Assistant Director Project Development
Location: Manhattan - Midtown
Reference #: 93768
Compensation: Grade: G Salary Range: $84,657 / Mid: $105,821
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.
This position is required to perform and satisfy the requirements of Project Development for Capital Projects and other assigned projects in a safe and efficient manner for the Maintenance of Way Department.
Develop scope for all force account projects assigned by coordinating efforts with all involved departments including Safety, Capital Program Long Range Planning, Operating Capital Projects (OCP), MTA and the M of W Departments.
Develop long term schedules/Critical Path Methods (CPMs), and detailed project management plans that satisfy requirements.
Assist with department functions and tasks related to the Enterprise Asset Management projects.
Coordinate force account work efforts among all participating MNR departments, schedule regular progress meetings and conduct field inspections as needed.
Create and oversee annual Track & Structures outage plans monthly and yearly and coordinate with the operations department.
Provide oversight on Capital functions and projects for our Twenty Year Needs Assessment.
Project management skills to develop project scope, progress, schedules, and budgets.
Ability to coordinate multiple departments for task completion.
Strong verbal presentation and written communication skills.
Knowledge of all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as they relate to construction.
Strong motivation and self-starter with strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to spend considerable time at project field sites during construction phase and participate in off hours (nights & weekends) project work activities or significant cutovers with sub-department Task Managers and their workforces.
Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and/or comparable applications.
Familiarity with Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, and/or comparable systems.
Must be available to be on call 24 hours 7 days per week as needed.
Valid driver’s license.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Engineering or a related discipline. 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 seven (7) years of project management and/ or construction experience to include knowledge of overall rail transportation operations.
Minimum three (3) years of project management experience with adherence to safety standards, scheduling, budgets and deadlines.
Professional Engineering License.
Background, Experience & Training in Rail Transit Communications and Signaling.
Familiarity with transportation operations.
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology testing.
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.
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MTA Metro-North Railroad is an Equal Opportunity Employer