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Senior Signal Circuit Designer

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Job ID: 31254
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop


Under the direction of the Senior Signal Engineer, the incumbent performs responsible technical duties in the rehabilitation and maintenance of the signal system governing train movements. The incumbent may also oversee subordinate Staff Signals Designers and Draftspersons in the performance of their duties related to the signals system.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Determine proper location of signals in connection with rehabilitation or modification of the signal system by means of manual or computerized speed-time-distance calculations.
  • Assist in establishing design concepts, criteria, and standards for vital and non-vital systems associated with the signal and train control system.
  • Design circuits required for rehabilitation and modifications to the signal system. Determines apparatus requirements and prepares cost estimates develops project schedules, and prepares circuit and wiring diagrams.
  • Prepare test plans, test procedures and conducts field and operational test on new, rehabilitated or modified signal system installations. Oversees the energizing of equipment, simulates various operating conditions, and test that signal apparatus operates in accordance with PATH and FRA requirements and that systems are functioning as designed.
  • Maintain file of signal system drawings, power diagrams, wiring diagrams and apparatus layouts; prepares new or revised drawings as required.

NOTE: The foregoing is not exclusive and is not meant to describe all those duties which may be assigned to a Senior Signal Designer


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering)
  • Progressively responsible related experience (5+ years) with electrical engineering, control systems, vital processor systems and transportation technologies
  • Knowledge and understanding of FRA rules and regulations
  • Experience with railway control systems (Positive Train Control, Communication Based Train Control, and/or Centralized Train Control systems)
  • Experience in medium and low voltage distribution
  • Experience with data communication network systems
  • Experience with signal control computer server systems
  • Direct related experience in designing /checking signal circuits and other related tasks recognized as signal design
  • Ability to create independent signal designs
  • Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to develop and motivate personnel
  • Ability to manage multiple projects
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment skills and provide effective solutions to complex problems
  • Related experience with managing scopes and schedules
  • Diverse experience specific to railroad systems experience include:
  • Operations
  • Troubleshooting
  • Field testing
  • Factory testing
  • Training


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience in the supervision and/or design of a rail transit signal and/or train control system, or approved equivalent of electronic- and/or computer-based industrial controls systems.
  • The candidate must posses a thorough knowledge and understanding of signal, train control, and/or electronic/computer design applicable to a rail rapid transit system and associated computer-based and electronic industrial controls systems.
  • Abilities and skills include reading scaled plan and profile drawings; use of computer-based calculation tool and application programs; development of signal block design; preparation of relay room, rack, case, cable, and power layouts and detailed wiring diagrams; performing vital and non-vital circuit design and circuit analysis; development of test procedures and directing and conducting circuit and operational test; preparation of technical specifications and reports. Must possess effective verbal and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with staff at all levels and with outside consultants, contractors, and agencies.

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.

About The Port Authority

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, 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, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


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

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