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Senior Engineer Bridge Design

Company: Canadian National Railway Company
Location: Homewood
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

At CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you're part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely-helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!Job SummaryThe Senior Bridge Design Engineer is responsible for leading and mentoring Design Engineering staff in preparing and reviewing bridge designs, drawings, and technical specifications for replacement, reinforcement, and rehabilitation of rail carrying structures in alignment with engineering practices, approved railway standards, latest industry best practices, safety standards, and pertinent laws. Main Responsibilities Bridge Design -Design and lead in planning, creating, supervising, and coordinating designs for rail carrying structures across the system as assigned by Senior Manager Structures within established CN Standards -Act as a resident expert in matters concerning structural analysis, rating, and design of railway bridges, tunnels, culverts as well as building systems -Provide junior staff with training and guidance -Train and certify Design Engineers as "Railway Engineers" to meet regulatory standards -Prepare necessary information concerning Strategic Bridge Initiatives work to be outsourced to external consultants -Monitor work progress assigned to junior staff and coordinate outsourced services -Review reports produced by junior staff and consultants -Recommend the repair, strengthening, and replacement options as well as oversee the assignments -Maintain the design and drawing archives on bridge project work on the network -Support regions on complex structural issues and coordinate multi-team resources during bridge-related emergencies Project Management -Oversee bridge design facets leading to construction activities by working closely with in-house and external resources to develop engineering drawings, construction documents, and determine project estimates -Ensure railroad project engineering and construction is completed on budget and within scope in an efficient manner -Coordinate Design and Construction group expansion initiatives involving bridges and structures -Define scope of structural work to be undertaken and assist with environmental and legal submissions -Coordinate project meetings with project stakeholders to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget -Prepare and approve proposals for the engagement of consultants on preliminary and final studies or designs on bridge replacement, repair, and strengthening projects -Prepare tender documents for material procurement and recommend award to selected fabricators -Engage quality assurance services inspections at fabrication plants and coordinate delivery of materials -Prepare and approve invoice payments to consultants, fabricators, and service providers Technical Specification and Standard Development -Develop, review, benchmark, and update the technical specifications and tender document library to reflect current best practices as well as industry standards -Develop technical specifications for internal and external use -Develop, maintain, and revise standard bridge element designs for use on the system in alignment with The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and industry standards -Prepare and update a standard Manual of Practice and recommendations for the bridge elements' repair and reinforcement -Engage in multi-team exercise to develop a database for plant inventory Material Procurement -Prepare tender documents, review submissions, and make recommendations to award procurement contracts -Coordinate and assign pool car fleet for material deliveries to site -Evaluate severity of fabrication non-conformance and recommend mitigation measures -Oversee cost database for estimating fabrication and supply of bridge components Safety -Communicate the Company's policies and goals to junior staff -Prepare designs adapted with safety features to alleviate injury potential -Maintain training in compliance with applicable regulations -Ensure safety rules are followed at work sites Working Conditions The role is performed in a combination of office (85%) and outdoor environment (15%) in various types of weather conditions with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. The role requires being on call 24/7 to respond to critical incidences. The role requires occasional travel (20%) within the United States (U.S.) and Canada. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure, and stress. Requirements Experience Railway Bridge Engineering -Minimum 10 years of experience in railway bridge engineering Education/Certification/Designation -Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering -Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) -Valid Driver's License -Master's Degree or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Structural Engineering* -U.S. Licensed Structural Engineer *Any designation for these above would be considered as an assetAt CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you're part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely-helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

Keywords: Canadian National Railway Company, Chicago , Senior Engineer Bridge Design, Engineering , Homewood, Illinois

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