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B5 Manager Track Inspection & Development - Roanoke, VA

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Roanoke, VA, US, 24016

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 35194: B5 Manager Track Inspection & Development - Roanoke, VA 


Job Description


Primary Purpose:

Provides timely and accurate track geometry and rail wear data to the Engineering department for derailment prevention and for scheduling track maintenance and rail replacement.


Principal Duties:

  • Manages the track geometry car section of Engineering and ensures that trained operators are available, that data acquisition equipment is functional and calibrated, and that operation is efficient.
  • Converts track geometry, rail wear, and machine vision data into information pertinent to track maintenance activities and derailment prevention.
  • Ensures prudent purchase and maintenance of the data acquisition systems for two research cars used in over-the-road testing.
  • Provides video images of Norfolk Southern right-of-way to any requesting department.


Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 6-10 years

Preferred Level: 11-15 years



Preferred Level: Master's Degree (MS, BS)


Preferred Majors:

  • Engineering - Civil Engineering
  • Engineering - Systems Engineering
  • Engineering - Materials Engineering


Licenses / Certifications:

Required: Six Sigma Green Belt


  • Professional Engineer License
  • Six Sigma Black Belt


Technical Skills:

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


Skills and Abilities:

  • Communication Skills
  • Decision Making
  • Identifying and Considering Alternatives
  • People Development
  • Planning and Organizing


Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

  • Assistant Division Engineer or Track Supervisor; positions in Research and Tests associated with mechanical
  • metallurgical
  • or civil engineering


Future Jobs:

  • Director Research & Tests



Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 6 - 10 Days per Month,

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.

Effective December 8, 2021, NS has paused its implementation of the COVID-19 vaccine mandate given the dynamic legal proceedings.  The ultimate outcome of the federal contractor vaccine mandate is yet to be determined. It is still possible that the mandate, as it applies to NS, could be upheld in court in the near future. If the mandate is upheld, NS employees will be required to be vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke