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Operations Research Specialist

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Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 12035: Operations Research Specialist 


Job Description

Operations Research Specialist

Primary Purpose:
Provides management with recommendations for the use of analytical models and decision support systems to improve business processes, increase revenues, and reduce costs.


Principal Duties:
• Manages projects and provides hands-on leadership in design and development of operations research models and decision support systems.
• Effectively utilize operations research techniques and computer science skills in delivering decision support systems
• Collaborates with various departments to identify opportunities for process improvement by using decision tools to develop project proposals and to manage projects through to completion.


Job Related Experience:
Minimum Level: 1-2 years Preferred Level: 3-5 years


Preferred Level: Ph.D. Degree
Preferred Majors:
• Computer and Information Sciences
• Engineering - Industrial Engineering
• Engineering - Operations Research
• Engineering - Systems Engineering
• Mathematical Sciences - Applied Mathematics


Licenses / Certifications: Required: None listed Preferred: None listed


Technical Skills:
• MS Office: PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Word
• Software development experience and programming in C++ or Java
• SQL and relational database
• Commercial optimization solver CPLEX or Gurobi
• Rule-based optimization
• Integer and mixed Integer Programming (MIP) optimization models
• Heuristics or Meta-heuristic algorithms
• Discrete event simulation and analysis
• Experience in formulating and implementing optimization models
• Experience in transportation industry


Skills and Abilities:
• Planning and Organizing
• Identifying and Considering Alternatives
• Analytical Thinking
• Communication Skills
• Initiative

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 6 - 10 days per month

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is 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. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta