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Deputy Chief of Power Systems

Job ID: 7697
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Deputy Chief Engineer Power
Date Posted: Jun 7, 2024





Deputy Chief Power Systems


Maintenance of Way (MoW) Engineering


420 Lexington Avenue (Graybar)




$130,275.00 $170,985.68


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 its employees with a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service, and rewarding opportunities.

Position Objective:

To lead and direct the safe and reliable operation of Metro-North’s electric traction power system. Direct the integration and facilitation of department activities concerning daily operational issues and plan future upgrades that support MNR's goals and strategic vision.


  • Ensure that Electric Traction facilities are maintained to proper standards and operated to support MNR services.
  • Provide input/develop plans for long-range improvements and rehabilitation of existing facilities. Assist Capital Engineering and other parties in long-range planning for electrical improvements.
  • Provide management and direction to the Power Department’s staff, including the unionized workforce.
  • Oversee the development of standards and procedures. Direct the research, review, & implementation of new technologies at all levels of the department. Provide support to the EAM development process.
  • Coordinate the needs of the Engineering Department Operation in the design, placement, application, and staging of projects related to improving the Power System infrastructure through current & future Capital programs.
  • Develop and maintain a Power Strategy forecast for the future needs of the railroad’s Power infrastructure.
  • Serve as liaison with Electric Utility companies in the planning of future service needs.
  • Direct, implement, and control the adherence to railroad and departmental safety standards.

Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Ability to work respectfully with a diverse workforce of management and unionized employees.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electric traction and electrical systems & components.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage manpower and material within budgetary constraints.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and problem solving, and analytical skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable applications.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA statutes pertaining to Electric Transmission & Distribution.
  • Strong analytical skills to be able to evaluate new and existing products, equipment, & procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable material standards and quality control.
  • Knowledge of safe work practices as they relate to a railroad or utility environment.
  • Strong leadership skills to foster teamwork.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and external agencies.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Able to implement and participate in Metro North’s Safety program.
  • Ability to be on call 24 hours, 7 days per week, as required.
  • Valid Driver’s license

Required Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering or related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education and/or technical credentials to include an additional four (4) years of related experience may be considered in place of a degree.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in a traction power-related position.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience managing a diverse, unionized workforce and/or projects.


The Following is/are preferred:


  • Professional Engineering License.
  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.


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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