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Senior Rolling Stock Engineer

Job ID: 7198
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Rolling Stock Dlv & Integ
Date Posted: May 14, 2024





Senior Rolling Stock Engineer


Rolling Stock Delivery & Integration


420 Lexington Avenue






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:

Provide critical support in the management and direction of progress capital projects related to various types of equipment work including specification development and project management for rolling stock procurements, acquisition, and overhauls.


  • Preparation of technical specifications for new equipment, and the overhaul of existing equipment utilizing the latest methods, procedures, and technology and participation in the overall Capital Program Execution.
  • Performs the engineering and design oversight for rolling stock equipment programs. This includes attending design reviews, qualification testing, and First Article Inspections. Participates in specification development, and proposal evaluation.
  • Technical evaluation of contractor/consultant design submittals.
  • Inspection of Rail Equipment while in the manufacturing process at the Contractor’s site or facilities.
  • Interface with Capital Rolling Stock stakeholders: Operational Departments such as Maintenance of Equipment; Maintenance of Way; Transportation as well as Safety and Capital Planning departments with regards to operational requirements and needs.
  • Provides technical support and direction to the operation of test trains for equipment acceptance after delivery.

Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of Electric Multiple Unit (EMU), Coach, and Locomotive mechanical and electrical systems. Poses substantial experience in Propulsion, Auxiliary Power, Event Recorder, Communication, Doors, Lighting, and Power Collections systems dynamics and component design.
  • Strong technical, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead production and review of Technical & Instructional documentation and correspondence.
  • Working Knowledge of micro-processor control diagnostic systems and car-borne software used on rail vehicles.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels in MNR, MTA agencies, federal agencies, and outside sources.
  • Familiarity with FRA regulations, APTA standards as well and other industry-related engineering standards.
  • Strong knowledge of electrical and mechanical maintenance practices.
  • Strong technical writing skills for the development of correspondence, Reports, Procedures, and Technical Instructions.
  • Knowledge of standard safety practices rules and regulations in a railroad environment.
  • Knowledge in the review and development of drawings, specifications, and technical reports.
  • Understanding of project management principles.
  • Familiarity with Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling.
  • Familiarity with budget development and control
  • Familiarity with ISO 9000 and Quality Assurance standards and practices. 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or comparable applications.
  • Working knowledge of CAD/CAE software applications.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:


  • Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad operations and its corporate structure.


Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in passenger railcar/locomotive design and/or maintenance environment or graduate of the Metro-North Railroad Associate Engineer Program.
  • Minimum of three (3 years of experience managing staff, processes, and/or projects.

Other Information

This position is safety-sensitive and subject to toxicological testing.

According 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including those concerning 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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