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Senior Planning Engineer

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Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Harrisburg, PA, US

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 11131: Senior Planning Engineer 


Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Addresses requests and concerns from Industrial Development Managers, engineering consultants and customers for engineering solutions designed to effect and/or improve the efficient handling of revenue producing freight traffic within assigned multistate territory. Assists in management of a field office.

Principal Duties:

  • Analyzes potential industrial property and articulates development/design challenges and/or concerns.
  • Produces practicable CAD engineering plans and cost estimates for the extension of industrial sidings into plant sites and buildings ensuring optimal utilization of customer's site.
  • Provides technical railroad engineering expertise to the department and industrial prospects.
  • Conducts customer/engineering meetings to discuss rail and site development issues.
  • Performs all aspects of a thorough site investigation, considering rail operations and other corporate assets in order to properly evaluate a site for a potential customer.
  • Helps to efficiently manage a field office.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 6-10 years Preferred Level: 11-15 years


Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (BS)

Preferred Majors:

Licenses / Certifications: Preferred:

  • Engineer in Training Certificate
  • Professional Engineer License

Technical Skills:

  • Computer Aided Design
  • GIS
  • MS Excel/Spreadsheets
  • MS Outlook
  • MS Powerpoint/Presentations

Skills and Abilities:

  • Accountability
  • Communication Skills
  • Identifying and Considering Alternatives
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Decision Making

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: No

Weekend Work: No

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: Philadelphia
Nearest Secondary Market: Harrisburg

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