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Supervisor Communications and Signals Construction - Asheville, NC

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Asheville, NC, US, 28803

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 35207: B3 C&S Supervisor Construction - Asheville, NC 



B3 Supervisor C&S Construction

Advanced Train Control- C&S Dept.

Shift Work:  No         

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Occasional-Expect to work 6-12 weekends a year.

Travel Required: Frequent-Away from home an average of 5 days a week.


Primary Purpose

Experienced construction professional who supervises the installation of signal and crossing construction projects, including the in-service testing of highway rail grade crossings and manages associated billing and records.


Principal Duties

  • Directs, through company employed and contracted work force, the safe and efficient installation of signal equipment, including wayside signal system and grade crossing warning systems. 
  • Ensures compliance with company and departmental safety rules through an organized safety program on the territory. Observes the actions and behaviors of team with respect to operating rules and safety of tools and equipment and provides training and enforcement, as necessary.
  • Manages to a planned schedule for implementation. Ensures all resources, including plans, schedules, personnel, construction equipment and project material are properly and efficiently utilized.
  • Controls labor and material expenditures, ensuring that charges are complete and accurate to ensure adherence to AFE authorization and accurate billing to outside parties.
  • Handles the testing of the signal system for new and modified grade crossing installations. Writes complete, accurate and thorough test sheets and delivers successful test execution to ensure that installations comply with NS and FRA standards, rules, and regulations. 
  • Provides instruction and ensures compliance with Federal, state, and local laws, including regulations of the Federal railroad Administration, Federal Highway Administration, and the Department of Transportation.
  • Ensures complete and accurate documentation is made of completed installations in accordance with company and FRA standards, rules, and regulations. This includes print revisions, as well as records of applicable FRA tests, software revision levels, and CRC checksum values are recorded in the appropriate database.
  • Inclusively leads a team of craft employees and manages to ensure adherence to governing agreement.


Job Related Experience

Minimum Level: 3-5 years     Preferred Level: 6-10 years


Education: Prefer Bachelor’s Degree

Majors:  Electronics or Electrical Engineering, Construction Management

Licenses / Certifications:  None required. Prefer CDL


Technical Skills

  • SATS wayside testing tool
  • SAP
  • MS Excel/Spreadsheets
  • Outlook


Skills and Abilities

  • Communication Skills
  • People Development
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Electrical Trouble Shooting
  • Decision Making


Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs: Signal Foreman, Signal Maintainer, Electronics Leader, Maintainer Test, Maintainer C&S, Supervisor C&S I, Supervisor C&S II, Track Supervisor I, Operations Supervisor Trainee

Future Jobs: Senior Project Engineer, Corridor Supervisor, Regional Manager


Manager of Others

Brotherhood Railway Signalman workforce and external contractor workforce



Company Overview

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting


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.


Nearest Major Market: Asheville