Will personally supervise and participate in bridge maintenance and gang work activities. Works with and through region-level Maintenance-of-Way leaders to develop region specific plans for managing the construction and maintenance of bridges, culverts and other track-related structures. Provides guidance on the condition of existing structures, the development of consolidated, prioritized maintenance plans, develop construction budget estimates, as well as detailed construction estimates. Coordinates the use of outside contractors, as required, on a project-by-project basis to ensure the best safety, quality and cost performance. Actively pursues or supports the pursuit of public and/or other sources of funding for infrastructure construction and maintenance.
In consultation with the regional Maintenance-of-Way teams, develops and implements a structures inventory, bridge/culvert maintenance program (and supporting policies) to ensure structures are fit for use and to optimize utilization of maintenance funds (expense and capital) and equipment.
Personally conducts structure condition assessments as appropriate; develops and delivers training to regional bridge and gang maintenance staff regarding same.
Provides central support for regional purchase of structure maintenance parts and supplies (e.g. identifies preferred vendors, negotiates favorable pricing, etc.).
A thorough understanding of railroad bridge construction, specifically heavy timber construction.
Competent in reading plans, assess site conditions, establish safe, practical methods for handling material and labor on the project site, as well as to and from the project site.
Incorporate safe, sound, economical construction practices.
Possess an intimate knowledge of labor performance, construction procedures and material costs to develop yearly maintenance construction budgetary estimates as well as detailed maintenance construction costs.
The procurement of all permits (Federal, State and Local).
The procurement of all construction materials, equipment and manpower.
In consultation with the Safety Director, develops housekeeping and safety programs for the regional bridge maintenance gangs.
Must have knowledge of Roadway Worker Protection Regulations.
Must be familiar with the FRA fall protection regulations as well as G&W’s internal policy regarding bridge safety.
Computer literate in Word, Excel, etc.
Education required or Equivalent Experience: High school diploma, with 5 years in heavy timber construction and estimating required. Associates degree in Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management or similar, or diploma from an accredited vocational/trade school in carpentry is a plus.
Related Experience Required: Railroad infrastructure construction and maintenance experience, including: infrastructure assessment, project management, estimating and budget management.
Must have a valid driver’s license
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