2020-11-20 14:58:56 Jump

Senior Manager, Track Standards

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The Senior Manager, Track Standards is responsible for safeguarding the integrity of the track through the development and communication of our client’s track and material standards including: material designs, technical drawings, specifications, maintenance standards, practices, and recommended methods. The position also supports research and development initiatives including the development of business rules supporting automated testing.



Main Responsibilities:

Track Standards

  • Develop, maintain and communicate the company’s Engineering Track Standards, Recommended Methods, Policies, Guidelines and Welding Manual
  • Develop business rules required for the adoption of automated and advanced inspection technology
  • Manage and develop direct reports in the Track Standards team
  • Develop test plans and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for evaluating new processes, materials, and equipment
  • Oversee testing and field performance of new components for acceptance by the company
  • Actively lead and participate in derailment investigations and other root cause analyses, on-site and remotely
  • Perform field audits to determine compliance with established track, welding, safety and regulatory standards
  • Lead the development and updating of Material Specifications along with stakeholders in Quality Assurance (QA) and Procurement
  • Support qualification and continuous QA processes for suppliers
  • Oversee maintenance and archiving of track standard drawings, documents and bulletins
  • Oversee review and approval of technical drawing from suppliers
  • Understand track safety standards as developed by applicable regulatory authorities

Technical Support

  • Provide clear interpretation and feedback to inquiries pertaining to policies, guidelines and regulations
  • Provide technical support to the field for incident and failure investigations
  • Provide operational and technical support to Regional Engineering teams
  • Provide on-site support as needed to reduce network outages and impacts
  • Provide technical support to Procurement, Supply Management in development of supplier contracts and purchasing strategies


  • Participate in Quality Audits of manufacturing facilities of track material and support investigations into material non-conformance
  • Work with suppliers to ensure continuous improvement of track materials
  • Actively participate in relevant regulatory working groups and technical committees to support the business’ requirements
  • Interact with other Engineering groups to ensure alignment between Signals and Communications, Bridges and Structures, and Track Standards
Working Conditions

The role is a combination of work carried out in an office environment and outdoor work carried out in various types of weather and environmental conditions. The role requires being available on-call 24/7 to respond to critical incidences. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure and manage stress. The role requires frequent travel (30 – 50%) within Canada and the United States.



Track Standards

  • Minimum 8 years of railroad experience
    • Field experience in track engineering, maintenance, construction, or production
    • Experience leading personnel in a technical environment*

*Any experience for these above would be considered as an asset


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering
  • Designation*

*Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset


  • Identifies risks and anticipates impacts to ensure a safe and secure environment
  • Cultivates relationships to proactively support customers’ supply chain needs or those that support them
  • Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity
  • Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience
  • Makes informed and timely decisions to get things done
  • Tracks metrics to achieve ambitious targets and holds self and others accountable to meet performance expectations
  • Applies analytical thinking to make recommendations that pursue sustainable performance
  • Deals with pressure and change by staying calm to quickly adapt to changes
  • Ability to understand and create technical documents
  • Ability to read and understand working drawings of components with associated tolerances

Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Knowledge of track standards, welding practices, regulations and policies
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) and Track Inspection System (TIS)
Marc-André Ouellette

Associé principal / Consultant sénior



514-658-JUMP (5867) poste 201

Cell 514-424-7940

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