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Senior Manager, Design and Construction

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Homewood
Posted on: June 7, 2024

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 Manager, Design and Construction is responsible for leading and supervising a team of Engineers and Project Managers in charge of internal and external construction projects from the initial concept to their completion. Interaction with CN departments to ensure proposed projects are in agreement with CN strategic vision, operating requirements and standards is essential. Coordination with Procurement and Supply Management, other engineering functions and transportation for the delivery of projects is required. Field visits to ensure compliance with CN standards and safety requirements is an essential task to the role.Main ResponsibilitiesProject Management--- Coordinate internal and external capital expenditure (CapEx) projects--- Lead projects with both internal and external stakeholders from conceptual design development through construction--- Lead the design process including design reviews--- Coordinate and handle capacity upgrade projects for internal functions--- Handle budget approval costs and estimates for the project--- Handle internal stakeholders to ensure that projects meet requirements by using appropriate resources --- Work with internal and external stakeholders (e.g., municipalities, utilities, Marketing, Business Development, Public Works) to complete construction projectsTracking and Reviews--- Work with Marketing and Business Development to review proposed industry track plans and provide estimates for work to be performed by CN--- Track project budgets and project schedules--- Track and manage design reviews and construction estimates--- Review plans and specifications to ensure compliance with CN standards and safety rulesAssistance and Technical Support--- Consult internally with other functions on construction projects within CN--- Provide internal assistance and guidance to support completion of construction projects with other internal functions --- Aid on general design principles, engineering drawings and ensure that specifications are accurate--- Provide technical support and coaching to Operations on track geometry, track layout or any concern raised by the track teamOperational Issues--- Resolve internal issues and provide visibility to upper management --- Respond to emergencies such as operational issues, derailments, and washouts--- Handle the rebuilding and ensure the integrity of civil structuresWorking ConditionsThe role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure, and stress. The role requires being available on-call 24/7 to respond to critical incidents. The role requires travel (50%) within the Region, which may include overnight stays away from home, based on territory and project requirements. Walking on uneven surfaces at construction sites is a factor.RequirementsExperienceDesign and Construction--- Between 7 to 15 years of experience in constructiono Experience in leading and mentoring staffo Railway experience*o Experience in track survey, track design, bridge design, and specification writing**Any experience for these above would be considered as an assetEducation/Certification/Designation--- Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering --- Valid Driver's Licence--- Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) DesignationCompetencies--- Lead by example for the safety and security of all--- Considers ESG principles in all operations--- Demonstrate active listening--- Collaborates with others and shares information--- Delegates and empowers others to create accountability--- Sets direction and inspires others--- Develops self and others--- Applies critical thinking--- Demonstrates agility and drives changeTechnical Skills/Knowledge--- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)About CN CN 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 Canada's 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 email.

Keywords: Disability Solutions, Chicago , Senior Manager, Design and Construction, Professions , Homewood, Illinois

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