Engineering Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) 2022
Date: Sep 2, 2021
Location: System Wide
APPLY EARLY AS THIS JOB MAY BE FILLED AT ANY TIME.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation’s freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also through our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:
- be treated with dignity and respect.
- have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
- have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.
We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.
The Experienced First Line Supervisor program is specifically designed to develop leaders that will drive the future of our organization. This position is a leadership role at BNSF Railway. These individuals lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company’s vision.
WORK LOCATION: BNSF System Wide
ANTICIPATED START DATE: February 28, 2022
SALARY RANGE: $77,700
BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:
- Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
- 401(k) Plan
- Railroad Retirement
- Life Insurance
- Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
The Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) program is specifically designed to develop leaders that will drive the future of our organization. This training program is approximately 6 months in length and includes both classroom and on-the-job training. You will gain experience in our Track, Engineering Services, Structures, Signal, Mechanical, Transportation, and Environmental departments. With challenging work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop relationships, career opportunities are endless.
RELOCATION WILL BE REQUIRED
- A candidate must be willing to be relocated to any location across the BNSF system for the training program
- Once training has been completed, candidates will likely be relocated again to an assigned, permanent location
- Please refer to BNSF’s operating system at www.bnsf.com (see System Map)
- An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location
- Relocation assistance may be provided to those who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence
- Frequent and extensive travel over a large geographic region will be required.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- The EFLS program is an intensive training program that lasts approximately 6 months
- EFLS will attend an initial 2-week orientation conducted at our company headquarters in Fort Worth, TX where trainees will learn about the BNSF culture, network with leaders of the company and receive leadership training
- From Fort Worth, trainees will attend a 2-week technical and personnel training conducted at our Technical Training Center (TTC) in Overland Park, KS where trainees will learn about operations and field safety
- The remaining time will be spent completing on-the-job field training conducted at assigned training location which will include instructor led and web-based training courses as well as numerous job shadows across multiple departments
UPON COMPLETION OF THE EFLS PROGRAM:
EFLS may be placed in one of the following roles as a supervisor to BNSF employees, contractors, or consultants:
- Assistant Roadmaster (see below for responsibilities)
- Assistant Supervisor Structures (see below for responsibilities)
- Project Engineer (see below for responsibilities)
Assistant Roadmaster Duties & Responsibilities:
- Plan, coordinate and supervise various types of production and maintenance activities in the efficient, safe and economic performance of their duties.
- Ensure track structure is maintained to meet BNSF and FRA standards.
- Work with NOC dispatchers and other operating personnel to ensure proper coordination of track windows in order to make production goals.
- Plan daily work to complete projects per work schedule.
- Coordinate track maintenance work with contractors and other departments to maximize work efforts and train operations.
- Perform pre-job surveys and ensure quality control by walking, hi-rail and track inspections.
- Follow up on safety issues, maintain contact with field personnel and help enhance overall quality and safety guidelines.
- Ensure compliance and application of company policies, i.e., BNSF’s Equal Employment Policy, applicable safety rules, union agreements, FRA standards and government regulations.
Assistant Supervisor Structures Duties & Responsibilities:
- Plan, supervise and coordinate maintenance, construction, inspection and operation of bridges and structures
- Plan daily work to complete projects per schedule
- Coordinate structures work with other departments to ensure safe and efficient maintenance operations that minimize impacts to train operations
- Address technical training, safety training, follow up on safety issues, maintain contact with field personnel and help enhance overall quality and safety
- Perform operations testing
- Ensure compliance with and consistent application of company policies (BNSF’s Equal Employment Policy, Engineering Instructions, Safety Rules, scheduled agreements, FRA and government regulations)
- Subject to being “on-call” requiring response to emergencies at any time
- Perform utility Supervisor duties as needed
Project Engineer Duties & Responsibilities:
- Manage the development of engineering plans, estimates, schedules and construction of new railroad track projects.
- These will include new main lines, sidings and extensions, yards, track reconfigurations, intermodal and auto facilities, access to customer facilities, and other railroad infrastructure.
- Provide project planning and scope development support.
- Provide project management support, including maintaining project managing systems.
- Support securing construction and environmental permits.
- Identify and coordinate property purchase and utility relocations with other BNSF departments and real estate service providers.
- Provide surveying support, project administration, inspection and ensure conformance to BNSF’s standards and specifications.
- Implement and manage construction safety processes.
- Evaluate and manage change orders associated with projects.
- Support cash flow forecast process with Finance Department.
- Coordinate internal Signal, Track, Telecommunications and Structures design and construction activities to progress the overall project.
- Provide review of proposed BNSF customer project concepts and plans.
- Provide BNSF Economic Development and Marketing Departments with engineering guidance.
- Maintain engineering portions of customer project tracking system (Zephyr).
- Furnish engineering support for drainage problems, embankment stability and emergency repairs as necessary.
- Support the preparation of detailed estimates for the Capital Expenditure Program.
- Assist working with public agencies on interdependent projects.
- Work in a 24 x 7 operations environment including nights, weekends, evenings and holidays, on-call or available for emergency situations
- Hours are irregular with a minimum of 40 hours per week
- Work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet)
- Work around heavy and moving machinery
- Work around electronics, including electric currents
- Work in and around bridges in elevated locations
- Must have reliable transportation to and from work
- At least 18 years of age or older.
- High School Diploma or GED.
- At least Three (3) years of work experience supervising 5 or more employees in a fast-paced, outdoors, all weather conditions environment and/or a fast-paced electronic controls or signals environment.
- Able to work “on-call” for emergency situations
- Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future
- Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays
- Ability to relocate within the BNSF Railway operating system to start and/or upon career progression and/or business need
- Valid Driver’s License
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a related discipline
- Five years of work or military experience supervising 15 or more employees in a fast-paced, outdoors, all types of weather conditions environment
- Experience in a position with travel up to 100% as part of the job
- Experience managing a unionized workforce
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS:
- Criminal history
- Last 7 years of driving history
- Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
- Social Security number
MEDICAL REVIEW ELEMENTS:
- Medical evaluation
- Drug Screen
- Other elements as needed
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.
DRUG TEST ELEMENTS:
BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required
to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at www.tsa.gov/twic.