AECOM Light Rail Vehicle Operator in Jersey City, New Jersey

United States of America - New Jersey, Jersey City

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Light Rail Vehicle Operator to be based in our Jersey City, NJ location.

Typical Responsibilities:

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 9/7/2017-9/7/2018.

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


  • Basic math skills and basic mechanical skills

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with no suspensions or moving violations within the past 3 years

  • At interview, present a satisfactory driver's abstract showing violations, suspensions and points for the past 3 years

  • Good oral and written communication skills

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Knowledge of Employee Timetable and/or New Jersey State Traffic laws

  • Previous experience performing vehicle maintenance

  • Previous experience operating and servicing heavy motor vehicles

  • Prior experience in heavy motor vehicle transportation such as military transport

Additional Information:

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

  • Due to the safety-sensitive nature of the position, the successful candidate must pass an elevated background screening which includes a review of specific drug and alcohol testing records for the past two years from the previous employer.

  • 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.

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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 to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Transportation Operations Management / Traffic Monitoring

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196289BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.