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Senior Railroad Construction Manager

Job Location

Dallas, TX, United States

Job Description

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Job Description

As a Senior Rail Construction Manager, you will provide overall leadership and technical support to the team by serving as lead staff member and advisor, providing high-level technical oversight of complex projects, assisting with marketing, proposals, supervising staff, and leading quality assurance and quality control for projects. You will also review contracts, promote efficiencies in producing quality work, and assemble technical resources for the team.  You will strive towards the ultimate goal of providing project delivery to our Class I rail clients through project oversight, management of field staff, and driving the schedule to ensure on-time completion of projects. This role will handle project assignments and staff supervision within multiple states with approximately 25 - 50 % travel anticipated for work with the majority of time spent in the Texas region

Job Requirements



You are passionate about:

  • Being part of a team
  • Providing outstanding client service
  • Working collaboratively with others
  • Having ownership in the work you do
  • Using your talents to positively affect communities
  • Empowering others to use their talents
  • Effectively and efficiently organize projects and find solutions for your clients

You bring to the team:

  • Experience completing and managing rail construction, track, and maintenance projects
  • Experience and understanding of FRA standards and requirements
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to contribute and work well on a team
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or other related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in the rail or consulting industry
  • At least 4 years of experience supervising technical personnel
  • Ability to travel to project sites across the US to coordinate with staff and clients

Additional Information

Olsson is a nationally recognized, employee-owned firm specializing in planning and design, engineering, field services, environmental, and technology. Founded in 1956 on the very mindset that drives us today, we’re here to improve communities by making them more sustainable, better connected, and more efficient. Simply put, we work to leave the world better than we found it.

As an Olsson employee, you’ll receive our traditional benefits package (health care, vision, dental, paid time off, etc.), plus you’ll:

  • Become an owner in the company after your first year through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Engage in work that has a positive impact in communities
  • Receive an excellent 401(k) match
  • Participate in a wellness program promoting balanced lifestyles
  • Benefit from a bonus system that rewards performance
  • Have the possibility for flexible work arrangements


EOE/AA/M/F/Vet/Disability Employer


Experience required: Mid-Senior Level

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January 29, 2021
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