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Job Description: This entry level opportunity is for persons who truly enjoy customer service, have strong mental math skills, and possess either mechanical or leadership potential. Collectors ensure that NICTD’s passengers are properly greeted, pay correct fares, receive information regarding their destinations, and arrive at their destination safely. Specific tasks include assistance to passengers when boarding or alighting from coaches, help with luggage and packages, answering passenger questions, collecting proper fares, handling passenger emergencies, remitting NICTD funds collected from passengers, and coordinating with the conductor and engineer in the safe operation of the train. During their career, collectors must accept promotion as directed by management to service as a conductor or engineer. Locations and assignments are determined by seniority. Persons should expect to work weekends, nights, holidays, relief assignments, and without choice of location. Some positions also require being “on call” for twenty-four (24) hour periods. Must be 21 years of age. Click HERE for full position description; including mandatory and preferred skill requirements.

Salary and Benefits: Wages start at $20.00/hr and increase 5% per year until maximum rate of $26.66 is reached.   Promoted employees will earn up to $28.87/hr as conductors and $29.73/hr as engineers. The benefits include pensions, commissions, tuition reimbursement, medical care, dental care, and life insurance.

Work Location: Assignments are based on seniority. You must be willing to accept work assignments at Hammond (starting 2024) or Michigan City.

How To Apply: Click HERE to begin the application process. NICTD does not accept requests for interviews or faxed/mailed/hand delivered resumes. Follow and complete all of the requirements within the link to be considered for the position. You are encouraged to upload a resume and/or cover letter along with your completed application. Applicants who do not complete all portions of the application will not be considered.

IMPORTANT NOTE – READ THIS: If you have previously applied on line, you must FIRST contact Ms. Winn at shelly.winn@nictd.com or (219) 874-4221 ext. 253 to re-set your on-line record to accept a second application. Applicants must complete the on-line application form (with or without optional (but encouraged) submission of resume) and questionnaire on or before 9 a.m., Monday, April 19, 2021.   Apply early for best opportunity for consideration; NICTD reserves the option to close this solicitation early and without advance notice.


NICTD seeks a qualified and experienced candidate to be considered as Assistant Project Manager for our West Lake Corridor Project. Reporting to our Deputy Project Manager, the Assistant PM will assist with executing and monitoring project activities for this major capital expansion project with a current estimated budget of $944.9 million. This is a unique opportunity to help shape the future of both the South Shore Line and the regional economy for the next 100 years. The successful candidate will join a team that is dedicated to successfully completing this capital investment project on time and within budget.  Click HERE for a full description of the responsibilities for this opportunity.

Position Requirements:

The following qualifications and skills are required, or highly desirable, as stated below:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, engineering technology, architecture, construction management, or other related field; AND candidates shall have a minimum of seven (7) years of progressive experience managing and coordinating design and construction projects, preferably in a rail/transit environment; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • The candidate shall also have at least two (2) years of experience managing internal or third party consultant staff in a project manager, deputy PM, assistant PM, or project coordinator type of role.
  • Experience with transit infrastructure projects funded by the Federal Transit Administration is preferred.
  • Familiarity with a Design-Build project delivery method is preferred.
  • An understanding of the basic principles of contracting with third parties for professional services, as well as administering contracts and contract compliance.
  • A strong skill set in budget development and compliance, with State and Federal funding sources.
  • The ability to manage and successfully work with a multifaceted team including architects, engineers, construction inspectors, technicians, General Contractors and subcontractors, and others in a professional and/or technical manner.
  • Capable of negotiating contract change orders and resolving contractual disputes. Prepare independent cost estimates/budgets for additional work as needed.
  • The ability to prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence, policies, procedures, and other written materials.
  • A self-starter who can organize and prioritize a variety of project tasks in an effective and timely manner, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines.
  • Someone with a Professional Engineering (PE) License or that is a Certified Construction Manager is desirable. Someone with OSHA 30 course certification also would be helpful and preferred but not required.
  • Strong leadership qualities with the ability to identify problems, and develop and implement solutions.
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), as well as project management software including a familiarity with Primavera, e-Builder, SharePoint, and Bluebeam.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A valid driver’s license, as well as no drug, alcohol, or felony convictions.
  • Must pass all required assessments and background screenings.

Salary and Benefits

The annual salary is projected within the range of $75,000 to $90,000 based on educational background, skills, and work history. As mentioned earlier, this is a contract-to-hire position. The project is expected to last for three (3) more years with revenue service anticipated to commence in May 2025. Upon project completion, the District may offer the manager another at-will opportunity with responsibilities and salary to be determined at that time. Such offer is not guaranteed. Full time management employment benefits such as, but not limited to, health insurance, vacation, Railroad Retirement Board benefits, and supplemental pension are included. Limited relocation funding may be available.  Further details are available during the interview process. 

How to Apply

Deliver, mail, fax, or e-mail a resume outlining your training, experience, and work history no later than 1 p.m., Friday, April 30, 2021, to NICTD’s Director of Human Resources & Labor Relations at the address listed below. A cover letter is also encouraged, but not required. Late applications resumes will not be accepted, nor will NICTD accept responsibility for misdirected, lost, or misaddressed resumes. Apply early for consideration; NICTD reserves the option to close this opportunity before the stated deadline. Any applicant who desires confirmation that a resume has been received is encouraged to either hand deliver their materials or send them by certified mail. Submission of an application does not guarantee an interview.  

Deliver all applications to:

Director Human Resources & Labor Relations

Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Attn: Assistant PM – West Lake Corridor

601 N. Roeske Avenue

Michigan City, IN 46360-2669

Fax: (219) 872-5841

E-Mail: bjarne.henderson@nictd.com