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Construction / Engineer Supervisor - Railroad Tracks

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Date: Jun 27, 2019

Location: Roanoke, VA, US, 24012

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 12043: MT/OST - MoW - Roanoke, VA 2019 



Job Description

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Construction / Engineering supervisors in Norfolk Southern's Maintenance of Way department play a vital role in our operations team. Supervisors are responsible for managing a team of unionized employees to directly oversee the building, repair, and maintenance of our railroad tracks and bridges. Our extensive new hire trainee program will educate you on the intricacies of working on the railroad in order to accomplish this goal.


During training, you will learn train and track dynamics, track inspection, construction, and maintenance operations, and much more. After completion of the six-month training program, you will manage maintenance employees such as; rail gangs that replace rail and spikes, tie gangs that perform scheduled crosstie replacement, and bridge and building gangs that maintain and repair the bridges and trestles on the railroad. Supervisors will be responsible for managing a territory spanning dozens of miles that can include one or more rail terminals supporting an operation that runs 24/7. 


What makes a successful trainee in the Maintenance of Way department?

  • A self-starter who can work with little direct supervision
  • Ability to lead others-and embracing that role
  • Ability to plan, manage, and adapt on the fly
  • Building effective and responsive interpersonal relationships
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • Ability to create a work environment in which employees are engaged



  • Preferred Level: Bachelor’s Degree (BS)
  • Preferred Majors: Engineering, Construction Management, Other Relevant Majors 
    • In lieu of a degree: 4+ years of leadership and industry experience from such as military, manufacturing, construction
  • Proficient in MS office
Work Environment
  • Environment: Outdoor/Field
  • Shift Work: Yes
  • On-Call: Yes
  • Weekend Work: Yes
  • Travel Required: Extensive Travel and/or Relocation 
Projected Career Path

Assistant Track Supervisor - Track Supervisor - Assistant Division Engineer - Division Engineer - Chief Engineer


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 operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 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.

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

Nearest Major Market: Roanoke

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