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2022-Civil/Construction Engineering Supervisor Trainee (Various Locations)

Date: Apr 27, 2022

Location: Birmingham, AL, US, 35210 Elkhart, IN, US, 46517 Kansas City, MO, US, 64161 Kenova, WV, US, 25530 Raleigh, NC, US, 27608 Augusta, GA, US, 30901 Saint Louis, MO, US, 63147 Binghamton, NY, US, 13904 Atlanta, GA, US, 30318 Buffalo, NY, US, 14227 Louisville, KY, US, 40212 Moberly, MO, US, 65270 Crewe, VA, US, 23930 Columbia, SC, US, 29201 Roanoke, VA, US, 24016 Conway, PA, US, 15027 Charlotte, NC, US, 28206 Columbus, OH, US, 43207 Decatur, IL, US, 62521 Meridian, MS, US, 39301 Greenville, SC, US, 29601 Allentown, PA, US, 18109 Chicago, IL, US, 60609 Jersey City, NJ, US, 7307 Altoona, PA, US, 16602 Muscle Shoals, AL, US, 35661 Greensboro, NC, US, 27407 New Orleans, LA, US, 70117 Chattanooga, TN, US, 37405 Fort Wayne, IN, US, 46803 Toledo, OH, US, 43604-3815 Dearborn, MI, US, 48126 Cincinnati, OH, US, 45203 Norfolk, VA, US, 23507 Bluefield, WV, US, 24701 Macon, GA, US, 31206 Knoxville, TN, US, 37924 Peru, IN, US, 46970 Harrisburg, PA, US, 17110 Cleveland, OH, US, 44105

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 28283: 2022-Civil/Construction Engineering Supervisor Trainee (Various Locations) 



Job Description

Interested in seeing what it's like to be a Norfolk Southern Track Supervisor in the Engineering department? Watch this 2-minute video to find out more.


Track Supervisor Trainees in Norfolk Southern's Maintenance of Way department play a vital role in our operations team. Supervisors are responsible for managing a team of unionized employees to directly oversee the building, repair, and maintenance of our railroad tracks and bridges. Our extensive new hire trainee program will educate you on the intricacies of working on the railroad in order to accomplish this goal.


During training, you will learn train and track dynamics, track inspection, construction, and maintenance operations, and much more. After completion of the six-month training program, you will manage maintenance employees such as; rail gangs that replace rail and spikes, tie gangs that perform scheduled crosstie replacement, and bridge and building gangs that maintain and repair the bridges and trestles on the railroad. Supervisors will be responsible for managing a territory spanning dozens of miles that can include one or more rail terminals supporting an operation that runs 24/7. 


What makes a successful trainee in the Maintenance of Way department?

  • A self-starter who can work with little direct supervision
  • Ability to lead others-and embracing that role
  • Ability to plan, manage, and adapt on the fly
  • Building effective and responsive interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to create a work environment in which employees are engaged



  • Preferred Level: Bachelor’s Degree (BS)
  • Preferred Majors: Engineering, Construction Management, Other Relevant Majors 
    • In lieu of a degree: 4+ years of leadership and industry experience from such as military, manufacturing, construction
  • Proficient in MS office

Work Environment

  • Environment: Outdoor/Field
  • Shift Work: Yes
  • On-Call: Yes
  • Weekend Work: Yes
  • Travel Required: Extensive Travel and/or Relocation 

Projected Career Path

Assistant Track Supervisor - Track Supervisor - Assistant Division Engineer - Division Engineer - Chief Engineer


Company Overview


Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers.


We are a team of more than 20,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation." As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.


At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.


Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and, gender identity. Together, we power progress. More information can be found at NS-EEO



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