AECOM Light Rail Vehicle Operator in Jersey City, New Jersey

Requisition/Vacancy No. 152211BR

Position Title Light Rail Vehicle Operator

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 Light Rail Vehicle Operator to be based in our Jersey City, NJ location.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for the safe, courteous and professional operation of Light Rail Vehicles.

  • Professionally operate radios; assist wheelchair patrons; inspect vehicles and record or report deficiencies as appropriate; operate track switches; provide hand signals or traffic flagging when necessary; observe track, passenger stations and power substations; report any unusual conditions; provide both bus and light rail service information to passengers in a congenial manner; complete written reports.

  • LRV Operators report to the Superintendent of Transportation as well as Line Supervisors, Train Masters, Controllers and Yard Masters.

  • They will be governed by current mechanical, electrical, and brake instructions pertaining to the safety, preparation and operation of trains.

  • LRV Operators must be qualified on the physical characteristics of the territory over which they are to operate.

  • LRV Operators will be responsible for the observance of signals and for controlling movements accordingly.

To prevent injury to persons, to prevent damage to property, and to avoid collisions and derailments they must be able to:

  • Regulate the speed of their train

  • Exercise discretion, care, and vigilance in moving their train.

The LRV Operator is responsible for the conduct of other employees in the operating cab of an LRV. He or she will see that they are familiar with their duties and instruct them if necessary.

Please be advised that all internal candidates interested in applying must have a satisfactory discipline record during the period from 2/10/16 to 2/10/17.

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 AECOM and the TWU Local 229.

All external candidates interested in applying must go to

Minimum Requirements


  • High School Diploma or demonstrated equivalent required


  • Prior experience on an operating railroad, urban transportation system, or bus rapid transit system (BRT)

  • Knowledge of: Employee Timetable, New Jersey State Traffic laws, basic mathematics, and basic mechanics

  • Applicant must have a valid Driver’s License and a clean driving record for the past 3 years

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

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Able to make decisions, work under pressure, and follow directions

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information:

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

  • Qualified applicants must successfully complete the Hudson Bergen Light Rail Vehicle training program, and maintain a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record.

  • LRV (Light Rail Vehicle) operators must have an acceptable work record with a satisfactory attendance history.

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

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


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.