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Engineering Officer - Communications & Signals

Company: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
Location: Leominster
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Salary$113,734.40 AnnuallyLocation240 Southampton Street, BostonJob TypeFull-TimeDepartmentMBTA Railroad OperationsJob Number22-18676ClosingContinuousDepartment:Railroad OperationsUnion AffiliationL453 ProfessionalSafety SensitiveThis is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug & alcohol testing.Essential ClassificationDuring declared States of Emergencies, employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.Job SummarySafety StatementAt the MBTA, we envision a thriving region enabled by a best-in-class transit system. Our mission is to serve the public by providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation. MBTA's core values are built around safety, service, equity, and sustainability and each employee that works for the MBTA performs their roles based on our vision, mission, and values.All MBTA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and demonstrate, at appropriate intervals, that they have received all subsequent doses ("boosters") of the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the CDC's Advisory Council on Immunization Practices and as those recommendations may be updated.Purpose and ScopeThe Engineering Officer - Communications & Signals will be the primary subject matter expert for all railroad signaling and communications activities. The chosen person shall interact with many other signal experts in many varied capacities to deliver the MBTA's mission as it relates to railway signaling design and infrastructure.Duties & ResponsibilitiesPrincipal Duties and ResponsibilitiesEnsure compliance with all railroad rules and regulations for safety, operations and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).Provide long term planning and programs towards rehabilitation of railroad signal and communication systems, develop technical requests and applications to the MassDOT Utilities and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA); Develop and controlinventory of all railroad signal and communication facilities, installations and apparatuses along with inventory of all repair materials; Develop and controlstandards for signal and communication commensurate with an efficient commuter rail system; Ensure contractor follows all applicable FRA regulations regarding investigations and that all applicable FRA reporting is delivered timely; Provide management level quality control inspection of fixed plant, review monthly and annual reports of tests and inspections; signal and communication repair facilities; signal design, supervisory control systems; grade crossings; wayside signals and interlocking; pole line, wire and cables; communication equipment; electrical testing and maintenance and electric switch heaters; energy conservation andutilization; Attend meetings andprovide coordinated formal responses with MBTA Departments, State and Federal Agencies, Municipalities and Regional Transit Authorities.Respond to each inquiry from a customer, vendor or co-worker in a professional and courteous manner consistent with the Authority's customer service quality standard. Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and/or assist at emergencies and special events as needed.Respond, either directly or through others, to emergencies twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.Uphold the rights and interests of the Authority while building and maintaining an effective relationship with employees.Perform related duties and projects as assigned.Additional responsibilities may include focus on one or more departments or locations. See applicable addendum for department or location specific functions.Minimum Requirements & QualificationsMinimum EducationA Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering from an accredited institution.Minimum Experience and Required SkillsA minimum of 3 years working in a C& S Department for any RailroadThree (3) years of electrical or electronic engineering experience in the transportation, safety, security or related fieldEffective organizational, analytical, multi-tasking, time management and interpersonal skills.The ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Database applications. The ability to effectively communicate with regulatory agencies, community organizations and others on technical and sensitive matters.A valid driver's license is required.Excellent customer service and presentation skills.The ability to work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.Be available to work twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week.Have the ability to supervise and work effectively with a diverse workforceAbility to comprehend, communicate, and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in EnglishAbility to provide internal and external customers with courteous and professional experiencesAbility to supervise or work effectively with diverse workforceAbility to adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policiesAbility to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, comprehensive background screening, and role appropriate MBTA's medical clinic screening, potentially including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screeningHave a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection)Ability to uphold the rights and interests of the MBTA while building and maintaining effective relationships with employees and co-workersAbility to work all shifts and / or locations assigned, directed, or necessary for this position, including (for some transit / operations roles) up to twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week as necessary to accommodate severe weather conditions, emergencies, or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of serviceAll MBTA employees, including full-time, part-time, temporary and contract employees, and interns, must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption has been filed and approved. The MBTA also strongly encourages employees to receive booster doses of the vaccine. All employees must complete a COVID-19 Vaccine Attestation Form before starting work.Substitutions IncludeSubstitutions include:A High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) from an accredited institution with an additional ten (10) years of work relevant experience may be substituted for the required degreePreferences:Professional Engineering (PE) registration.A Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.Job ConditionsAdhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies.Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection).The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and complexity of the work being performed by staff assigned to this job, and do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities required of staff assigned to this position.Employment Benefits at the MBTAThe MBTA offers comprehensive benefits packages to employees. Types of benefits offered at the MBTA are subject to the union affiliation / Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of the position to which you apply. Benefits that may apply to your position include the following: Insurance: Health, Dental, Vision, Life (basic and supplemental), Long-Term Disability Paid Time Off (PTO): Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays Retirement: pension or deferred compensation 401(a), plus MBTA contributions Tuition Reimbursement (up to $10,000 per year) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for student loans Commuter Choice Parking Program: pre-tax benefits for parking Flexible Spending Account (FSA): pre-tax benefits for healthcare-related expenses Discounted tickets for concerts, movies, travel / vacation, etc. via TicketsAtWork.Com Shopping discounts via GovX.Com Verizon and AT& T service discounts And more...The above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the MBTA. This summary is not a contract and is not meant to change the provisions of union contracts or Authority policy and does not establish a binding past practice. The MBTA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity EmployerAgencyMassachusetts Bay Transportation AuthorityAddress10 Park PlazaBoston, Massachusetts, 02116Phone617-222-5855

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