The Manager - Bridges &Structures is responsible for directing and managing the construction and maintenance of bridges, culverts, and miscellaneous structures in accordance with sound engineering practice, approved railway standards, and the CN operating plan. Work may be performed by company union forces or outside contractors.
Prepare Capital Bridge Program. Prioritize work by inspecting field conditions, reviewing inspection and ratings reports, and considering line capacity/tonnage.
Maintain and update 5-Year Program.
Work with Engineers and Supervisors to develop preliminary designs, detailed cost estimates and project schedules.
Review engineering plans and specifications for constructability.
Prepare and/or review tender documents and oversee the selection and award of contracts engaging external contractors and consultants.
Manage all phases of construction and assure compliance with approved plans, specifications and standards.
Review and approve dimensional loads and provide restrictions for operating across assigned territory.
Evaluate and manage manpower requirements. Plan and implement succession plan for Bridges and Structures staff.
Review and respond to requests by the FRA and other regulatory agencies.
Implement safety programs for company and outside work forces in accordance with company policies. Take appropriate action to correct unsafe conditions and behaviors.
Communicate company policy and goals to union work force. Provide recognition, coaching and feedback as required.
Coordinate work with other Departments when necessary.
Review bridge condition reports provided by Inspectors and technical reports prepared by ratings group.
Prioritize and oversee maintenance work. Direct immediate repairs when necessary.
Respond immediately to emergencies (derailments, bridge outages, serious accident/injury), including work outside the scope of normal duties when required.
Manage union work force in accordance with governing collective bargaining agreements.
May be required to work varying shifts to cover operations that run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Significant amount of the work is outdoors; often in inclement weather.
Work shifts may be long, vary and include weekends and holidays.
Subject to call (based on territory requirements) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Required to respond promptly to emergent situations.
Significant travel required (up to 50%), which may include overnight stays away from home.
Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or Licensed Professional Engineer.
Valid driver’s license.
Minimum 5 years railroad bridge experience
Strong leadership, communication, planning, and problem solving skills.
Comprehensive knowledge of railroad structures, construction and maintenance techniques, and identification/remediation of bridge deficiencies.
Familiarity with railroad operating rules
Working Knowledge of engineering track standards and railroad operations.
Computer skills including Microsoft Office programs (Excel, Word) and SAP.
10 years railroad bridge engineering with proven management experience.
Licensed Professional Engineer.
Experience with the AREMA Manual, railway bridge design and capacity rating.
Internal Number: req3664
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