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Genesee & Wyoming Manager, Signals & Communication in South Deerfield, Massachusetts


SUMMARY:The person in this position manages and performs quality control of installation, maintenance, and inspection of railway signal, wayside detectors, and communication systems within assigned railroad properties. This person also provides managerial direction and support of signal departments, including hiring and training of signal maintainers, within the assigned territory.RESPONSIBILITIES:•Oversee the installation, maintenance, and inspection of all railway signals, wayside detectors, and communication systems to ensure proper functioning as well as adherence to regulatory requirements •Perform regular quality control and functionality testing of signal systems within assigned territory•Write and enforce specifications and work procedures•Meet and correspond with regulatory authorities; ensures compliance with regulatory recordkeeping requirements•Serve as technical resource in hiring and training railroad-signal personnel•Establish maintenance and rehabilitation priority projects; seek external funding opportunities at the local, state, and federal level in support of capital projects•Calculate profitability analysis, lead third-party financing, design specifications, and plan for all related projects•Plan, prepare, implement, and be responsible for signal operating and capital budgets•Prepare cost estimates for signal and communication projects; determine internal and external (contractor) labor assignments and costs•Investigate, coordinate, and implement all required procurement activities related to installation, maintenance, and inspection of signal systems within assigned territory•Prepare reports and analysis for regional management•Promote safety with signal personnel as well as railroad-operating personnel•Manage other projects and perform other duties as assignedREQUIRED SKILLS AND/OR EXPERIENCE:•Technical and Regulatory Railroad knowledge•CROR- and GCOR-qualified•Computer software: CAD, Microsoft•Specialized railroad signal software, e.g., data event recorder, railway crossing controller, wayside detector controller•Knowledge of HXP, SSCC3+, SEAR2, GCP3000, SERVO, STC, AEI reader, and radio communication systems•Enterprise data systems: Microsoft Dynamics GP, RMI, e-procurement•Good communication skills (both written and spoken, in English)•Safety leadership•Process orientation•Decision quality•Ability to manage in a matrix environment•Organizational knowledge•Decision-making•Planning and organizing•Teamwork and cooperationREQUIRED EDUCATION AND/OR CREDENTIALS:•Technical degree in electro-mechanics or related field, and a minimum of five to eight years of railroad operating supervisory experience; prior experience in Class 1 railroad signal installation and signal design preferredThis position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.