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Job Details

Engineering Management Trainee 2019

Company name
BNSF Railway

Fort Worth, TX, United States

Employment Type

Manager, Construction, Engineering

Posted on
Mar 08,2019

Valid Through
Jun 21,2019

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Apply early as this job may be filled at any time. 


The Management Trainee (MT) Program is specifically designed to develop leaders that will drive the future of our organization.  This program begins with a two week orientation at our corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.  During this time, MTs receive a company overview, interact with company leaders, and develop skills for a successful career.  Additional training will vary by department.  With hard work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop relationships, career opportunities are endless.  


The Operations Management Trainee position is a leadership role at BNSF Railway.  These individuals lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company's vision.


Relocation assistance may be provided to those who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence.


Work Location: System Wide 

Anticipated Start Date: January, June or September 2019

Salary Range: $68,500


Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing, and hiring events for this position.  Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.




A candidate must be willing to be relocated to any location across the BNSF system for the training program. Once training has been completed, candidates will likely be relocated again to an assigned, permanent location. Please refer to BNSF's operating system at (see System Map). An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location.




The Management Trainee program begins with a fast-paced, intensive training program that includes: 

*Two (2) weeks orientation conducted at our company headquarters in Fort Worth, TX *Two to three (2-3) weeks' technical (e.g. rules, safety) and personnel training conducted at our Technical Training Center (TTC) in Overland Park, KS *Associated on-the-job field training conducted at assigned location 


The training program will include:

*Orientation into safety certification, warranty procedures, Best Way, Condition Based Maintenance, Bad Actor Program, Contract Maintenance and Foreign Billing, Audit Procedures and railroad computer applications. *Technical Training both in the field and at the Technical Training Center (TCC) in Overland Park, KS. *Develop railroad knowledge to understand operations focused on engineering department, including interacting with other operations departments.

Upon completion of training, Management Trainees may be placed in one of the following teams as a supervisor to BNSF employees, contractors, or consultants:



*Supervise the activities of signal gangs engaged in construction projects. *Train and schedule employees, ensuring the quality, timeliness and quality of construction work. *Coordinate material purchased from outside vendors (vehicles, electronic equipment and other material). *Coordinate services obtained from outside concerns (equipment repairs and accommodations to ensure continuous work flow). *Ensure proper installation of signal systems. *Review projects with utilities and state highway departments. *Investigate the use of alternative construction methods and equipment. *Promptly update engineering personnel with all circuit plan changes and material requirements.




*Administer, supervise and coordinate all maintenance, construction, inspection and operation of bridges and structures, both operating and capital functions. *Day to day and long range planning, budgeting, discipline, safety programs and auditing. *Coordinate with other departments to ensure a safe and efficient maintenance operation. *Address technical training, safety training, follow up on safety issues, maintain contact with field personnel and help enhance overall quality and safety guidelines. *Ensure compliance and application of company policies, i.e. BNSF's Equal Employment Policy, applicable safety rules, scheduled agreements, FRA standards and government regulations. *Provide project planning and scope development support. *Provide project management support, including maintaining project managing systems. *Support securing construction and environmental permits. *Identify and coordinate property purchase and utility relocations with other BNSF departments and real estate service providers. *Provide surveying support, project administration, inspection and ensure conformance to BNSF's standards and specifications. *Implement and manage construction safety processes. *Evaluate and manage change orders associated with projects. *Support cash flow forecast process with Finance Department. *Coordinate internal Signal, Track, Telecommunications and Structures design and construction activities to progress the overall project. *Provide review of proposed BNSF customer project concepts and plans. *Provide BNSF Economic Development and Marketing Departments with engineering guidance. *Maintain engineering portions of customer project tracking system (Zephyr). *Furnish engineering support for drainage problems, embankment stability and emergency repairs as necessary. *Support the preparation of detailed estimates for the Capital Expenditure Program. *Assist working with public agencies on interdependent projects.



*Plan, coordinate and supervise various types of production and maintenance activities in the efficient, safe and economical performance of their duties. *Ensure track structure is maintained to meet BNSF and FRA standards. *Work with NOC dispatchers and other operating personnel to ensure proper coordination of track windows in order to make production goals. *Plan daily work to complete projects per work schedule. *Coordinate track maintenance work with contractors and other departments to maximize work efforts and train operations. *Perform pre-job surveys and ensure quality control by walking, hi-rail and track inspections. *Follow up on safety issues, maintain contact with field personnel and help enhance overall quality and safety guidelines. *Ensure compliance and application of company policies, i.e., BNSF's Equal Employment Policy, applicable safety rules, union agreements, FRA standards and government regulations. *Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to: *Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above. *Demonstrate leadership skills. *Work effectively in a team environment. *Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner. *Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines. *Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations. *Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles.



Additionally, qualified candidates must be able to:

*Demonstrate the ability to perform the duties and responsibilities listed above. *Demonstrate leadership skills. *Work effectively in a team environment. *Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner. *Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines. *Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations. *Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles.


*Work in a 24 x 7 operations environment including nights, weekends, evenings and holidays, on-call or available for emergency situations. *Work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet). *Work around heavy and moving machinery. *Work around electronics, including electric currents. *Work in and around bridges in elevated locations.


*Hours are irregular with a minimum of 40 hours per week. *Schedule involves nights, weekends, and holidays, as BNSF is a 24 X 7 work environment.


*Must have reliable transportation to and from work.


*I have a 2.70 or higher cumulative GPA with a degree in Engineering or Construction Management OR a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA with a non-Engineering degree.  *Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Graduate degree in Construction Management or an Engineering program from accredited university to be completed prior to hire OR have obtained a degree within the past three (3) years. *Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college. *Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future. *Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays. *Ability to relocate within the BNSF Railway operating system to start and/or upon career progression and/or business need. *Valid Driver's License.


*Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. *Bachelor's Degree or higher in Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or a related discipline.  *Experience working in an engineering or construction related environment. *Experience working outdoors or in an industrial environment. *Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication.

If you have more experience and are interested in BNSF, we encourage you to take a look at our Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) program or our professional jobs to find what most closely aligns with your skill set.



Relocation benefits may be provided for this position.



Frequent and extensive travel over a large geographic region will be required.



BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to

*Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage *401(k) Plan *Retirement Pension Plan *Railroad Retirement *Life Insurance *Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP) *Tuition Reimbursement Program

BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION ELEMENTS

*    Criminal history  *    Last 7 years of driving history *    Last 5 years of employment history to include military service *    Social Security number *    Education


*    Medical evaluation *    Drug Screen *    Other elements as needed


BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required        to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free. Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at 

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Company Profile
BNSF Railway operates one of the largest railroad networks in North America, with about 32,500 route miles in 28 states and two Canadian provinces. The railway is among the world's top transporters of intermodal traffic, serves more grain-producing regions than any other railroad, transports the components of many of the products we depend on daily, and hauls enough low-sulphur coal to generate about 10 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. On Feb. 12, 2010, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK)

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