Florida East Coast Railway

  • Asst. Chief Engineer - Design & Construction

    Job Locations US-FL-Jacksonville
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(9/18/2018 10:11 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Assistant Chief Engineer – Design and Construction is responsible for plans, designs, and directs engineering projects by performing the following duties.


    • Plans, directs, and coordinates preparation of documentation, i.e., engineering drawings, production specifications and schedules, and contract modifications, for project requirements.
    • Recommends engineering applications for materials, processes, meth­ods, designs, and engineering prac­tices by evaluating data in standard references, trade journals, gov­ernmental rules, and other sources of information to update knowledge of avail­able resourc­es.
    • Prepares specification sheets and standard drawings designating parts and materials acceptable for specific uses.
    • Gather and analyze train performance data for review of current prac­tices, development of alternative physical plant, operations and oper­at­ing practice proposals, and estimate the resulting train perfor­mance bas­ed on the proposed changes.
    • Analyzes reports, maps, drawings, blueprints, tests, aerial photo­graphs, etc., on soil composition, terrain, hydrological characteristics, and other topographical and geologic data to plan and design projects.
    • Calculates costs and recommends feasibility of project based on analysis of collected data and controls expenditures within limitations of project bud­gets.
    • Directs construction and maintenance activities at project sites.
    • Inspects constructions sites to monitor progress and ensure confor­mance to engineering plans, specifications, and construction and safety stan­dards.
    • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and equipment to prepare engineering and design documents.
    • Leads and executes safety strategy and improvement process.  Ensures application of all FEC safety practices, policies and procedures.


    Required Experience

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

    10 years-experience in the design and construction of railroad engineering projects.

    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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