Associate Engineer - Power

Metro-North Railroad - Manhattan, NY (30+ days ago)4.0

The Power Department is responsible for the maintenance of 300 miles of alternating current (AC) catenary electrification, 300 miles of direct current (DC) third-rail electrification, AC substations, DC substations, moveable bridges, and security lighting in yards and station areas.

As the Associate Engineer Power, you will assist in managing the processes that facilitate Power Department operations, including but not limited to, maintenance and operating contracts, and equipment contracts.

As an Associate Engineer, one can expect to:
  • To participate in site visits and field work in the various shops, yards and other facilities.
  • Work various holidays, nights and weekends to encompass all operations of the organization.
  • Manage and contribute to a variety of challenging projects.
  • Develop project management skills.
  • Perform analysis on specific maintenance and engineering topics.
  • Apply academic learning in the principles of engineering, critical thinking and analysis.
  • Assist in managing the introduction of new computer technologies into the railroad that will improve safety, reduce operational expenses and improve operations.
  • Assist in the development and management of operations and capital budgets.
  • Learn from leading industry professionals.
  • Participate in classroom style performance management & mechanical training.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Qualifications

Good problem solving, analytical, interpersonal and administrative skills.

Basic understanding of engineering principles.

Strong written and oral communication skills.

Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to details.

Knowledge of MS Office Suite and/or other comparable PC applications.

Ability to interact with internal/external customers/contractors.

Ability to work various days, shifts, and locations, including holidays, weekends and evenings.

Must have a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Database.

Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Servers.

Knowledge of C# or other programming languages.

Required Education/Experience

Undergraduate Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other comparable Engineering discipline or will have obtained Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other comparable Engineering discipline prior to commencement of the Associate Engineer Program.

Preferred Education/Experience

Master’s Degree in in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other comparable Engineering discipline OR will have obtained Master’s degree in in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or other comparable Engineering discipline prior to commencement of the Associate Engineer Program.

Other Information

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 $97,448.00 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.

Selection Criteria

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. If interested, please apply online at

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