Principal Engineer, Electrical

NJ Transit
Newark, New Jersey
Jun 24, 2024
Jun 27, 2024
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Move forward with us! At NJ TRANSIT, you'll 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're looking to hire talented folks with a love of learning to make it all possible.


This role will focus on the design, development, documentation, and construction of electrical engineering projects for various NJT facilities in compliance with applicable building codes.

Roles and Responsibilities:

Helps develop scope of work with operating units, including preliminary budgets, schedules, feasibility studies and cost/benefit analyses for complex engineering projects.

Designs, prepares, reviews, and/or approves plans, specifications, cost estimates, and other contract documents, including those by outside consultants. Performs code reviews and insures code compliance. Coordinates as necessary with utilities and other outside review agencies.

Ability to develop selective coordination, short circuit, and arc flash studies.

Coordinates work with other engineering and architectural disciplines

Responds to RFIs, reviews submittals, and executes change orders. Monitors construction progress, and coordinates with Construction Management and Building Inspectors.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

Baccalaureate in Electrical Engineering or related field, and 5 years of applied progressive experience.

AutoCAD proficiency required. REVIT experience a plus.

Experience with arc flash/short circuit analysis software desirable (EasyPower, ETAP, SKM, et al)

Must be familiar with primary distribution systems; knowledge of solar power and electric vehicle charging systems a plus.

Familiarity with IBC, NEC, NESC, and state & local building codes necessary

Demonstrated ability to analyze and modify existing electrical systems

Demonstrated ability to develop new electrical system models and select equipment using industry-standard software.

Project Management experience a plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

EIT Certification preferred (or acquisition strongly encouraged within 2 years of hire)

Professional Engineer license desirable

Physical Demands:

Light. Some field work may require climbing steps and/or ladders.

Working Environment:

Office environment with some field work required

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

Comprehensive Family Health Insurance - Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision, Prescription

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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