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Senior Electrical Engineer (SCADA)

Job ID: 32405
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop


Supervise and provide direction to PS&C staff related to the planning, scheduling and assigning of asset maintenance, repairs, installation, construction, inspection, testing, operation, training and documentation of technical systems.

Ensure that the various mission-critical operating systems are integrated to function with enhanced safety and improved reliability and efficiency. This includes interfaces with the existing Unified Communications Network (DWDM / SONET), the new ATC System, the new PATH Train Control and Communications (PTCC) Center, the existing and new power and electrical distribution systems and related SCADA System, Access Control and Intrusion Detection Systems, other security-related systems, asset maintenance management systems, and other computer-based systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Design, program and implement systems integration processes.
  • Oversee staff in carrying out preventive technical maintenance routines, equipment repairs, testing, and new installations in accordance with plans and budget.
  • Monitor performance, quality and safety of work; maintaining records; assigning and directing testing and investigatory activities.
  • Conduct field inspections and site investigations. Investigate causes of malfunctions and respond to system audit recommendations.
  • Review design and construction submittals; plan for upgrades and modifications; prepare estimates, schedules, reports, and other document.
  • The foregoing is not exclusive and is not meant to describe all those duties that may be assigned.



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

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Computer Science, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience; SCADA and other related Control System Design & Integration experience in the direct involvement of the design, installation, integration, testing, and/or maintenance of control, computer, and/or communications-related systems.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ supervisory experience in the design, installation, integration, testing, and/or maintenance of control, computer, and/or communications-related systems.



Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience with Visual C++ Programming, Wonderware, TI PLCs, GE PLCs, and other market PLC units programming and programming languages.
  • Experience in integrating systems and technologies that are both the industry leading technology and industry legacy systems
  • Experience with automated diagnostic systems, including troubleshooting of system and process control issues; computer communications network, high-speed data network, computer programming.
  • Experience with Siemens PLC Programming, Visual Basic, Cimplicity HMI, Kepware, and OPC Servers
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and isolate complex system level problems.
  • Knowledge of current technology trends, industry practices, standards and codes.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in previous work assignments.
  • Excellent oral and written communications and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively interface with internal staff, customers, partners, and vendors.
  • Skilled in problem analysis and resolution as well as project management.


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

The Port Authority Trans Hudson Corporation (PATH), an FRA-regulated commuter railroad, is the primary transit link between Manhattan and New Jersey communities and suburban commuter railroads.  Carrying over 75 million passengers per year, PATH trains run 24 hours a day, seven days a week, one of the few 24-hour systems in the world.  Since the early 20th Century, PATH and its predecessor, the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, have carried passengers between New Jersey and points in Midtown and Lower Manhattan, serving as a key link in the regions transportation network and as a catalyst for continued residential, commercial and employment growth.

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.



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

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