Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority | Charlestown, MA, US
Salary Range:$75,000 – $93,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 25 days ago

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$35.65 - $54.85 Hourly
21 Arlington Avenue, Charlestown
Job Type
MBTA - Power Systems Maintenance
Job Number
11/25/2022 11:59 PM Eastern
Power Systems Maintenance
Union Affiliation
L105 Technical Engineers
Safety Sensitive
This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Incumbents will be subject to periodic random drug & alcohol testing.
Essential Classification
During declared States of Emergencies, employees working in this classification are required to report to work for their assigned work hours or as directed by supervisory personnel.
Job Summary

At the MBTA, we envision a thriving region enabled by a best-in-class transit system. Our mission is to serve the public by providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation. MBTA’s core values are built around safety, service, equity, and sustainability. Each employee that works for the MBTA performs their roles based on our vision, mission, and values.

The Engineer will be responsible for developing preliminary engineering designs, specification and standards for modifications to the power systems of the Authority.

Duties & Responsibilities

Participate in the development, implementation and monitoring of comprehensive plans for improvements.
Coordinate the planning, scheduling and implementation of all testing performed for the purpose of improving the reliability of stems components.
Monitor the reliability of major systems and selected components.
Calculate material takeoffs.
Order materials and ensure timely delivery.
Conduct site inspections of systems and materials to verify quality.
Direct and check the work of employees in other classifications.
Prepare required reports.
Remain current with the MBTA's Safety Plan as well as the position's outline responsibilities. Respond to each inquiry, whether from a customer, vendor or coworker in a courteous and professional manner.
Work any and all shifts and/or locations as assigned or directed.
Drive a company or personal vehicle to visit work sites and to assist at emergencies and/or events as needed.
Respond or report to work as directed by supervisory personnel for emergencies, extreme weather conditions, or any other abnormal conditions that impair service or the safety of service, twenty-four (24) hour, seven (7) day per week basis.
Adhere to the rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the Authority including the EEO, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment and Anti-Retaliation policies.
Perform related duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements & Qualifications

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology or a related field.
Zero (0) to two (2) years of experience in electrical, mechanical, or electronic engineering or a related field.
Experience with high voltage AC power distribution networks and their associated electrical control systems.
Experience with DC power distribution networks and their associated electrical control systems.
Familiarity with control systems hardware and automated control and monitoring systems.
Effective organizational, analytical, time management and multitasking skills.
Working knowledge of CAD, Word, Excel, mainframe or database applications.
The ability to pass: background screenings? a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check? and the MBTA's medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening.
Have excellent customer service and communication skills.
The ability to provide internal and external customers with a courteous and professional experience.
Adhere to rules, regulations, collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) and policies of the MBTA including the EEO, anti-discrimination, anti-harassment, and anti-retaliation policies
Ability to supervise or work effectively with diverse workforce • Ability to comprehend, communicate, and respond to instructions, orders, signs, notices, inquiries, etc. in English
Ability to pass a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check, background screening, and the MBTA’s medical requirements, including a physical examination and drug and alcohol screening
Have a satisfactory work record for the two (2) years immediately prior to the closing date of this posting, including overall employment, job performance, discipline, and safety records (infractions and/or offenses occurring after the closing of the posting and before the filling of a vacancy may preclude a candidate from consideration for selection)
Ability to work all shifts and / or locations assigned, directed, or necessary for this position, including up to twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week as necessary to accommodate severe weather conditions, emergencies, or any other circumstances that may potentially impact service or the safety of service
All MBTA employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and demonstrate, at appropriate intervals, that they have received all subsequent doses (“boosters”) of the COVID-19 vaccine as recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Council on Immunization Practices and as those recommendations may be updated.
* The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and complexity of the work being performed by staff assigned to this job and do not represent an exhaustive list of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities required of staff assigned to this position.

** The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Substitutions Include



Three (3) years of experience in electrical, mechanical, or electronic engineering or a related field.
Employment Benefits at the MBTAThe MBTA offers comprehensive benefits packages to employees. Types of benefits offered at the MBTA are subject to the union affiliation / Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of the position to which you apply. Benefits that may apply to your position include the following: Insurance: Health, Dental, Vision, Life (basic and supplemental), Long-Term Disability Paid Time Off (PTO): Vacation, Personal Days, Sick Leave, Paid Holidays Retirement: pension or deferred compensation 401(a), plus MBTA contributions Tuition Reimbursement (up to $10,000 per year) Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) for student loans Commuter Choice Parking Program: pre-tax benefits for parking Flexible Spending Account (FSA): pre-tax benefits for healthcare-related expenses Discounted tickets for concerts, movies, travel / vacation, etc. via TicketsAtWork.com Shopping discounts via GovX.com Verizon and AT&T service discounts And more...The above information is meant to be a general overview of the benefit programs offered by the MBTA. This summary is not a contract and is not meant to change the provisions of union contracts or Authority policy and does not establish a binding past practice. The MBTA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
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