Director, Civil & Structural Design

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Chicago, IL, United States

Phone: 312 / 322-8914
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Director, Civil & Structural Design


Chicago, IL 



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Reporting to the Senior Director, Capital Projects, the Director, Civil and Structural Design, will direct and plan civil and structural capital improvement projects for bridges, yards, and other Metra structures; lead and work with design teams; and coordinate track and structural work with other railroads.

The primary duties include: Function as Metra's lead engineer for civil/structural capital design improvements, coordinating the work of consulting engineers and other professional staff performing planning, design, or investigative functions.

Direct  staff of engineers engaged in the design, planning, field studies, preparation of specifications and other construction documents for bridges, yards, facilities, culverts, and embankments.

Develop and supervise programs designed to achieve departmental objectives and to ensure optimum use of materials, equipment, and personnel.

Oversee design of projects, and approves project documents including project scope, design criteria, engineering specifications, cost estimates, and construction time lines.

Confer with management in selecting, scheduling, and prioritizing capital improvement projects based on funding resources, critical infrastructure needs, existing conditions, and related factors.

Approve time off, coordinate staff schedules, fill vacancies as necessary, and ensure compliance with departmental and company policies and objectives. Decide/implement staffing decisions, performance evaluations, and performance improvement, disciplinary, and/or termination procedures. Make recommendations regarding hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary and/or termination procedures.

Responsible for the safety objectives, goals, and program of the organization ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations.