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Senior Signal Engineer (AirTrain JFK- CBTC System Experience)

The Port Authority of NY & NJ

New York, NY
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The Aviation Department of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is currently seeking a motivated and experienced Senior Signal Engineer with extensive experience in Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) systems and railroad signaling. This position is located in the Port Authority’s central office at John F. Kennedy Airport

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation facilities, which consist of John F. Kennedy (JFK), Newark Liberty International (EWR), LaGuardia (LGA), Stewart International (SWF) and Teterboro (TEB) airports, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere

The Aviation department mission is to develop, provide, promote, maintain and enhance a unified system of safe and secure regional airport facilities, providing the region with unsurpassed global access and restoring the region to its preeminent status as the nation’s gateway for passengers and cargo, and to do so with sensitivity for the community and the environment

This position will be the expert on technical specifications, engineering calculations, test procedures, analysis of equipment and system performance data in reference to Automatic Train Control (ATC) signaling system, electrified track, JungleMUX systems (JMUX), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), network, and communication equipment and system design, software and hardware. Reporting directly to the AirTrain Assistant Manager, this position will have the responsibilities and duties of managing contract staff relating to the track and signaling systems and other communication infrastructure of the AirTrain system. This work will involve providing technical expertise/ assistance to staff including but not limited to the planning, scheduling, auditing and oversight of daily preventative maintenance, corrective maintenance to include all areas of track & signals, communication and supporting computer networks

  • Build and maintain expertise in railroad signaling design and application under the rules and guidelines of the Federal Railroad Administration.Perform technical and managerial duties in the rehabilitation, maintenance, design, troubleshooting, construction supervision, and capital improvements to the signal system.Conduct quick response research and analysis on strategic issues. Support planning studies and planning coordination activities.Cultivate working relationships with peers at other railroad transportation agencies
  • Ensures that assets and services are protected with proper inspections, maintenance and repairs when needed, for all track, signal and communication infrastructure including responding to and coordinating for emergency incidents on the system; and provides assurance of proper signal inspections, maintenance and operational tests are in compliance
  • Provide expert technical support and advice on test procedures, test procedures, test requirements, lead investigations to identify root causes of equipment and subsystem failures.Also, analyze and evaluate system performance levels and make recommendations for hardware/ software changes and upgrades
  • This position will communicate across departments to alert the organization of changes and upgrades to equipment and systems, providing follow-up and follow through to ensure commitments are met, issues are resolved and appropriate and complete communications are fulfilled
  • Work with the contractors and develop preventative and corrective maintenance plans that effectively and efficiently use resources required to support Automatic Train Control (ATAC) engineering tests, software and hardware changes.This position will develop and implement contingency plans for changes or events that affect planned work and ensure plans have the least impact on revenue service
  • Adhere to all safety rules, work processes/ procedures and monitor/ audit activities to ensure that the contractors are in compliance to safety rules and have the skills and certifications to participate in tests and software/ hardware upgrades and changes. This position will conduct safety risk analysis, inspections and address safety concerns and issues. This position will report completely about system problems, malfunctions, incidents/ accidents and other issues that affect the safety and performance of employees and equipment

Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Noted familiarity with rapid transit signal system design, related computer programming and computer networking applications
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in Communication Based Train Control (CBTC) systems and railroad signaling
  • Experience establishing comprehensive, detailed plans with specific timelines, milestones and deliverables necessary to meet or exceed project goals
  • Experience in leading and managing staff, teams, project/program management, with internal and external partners, vendors, tenants, contractors
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, problem solving, decision-making skills, and critical-thinking abilities
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Proficient in the use of various computer programs such as Microsoft Excel (complex formulas, data manipulation, analytic reporting, etc); PowerPoint (creating/updating/ presenting)
  • Be available to respond airport emergencies including snow alerts and report to work without delay on a 24-hour, seven-day per week basis, including weekend and holidays. The candidate must be also available to work off hours when required

Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Extensive familiarity with C++ Visual BASIC, C, Boolean logic, CAAPE, Wonderware, and operating systems: Unix, Linux, windows server
  • Ability to learn custom software applications such as SELTRAC train control
  • Experience with positive train control systems
  • Extensive experience with Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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