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NJ Transit Principal Engineer/Architect

Newark, New Jersey
13 Sep 2022

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 customers to their destinations on time--and we're looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.


  • Develops scope of work with operating units; develops preliminary budgets, schedules, feasibility studies and cost/benefit analyses for complex engineering projects.
  • Designs and/or approves design consultants plans, specifications, and cost estimates, schedules and other contract document preparation. 
  • Oversees code review and permit submittals, etc. Selects consultant by RFP. 
  • Coordinates as necessary with outside review agencies.
  • Prepares, evaluates and negotiates change orders. 
  • Stages construction,, site inspections with Construction Management. 
  • Reviews and approves progress payment and monitors progress of schedules via Construction Management.
  • Prepares Board items for approval, budget reports, briefings; forecasting of expenditures, resolves technical questions, approves submittals.

  • Baccalaureate in Engineering or related field, and five years of applied progressive experience. 
  • Professional Engineer/Registered Architect license desirable.
  • One year of closely related experience can be substituted for each year of education required.
  • At NJ Transit you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefit package

  • Comprehensive Family Health Insurance - Prescription, Dental, Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Leave
  • 401(a), 401(k) Retirement Plans - up to 9% employer contribution
  • 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: 710996217-2
    • Date Posted: 13 September 2022
    • Recruiter: NJ TRANSIT
    • Location: Newark, New Jersey
    • Salary: On Application