Florida East Coast Railway

  • Asst. Chief Engineer - Bridges and Buildings

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(7/17/2018 9:54 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Assistant Chief Engineer – Bridges and Buildings is responsible for personnel, maintenance and production activities for all bridges and facilities owned and/or maintained by Florida East Coast Railway (FEC).


    • Leads and executes safety strategy and improvement process.  Ensures application of all FEC safety practices, policies and procedures.
    • Leads in the development, implementation and administration of the Bridge Management System and the formulation of bridge maintenance/management programs.
    • Leads activities involving facilities inspections and ensures observance of applicable laws, codes, and ordinances. 
    • Responsible for planning of preventative maintenance and handling of emergency maintenance on repairs of facilities
    • Ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements as they relate to structures, construction of rail facilities, engineering standards, design review, and any and all federal requirements including but not limited to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), and The Federal Transit Administration (FTA). Acts as the focal point of contact for bridge engineering interface with FRA, federal, state and local agencies, and consultants for engineering issues.
    • Defines, develops and upholds FEC Maintenance of Way standards for bridge and facility engineering, design, construction and maintenance activities.  
    • Builds and directs an effective team that can execute FEC corporate strategies and tactical initiatives to achieve goals and objectives. Establishes and maintains cross functional relationships with other departments in the FEC organization, and ensures clear cross functional working relationships with subordinates.
    • Develops work schedules for projects including preventative maintenance, inspections, design, construction, repairs and upgrades to the systems and right of way; including third party projects.
    • Must have the ability and analytical skills to solve difficult and complex technical, financial and administrative problems.
    • Responsible for planning, estimating and scheduling the production to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained.
    • Accountable for execution of plan and providing information and recommendations for both annual and multiyear capital planning priorities.  Delivers sound financial outputs and results and implements work process changes that achieve continuous improvement.
    • Directs, coordinates, and/or implements timely emergency response plans to service interruptions on FEC network and maintains/executes plans related to environmental conditions (heat, storms, etc).


    Required Experience

    Professional Engineer license preferred.  Non-professional engineer will also be considered if candidate has sufficient experience and demonstrated performance in railroad bridge engineering.

    10 years experience in the maintenance of railway bridges and possess good understanding of drawbridges, steel, concrete and timber structures as well as culvert inspection and maintenance.  Facilities experience a plus.

    Demonstrates capability to apply relevant knowledge and technical skills to monitor adherence to FEC policies and standards and regulatory requirements.

    Capability to develop and manage a project plan/schedule.

    Ability to simultaneously manage priorities and ensure delivery of key performance metrics during emergency and non-emergency operations.

    Ability to lead employees, develop moral, influence peers, effectively participate in cross functional projects with all FEC team members, and effectively communicate with senior management.

    Must possess substantial interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively in writing and in-person with all levels of supervisory and non-supervisory employees, contractors, consultants, federal, state and local government entities, and freight railroads.

    Supervisory Responsibility 

    Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with FEC policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work, appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    Physical Demands 

    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.

    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, dis­tance vision, and color vision.


    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are rep­re­sentative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with dis­abil­ities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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