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Director, Bridges and Structures at Genesee and Wyoming Railroad

Posted in Construction 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Malvern, Arkansas

Job Description:

The person in this position personally supervises and participates in bridge-maintenance and gang-work activities. This person works with and through region-level maintenance-of-way (MoW) leaders to develop region-specific plans for managing the construction and maintenance of bridges, culverts, and other track-related structures; provides guidance on the condition of existing structures; develops consolidated, prioritized maintenance plans; and develops construction budget estimates as well as detailed construction estimates. This person also coordinates the use of outside contractors, as required, on a project-by-project basis to ensure the best safety, quality, and cost performance. He or she also actively pursues or supports the pursuit of public and/or other sources of funding for infrastructure construction and maintenance.



  • In consultation with the regional MoW teams, develop and implement a structures inventory, bridge/culvert maintenance program, and supporting policies to ensure structures are fit for use and to optimize utilization of maintenance funds (expense and capital) and equipment

  • Personally conduct structure-condition assessments as appropriate; develop and deliver training to regional bridge and gang maintenance staff regarding same

  • Provide central support for regional purchase of structure-maintenance parts and supplies (e.g., identify preferred vendors, negotiate favorable pricing, etc.)

  • Thoroughly understands railroad-bridge construction, specifically heavy-timber construction

  • Competently read plans, assess site conditions, and establish safe, practical methods for handling material and labor on the project site, as well as to and from the project site

  • Incorporate safe, sound, and economical construction practices

  • Possess an intimate knowledge of labor performance, construction procedures, and material costs to develop yearly maintenance-construction budgetary estimates as well as detailed maintenance-construction costs

  • Procure all permits (federal, state, and local)

  • Procure all construction materials, equipment, and manpower

  • In consultation with the safety director, develop housekeeping and safety programs for the regional bridge-maintenance gangs

  • Manage other projects and perform other duties as assigned



  • Knowledge of Roadway Worker Protection regulations

  • Familiarity with FRA fall-protection regulations as well as G&W’s internal policy regarding bridge safety

  • Computer literacy in Word, Excel, etc.

  • Railroad-infrastructure construction and maintenance experience, including infrastructure assessment, project management, estimating, and budget management

  • Valid driver’s license



  • High school diploma, with five years in heavy-timber construction and estimating

  • Associate degree in civil engineering technology, construction management, or similar, or diploma from an accredited vocational/trade school in carpentry is a plus


This position is employed by the specific entity set forth in the job posting.

Genesee & Wyoming Inc. and its subsidiary companies do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any other protected status under federal, state or local laws.

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