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Senior Construction Engineer

American Society of Civil Engineers
New York, NY


Senior Construction Engineer

Compensation: Grade: G 
Application Deadline: March 23, 2018
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.


To coordinate, manage and inspect the planning, design and construction phase of construction work on Railroad property performed as part of the Capital Program, protecting the Company’s interests and ensuring safety in all aspects thereof. Coordinate the coverage of such work by several staff members including Construction Engineers, Construction Representatives and Agreement Railroad Inspectors.


  • Manage and coordinate the coverage of Construction Engineers, Construction Representatives and Agreement Railroad Inspectors in the coordination and inspection of the work performed by 3rd party contractors in support of the Capital Program. Ensuring that all work is performed in a manner to allow for the safe performance operation of the railroad.
  • Oversee the effective implementation of the Capital Program’s Safety Plan, ensuring that all personnel are satisfactorily performing their roles in the project, contributing to a successful safety program.
  • Review construction procedures and provide technical advice to contractors and other outside parties as to acceptable construction procedures, techniques and design standards ensuring safe operation of the railroad.
  • Provide technical inspection of contractors' performance on the railroad’s Capital Projects to assure compliance with contract documents. Manage and coordinate with the consultant’s field personnel on Capital Projects and right of way.
  • Keep management informed as to completion progress and schedule (any deviations from plans, specifications or procedures must be referred to Engineer for approval.
  • Coordinate construction procedures for work involving force account and effecting railroad operations. Represent the railroad at various meetings.
  • Represent MNR with other State, City, County and Municipal agencies, Utility companies and private individuals for which coordination is required with the work of the Capital Program. 


  • Familiarity with transportation operations and/or other applicable civil/structural construction.
  • Familiarity of state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to design and construction.
  • Knowledge of engineering principals with an emphasis on civil/structural engineering.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required to provide the necessary technical and administrative support.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working on or about railroad Right of Way with knowledge of viable construction procedures that serve to provide safe railroad operations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage agreement personnel with an understanding of work rules and agreements associated with managing and coordinating the coverage of various projects.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable applications.
  • Familiarity with Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling.
  • Strong project management and coordination skills are required to plan, direct and control the successful implementation of various projects performed as part of the Capital Program and other company objectives as directed.
  • Working knowledge of Project Management, Construction Management, Construction Contracts, Quality Assurance/Quality Control, Safety and Security procedures.
  • Knowledge of crane rigging calculations and rigging operations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with internal/external customers.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as required.
  • Valid driver's license.


  • Familiarity with Metro-North Railroad Operations, safety and security procedures.
  • Familiarity with railroad track, bridges, facilities, station construction, and power and signal infrastructure.
  • Familiarity with work rules associated with ARSA Railroad Inspectors.
  • National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) IV.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture, or related engineering discipline.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in Engineering, Construction and surveying practices and principles as they relate to railroad infrastructure projects including track, yards, power & signaling systems, bridges, facilities, and/or station construction.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing civil/structural/construction projects.


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

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.


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:
http://web.mta.info/mta/employment/ Click on Metro-North Railroad, Select “Agree,” then Search by Job Title.

MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Internal Number: 92518


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  • Administrative / Clerical

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