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Engineer Bridge Design

Canadian National Railway

At CN, everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you’re part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely―helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference.

You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us!Job SummaryThe Engineer, Bridge Design is responsible for creating designs and leading design projects assigned to consultants for bridges across CN’s network in accordance with internal policies and American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) guidelines.

The position is considered a Professional Engineer technical role and requires self-sufficient competencies in structural engineering principles and mastery of Company policies as well as Bridges and Structures (B&S) management procedures.Main ResponsibilitiesStructures Design and Project Management· Coordinate consultant design assignments· Design railway bridges· Prepare preliminary and detailed designs of highway and railway bridge structures in concrete, steel, and timber· Provide costing information and resolve queries during bridge construction· Prepare detailed cost estimates and project schedules for projects to minimize costs and disruptions to railway operations· Provide engineering support and training to staff members and to field forces during construction· Prepare fabrication specifications and tender documents· Handle and track-outsourced service contracts, reviews and processes outsourced services invoicingSafety· Verify and ensure compliance of work or actions prescribed in engineering drawings and specifications· Conduct in field and documentary audits of bridge inspection reports· Participate in construction safety auditsTraining and Development· Participate in field visits to familiarize with the Network and B&S plant inventory in conjunction with field inspections, safety blitz, construction work blocks, or reconnaissance trips· Assist with reviews of AREMA Manual of Practice development and revisions· Assist in development of Junior Design Engineer· Ensure all required training is completed in a timely manner· Ensure proper adherence to requirements for maintaining licensure as a Professional EngineerWorking ConditionsThe role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular work week from Monday to Friday. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure, and stress. The role requires minimal travel (5%) with overnight stays within the region and occasional work outside the normal working hours.

The role is partially performed outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions. The incumbent must be available to work shifts and weekends when necessary. The role requires being available on-call 24/7 to respond to critical incidences.RequirementsExperience· Minimum 3 years of General Engineering experience including 2 years in bridge design with a railway company, engineering consulting firm or research facility (post graduation)· Experience with AREMA guidelines for railway structures or other North American structural design codes*Any designation for these above would be considered as an assetEducation/Certification/Designation· Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering· Professional Engineer Licence (PE or P.Eng)· Designation as a Railroad Bridge Engineer*· Valid Driver’s Licence· Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering*· Specialization in Structural Engineering*· Professional Structural Engineer (SE) Licence in Illinois*· Capability to be certified in the United States Operating Rules (USOR) or Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) *Any designation for these above would be considered as an assetCompetencies· Leads by example for the safety and security of all· Considers ESG principles in all operations· Collaborates with others and shares information· Delegates and empowers others to create accountability· Applies critical thinking· Innovates· Sets direction and inspires others· Communicates with impact· Knows the business and stays current on industry needs· Demonstrates agility and drives changeTechnical Skills/Knowledge· Knowledge of technical and engineering aspects of railroad bridges properties, behaviours, deficiencies, and inspection procedures· Knowledge of Bridge Structural Engineering, retaining structures, foundations· General Microsoft computer skills in MathCad, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Project*· Proficiency with Auto Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD) or Systems Applications and Products (SAP)· Knowledge of Fall Protection*Any knowledge for any of the above would be considered as an assetAbout CNCN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler.

Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919. CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.At CN, we are dedicated to building North America’s safest, most inclusive and sustainable railroad, which includes reflecting the communities in which we operate. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented groups often don’t apply unless they feel they fit the job posting at 100%. Even if you don’t see yourself in every job requirement listed in a posting, we still encourage you to apply.

If you require an accommodation for the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials, accessible meeting rooms or other accommodations), please reach out to our team at [email protected] an equal employment opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.