, interlocking, crossing, drainage and right-of-way systems.
  • Provide support for ensuring compliance with mandated Federal Railroad Administration regulations, inspections as well as Metro-North’s requirements for cyclical maintenance of tracks and interlocking.

Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the critical components of track structure.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of interlocking, including both mainline and yard switches.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of installation and inspection requirements along Metro-North’s right-of-way.
  • Knowledge of engineering services required for railroad and corporate operations.
  • Knowledge of FRA regulations and AREMA practices.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or comparable applications
  • Strong analytical skills in order to analyze new and existing products and/or procedures.
  • Ability to recommend improvements to better support the track engineering systems.
  • Must be able to work in a high profile / high pressure environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and outside agencies.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad’s Priority One Safety Program.
  • 24-hour, 7-day availability required as needed to support maintenance and construction projects.
  • Valid Driver’s license.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or related field
  • Minimum 5 years experience in supervising installation and maintenance of track and right-of-way infrastructure or completion of Metro North Railroad Associate Engineer Program.
  • Minimum three years supervisory experience encompassing track inspections, turnout installations, and track.

The following is/are preferred:   

  • Familiarity with Metro-North’s policies and procedures
  • Familiarity with Metro-North’s collective bargaining agreements

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 your application.


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 at


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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