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Sr. Engineer ESA

American Society of Civil Engineers
New York, NY

Sr. Engineer ESA

Location: Various
Grade: G Salary 
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.


Provide safe and efficient direction, management and engineering for design and construction within the Grand Central Terminal complex. These projects will require coordination between consultants, contractors, Metro-North forces and outside agencies during all project phases from design through construction.


  • Provide project management and direction for consultants and contractors involved in the “East Side Access” Projects, as well as support tasks and infrastructure improvements.
  • Provide project management and direction during construction and system implementations, including coordination with Metro-North Rail Operations, Grand Central Terminal Operations and Maintenance forces, and tenant operations.
  • Review and approval of technical submittals, safe work plans, and construction work plans.
  • Review consultant prepared plans and specifications.
  • Provide technical assistance and design on various engineering issues related to infrastructure improvements.
  • Direct administration of projects regarding payment, compliance and completion.
  • Work with Contract Administration on the resolution of extra work, claims and other contract matters.
  • Act as liaison with local and state agencies. 


  • Knowledge of engineering design techniques and principals.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple departments/contractors for task completion.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety standards.
  • Ability to present technical material to a group of public officials or community groups in laymen’s terms.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of CPM scheduling using Primavera or its equivalent.
  • Strong project management authoritative skills.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable applications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Program Management, Construction Management, Safety procedures, QA/QC and construction contracts.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and occasional nights and weekends as required.


  • P.E. or R.A. license.
  • Familiarity with railroad operations.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Architecture or related engineering discipline.
  • Minimum seven (7) years of experience in design and/or inspection oversight of commercial and industrial construction.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience managing staff and/or projects.


This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology 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.

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.


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: 92517


  • Construction / Skilled Trades
  • Customer Service
  • Engineering
  • Administrative / Clerical

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