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Assistant Superintendent, Way & Structures Division

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Job ID: 31124
Department: Rail Transit
Location: Journal Square Transp. Center


PATH is looking for an Assistant Superintendent to join its Way & Structures Division. Under the general supervision of the Superintendent, Way & Structures Division, the successful candidate will be responsible to assist the Superintendent in the day-to-day oversight of the Way & Structures Division.  The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of administrative and managerial duties in the maintenance of rail systems and structures including oversight of staff including union agreements/negotiations, grievances, absence management, overtime, etc. 

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will also include assisting the Superintendent in:

  • Ensuring safety and continuity of rail transit operations through integrity of track, power rail, structural, drainage, mechanical, buildings systems and fare control to provide excellent customer service and meet demands of increasing ridership;
  • Ensuring that systems and facilities contribute to improvements in safe, reliable, on-time performance, with efficiencies in annual operating and maintenance costs through effective resource management;
  • Implementing capital improvements to enhance PATH’s Business Plan. 

Work is performed within broad established policies and procedures but will require the use of initiative and originality in the development of improved maintenance programs and procedures and the efficient use of manpower, materials, and equipment.

About PATH

PATH operates 24 hours per day/7 days per week/365 days per year.  Employees are required to work weekends, holidays, atypical hours (evening and midnight shifts) and during inclement weather conditions. Incumbents may be subjected to mandatory overtime at the beginning or end of their scheduled tour, or on their days off.  A union seniority system dictates work schedules for jobs represented by one of PATH’s unions, and time off may not be immediately available during the usual summer and holiday periods.  Working conditions will be challenging, including but not limited to inclement weather, direct contact with the public, in tunnel and outside areas during active train service, and an industrial environment. Commitment to attendance is expected and required



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

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil, Structural or Mechanical Engineering is required, with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in increasingly responsible management roles in the design, engineering, construction, and/or maintenance at PATH or other Transit Systems; in lieu of a degree, a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience with increased managerial responsibility in design, engineering, construction, and/or maintenance at PATH or other transit agencies will fulfill this requirement.  
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration regulations and industry standards. 
  • Thorough knowledge of railroad systems and operations, specifically in the areas of track and power rail.  


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Technical knowledge of Structural Integrity Program requirements and building maintenance.
  • Wide range and in-depth knowledge of various components of transit systems in order that decisions can be made regarding maintenance and program planning.
  • Thorough knowledge of safety procedures and codes.
  • Thorough knowledge of business and financial analysis, cost/schedule estimating, project management, logistics, manpower management and current technology trends.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, effective motivational skills, and experience in successfully working with diverse employee groups and organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem and analysis resolution, and labor relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact successfully with all levels of management staff, external contacts and agencies.
  • Demonstrated ability to make prudent, independent decisions under unusual circumstances and pressures.
  • Ability to establish liaisons with contractor representatives and maintenance equipment manufacturers.
  • Assist in preparation of divisional budget estimates, investigates reasons for variances between actual performance and estimates.
  • Represent Superintendent in all investigations relative to railroad emergencies and remediation of same.
  • Ability to conduct hearings of employees that may lead to discipline being assessed in accordance with existing labor agreements for any rule infractions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PATH Book of Rules.

Compensation & Benefits

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.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.


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

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