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Norfolk Southern B5 Regional Manager Operating Practices (Engineering Northern Region) in Atlanta, Georgia

B5 Regional Manager Operating Practices (Engineering Northern Region)

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Date:May 26, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30318

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Job Description

Responsible for oversight of the safety and operating practices of the Operations Division to ensure safety of operations and determine levels of compliance with Federal Regulations, NS safety and operating rules, and departmental instructions.

Principal Duties:

  • Conduct an analysis of safety data (injuries, accident/incidents, efficiency testing) for designated locations and identify areas of concern or best practices in preparation for joint field assessment.

  • Oversees and serves as team lead on joint field assessments with departmental division leaders to determine the level of compliance with Norfolk Southern's safety and operating rules and practices to maintain the safety of operations.

  • Conducts field assessments with division leaders to determine level of compliance with Federal Regulations related to Norfolk Southern’s safety and operating rules and practices. Communicates results of joint field assessments to management and provides recommendations for remediation, if needed.

  • Prepares and evaluates the joint field assessments and conducts a gap analysis of the accident/injury data and efficiency test and inspection records.

  • Provides data and analysis to division leadership for communicating the results of joint field assessments to local and departmental management.

  • Identifies unacceptable levels of compliance and provides recommendations for remediation, such as individual or system training, increased monitoring activity, rule changes, or awareness/communication initiatives, etc.

  • Identifies best practices and makes recommendations for system application, including any necessary safety or operating rule changes or training.

  • Serves as a member of the Operating Rules Committee (ORC) to provide information regarding field operating practices and safety and operating rules compliance levels. Provide recommendations to the ORC regarding proposed rule changes.

  • Serves as a subject matter expert to field operations regarding safety and operating rules and best practices and provides guidance to departmental management.

    Job Related Experience:

    Minimum Level: 6 - 10 years

    Preferred Level:


    Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree

    Preferred Majors:

    • Business - Transportation Operations / Logistics

    • Engineering – Industrial/Mechanical/Civil Engineering

    Technical Skills:

    • Must have complete knowledge and understanding of the safety and operating rules and their application as it relates to field operations.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Must have complete knowledge and understanding of the Federal and NS requirements for conducting efficiency tests and inspections.

    • Must be able to coordinate and lead field assessment team activities, coach employees, and communicate effectively at the front-line level as well with department leadership.

    Career Path:

    Predecessor Jobs: Engineer – Track, Engineer - Bridges & Structure, Manager Program Maintenance

    Future Jobs: Senior Department Positions

    Work Conditions

    Environment: Field/Office

    Shift Work: Yes

    On-Call: No

    Weekend Work: Yes

    Travel Required: OVER 15 Days per Month

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Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a Fortune 300 organization and 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.

We are a team of more than 20,000 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.

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. More information can be found at NS-EEO (http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/work-at-ns/employees/employee-resources/equal-employment-opportunity/eeo-policy.html)

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