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Designer - Electrical

Job ID: 7271
Business Unit: Long Island Rail Road
Location: Jamaica, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Engineer ET Design
Date Posted: May 16, 2024


Title:                                          Designer - Electrical  
Department:                              Engineering
Post Date:                                 05/16/2024    
Close Date:                               05/30/2024   
100% Hourly Rate of Pay:        $49.882 * (See Wage Progression Chart)
Position Classification:             Safety Sensitive  
Location:                                   Queens
Reports To:                               Senior Electrical Designer – ET Design
Union Affiliation:                        Brotherhood of Railroad Signalman – Local 241 
Responsible to prepare electrical designs including drawings, specifications, estimates and material lists in the most economical manner meeting all LIRR design criteria and standards previously set.  Review Electrical Drawings by 3rd party consultants for the installation of new electrical systems for accuracy and compliance with LIRR standards.
Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Review designs and specifications submitted by outside consultants.
  • Design and upgrade new and existing electrical installations.  Prepare estimates and material requisitions.
  • Research and investigate products to be used for electrical installations.  Meet with manufacturer representatives to discuss requirements.
  • Interdepartmental coordination of design tasks, as well as interaction with outside utilities
  • Review and evaluate outside contractor proposed product usage.
  • Select, develop, and motivate personnel within the department. Provide career development for subordinates. Provide prompt and effective coaching and counseling. Responsible for discipline/termination of employees. Promote safe work practices and provide safe working conditions. Create a professional environment that respects individual differences and enables all employees to develop and contribute to their full potential.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and adherence to guidelines of company safety policies and procedures. Lead by example.
  • Perform other assignments as requested by Senior Engineer Department Management.
  • A bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or electrical Technology.  Demonstrated, directly related, equivalent experience and education may be considered in lieu of the degree, subject to approval.
  • Must possess related experience (approximately 3 years) in Engineering and/or design OR completion of Junior Engineer Training Program including experience working in the Power department.
  • Must be able to work well with Third Party Vendors and Consultants
  • Must possess knowledge of national standards and codes such as ANCI, NEMA, IES, IEEE, OSHA, NESC and NEC.
  • Must be self-motivated with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Must possess effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must possess effective problem solving, strong analytical decision-making and PC skills.
  • A broad knowledge of the entire LIRR electrical system including Light, Power, High Tension, Electric Traction and Substations.
  • Knowledge in operations of (CADD) design systems.
  • Professional Engineering License.
Wage Rates:
Step 1 - 80% Rate of Pay     $39.905761 
Step 2 - 90% Rate of Pay     $44.893981 
Step 3 - Full Rate of Pay     $49.882201 
In addition to meeting the minimum requirements of the position, the selection process may include, but is not limited to, a pre-screening. assessment (i.e., physical, written and/ or practical evaluation) and interview. Candidates forfeit further consideration in the process if they fail to participate in any step of the process when scheduled. Make up dates/times will not be given. In addition, LIRR employee applicants must be in their current position for the 12 months immediately preceding the close date of this posting and must possess a satisfactory work. history, including attendance and discipline record. A record of more than ten sick days without medical documentation in two of the last three years is considered unsatisfactory attendance. Not all qualified applicants are guaranteed an interview due to the competitive selection. process. A medical examination and safety sensitive drug/alcohol test may also be required.   
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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