Chief Engineer for Design and Environmental Services

Chief Engineer for Design and Environmental Services

Website New Jersey Transit

Chief Engineer for Design and Environmental Services
New Jersey Transit (NJ TRANSIT)

NJ TRANSIT, the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, covers a service area of 5,325 square miles, linking major points in New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia.  Its nearly 12,000 employees deliver safe, reliable, and cost-effective service, providing approximately 270 million passenger trips each year with 2,221 buses, 1,231 commuter rail and 21 light rail vehicles on 252 bus routes and 12 rail lines.

NJ TRANSIT is seeking an innovative and forward-thinking executive to serve as Chief Engineer for Design and Environmental Services (Chief Engineer) as the company advances an ambitious $2+ billion Capital Program.

Reporting to the head of Capital Planning and Programs (CP&P), the Chief Engineer will lead a team of over thirty employees in two units, Engineering and Architectural Design and Environmental Services.  S/he will be responsible for the design of projects repairing and rehabilitating NJ TRANSIT facilities and infrastructure, and for the design of new infrastructure projects.

The Chief Engineer also establishes engineering and architectural standards and policies and serves as primary liaison to permitting authorities.  In addition, the Chief Engineer assists the head of CP&P in accomplishing the broader goals and objectives of NJ TRANSIT, working closely with its Board of Directors, executives, and senior level managers.

The ideal candidate will possess:

·         A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited college.

·         Certification as a Professional Engineer and the ability to obtain New Jersey State registration within six months.

·         Ten years of progressively responsible experience in the application of engineering management principles, such as design, engineering and construction of large scale capital projects, with a minimum of 2 of the 10 years in an executive-level position.

·         Experience in a transportation/transit environment preferred.

NJ TRANSIT is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

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