Railway - Communications and Signals, Railway - Design and Maintenance, Railway Engineering
Senior Engineer Signal Design Capital Projects
Application Deadline: 12/28/2017
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.
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 for capital project 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.
Strong knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 233, 234, 235, and 236 requirements and State Regulations concerning Signal Systems.
Strong knowledge of 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 Micro-Lok, Micro-Trak, 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 Suite and/or comparable PC applications.
Must be able to manage complex multi-discipline projects.
Demonstrated knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Project and/or Primavera 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.
24 hours, 7 days a week availability required.
Valid driver’s license.
Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad's policies and procedures.
Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad's collective bargaining agreements CBAs).
The purpose of this position is to provide direction and leadership and manage the day-to-day operation of the Signal Design Workgroup working on capital project design. Directly manage signal design Circuit Engineers in the development of safety critical designs, interfaces, plans, and layouts for Metro-North’s capital improvements to 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 and software. Design modifications to the various signal systems of Metro-North, ensuring the safety of the signal system.
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering and/or related engineering discipline.
Minimum seven (7) years of experience in all aspects of railroad signal design, maintenance and/or construction to include:
Maintenance and operations of wayside signal.
Traction power systems-knowledge of both relay circuits and microprocessor-based controlled logic.
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 a professional staff and/or project(s) in coordination of signal circuit designs and revisions with field construction personnel or coordination with other design personnel.
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.
Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends. This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.
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.