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Manager, Design and Construction

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Homewood
Posted on: June 11, 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 Manager, Design and Construction is responsible for leading and supervising a team of engineers, consultants, contractors, and project managers as they lead both internal and external construction projects from initial concept to completion. The role will coordinate within CN to ensure project objectives are met and requirements for construction clear. External coordination with stakeholders and regulatory agencies also required.Main ResponsibilitiesProject Management--- Coordinate internal and external capital expenditure projects--- Handle projects with both internal and external stakeholders --- Coordinate and handle capacity upgrade and other projects for internal functions--- Contribute, present, and receive approval for the costing and estimates for projects--- Handle internal stakeholders to ensure that projects meet requirements by using appropriate resources --- Work with external stakeholders and other railroads to review and comment on designs and complete construction projects --- Collaborate with and support the Manager, Public Works during negotiations with local municipalities regarding project elements --- Collaborate with and support internal engineering projects and designsProject Tracking--- Ensure that projects are completed within established timelines as defined with internal stakeholders and within budget --- Collaborate with the Track, Bridges and Structures, Flagging, and Signals and Communication teams to ensure that projects are meeting the established milestones --- Handle the external stakeholders such as customers, government agencies, regions, and municipalities during the construction projectsAssistance and Technical Support--- Collaborate 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 team--- Review and comment on plans and drawingsOperational Issues--- Resolve internal issues and provide visibility to upper management --- Respond to emergencies such as operational issues, service disruptions including derailments, washouts, as well as other natural disasters and provide command center support during emergencies as needed--- Perform strike duty in the event of a strike by unionized CN employeesWorking ConditionsThe role is performed in a combination of office and field environments with a regular work week from Monday to Friday. The incumbent is required to walk on uneven ground, climb up steep embankments, and walk long distances. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure, and stress. The role requires regular travel (up to 50%) within the territory with potential to be away for periods of time depending on the projects being delivered. The role requires being available on-call 24/7 to respond to critical incidences and working long hours and weekends occasionally to complete projects.RequirementsExperienceDesign and Construction--- Between 5 to 10 years of experience in constructiono Experience in managing and mentoring junior staff o Experience with electrified (overhead catenary) railways*o Experience in combined traffic railroad corridor design and construction*o Experience in track survey, track design, bridge design, and specification writing*o Railway experience (Passenger and Freight)* *Any experience for these above would be considered as an assetEducation/Certification/Designation--- Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering --- Professional Engineer designation (P.Eng.)--- Valid Driver's LicenceCompetencies--- Leads by example for the safety and security of all--- Considers environmental impacts in every decision and action--- Demonstrates active listening--- Identifies needs and finds solutions to create value for all stakeholders--- Collaborates with others and shares information--- Sets direction and inspires others--- Communicates with impact--- Knows the business and stays current on industry needs--- Demonstrates agility and drives changeTechnical Skills/Knowledge--- Knowledge of Construction Law and Codes --- Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)--- Ability to review construction plans and drawings--- Knowledge of Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD)*--- Knowledge of surveying*About 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 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 , Manager, Design and Construction, Professions , Homewood, Illinois

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