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Senior Engineer Design-Traction Distribution

MTA Metro-North Railroad

New York, New York 10004
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Senior Engineer Design-Traction Distribution


Location: Manhattan-Midtown

Reference #: 89955


Compensation: Grade: G $81,373 - $112,650

Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to 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 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.



Manage in-house design support services for capital and non-capital improvement projects as related to H&H substations and H&H traction distribution systems with emphasis on Sandy infrastructure recovery and resiliency.



Provide project review, guidance and direction to consultants on designs as related to H&H traction distribution.

Review and approve all design and construction submittals on all H&H traction distribution projects.

Coordinate with Senior Engineer – Power Design to insure all department standards are adhered to.

Perform value engineering review on all traction distribution capital projects.

Coordinate with Assistant Director - Traction Distribution (Construction) to insure construction activities adhere to approved design plans.

Develop and update power distribution standards and related drawings and specifications.

Research, evaluate, and introduce innovations in traction distribution systems.



Must possess strong working knowledge and understanding of direct current (DC) traction power systems, direct current (DC) traction distribution systems, and their related sub-systems.

Competent understanding of electrical codes and standards, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (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, Adobe Acrobat Pro, and/or comparable PC applications.

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

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 account and FTE concepts.

Must have a valid driver’s license.

Must be available 24/7.


Required Education/Experience

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

Minimum five (5) years of experience with a traction power related position.

Minimum three (3) years of experience managing projects.


Preferred Education/Experience

Familiar with Geographical Information System (GIS).


Other Information

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



To be selected for a position, an applicant must: (1) meet the minimum requirements in the job posting, (2) pass a written examination (if applicable), (3) satisfy a background investigation (which includes credit, if applicable), and (4) pass an oral interview, during which the interviewers will further evaluate the applicant's qualifications for the position. Because the selection process is competitive, not all qualified applicants are granted an 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.

For applicants who are current employees, you must be in active service and have worked in your present position for at least one (1) year to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, plus on-the-job training, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.) in order to be eligible to transfer. If you are transferred, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present occupation. In addition, Metro-North employees are subjected to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation of their safety and discipline records and their performance assessments.

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 $91,821.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.


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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