Description of Work
Salary Grade: GN20 Salary Range: $77,2234 - $139,003
This position is staffed as Manager of the Design & Construction Branch and reports directly to the Rail Director. The position serves as the chief railroad design and construction engineer for the Department.
This position provides the guidance necessary to lead the multiple units in the Branch to deliver projects and programs and develop standards, policies and procedures to achieve Branch and Division objectives. The position manages staff in the development, scheduling, and estimating of programs and projects on behalf of the Rail Division Director. The position oversees the development of agreements with the railroads for engineering and construction work, oversees contracts with private engineering firms and oversees the administration of construction contracts.
The Manager oversees and directs the activity of the engineering unit managers, private engineering firms and contractors in the engineering and management of the statewide railroad design and construction program, specifically in guiding a large program of projects from budget, funding and programming, through necessary agreements, concept level plans, environmental coordination, preparation of preliminary, right-of-way and final plans and ultimately through construction to operation. The position oversees the statewide rail signals program for highway/railroad grade crossings and train control signaling. The position has the highest level of engineering expertise in all aspects of railroad engineering and design, and railroad operations as it relates to design, and uses this expertise to direct and guide staff in managing the engineering design and construction of critical and complex projects. This position requires the individual to interact and coordinate with Department management, railroad companies, municipalities, local and state officials, transit authorities, other NCDOT divisions and units, the Federal Railroad Administration, private engineering firms, contractors, the media, and the general public to resolve issues and progress programs and projects to completion.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
Qualified Applicants must submit an application that clearly reflects work experience that demonstrates the following:
Considerable knowledge of professional engineering theory, techniques, practices and procedures as related to railroad design, construction and operations
Demonstrated ability to develop and interpret project agreements, engineering and construction contracts, and engineering standards and specifications
Demonstrated ability to manage rail infrastructure projects and programs
Demonstrated ability to organize and direct the activities of a team of advanced and contributing level engineers
Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships with a variety of railroad and transit officials, state, federal, local government officials and representatives of private concerns
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree in engineering from an appropriately accredited institution and a minimum of six years (6)progressive engineering experience including four (4) years of supervisory experience.
Necessary Special Qualifications:
May require registration as a professional engineer by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
Supplemental and Contact Information
Helena Coston #919-707-4732
It is important that your application includes all your relevant education and work experience and that you answer all questions associated with the application. NCDOT will not accept "See Attached" or "See Resume" in lieu of education and work experience completed on the application. If multiple applications are submitted to an individual posting, only the most recent application received prior to the posting date will be accepted.
State Of North Carolina