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NJ Transit Manager, Contract Oversight Maintenance of Equipment in Newark, New Jersey

Manager, Contract Oversight Maintenance of Equipment

Light Rail & Contract Services

Job Description:

Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you will join us in transforming the third -largest transportation agency in North America. We are committed to delivering safe, reliable service that gets our customers to their destinations on time- and we are looking to hire people with a love of learning to make it all possible!


Reporting to the NJ Transit Superintendent of Light Rail Operations – HBLR - This Position manages and monitors the Design, Build, Operate and Maintain (DBOM) activities of the Contractor in all related aspects of that Operation. The positions is responsible for ensuring that the interests of NJ Transit are protected and that the Contractor meets or exceeds requirements of service quality management in providing the customer with clean, safe, and reliable transportation.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and analyzes the operating policies and procedures of the contractor based upon the accepted “best practices’ of the industry.

  • Reviews Daily Reports to ensure that incidents, unusual occurrences, or accidents are reflected accordingly.

  • Ensures that the Contractor follows “best practices” and contractual requirements in relations with Local, County, State and Federal Governmental entities; liaisons with NJ Transit Governmental Affairs, Corporate Communications, NJTPD, and other NJ Transit departments and divisions as required.

  • Coordinates with the Contractor with the review of plans to ensure the compliance with NJ Transit Engineering Standards, the proper issuance of permits, establishment of Temporary Access Permits, and third-party compliance.

  • Supervises O&M compliance in the areas of Maintenance of Equipment – LRT Rolling Stock: Daily Inspections, Scheduled Inspections, Preventative Maintenance, Overhaul activity.

  • Works with the Contractor in conceptual planning and design for system wide enhancement and improvement in the areas of maintenance to ensure no adverse service impacts to the public are incurred.

  • Monitors the Capital Asset Replacement Program and provides input to Capital Budget Preparation and Variance analysis.

  • Backfills the duties and responsibilities of the NJ TRANSIT Superintendent as needed/directed. May also be deployed to perform same functions at RiverLINE and/or Newark Light Rail as directed/needed

This Position Supervises:

  • N/A

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Transportation, Industrial Management, or Business Administration or a similar field is preferred.

  • Three (3) years of closely related experience in commuter rail transportation, vehicle maintenance, or infrastructure maintenance, may be substituted for each year of education required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written skills with experience in the oversight of and/or the conduct of a performance/operating contract is strongly preferred.

  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal governing policies and regulations as related to the discipline of equipment maintenance in a rail environment is strongly desired.

Physical Demands,Working Environment,& Other Condition s:

  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing, walking on ballast in a storage yard or along the Right of Way, stepping over Rails.

  • Working in office, field, and s hop environments.

  • Four Season outside work

At NJ Transit, you will enjoy a competitive salary and excellent benefits package:

  • Comprehensive Family Health Insurance – Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Life Insurance

  • Paid Leave

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits Plan

  • Retirement Plans

  • 401(a) - Retirement plan with a 6% employer contribution

  • 401(k) - Retirement saving plan with up to an 3% company match

  • 457(b) - Deferred Savings Plan

At NJ TRANSIT, diversity and inclusivity are vital to our success as we are committed to hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and veteran status. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we encourage all qualified applicants to apply and join our team.

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