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Senior Track Engineer - Construction

Company: Keolis North America
Location: Somerville
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Minimum Knowledge and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering and minimum of five (5) years' practical experience in either a railroad or construction management environment or ten (10) years of practical experience in a railroad construction management environment.
  • Demonstrated acumen with regulatory requirements including DOT, FRA, and OSHA.
  • Comprehensive Knowledge of American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association and Association of American Railroads specifications and regulations.
  • Proficient understanding of construction means and methods.-- Skills:
    • Highly organized and disciplined project management skills, with detailed knowledge of best practice project management tools.
    • Proven ability to lead by example to foster positive cross functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders including multidisciplinary teams within a complex railroad environment or similar field.
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills as well as project management, time management, decision-making, and analytical skills in a deadline-driven role. Successfully communicate with a variety of disciplines and levels, both internal and external key stakeholders.
    • Proven ability to effectively manage a team in a comparable field (commercial negotiation, bidding, proposal development etc.) Experience managing specialist or consultants in financial modelling, engineering and/or technology fields. Key Accountabilities (Essential Job Duties):
      • Demonstrates understanding and adheres to the KCS principles of Employee Engagement, Operational Excellence, Safety & Security, and Economic Performance.
      • Implement and monitor operational practices to ensure equipment reliability and quality service while ensuring a safe and productive workplace.
      • Represent KCS-Engineering at construction, track outages, site inspections, as well as payment and payment documentation meetings with the MBTA.
      • Assist the Program Director by acting as a liaison between the MBTA, third- party contractors, and Massachusetts Realty Group when required.
      • Analyze utilization of department workforce and facilities to continuously identify improvement in work practices and scheduling.
      • Comply with and ensure staff compliance with all safety rules and procedures and report all hazards as required.
      • Manage construction and support crews, oversee implementation of RWP policies and procedures, and all documentation relative to providing construction and support services including verification and processing of cost controls and invoicing.
      • Develop construction schedules and report on progress. Routinely identify and manage risks to safety, quality, performance, and cost.
      • Review design drawings and specifications prepared by MBTA contractors to reduce the construction's impact on the railroad, for constructability issues, and for maintainability. Prepare and review comments for same.
      • Coordinate cost estimating, budgeting, monitoring and control for construction projects and support services. Develop specifications for subcontractor scopes of services.
      • Other duties as assigned. Working Conditions (including Physical Demands)
        • Split between Office Environment and On-Site Field presence.
        • Ability to travel to meetings throughout the Commuter Rail system.
        • Occasionally provide out-of-hours and weekends to support operational needs of the business. Additional Statements:
          • Drug and alcohol screening: Employment contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Also, contingent upon receiving a favorable background check. Must pass a physical examination.
          • Safety commitment: Safety is a way of life at Keolis. By placing safety first, we ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities. Together we can become the most successful transportation company in the world.--
          • Environmental commitment: Keolis is committed to protecting the environment by minimizing the impact of operations to our people and the communities in which we operate.
          • EEO statement: Our policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
          • Disclaimer and closing statement: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job, and Keolis retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties of this position satisfactorily. If requested, reasonable accommodation will be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their job, absent undue hardship.-- Keolis is committed to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible. #INDHP #CB

Keywords: Keolis North America, Somerville , Senior Track Engineer - Construction, Professions , Somerville, Massachusetts

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