Assistant Deputy Director – C&S

Assistant Deputy Director – C&S

 JOB ID# 77812

Playing a vital role in the economy of New York State and Connecticut, Metro-North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation with an annual ridership of over 82 million. A dynamic organization with a strong focus on customer service, safety, and new technologies, Metro-North employs approximately 5,900 people. Operating out of its home base in New York City's historic Grand Central Terminal, the railroad's three lines serve 120 stations in seven counties in New York and two counties in Connecticut. In 2011, Metro-North received the prestigious International Brunel Award for Overall Excellence in Railroad Design, recognizing its continuing work as a more efficient operation, its commitment to sustainability, and its focus on providing excellent customer service. Metro-North was the first American railroad to win this coveted award in its 30-year history. The competition is open to all passenger and freight railroads in the world. Metro-North has a reputation for rewarding employee resourcefulness and innovation, and offers excellent job opportunities in a challenging and diverse environment.


Position Objective

This position is directly responsible to manage the training for all C&S agreement employees as well as manage the operation of the North White Plains Repair Shop and regulatory inspections. Perform complex supervisory and technical duties to direct and coordinate work of employees engaged in developing and delivering technical training, testing, procedures, calibration, repair, and material. Exercise a high degree of initiative and judgment in planning and scheduling work.



Major Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

Responsible to manage the mission critical activities for the North White Plains Training and Repair Shop engaged in Training, Testing, Design, Manufacturing, Repairing and Material for the C&S Department.


Assure the adequacy of training material, test plans, and test procedures.


Perform environmental and electrical testing to ensure units meet specifications.


Analyzing requirements of units to develop training and testing concepts.


Work with the FRA / NYSDOT / CDOT / APTA / AREMA committees and ensure compliance to existing and future FRA regulations.


Provide engineering resources for failure analysis of vital wayside apparatus and systems.


Develop and review both company and customer contracts and specifications.


Review equipment requirements and specify test equipment types and models for testing.


Develop and review Acceptance Test Procedures (ATP¿s) and Test Programs for compliance with test requirements.


Perform First Article Testing (FAT) on new equipment to ensure it meets OEM and MNRR specifications.


Design, develop, test, and manufacture equipment for the signal system and perform complex testing and troubleshooting on existing equipment.


Assist in both the Design and Construction Phase of the Project by providing cost estimates, coordinating the project design team.


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 oral and written communication skills.

-                 Strong knowledge of relay testing procedures and test equipment.

-                 Strong knowledge of training processes, procedures and curriculum.

-                 Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or comparable applications.

-                 Develop and manage service and equipment database inventory.

-                 Strong analytical skills in order to analyze new and existing products, equipment and/or procedures.

-                 Must be able to recommend improvements or replacements to better support the signal systems.

-                 Must be able to work in a high-profile/high-pressure environment.

-                 Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and outside agencies.

-                 Must be able to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad’s Priority One Safety Program.

-                 24-hours 7 days availability required.

-                 Must have a valid driver's license.


Required Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.


Minimum seven (7) years' experience of vital and non-vital signal system hardware and software including both relay, and microprocessor technology.


Minimum seven (7) years of management experience with increase responsibility in the field of engineering.


Minimum five (5) years engineering experience managing projects and subordinates.


Preferred Education/Experience

-Professional Engineering License.

-Master's Degree In Engineering or Education.


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.


We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.



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All Applicants must apply online to be considered.  Metro-North no longer accepts hard copies of resumes.


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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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