Signal Engineer (219699-021)

Kansas City Southern Railway Shreveport, LA

Manages a staff of 100+ who provides daily supervision of cost effective repairs and maintenance resulting in safe movement of trains that are operational 24 hours a day. Manages the budget and departmental operations to ensure projects are completed on target.


Bachelor's degree - Engineering, Architecture, or related field;

7 year(s) experience with construction management, design, and/or land surveying or equivalent combination of education and experience.


* Manages all employees in the Signal department as it relates to safety and training to ensure work is performed in a safe manner and accidents are avoided;

* Ensures subordinate supervisors regularly conduct efficiency testing of staff;

* Manages logistics to ensure staff has appropriate labor and material to maintain the signal system on a daily basis;

* Oversee's day to day operations in the Signal Department;

* Manages Signal Department Capital Budget and Overtime Budget;

* Manages Signal FRA Testing;

* Oversees 1 CTC Maintainer and TMDS Dispatch System;

* Oversees Signal FRA Defects and Violations and other reporting;

* Ensurs the configuration management database (RailDocs) is up to date and accurate;

* Ensures timely; repairs for signal system failures, accident investigation and reporting, related investigations and discipline across the Signal Department while working with the legal department on signal related issues;

* Handle Investigations and Discipline for all signal employees;

* Provides Claims with necessary information related to crossing accidents, signal inspection records, field recorder logs etc;

* Investigates reports of false clears, activation failures, trains getting by red signals, run thru switches etc. and provide necessary recorder logs, and records as needed;

* Directs and maintains other administrative duties, Seniority Rosters, Job Bulletins, Signal Circulars, Vacation Rosters etc;

* Maintains and updates the Signal Department Rules Standards and Instructions;

* Manages Signal Department Truck Fleet;

* Maintains FRA hours of service records;

* Works closely with Labor Relations team to manage labor and union issues;

* Participants in the Velocity Committee calls;

* Works with IT to develop and maintain a signal profile for Signal Department laptops;

* Participates as subject matter expert in new IT databases that include signal department related information, and other IT activities;

* Participates in TMDS related issues;

* Responds to derailments for signal department as a first responder.

* Works with Critical Information Desk (CID) to maintain FRA compliance and procedures.

* Oversees signal capital and billable projects.

* Assists in estimating capital projects, material issues and suppliers, and the Engineering Project Management department with projects as needed.

* Oversees PTC related activities and implementation as it relates to the Signal Department.

* Oversees the development and implementation of emergency disaster recovery plan, ie hurricanes, ice storms etc.

* Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

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