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Public Works Officer

Company: Canadian National Railway
Location: New Orleans
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

At CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you're part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely-helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!
Job Summary

The Public Works Officer, Southern Region is responsible for providing support to regulations and liaises with municipalities as well as internal and external stakeholders (e.g., Engineering, Public Affairs and Regulatory) to ensure that the changes in regulations are successfully executed. The position is the first point of contact for local, state and federal transportation entities for inspections, safety improvement programs, and all aspects related to grade crossing safety as well as for project managing and coordinating all engineering interaction of the respective territory.
Main Responsibilities
Project Management

  • Lead and coordinate local, state and federally funded programs such as at-grade crossing programs
  • Coordinate and handle recoverable with road authorities (State or Municipal) projects such as at-grade public crossing alternation projects, new signal installation projects, and grade separations
  • Negotiate agreements with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that CN's interests are protected and minimize financial exposure
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders to formalize agreements into contracts, including the submission of estimates, agreements, and billing Crossing Safety
    • Inspect and maintain inventory of all road crossings, both at grade and separated, on public and private roads
    • Conduct safety audits of public, private and farm crossings and communicate with Road Authorities, Owners, CN Engineering Officers to ensure deficiencies are corrected
    • Respond and monitor Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) Deficiency Notices Legal Representative
      • Handle all functions of road crossing closures, applications, and hearings
      • Act as CN's representative at meetings with State Agencies, Municipal Government, Road Authorities and the FRA to review safety at crossings
      • Provide written and oral testimony as CN's representative in all regulatory public hearings Permits and Licensing
        • Review, prepare and issue right of entry permits, private crossing licenses, and easements Working Conditions

          The role is performed in a combination of office and outdoor environment in various types of weather conditions with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. The role requires occasional travel. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure, and stress.

          Railroad Industry
          • Minimum 2 years of experience in railroad industry, engineering function*
            • Minimum 5 years of experience in railroad industry* *Any experience for these above would be considered as an asset
              • High School Diploma or General Educational Development Diploma (GED)
              • Associates or Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, or a related discipline* *Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset
                • Demonstrate agility and drives change
                • Applies critical thinking
                • Sets direction and inspires others
                • Communicates with impact
                • Collaborates with others and shares information
                • Demonstrates active listening
                • Solves problems to create values
                • Identifies potential safety and security risks Technical Skills/Knowledge
                  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
                  • Strong knowledge of Systems, Applications and Products (SAP)
                  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral English

                    About CN

                    CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler. Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada's Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network,CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

                    CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

Keywords: Canadian National Railway, New Orleans , Public Works Officer, Other , New Orleans, Louisiana

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