Assistant Deputy Director - H&H Substations, Test and OHL
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 to manage the operation of the Harlem and Hudson Substation, Test, and Over Head Lines Departments in accordance with Metro-North Railroad Power Department standards. In addition, the position ensures system reliability and compliance with safety to continue providing a safe environment for our employees and customers, consistent with corporate goals.
Provide operational response, leadership, and manage the 24/7 operation of the Hudson and Harlem Substation, Test and Over Head Lines departments to ensure the safety of our employees and provide safe reliable service to our customers. This includes direct supervision of Senior Engineers, who are responsible for the operation, maintenance and capital construction support of the electric traction power infrastructure, transmission system networks and electric power supply networks.
Report directly to the Assistant Chief Engineer of Power Operation to ensure compliance with Power Department policies and procedures for Roadway worker safety, Electrical safety and the corporate compliance.
Provide mentoring and guidance to the Senior Engineers with the focus on succession planning and institutional knowledge. Provide mentoring to the new Associate Engineers on the aspects of the New Haven Substation Department.
Attend staff meeting with senior Power Department staff. Represent the power department at meeting with senior staff, Utilities, the Capital Department, The AEM department and other operating departments at Metro North. Interface with design office to update and maintain system prints and plate books. Coordinate with the Power Department’s compliance area.
Work with Human Resources to fill vacancies in the Harlem and Hudson Substation, Test and Over Head Lines Departments. Coordinate with Training Department to ensure that employees are completing their training on schedule. Responsible, along with the Senior Engineers for evaluation and training of current employees and trainees.
Familiarity with traction power systems, traction and signal power substations, and distribution systems.
Knowledge of the SCADA systems and Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures as they pertain to the de-energizing high voltage lines and equipment.
Working knowledge of OHSA regulations, roadway worker safety procedures, power department safety procedures, IEEE and NEC standards.
Working knowledge of utility practices and procedures.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal/external customers, with all levels of non-agreement and agreement staff and to coordinate multiple departments for task completion.
Project management skills to develop project scope, progress, schedules, and budget.
Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to resolve complex technical issues.
Strong motivation and self-starter.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and/or comparable PC applications.
Must be able to work in a high-profile/high-pressure environment.
Must be available twenty-four (24) hours a day/seven (7) days a week as required.
Must have valid drivers’ license.
Must be able to implement and participate in Metro-North Railroad’s Safety Program.
Bachelor’s Degree in 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 in the electric traction power field, electrified commuter railroad transportation environment, and/or an electric utility environment. Related experience may be considered.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience managing a diverse union workforce in a 24/7 operating environment.
Knowledge of the collective bargaining process.
Knowledge of Metro-North Railroad's policies, procedures, accounting, budget and payroll processes.
Knowledge of Metro-North Railroad's Safety Program.
Knowledge of the Metro North Railroad’s power department procedures.
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.