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Regional V.P. Engineering (295895-841)

Genesee & Wyoming - Columbus, Ohio

Posted: 10/22/2018

General Description:

The Regional V.P. Engineering provides Regional support to the Maintenance of Way (MoW) operating units with regard to capital improvement projects and maintenance or repair activities.  This Senior Engineer is instrumental in developing the Region’s MoW operating and capital budgets, and proactively supports the Region’s goals, objectives and strategies.  The work is primarily of a technical nature but also requires strong customer service and communication skills. This position will report to the Senior Vice President of the Midwest Region.

 Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate establishment of the MoW operating and capital budgets to maximize utilization of resources and delivery of products and solutions for the Region.
  • Assist in the development of business cases for proposed MoW projects.
  • Ensure that engineering support services are provided during day-to-day maintenance and/or repair activities, and for railroad construction projects.
  • Assist in managing MoW partner/vendor relationships, contracts and services.
  • Actively participate in activities of the Region’s Management Support Team.
  • Provide guidance in establishing quality assurance processes and control of deliverables including concept plans, construction plans, cost estimates and specifications.
  • Assist in the preparation of bid packages for industrial track projects, lead and/or participate in pre-bid meetings, evaluate contractor’s bids and facilitate the decision making process in the award of project assignments to outside contractors.
  • Provide in-house coordination and expertise for public projects involving the railroad (at-grade crossings and grade separations, etc.).  
  • Lead the design team in the preparation and coordination of all Regional railroad utility crossing permits (aerial wire lines, storm sewers, pipelines, etc.).
  • Perform regular inspections on track construction projects for conformance with construction plans and project specifications.
  • Interface with other departments within the Region and GWI to ensure efficient and organized operations of the railroad.
  • Interact with Federal, State and Local agencies.
  • Conduct and oversee bridge inspections, and plan necessary repairs.
  • Assist in developing a safety program and implement a safe work environment.
  • Ensure the knowledge sharing of engineering best practices across departments; and develop and monitor technical standards to ensure adherence to them.
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High level of analytical problem-solving ability
  • Excellent communication, team building and leadership skills

Required Education and/or Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year college or university, with concentration in Civil Engineering or related field preferred. 
  • 10 years railroad work experience and/or training required; or equivalent combination of education and experience in the railroad industry.
  • AutoCad training and/or experience with relevant engineering software preferred; and computer literate on Microsoft Office Suite.

Required Experience

  • Experience with railroad track design and engineering
  • Project management experience, including estimating and surveying.
  • A willingness to travel and provide remote site support within the region

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.


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Columbus, Ohio, United States

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