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Director, Engineering / Traction Power / Overhead Catenary Design

Newark, New Jersey
13 Sep 2022

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Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you'll join us in transforming the third-largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time-and we're looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as project director and directs all design staff activities, including contract document production. for traction power infrastructure and overhead catenary design. 
  • Reviews and approves all plans, specifications and calculations to ensure constructability and compliance with regulatory agency requirements and accepted engineering practice. 
  • Certifies designs are correct by signing and sealing contract documents in accordance with state statute. 
  • Serves as in-house design expert answering questions and resolving problems encountered by other departments. 
  • Manages outside consultant design projects assigned to assist with design projects. Reviews and/or manages staff review of plans and specifications prepared by consultants for all construction projects. 
  • Directs staff in the review and approval of shop drawings, product cut sheets, construction schedules, applications for payment, and other construction submittals. 
  • Directs Construction Managers on design issues and field modifications. Provides oversight of contractor progress and construction techniques. Reviews and approves construction change orders. 
  • Establishes design parameters and develops conceptual traction power, OCS design for rail facility capital projects. 
  • Prepares cost estimates, project budgets and construction schedules.
  • Resolves daily staff issues, assigns work, coordinates staff training, prepares merit reviews, interview/hire new employees. Responsible for the development of short and long-term department goals. 
  • This Position Supervises:

  • Supervising Engineer Traction Power OCS Design
  • Education, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineeringand seven (7) years of progressive managerial applied experience in design and construction. traction power and OCS for rail facility. 
  • Professional Engineerlicense required. 
  • Knowledge and Skills:

  • Understanding of basic project management and staff management and advance understanding of traction power infrastructure and overhead catenary system design.
  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Professional Engineerlicense required. 
  • Working Environment:

  • 90% office/ 10% field
  • Physical Demands:

  • Typical indicative of an office environment and capable of hiking/light climbing for field visits.
  • Visual inspection of facilities and facility components.
  • At NJ Transit you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package:

  • Comprehensive Family Health Insurance - Prescription, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Prescription
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • 401(a), 401(k) Retirement Plans - up to 9% match
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Qualified Transportation Expense Plan (QTE)
  • At NJ TRANSIT we support and depend upon the diversity of our staff. NJ TRANSIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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    • Job Reference: 710879373-2
    • Date Posted: 13 September 2022
    • Recruiter: NJ TRANSIT
    • Location: Newark, New Jersey
    • Salary: On Application