Superintendent, Low Voltage Electrical Systems

Expiring today

Nov 23, 2021
Dec 05, 2021
Full Time

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited college or university in Electrical Engineering or related field
    • In lieu of a Bachelor's Degree, 4 years of experience maintaining extensive electrical systems may be considered (in addition to the required minimum experience listed below

Formal electrical trade school required.

  • Minimum of (5) years of experience in directing and maintaining extensive electrical systems, preferably within a rapid transit railway systems.
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience required

  • Possession of a valid vehicle operator's license issued from state of residence.

  • Formal electrical trade school

Medical Group:

Satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position, if required. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.

Mission Essential Designation
  • In accordance with the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) this job has been identified as critical to mission essential functions. Incumbents in this role may be required to report to or continue to work in the event of authorized office closings or service suspensions due to severe weather, natural disaster, fire, operational emergencies or related events.


This position is responsible for effectively and efficiently managing, planning, scheduling, coordinating the maintenance, removal and replacement of electrical equipment, and keeping all of the Authorities low voltage electrical distribution systems in a state of good repair and working order.

  • Assists in the planning, development and implementation of preventive maintenance, rehabilitation, and replacement of all low voltage electrical systems and ensure that all electrical systems are maintained to the highest operating standards and in accordance with applicable codes and maintenance standards.
  • Assists Authority's engineers with technical evaluations of new equipment and techniques to insure that the Authority's electrical systems result in the maximum opportunity for cost effectiveness and efficient operation.
  • Ensures that effective and adequate contingency plans are provided in the event of an emergency and that properly trained personnel and appropriate equipment is available to restore low voltage electrical systems to normal operation.
  • Establishes and maintains responsive and cooperative relationships with internal and external customers to continue to build effective relationships throughout the organization.
  • Directs timely investigations into equipment failures and department incidents, determines causes and initiates appropriate for correction.
  • Presents oral and written reports to Assistant General Superintendent on areas of assigned responsibility as may be appropriate.
  • Manages, supervises and evaluates assigned personnel to include applicant selections, disciplinary actions, and grievance resolutions.
  • Plans, coordinates, and reviews work assigned to staff, special projects, etc. Performs periodic review of all work assigned and reports status to the Office of General Superintendent.
  • Responsible for ensuring the safety of all employees assigned, thru the direction and implementations of monthly, weekly, and daily safety briefings. Performs periodic safety inspections of field locations, office and work environments to ensure compliance.
  • Directs the investigations of all personal injuries and accidents, works with the Department of Safety to determine root cause and corrective or preventable action.
  • Directs the implementation of strategic business plans and processes of the department, follows up with audits to ensure compliance.
  • Prepares budgetary forecasts on departments electrical systems and equipment. Estimate staffing and material requirements, product efficiency and the need for improvement. Analyze labor and equipment report summaries.

Evaluation Criteria

Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.

Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
  • Skills and/or behavioral assessment
  • Personal interview
  • Verification of education and experience (including certifications and licenses)
  • Criminal Background Check (a criminal conviction is not an automatic bar to employment)
  • Medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening (for safety sensitive positions)
  • Review of a current motor vehicle report


WMATA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law.

This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.