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Civil Engineer Management Trainee

Date: Sep 17, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 18048:


A Day in the Life: Industrial Development Management Trainee

As an Engineer in the Industrial Development department, you will be responsible for the creation of practicable engineering plans for the construction or extension of railroad track sidings into plant sites, as well as and buildings to support the efficient handling of railroad freight traffic. An engineer analyzes industrial property, produces conceptual engineering plans and provides technical railroad engineering expertise to the department and to industrial prospects.


What makes a successful Management Trainee within Industrial Development?

  • Ability to articulate and possess good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to use engineering drawing software such as Microstation/AutoCAD
  • Willing to study site information and reference material in order to resolve problems and make layouts suggestions



  • Preferred Level: Bachelor’s Degree (BS)
  • Preferred Majors: Civil Engineering.


Work Conditions

  • Environment: Office/Field
  • Shift Work: No
  • On-Call: No
  • Weekend Work: No


Projected Career Path

Management Trainee - Industrial Development Manager - Director Industrial Development

New Headquarters – Atlanta, GA


Norfolk Southern is in the process of constructing a vibrant & modern corporate HQ in Midtown Atlanta, GA. Our HQ is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2021. To check out a sneak peek, we’ve linked a playlist below.





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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