Railway - Design and Maintenance, Railway Engineering
Assistant Deputy Director - Maintenance and Regulatory Compliance
Reference #: 91705
Application Deadline: 12/08/2017
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.
This position is responsible for managing Power Department’s regulatory compliance area to insure a safe work environment for our employees and customers in accordance with Metro-North Railroad Power Department standards. In addition, this position will act as a liaison to the Training Department to ensure employees are properly trained and mandatory qualifications are current.
Provide leadership to the Assistant Directors in the newly developed Power Department Compliance area.
Ensure audits of Power department employees are conducted to confirm adherence to operating rules, safe work practices, and Power Department electrical procedures.
Coordinate with the Training Department to insure that qualifications of power department employees are current.
Provide guidance to the Power Operations Managers to ensure employees are properly trained.
Coordinate with the new AEM Department, Rules Department and Safety Departments.
Ensure compliance with FRA sponsored programs such as Efficiency Testing, and Close Call Reporting. Perform audits of the Power Control Office.
Coordinate with Safety department on incident injury investigations.
Ability to be self-motivated and to work well with diverse management/union employee workforce.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge of electric traction, utility, construction, electrical systems and components.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable PC applications.
Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues and to evaluate new and existing products, equipment & procedures.
Must be able to recommend improvements and/or replacements to better support power systems, procedures and operations.
Working knowledge of OSHA statutes pertaining to electric transmission & distribution.
Strong leadership skills to foster team work.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal departments and external agencies and adapt to change.
Excellent organizational skills.
Knowledge of safe work practices as they relate to a railroad and/or utility environment.
Must possess a valid driver's license.
Must be available twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and/or related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education, and/or technical credentials to include four (4) additional years of related experience may be considered in lieu of degree.
Minimum of eight (8) years of experience with electrified traction power railroads, utilities, and/or in a construction environment.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing a diverse, unionized workforce in a 24/7 operating environment.
Knowledge of Metro-North Railroad's policies, procedures and participation in investigations.
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 $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.
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.