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Assistant Deputy Engineer – Design

MTA Metro-North Railroad

New York, New York 10004
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Assistant Deputy Engineer – Design  

Location: Manhattan-Midtown                                      
Application Deadline:  10/18/2017
Reference #:  90872                        
Compensation: Grade: Grade H  $90,676 - $123,963

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 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

To direct and lead all design and estimating work and develop standards and specifications for Power Department work efforts
Provide Power Department’s input into design of Capital Projects involved with Power Department facilities.

Manage the Design Office Engineer & Technical Staff.

Attend or assure representation at all progress meetings with Capital Engineering or outside consultants to develop constructible designs.

Coordinate design efforts with teams from CDOT and consultants for Power related facilities.

Direct that a system of standards/specifications is developed and maintained for all Power Department apparatus and facilities.

Lead the review of consultant designs to insure product quality and compatibility with MNR Standards.

Direct that record drawings are generated, submitted and maintained for Power Department filing/record systems. Support operations through vigilant upkeep of records, i.e., Plate Orders, Sectionalizing, etc.

Benchmark against other agencies & utilities; evaluate & implement new technologies where appropriate.

Insure that field modifications that arise in construction are properly documented and implemented in future designs.

Lead the review and approval of contractor construction and design/build submissions.

Must possess working knowledge and understanding of electrical power distribution, medium voltage protection systems, frequency conversion, SCADA and control functionality and related traction power systems.

Competent understanding of electrical codes and standards, OSHA standards, and utility practices.

Must be proficient on AutoCad 2014 computer software and engineering drafting protocols.

Strong computer skills with proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (and/or comparable PC applications) and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Strong verbal & written communication skills with the ability to speak effectively in a group setting.

Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and outside agencies

Ability to manage multi-faceted projects and adhere to deadlines.

Must be a self-starter with the ability to provide engineering design solutions to complex problems.

Strong analytical skills and problem solving skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues.

Familiarity with Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling and/or comparable systems.

Possess project management skills to develop project scope, progress schedules and budget estimates.

Ability to be self-motivated and to work well with a diverse management/agreement employee workforce.

Knowledge of force accounts and FTE concepts.

Must be able to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad’s Priority One Safety Program.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Must be available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and/or Engineering Technology.

Minimum of eight (8) years of experience in a traction power related position.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing a professional staff, diverse workforce, and/or project(s).

Professional Engineer (PE) License.

This is a federally regulated position subject to both pre-employment and continuous random toxicological screening.

As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $95,534.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.

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 your application.
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 your 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.

To Apply Online, Please Visit:  Click on Metro-North Railroad, Select “Agree,” then Search by Job Title.

MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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