CAREER OPPORTUNITY Senior Engineer - Signal Design Capital Projects
Job ID: 89807 Location: Manhattan - Midtown Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular Application Deadline: November 21, 2017 *Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the application deadline. Compensation: Grade G $81,373 - $109,925
Opening: 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.
Position Objective: The purpose of this position is to provide direction and leadership and manage the day-to-day operation of the Signal Design Workgroup. Directly manage signal design Circuit Engineers in the development of safety critical designs, plans, and layouts for Metro-North’s wayside signal system. Ensure adherence to all Metro-North, Federal and State requirements and regulations relating to railroad signal system. Design and engineer Vital and Non-vital signal circuits. Design modifications to the various signal systems of Metro-North, ensuring the safety of the signal system.
Responsibilities: • Provide design and engineering as well as lead other signal design personnel in the modification, additions, and interfaces for new and existing signal systems, maintain integrity and assure safety of the signal systems. • Provide design and checking of vital hardware and software interfaces upgrades and renewal of wayside signal system • Check and review other design projects and An-In-Service plans executed by other Circuit Engineers and Assistant Circuit Engineers. • Ensure compliance with Federal Railway Administration (FRA) regulations for wayside signal system and grade crossings. • Manage and provide technical assistance and information to Signal Department personnel, Field Construction, vendors and Maintenance forces. Support implementation of systems with field construction. • Provide a lead in supporting Metro-North Safety Program through the execution of required activities and policies associated with personnel working along or on the railroad right-of-way and other locations.
Required Qualifications: • Strong knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 233, 234, 235, 236 requirements and state regulations concerning signal systems. • Strong knowledge of American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) guidelines and practices. • Strong knowledge of wayside construction techniques and practices for cable and systems. • Strong knowledge of signal system design standards and practices. • Strong knowledge of communications design standards and practices. • Strong knowledge and experience in the integration of digital networks including serial device servers. • Strong knowledge and experience in Microlok, Microtrak, Virtual Path Identifier (VPI), Genrakode, hardware and software platforms. • Strong analytical skills in order to analyze new and existing products, equipment and/or procedures. • Strong knowledge of vital and non-vital wayside signal system hardware and software. • Must be able to work in a high-profile/high-pressure environment. • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or comparable PC applications. • Must be able to manage complex multi-discipline projects. • Demonstrated knowledge of Auto CAD, MicroSoft Project or Primervia or comparable programs. • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and outside agencies. • Strong verbal and written communication skills. • Knowledge of standard safety rules and procedures as they apply to signal systems. • Must be able to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad’s Priority One Safety Program. • Twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week availability required. • Must possess a valid driver’s License.
Preferred Qualifications • Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad's policies and procedures. • Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad's collective bargaining agreements (CBAs). • Professional Engineer (PE) License.
Required Education/Experience • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and/or related engineering discipline. • Minimum seven (7) years experience in all aspects of railroad signal design, maintenance and/or construction to include: o Maintenance and operations of wayside signal. o Traction power systems-knowledge of both relay circuits and microprocessor-based controlled logic. o Maintenance, testing and installation of real-time remote control CTC and SCADA software applications and equipment of similar systems. • Minimum five (5) years of managing professional staff and/or projects in coordination of signal circuit designs and revisions with field construction personnel or coordination with other design personnel.
Other Information This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicological testing.
Selection Criteria 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 $95,534.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please apply online at www.mta.info.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer