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Engineer - Hydrology Drainage Systems

Job ID: 6181
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: Various, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Deputy Chief Engr Structures
Date Posted: Mar 28, 2024





Engineer - Hydrology Drainage Systems


M of W Structures


Hopewell Junction, NY




$83,985 $110,230.05


Open until filled

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:

Assist Senior Engineer Hydrology in the development, design, and management of projects for drainage and stormwater management as they relate to tracks, bridges, culverts, and tunnels on Metro-North Railroad to provide safe and reliable operation. Provide direct oversight of agreement personnel and oversee field drainage installations.


  • Assist in the design of swale profiles and ditch lines and establish by surveying.
  • Assist in the design of projects for drainage, land use, and sustainable systems as they relate to tracks, bridges, culverts, and tunnels.
  • Development of project scope and production planning schedules for in house projects to perform work safely and efficiently, in compliance with Metro-North's Safety Program.
  • Provide management oversight of agreement personnel and ensure the efficient use of budgeted resources. Allocate personnel, materials, and equipment for all project work.
  • Coordinate all work efforts on interdepartmental projects with various Departmental Managers to ensure maximum productivity and cooperation.

Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong ability to design and analyze complex situations relating to hydrology systems and site planning impacting bridges, culverts, and tunnels.
  • Strong project management and coordination skills which includes quality control and quality assurance measures.
  • Ability to interact with internal departments as well as city, state, and federal agencies.
  • Ability to stay current on drainage and hydrology systems.
  • Possesses FE/EIT Certificate or ability to obtain certification within 6 months.
  • Knowledge of standard safety rules and regulations (i.e., OSHA, FRA).
  • Knowledge of CAD, MS Office Suite, and/or comparable applications.
  • Available and on-call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week as required.
  • Must have a valid drivers license.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Associates or Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or related engineering discipline, from an ABET (applied science, computing, engineering, technology) accredited institution strongly preferred or 10 years experience in drainage design/installation in lieu of a degree.
  • 2 years of experience in a Civil engineering environment which includes hydrology.
  • 2 years of project management experience with adherence to deadlines.
  • 2 years of experience managing a support staff.

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

  • Knowledge of collective bargaining agreements.
  • Knowledge of Hydrology Software for design and evaluation.
  • Professional Engineering License in NY and CT is preferred, if PE license is not in New York State, the candidate must receive reciprocity after one year.

Other Information

This position is safety sensitive and subject to 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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