- Successfully coordinate and manage the construction, assembling, installing, testing, and inspecting of railroad components, devices, and appliances in a timely efficient manner to meet installation schedule requirements.
- Ensure field personnel are adequately informed of their scheduled duties and have a clear understanding of the work they are to accomplish in accordance with established company safety policies and procedures.
- Address labor, material, and quality issues that may disrupt the installation workflow or result in an unsafe situation.
- Perform routine evaluations of installation documentation and certify that milestone waypoints in the installation process are successfully completed, inspected, and documented prior to releasing an item to continue along in the installation process
- Interact with all levels of management and labor and must foster an atmosphere of team work, quality, and pride in workmanship.
- The System Lead will take the lead in representing the owner on working with the designers and installers during the construction phase of the project to resolve questions, conduct reviews of the submittals, and provide final system inspection.
- Bachelor’s degree in engineering, with 5+ years of verifiable installation experience in the transit/railway industry. Alternatives include a degree in Project Management/Engineering Management from an accredited college, university, or technical/electronics school with 5 years of experience in Railroad Project Management or, high school diploma or equivalent GED with 10+years of experience in Railroad Project Management.
- Knowledgeable of railroad systems including but not limited to automatic block, central traffic control, cab signals, interlocking systems, and rail-highway grade crossing protection devices.
- Well rounded knowledge of accepted railway industry quality standards, AREMA guidelines, and FRA regulations, as well as, customer specific requirements.
- Able to instruct employees on how to read railroad design prints and translate the information to successfully complete prescribed installation objectives
- Requires the exercise of basic budgetary skills, coordination skills, and planning skills in the scheduling of daily/weekly workflow and the ability to manage multi-shift operations.
- Experience in material management and quality control is essential.
- Good verbal and written communication skills to include technical writing and oral communication.
- Have the ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees and management to foster team work.