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Railroad Utility Construction Observer – 12702

RailPros Field Services has a need for Utility Construction Observer for our System nation-wide services to the railroad industry. The locations of need are within or near major cities associated with the service areas of the following railroads BNSF, CP, CN, KCS, UP, Amtrak. The observer works under the direction of the Engineer to protect the railroad infrastructure and may be assigned additional responsibilities as required. The observer acts as representatives of the Company and is expected to establish a professional business relationship with contractors, suppliers, Railroad Representatives, vendors, other stakeholders, and Company personnel. The observer is required to act in ethical manner and should be aware of Company policies regarding work ethics, including but not limited to gifts, entertainment, trips, etc. offered by contractors, vendors, suppliers, or other stakeholders. The observer is to protect the railroad franchise with a goal of safe railroad operation at all time during and after proposed utility construction. The observer to provides quality assurance through inspection of work and materials for conformance to requirements. The observer is to respect role of the contractor as an independent contractor which allows for the contractor to select the means, methods, and manner to perform the work without putting the Railroad at risk.
  • + The ideal candidate for this position will have 2-5 years field experience on utility construction projects with an emphasis on trenchless technology including Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), Jack and Bore/Auger Bore, Micro-Tunnel Boring, and Pipe Ramming.
  • + Candidates will have significant experience with construction of municipal, communications and various energy utilities with knowledge of trenchless technology.
  • + Railroad construction experience is desirable but not required.
  • + Must be proficient interpreting engineering drawings, specifications and other contract documents, able to identify and correct rectify construction deficiencies.
  • + The inspector is to be familiar with geotechnical fundamentals such as identifying soil types and understand backfill and compaction practices.
  • + The observer is to have full understanding of temporary soil retaining shoring systems.
  • + Have knowledge of construction practices, construction methods, and equipment.
  • + Strong verbal and written communication will be required. Conversational Spanish is a bonus.
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