National Railroad Safety Services, Inc. (NRSS)
  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Type - Full Time

Job Title: Project Manager - Rail
Location: Charlotte, NC
Job Type: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Salary; Exempt
Reports To: COO
Travel: Yes, travel is expected for this position (25% - 75% on average).
Supervisory Responsibility: Yes
Compensation: Negotiable, based on skills and experience.

Company Profile:
National Railroad Safety Services, Inc. (NRSS) is a certified DBE/WBE firm primarily focused on providing safety services to the railroad industry. NRSS is the most trusted name in the railroad industry for providing qualified field safety staff and safety training. To best serve the railroad industry, NRSS provides all of these services in the continental United States, Canada, and Mexico. NRSS has the proven ability and the proven safety record to handle any project. Find the safety you have been missing today!

Job Description:
National Railroad Safety Services, Inc. (NRSS) is seeking a Project Manager - Rail to support contract services for a Class 1 Railroad.

Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree in Railroad Engineering, Railroad Design, Railroad Construction, and/or Railroad Business (Preferred).

Equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.

Required Experience:
Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience in Railroad Engineering, Railroad Design, Railroad Construction, and/or Railroad Business (Class 1 Preferred).

Key Success Factors:

  • Accountability: Accept full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member.
  • Adaptability & Flexibility: Ability to consider a variety of issues that exist in the work place and change from one task to another as necessary.
  • Analytical Thinking: Ability to analyze and synthesize information to understand issues, identify options, and support sound decision making.
  • Attention to Detail: Ability to work in a conscientious, consistent, thorough manner, and attend to details while pursuing quality when accomplishing tasks.
  • Communication: Ability to clearly convey information and ideas through a variety of media to employees/clients in a clear and succinct manner.
  • Customer Service Focus: Ability to provide service excellence to internal and/or external clients.
  • Decision Making: Ability to identify/understand issues, problems, opportunities and take appropriate action based on available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Initiative: Ability to identify what needs to be done and take action before being asked.
  • Innovativeness: Ability to devise new plans for quality excellence.
  • Knowledge: Ability to navigate various rulebooks and/or regulations and demonstrate mastery.
  • Organization: Ability to maintain materials and/or records in a clean and ordered manner.
  • Planning: Ability to plan and prioritize work load to manage time effectively and accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Stress Tolerance: Ability to maintain stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity).
  • Teamwork: Promote cooperation and commitment within a team environment to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Thoroughness: Ability to ensure that one's work is complete and accurate.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven experience as a Project Manager or Senior Project Manager.
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office products.
  • Demonstrated team building and verbal/oral skills.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail required; well organized.
  • Strong technical writing ability.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Direct, develop, and evaluate projects using accepted project management methodologies.
  • Develop criteria for evaluating programs, schedules, and other pertinent information related to project assignments.
  • Develops project schedules, work plans, resources requirements, cost estimates, and projections.
  • Monitor and manage project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable and fulfill the terms of the project contract and/or specifications.
  • Identify potential project risks and difficulties and design strategies to mitigate or avoid them.
  • Compile and distribute project information, status reports, and project expenditures.
  • Create documentation procedures to capture and deal with changes in original project plan.
  • Monitor and manage employee overtime and expenses.
  • Plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.

Job Duties:

  • Manage rail, transit, and/or roadway projects.
  • Manage staff and activities for projects varying in size and complexity and coordinate schedule, procedures, and resources needed to accomplish project objectives.
  • Establish work plans and staffing for each phase of project and arrange for recruitment and/or assignment of project personnel as required.
  • Communicate with executives and recommend project alternatives and/or schedule changes.
  • Manage all aspects of the entire project life cycle (initiate, plan, execute, control, close).
  • Review status reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required.
  • Prepare project reports for management, client, and/or others.
  • Effectively lead and coordinate the activities of the team.
  • Develop and maintain strong client relationships.
  • Identify and manage tasks as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Work Environment:
This job operates in a field and office environment.

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.

  • Must be able to hear, speak, read, and write clearly in English.
  • Must be able to drive long distances and/or travel by other modes as necessary.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and/or walk on level/uneven ground.
  • Must be able to see up close, distances, colors and have use of peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Must be able to tolerate extreme heat/cold temperatures.
  • Must be able to tolerate dusty/noisy conditions.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
  • Short Term, Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

Keywords:
Employee In Charge (EIC), Roadway Worker In Charge (RWIC), Flagger, Flagman, Flagmen, Flagperson, Flagging, Signal Maintainer, Track Inspector, Assistant Roadmaster, Roadmaster, Maintenance Of Way (MOW), Railroad Project Manager, Railway Project Manager, Assistant Division Engineer (ADE), Division Engineer (DE), Manager Track Maintenance (MTM), Manager Track Projects (MTP), Track Supervisor, Assistant General Manager, General Manager, Rail, Railroad, Railway, Safety.

Safety Commitment:
All employees of all levels are to remain committed to safety at all times while employed at National Railroad Safety Services, Inc. (NRSS). As such, no job is so important and no service is so urgent that we may not take time to perform all work safely. Simply put, safety is our way of life. By placing safety first, we not only ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities, but we hold true our commitment to being the leader in safety throughout the Railroad Industry.

Closing Statement:
National Railroad Safety Services, Inc. (NRSS) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Any candidate selected for this position must be able to successfully pass pre-employment/recurrent background checks, drug/alcohol testing, and classroom training.

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