Assistant Director - Force Accounts

Metronorth Railroad   •  


Industry: Transportation


Not Specified years

Posted 48 days ago


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 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Position Objective

To perform and satisfy the requirements of Project Management for Capital Force Account Projects and other assigned projects in the Operating Capital Projects Department at MTA Metro-North Railroad.


Develop scope for all CDOT force account projects assigned by coordinating efforts with all involved departments including Safety, Capital Programs, MTA and the M of W Departments.

Develop schedules/Critical Path Methods (CPMs), force account cost estimates, material specifications and detailed project management plans that satisfy all current or future requirements with the approval of CDOT project manager.

Coordinate with internal Procurement & Material Management department, secure and monitor outside contractual services and arrange for the use of the Metro-North Railroad General Engineering Consultant (GEC) on projects assigned.

Act as project manager to coordinate force account work efforts among all participating MNR departments and CDOT, schedule regular progress meetings and conduct field inspections as needed.

Direct efforts in the development of design criteria and specifications for materials required for assigned force account projects.

Provide management oversight for the monthly spending vs. work complete and budget vs. actual summary documents, review invoices and monitor material purchases for all CDOT projects.

Provide assistance on special projects within the Operating Capital Project Department as well as the M of W Department.

Monitor Maintenance of Way snow contracts acting as a liaison between Contractors and Metro-North during snow events.

Required Qualifications

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.

Familiarity with transportation operations.

Knowledge of all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations as they relate to construction.

Strong motivation and self-starter with strong interpersonal people skills.

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and/or comparable applications.

Familiarity with Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, and/or comparable systems.

Knowledge of the practical application of engineering principles, techniques, procedures, equipment and technology.

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.

Must be available to be on call 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Valid driver’s license required.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional Engineering License.

Background, Experience & Training in Rail Transit Communications and Signaling.

Required Education/Experience

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 seven (7) years of project management experience to include project scope development, scheduling, planning, administration, budget and coordination of the design and construction of rail transit force account projects in an operations environment.

Other Information

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 $97,448.00 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.



$84K - $100K