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Manager - Positive Train Control

Job ID: 7399
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Positive Train Control
Date Posted: May 14, 2024





Manager - Positive Train Control (PTC)


Operations – Maintenance of Way (MofW)








This position is eligible for teleworking which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective hire date.


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:

The Manager - Positive Train Control (PTC) will oversee, manage, and support the PTC department and be the primary liaison for PTC within Metro-North and outside agencies/vendors.


  • Interface/liaison/network with all pertinent departments associated with PTC implementation, i.e., Program Management, Planners and Schedulers, Capital, etc.
  • Monitor/support contract issues, materials, budget.
  • Interface with System Integrator/PTC Contractor.
  • Manage calendars/schedule meetings/monitor emails.
  • Compose written correspondence.
  • Attend meetings/assemble and distribute notes.
  • Access, store, and share information via PTC-supported software.
  • Work with the FRA on program issues/forms/policies/procedures.


Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Strong written (grammar/punctuation/proofreading) and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn Metro North policies and procedures and curriculum.
  • Familiar with or ability to learn FRA/Signal/Engineering related correspondence/forms/applications.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint and/or comparable applications.
  • 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 railroad knowledge.
  • Must be able to maintain an extremely high level of confidentiality and exhibit discretion as needed.
  • Must be able to participate in and support Metro-North Railroad’s Safety Program.
  • 24-hour 7 days a week availability required.


Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, or a related field of study. Demonstrated, equivalent experience, education, and/or technical credentials to include an additional four (4) years of directly related experience may be used and/or considered in place of a degree.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience encompassing the signal department or business and administrative tasks.
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience managing a diverse workforce and/or projects.


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


  • Knowledge of Metro-North Railroad-developed applications.
  • Knowledge of Metro-North Railroad signal system testing inspection.
  • Access, SQL, and relational databases, as it relates to asset management administration.
  • Experience in C&S testing and maintenance.
  • Experience in Construction management.


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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