*Please note that the job title of this position was updated on February 23, 2021 to "Engineer" from "Engineer - Maintenance of Way"*
Under the general direction of the Maintenance of Way Manager, the Engineer will play an integral role in the engineering aspects of rail-related services and the development and maintenance of the rail infrastructure necessary to deliver safe, convenient, reliable, and user-friendly public transportation services. The Engineer will support the Maintenance of Way Manager in the oversight for the operation of maintenance and construction oversight of the District-railroad right-of-way (ROW), including track repair and structure maintenance for the COASTER commuter rail, and the SPRINTER hybrid rail mode, by contractor and/or District personnel.
This position is distinguished by its role in representing NCTD in the coordination of all phases of maintenance of way railroad projects, requiring a high level of interaction between multiple departments, outside agencies including SANDAG, and consultants for coordination of the Absolute Work Windows. Qualifying applicants possess knowledge of multiple facets of railroad engineering, including stations, earthwork, drainage, grades, clearances, surveying, operations, alignment, and special track work structure. The applicant must demonstrate creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, coordinating, and solving engineering and construction problems. This position is designated as Safety-Sensitive under NCTD authority (non-DOT) and will participate in a random testing pool under those guidelines.
Supervision Received and Exercised
This position works under the direction of the Maintenance of Way Manager and will be responsible for project oversight, including supervision of contractors and consultants. Further, this position is expected to participate in the sharing of expert knowledge and as a vital member of various project teams that may be instituted.
Normal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. Business travel may be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consulting engineers’ facilities, and other locations as required. Job duties will require work beyond normal office hours in support of operational commitments for scheduled work and emergency callouts, to include evenings and weekends.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to use the phone and computer for extended periods, manual dexterity to complete clerical functions, work with office equipment, and daily lifting of equipment up to 25 pounds is required. Ability to hear, see and to communicate verbally to exchange information. Ability to physically travel between District locations and other destinations, work in evenings when required, work in hazardous conditions, and negotiate a variety of different and irregular terrain as is typical along a railway right of way. May be subject to fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals. Ability to walk, climb, balance, bend, carry, push, reach, sit, and stand.
Machines / Tools / Equipment
Application Information: All applicants must complete and submit an online application at www.gonctd.com/careers. A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Salary based upon experience, not to exceed midpoint of stated range. NCTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.