Playing a vital role in the economy of New York State and Connecticut, Metro-North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation with an annual ridership of over 82 million. A dynamic organization with a strong focus on customer service, safety, and new technologies, Metro-North employs approximately 5,900 people. Operating out of its home base in New York City’s historic Grand Central Terminal, the railroad’s three lines serve 120 stations in seven counties in New York and two counties in Connecticut. In 2011, Metro-North received the prestigious International Brunel Award for Overall Excellence in Railroad Design, recognizing its continuing work as a more efficient operation, its commitment to sustainability, and its focus on providing excellent customer service. Metro-North was the first American railroad to win this coveted award in its 26-year history. The competition is open to all passenger and freight railroads in the world. Metro-North has a reputation for rewarding employee resourcefulness and innovation, and offers excellent job opportunities in a challenging and diverse environment.
This position is responsible for assisting the Assistant Director, Environmental & Long Range Planning in the management and coordination of MNR efforts in the identification and resolution of all planning, design and implementation issues related to MTA/LIRR East Side Access (ESA). Ensure protection of MNR interests as ESA design/construction progresses.
Coordinate, communicate, and disseminate all ESA related issues within MNR with other MNR departments in resolving operational, environmental and institutional issues related to ESA.
Coordinate MNR’s involvement in the multi-agency (MNR, LIRR and MTACC) Rail Activation Plan. Provide support to MNR, MTACC and LIRR and attend Rail Activation Plan Task Working Group Meetings. Work with Metro-North representatives (various departments) to the Rail Activation Plan to ensure that MNR interests are protected. Identify issues from Rail Activation Plan meetings and work with teams to either resolve or bring issues to the attention of senior management. Assist in the preparation of the remainder of the Rail Activation Plan document. Provide assistance in developing Memorandum of Agreements, assessment and negotiation of cost sharing data with MTACC/ESA.
- Provide technical review, recommendations and analyses on Operation impact related to pedestrian flow, customer service, etc. in Grand Central Terminal (GCT)
- Act as liaison when needed, at ESA meetings and other external meetings related to ESA. Prepare and deliver presentations as needed.
- Draft status reports to Senior Management related to ESA
- Develop and coordinate annual internal control reviews
- Provide support for the Long Range Planning Department as designated PeopleSoft Representative
Bachelor’s Degree in Planning Strategic or Regional/Urban Planning, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Public Policy/Administration and/ or related field and a minimum of five (5) years experience in planning, design review and/or technical management of projects, preferably in a transportation operation.
Qualified applicants can submit an online application by clicking here. Applications due by April 16.