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Senior Manager, Mechanical Engineering - Locomotives

Company: Canadian National Railway
Location: Homewood
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

At CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where youre part of making sure our business is running optimally and safelyhelping 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 Manager, Mechanical Engineering Locomotives is the go-to technical expert for locomotive decarbonization & sustainability initiatives, developing detail specifications, documentation, and internal, external and regulatory requirements. The incumbent is expected to work with internal and external partners to define CNs locomotive roadmap to establish a minimal number of locomotive configurations that maximizes safety, efforts to net zero on decarbonization, productivity, reliability and availability while minimizing cost. He or she is expected to communicate technical details surrounding locomotive engineering design and work closely with the Reliability team and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM). The incumbent oversees the work of the Manager, Mechanical Engineering Locomotives.Main ResponsibilitiesLocomotive specification documentation and roadmap Define, maintain, and own CNs locomotive specifications with a key focus on safety, decarbonization & reliability. Develop a fleet modernization / new technology adaption strategy that accounts for the necessary specification and component design life for all locomotives in conjunction with the Mechanical Reliability team Work with Transportation and Safety leadership to account for crew requirements and identify changes needed to the locomotive fleet to drive targeted improvements Participate in the development of detailed specifications for all locomotive and component purchases Work with CNs Financial Planning department on cost/benefit analyses and business cases to measure the financial impact of recommended locomotive modifications and specificationsContinuous Improvement through Vendor and Industry Focus Work closely with the Sustainability, PSM Mechanical Reliability team and Fleet Leaders to understand the road map for decarbonization on CNs locomotive fleet, and collaborate with OEMs to implement solutions. Participate in discussions with locomotive vendors and other Class 1 railroads to identify and implement industry best practices Support the Procurement and Supply Management organization in negotiations with locomotive vendors Influence the product roadmap of CNs vendors to ensure that its future needs are considered when planning products Represent CN on industry committees and at conferences while promoting its vision of and approach to locomotive design and reliabilityLeveraging Data to Improve Asset Utilization Review and leverage data analysis to better understand how CNs locomotive fleet is used and maintained in conjunction with Mechanical Reliability team Use the insights gained through the data analysis to work with the OEMs to design longer lasting components Support Mechanical leadership on maintenance and inspection work scopes, reliability and root cause analysis, as requiredManage Assigned Staff Establish employee objectives and carry out regular touch-base meetings Provide mentorship, guidance, support, coaching and feedback to direct reports Train and mentor new staff Communicate company policies and goals to staff Prepare and monitor development plan for staffWorking ConditionsThe work is primarily carried out in an office environment (60%). Travel is required across CNs network, both within Canada and the US, when visiting field locations to carry out analyses as well as working with at OEM offices (40%). The incumbent works a normal work week, but will be subject to be on-call weeknights and weekends to handle time-sensitive issues around locomotive engineering.RequirementsExperienceIndustry experience Minimum 10 years working with locomotiveso Experience within another trade in the industry*CN experience Working at multiple levels within the organization Operational experience within CN**Any experience for these above would be considered as an assetEducation/Certification/Designation Bachelors degree in Engineering**Any designation for these above would be considered as an assetGeneral Skills and Competencies Communicate with Impact Lead a Culture of Safety and Sustainability Collaborate with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity Empower and Develop Self and Others Engage with external stakeholders to achieve beneficial outcomes Use Business Acumen to Drive ResultsTechnical Skills/Knowledge Familiar with all regulatory requirements for both Transport Canada and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Knowledge of locomotive fleets across the industry Basic understanding of locomotive fleet components Knowledge of SAPAbout CNCN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canadas Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.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 Jobble

Keywords: Canadian National Railway, Chicago , Senior Manager, Mechanical Engineering - Locomotives, Engineering , Homewood, Illinois

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