Job Overview

  • Salary Offer $62,000-$65,000 annually
  • Experience Level Some Experience
  • Total Years Experience 3-5
  • Education High School Diploma or GED

Company Information:

Regional Transit Service (RTS) is a regional transit authority established by New York State with more than 1,000 employees who proudly serve customers and business partners in Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, and Wyoming counties. Recognized as one of the best-run transit systems in the nation, RTS partners with the community it serves to provide vital, safe, and sustainable transportation services to nearly 8 million people each year. We carry out our mission by connecting our customers to jobs, school, healthcare, shopping, and recreational activities every day.


Using engineering principles and design software, the Electrical Engineer helps to design, develop, and maintain electrical control systems and/or components to required specifications, focusing on economy, safety, reliability, quality, and sustainability. The Electrical Engineer is also responsible for planning and coordinating facilities projects, which may include any of the following items: architectural, structural, mechanical, plumbing, fueling, and/or fire safety. This is an entry-level position.

REPORTS TO:  Engineering Manager




Staying Healthy: Medical, Dental (currently free) and Vision (currently free), Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Feeling Secure: Disability Insurance, Pension Plan, NY State Deferred Compensation Plan, Life & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance, Accident Insurance, Group Specified Disease Insurance and Hospital Insurance

Work-Life Balance: Paid Time Off (PTO: 17 days upon hire; accrue additional time after 1 year), Employee Assistance Program, Paid Holidays, Verizon Wireless Discount, On-site Fitness Center open 24/7, Employee Wellness Program, Culture & Inclusion Council, BJ’s Wholesale Club Discount, and more!



  • Utilizes computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment to perform engineering tasks.
  • Directs and coordinates construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, and testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, and design requirements.
  • Inspects completed installations and observes operations to ensure conformance to design and equipment specifications and compliance with operational and safety standards.
  • May be involved in developing budgets, estimating labor, material, and construction costs, and procurement.
  • Ensures that life safety systems (fire alarms, sprinkler systems and generators) are maintained and functioning as designed and that future installations are consistent with company standards.
  • Ensures that heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems are maintained and functioning as designed and that future systems are consistent with company standards.
  • Assists with the management of the company’s zero-emission master plan and sustainability plan.
  • Assists with the implementation and monitoring of a zero-emission fleet.
  • Ability to respond at various hours to address issues that may arise at company facilities that require the Engineering and Facilities Management department assistance.



  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s a degree in Electrical Engineering or related field required
  • 0-2 years’ experience working in Electrical Engineering or similar field
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.



  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills, including proficient to advanced knowledge in Microsoft Windows, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Project, and Visio
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong problem-solving and math skills
  • Strong project management skills



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit while using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee frequently is required to talk, hear, see, and use a computer. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee may occasionally be required to travel commercially.



Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA) has a zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy for all employees in accordance with state and federal law. All internal and external applicants will be required to undergo drug testing before employment and will be subject to further drug and/or alcohol testing throughout their employment in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulatory requirements.

RGRTA is committed to equal opportunity for all, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. RGRTA will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business.

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