Traffic Control Engineer
National Railroad Safety Services, Inc. (NRSS) Fort Worth, TX
- Posted: December 31, 2020
Job Title:Traffic Control Engineer - Railroad CrossingLocation:Fort Worth, TXJob Type:Full-TimeFLSA Status:Hourly; Non-ExemptReports To:District ManagerTravel:Yes, travel is expected for this position (25% - 75%on average).Supervisory Responsibility:YesCompensation: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 Traffic Control Engineer - Railroad Crossing to support railroad contract services for Class 1 Railroads, Regional Short Lines, Transit Systems, State DOT's, as well as Railroad Suppliers, Contractors, and Consultants alike.Required Education:Bachelor's Degree in Traffic/Roadway Engineering, Roadway Design, Railroad Crossing Construction, and/or Railroad Business (Preferred).Equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.Required Experience:Minimum 5 years of supervisory experience in Traffic Control Engineering, Traffic Control Supervision, and/or Railroad Crossing Design with a Class 1 Railroad, Regional Short Line, Transit System, State DOT Rail Division, Railroad Supplier, Railroad Contractor, and/or Railroad Consultant; preferably within the Maintenance Of Way (MOW) Department.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 Traffic Control Engineer or Traffic Control Supervisor.ATTSA or CCA Traffic Control Supervisor Certification.Prior experience preferred in temporary traffic control services; utility industry or construction industry preferred.Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office products.Proficient computer skills in Android OS; on tablet & smart phone.High level of accuracy and attention to detail; well organized.Strong technical writing ability.Strongoral and written communicationskills.Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong client relationships.Direct, develop, an evaluate crossing closures using accepted state and local methodologies.Develop criteria for evaluation programs, schedules, and other pertinent information related to project assignments.Develop project schedules, roadway crossing closure plans via AutoCAD, resource requirements, cost estimates, projections, etc.Monitor and manage project quality to ensure project deliverables are acceptable and fulfill terms of project, contract, and/or specifications.Identify potential project risks/difficulties and design strategies to mitigate/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 expense.Plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others.Ability to successfully complete Federal, Client, and/or Company Specific Training.Job Duties:Manage rail crossing closures, transit, and/or roadway projects.Manage staff and activities for project varying in size/complexity and coordinate schedule, procedures, and resources needed to accomplish project objectives.Establish, set-up, maintain, and remove Advance Warning Signs, Channelizing Devices, and other Traffic Control Devices according to Federal, State, and/or Local Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines and Temporary Control Plans, for simple, intermediate complexity, and complex work zones.Plan work and staffing for each project phase and arrange recruitment and/or assignment of project personnel as required.Communicate with Senior Management regarding project alternatives and/or schedule changes.Manage all aspects of project life cycle, i.e. initiate, plan, execute, control, close.Review daily reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules and/or plans as needed.Prepare status/summary reports for management, clients and/or others.Effectively lead and coordinate activities of team.Develop and maintain strong client relationships.Identiy and mange tasks 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 InsuranceShort Term, Long Term Disability InsurancePaid Vacation and Holidays401(k) Retirement PlanKeywords:Traffic Control Engineer, Traffic Control Supervisor, Railroad Project Manager, Division Engineer, Roadmaster, Track Supervisor, General Manager.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.