AECOM General Signal Foreman in Jersey City, New Jersey

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144926BR

Position Title General Signal Foreman

Job Category Transportation Operations Management / Traffic Monitoring

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - New Jersey

City Jersey City

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

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Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Assistant Signal Superintendent to be based in our Jersey City, New Jersey location.

Position Description:

• Supervises and manages the maintenance, construction and repair of all signal systems within the Hudson Bergen Light Rail System.

• Reviews defect notices, identifies problems and determines corrective repairs if needed.

• Direct supervision of craft employees on a daily basis.

• Must be familiar with all AECOM, FRA, FTA, NJT and DOT rules and regulations.

• Must be available to work and respond to any situation, 24 hours a day and seven days per week.

• Responsible for right-of-way excavation for installation of signal/communications cables, ducts, and foundations for communications equipment cases and huts.

• Trims trees, cuts brush and paints various communications equipment.

• Assigned tasks must be safely and responsibly performed.

• Responsible to assist qualified mechanics in the assembly of, installation and testing all communication related equipment.

• Will perform all other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements


  • High school diploma or demonstrated equivalent

  • Must be Safety Trained Supervisor within 6 months of hire date.

  • Must pass a written electrical test, panel interview, and practical qualification exam to proceed through the selection process.


  • Minimum of 5 years working in railroad maintenance operations with 2 years as a Signal Maintainer or Signal Engineer

  • Minimum of 3 years working with electrical and mechanical apparatuses.

  • Must have a demonstrated aptitude for electronic/electrical work with the ability to use various hand tools.

  • Must have ability to perform heavy lifting tasks.

  • Must possess a basic electronics background, either acquired through formal training and/or practical experience including knowledge of OHM's law and series/parallel circuits.

  • Must possess prior troubleshooting and mechanical experience (e.g. auto mechanic, generators, transformers, electric motor repair).

  • Must be able to accurately read blueprints and repair manuals

  • Must possess a valid driver's license with no moving violations or suspensions within the last 3 years.

  • A Certified Drivers Abstract presented at the interview is required to validate driving records

Preferred Qualifications

• Technical or Trade school training, two year minimum preferred

• Supervisory experience

Additional Information:

  • Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass Drug and Alcohol Testing, Agility Testing and Background Screening before starting.

  • Please be advised that all internal candidates interested in applying must have a satisfactory discipline record during the period from 09/29/15 to 09/29/16.

  • Internal candidates interested in applying must have completed the probationary period, if applicable, for the position they currently maintain as specified in the agreement between URS and the TWU Local 229.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation benefits are not available for this position.

All external candidates interested in applying must go to


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.