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Utility Engineer – Omaha (14352)

We are seeking a Utility Engineer to join our growing team in Omaha, NE.


Our Utility Engineer will report to the Sr. Manager, Engineering (Structures and Utility), and is responsible for review of utility installation submittals, scheduling observer, coordinating utility encroachment activities within Railroad right of way proposed by federal, state, local public works agencies, regulators, contractors and third parties for the Railroad.

Primary Duties:

  • Coordinate with other departments within the railroad such as Real Estate, Engineering Design, Operating and Signal / Track Maintenance. pertaining to third-party project issues.
  • Conduct utility installation design reviews to ensure third-party designs are in compliance with American Railway Engineering Maintenance Association (AREMA)and all Railroad standards.
  • Schedule site observation relating to third-party projects, which may include nighttime and weekend work.
  • Conduct preconstruction meeting with third-parties.
  • Assist in the preparation of service agreements and develop cost estimate for observation services. Provide budget and schedule updates as needed.
  • Conduct weekly project schedule conference call with major players and semiweekly conference call with observers in the field.
  • Assist observers and contractors in the field and reply to railroad concerns in regard to proposed utility installations.
  • Collaborate with Rail Operations, Capital Projects, Real Estate, Safety, Construction Management, and other Railroad departments to assist the railroad goals.
  • Review for approval observer submitted time and expense reports.
  • QA/QC observer reports for general compliance with established standards and defined expectations.
  • 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 in an effort to reduce or eliminate accidents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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