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Manager of Rail Systems (Full Time)

Location: Norfolk Virginia Country: United States of America

The Manager of Rail Systems and coordinates and oversees specific maintenance activities in Rail Operations. This includes planning, organizing and implementing functions associated with the daily and long-term operation and maintenance of HRT's, systems Services. The Manager will provide direction and support to multiple staff managers and Supervisors having responsibility over system power distribution and signal department functions are adequate to meet internal/external customer needs. This position will work closely with the Chief Operations Officer and Safety Managers.

Essential Job Functions:

(Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)

  • Works to achieve departmental goals and objectives. Monitor progress towards established goals and reports results to the Director of Rail Maintenance and Operational Services
  • Takes corrective action to achieve goals.
  • Ensure equipment is operational, serviced, and ready to meet daily service requirements.
  • Implements quality control measures. Develops and monitors systems for compliance to maintenance procedures and safety rules. Monitors maintenance of HRT assets maintained by external contractors. Ensures that quality and safety are integrated into all aspects of subordinate responsibilities.
  • Takes on the overall responsibility for the maintenance and repair of essential HRT equipment. This includes but is not limited to the following: Ferries, Ticket Vending Machines, Fareboxes, Rail Data Communications, Radio systems, Wi-Fi and CCTV, Rail Power and Train Control Systems.
  • Evaluates and selects external consultants, contractors, and vendors based on project needs using various project procurement methodologies for companywide technical service projects.
  • Works with the director to manage the department budget. Provides input in the development of annual budget plans for programs, maintenance, capital project, equipment, and goals. Adjusts expenditure priorities as necessary.
  • Assists in the coordination of project activities with other internal departments to ensure their needs and expectations are met with regards to project designs, maintenance, and construction requirements.
  • Ensures that each department manager and/or supervisor has activity plans, SOPs, budgets, and test plans as required by HRT and/or local, state or federal agencies
  • Verifies that all stakeholders are satisfied with safety certification requirements.
  • Ensures that quality and safety are integrated into all aspects of their responsibilities.
  • Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policy and Procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a general awareness of HRT's EMS
  • Responsible for handling all related job responsibilities in accordance to HRT's Environmental Policy, relevant EMS Standard Operating Procedures, and Emergency Management Plan
  • Maintains a safe and healthy work environment, ensuring compliance with safety, security, cleanliness, environmental, and HAZMAT regulations.
  • Perform all job duties and responsibilities in a safe manner to protect one's self, fellow employees, and the public from injury or harm.
  • Promote safety awareness and follow safety procedures and policies.

Required Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills essential to Job Functions:

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing; must clearly and fluently speak and read the English language.
  • Proven ability to effectively work with others in an operating and unionized environment.
  • Knowledge of Operating, Maintenance and Safety Rules and Regulations pertaining to Rail and facilities

Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions:

Proficiency in using computer systems and the listed software applications associated with performance of assigned work is essential. Basic problem solving skills associated with software applications used is expected. Software usage relevant to job duties will be evaluated.

Software applications:

Microsoft Office

Training and/or Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Business/Management. Technical Schooling and certifications

Required Experience:

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the management of Operating and Maintenance functions in a unionized transit, Military, and/or transportation system. A minimum of five(5) years project or management and design or design management experience including budgeting, scheduling, change order implementation and contract management experience is required. Must be skilled in written communication -OR - an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. [HRT reserves the right to determine the equivalencies of education and experience.)

Licenses or Certificates:

A valid Virginia Driver's License.

Special Requirements:

  • Ability to pass DOT physical examination.
  • This position is classified as essential personnel.
  • Must be able to pass federal government background screening process for local military installation access

FLSA Status:


Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis. Duties may require some seasonal overtime. Must be willing to work flexible hours as the operation of a Light Rail System requires running service during morning and evening rush hour periods as well as throughout the day and late in the evening; work outside normal business hours may be required.

Unusual Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Posted Date: 02 Sep 2021 Reference: CB Company: Hampton Roads Transit Contact: Human Resources