Rail Equipment Engineer III

Company Info
NC Department of Transportation
Raleigh, NC, United States

Phone: 919.707.4436
Web Site: https://www.ncdot.gov/careers

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Rail Equipment Engineer III


Raleigh, NC 


$60,530 - $108,879

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How to Apply
You MUST apply at https://bit.ly/3rfUk8W by February 25, 2022 at Midnight EST to be considered.
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The Challenge
We are looking for an experienced Rail Equipment Engineer to join the NCDOT Rail Division in our Raleigh headquarters.
In this role you will:
  • Perform the most complex and advanced engineering work in the design, operation, maintenance, and documentation of State-owned rail mechanical and maintenance facilities, equipment, and locomotives.
  • Develop and oversee training and qualification of maintenance personnel and contractors.
  • Provide policy interpretation/implementation to comply with federal/State regulations, NCDOT, and industry requirements.
  • Serve as the engineer responsible for all daily rail operations and programs totaling $200M+ in budget authority, including new rail equipment program - the 1st program of its kind in 25 years of NC passenger train operations.
  • Ensure compliance with purchasing/inventory procedures, budget management, and determination of the most efficient and effective means to perform all daily engineering and operations of rail mechanical and maintenance facilities, passenger equipment, and locomotives.
  • Manage all rail mechanical and maintenance facility and equipment design specifications including civil, electrical and mechanical requirements.
  • Ensure quality assurance/quality control, work planning, and scheduling of critical tasks, availability of facilities and equipment and contractor performance.
  • Be directly responsible for mechanical contractor personnel at 2 sites, plus contract personnel at out-of-state maintenance companies, other consulting engineering firms, and architects on a continuing basis.
  • Maintain high-level contacts with the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak, equipment manufacturers, vendors, other state and federal agencies, Rail Division, and NCDOT leadership in carrying out complex programs and projects.
What You Bring
  •  Management experience giving final approval for complex or a broad variety/scope of program/project specifications for completeness, compatibility, compliance with engineering principles, standards, codes, and design needs.
  • Experience researching alternatives and designs or analyzing special details for non-standard items of work for programs/projects.
  • Experience managing complex or broad variety/scope of programs/projects for completeness, compatibility, compliance with engineering principles and design needs and standards.
  • Experience serving as technical expert in rail equipment management.
  • Leadership experience to help set and achieve our long-range strategic goals.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, and
  • 4+ years experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience.
We may require registration as a professional engineer by the NC Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors.
Call me: Levonda Norman at 919-707-4715.
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