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Electrical Engineer

Job ID: 33037
Department: Rail Transit
Location: PATH Consolidated Shop


Reporting to the Manager, Technical Services, the Engineer will be responsible for the preparation of electrical engineering studies scope, review of engineering contract drawings, technical specifications and construction cost estimates; evaluate project scopes, develop design criteria, prepare and maintain critical infrastructure drawing files and database for PATH's electrical systems.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Prepare preliminary criteria for new construction of electrical projects and designs for the alteration of existing structures and utility systems.
  • Review criteria including tolerances, dimensions, shapes and sizes, and determines the properties required in materials and feasible construction methods.
  • Development of preliminary conceptual design work and planning for Capital Projects and Major Work Programs.
  • Provide internal support and recommendations for work projects with design alternatives and associated cost, for future planning and funding of projects.
  • Preparation of drawings (using AutoCAD), technical specifications, cost estimates, and purchase orders.
  • Production and Development of biddable and constructible Documents to meet the requirements for internal work orders within time schedules determined for project completion and budgeted funds.
  • Performs engineering design, including technical analysis and associated economic studies and make recommendations.
  • Ensure technical integrity, safety, efficient operation, maintainability and sound economics of the projects. Ensures that projects are coordinated with other disciplines, Line Department facilities and outside entities.
  • Minimize disruption of normal facility operations.
  • Maintain knowledge of state of the art technology and equipment such as power distribution systems, microprocessor based control systems, computed assisted design, specialized systems such as Lighting, Fire, Security, UPS, variable speed drives, fiber optics, traction power systems, etc.
  • Ensure that PA facilities are designed in accordance with the most advance technology available.
  • Assist in incident investigations and analysis, and develop corrective measures.
  • This position will be located in Jersey City, NJ. Applicant must be available for call-in and/or extended work hours.


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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in increasingly responsible lead engineering, related to the design, engineering, construction, testing, commissioning, and/or operation and maintenance (O&M) of commercial/industrial electrical and power distribution systems.
  • Design experience must include electrical systems, underground power distribution systems, low voltage power distribution systems, lighting systems, electrical calculations such as equipment sizing, short circuit, voltage drop, load studies, etc., preparation of contract drawings, coordination of technical specifications with contract drawings and cost estimating.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Experience in electrical systems design, underground power distribution systems, low voltage power distribution systems, electric motors and controls, lighting and communication systems.
  • Experience in performing electrical calculations such as equipment sizing, short circuit, voltage drop, load studies, etc.
  • Proficiency in preparing contract drawings such as power distribution one-lines, riser and interconnection diagrams, equipment layouts, plans, sections, details, etc.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work independently and prioritize as required.
  • Ability to manage, and prioritize multiple assignments.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Electrical CAD design software, AutoCAD & Revit.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable industry standards, codes, and practices, and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic rail transit operations and safety procedures.
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and decision-making skills, including business and financial
  • analysis, cost/schedule estimating, and current electrical technology applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, including ability to complete complex
  • technical assignments and prepare and analyze technical reports.
  • Proficient in the use of standard office computer application programs, including Microsoft Office. Effective interpersonal and motivational skills, and experience in successfully working with, leading, and supervising diverse employee groups, including unionized, supervisory, and administrative and clerical staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate successfully with all levels of management, other Divisions and Departments, and external business contacts and agencies.
  • Ability to work in both an office and field environment in an operating rail rapid transit system and medium-voltage high-tension electrical facilities.

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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