Senior Manager, Network Planning

Canadian National Railway

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Job Summary
The Senior Manager, Network Planning is responsible for leading the Network Planning team and providing technical analysis and broad support to the Transportation and Operations functions.

The role ensures that capacity plans are developed and aligned with CN Executive and Transportation directions. The incumbent’s key functions include, leading the team, ensuring that the right level of detail occurs in the planning phase, and reviewing operational aspects for Network Operations leadership.
Main Responsibilities
Network Planning and Optimization
· Lead broad engineering planning and analytical analysis
· Organize and perform capacity studies and operations analysis for Corridors, Yards, and Terminals through the use of simulation, sound engineering principles, and computer tools
· Organize multi-functional project teams to develop long term plans to growth our business and achieve operational excellence
· Communicate trade-offs, impacts and recommendations to leadership and other departments in an effective manner, through presentations and reports
Capital Capacity Planning
· Develop conceptual infrastructure plans to ensure line and terminal improvements
· Detail layout designs and operating rational for improved track facilities or train services, including identification of the operational construction and economic pros and cons of alternatives
· Optimize project costs, scope, and timelines to provide best possible return on investment, through engaging with Operations, Engineering and other stakeholders
· Provide detailed quantitative input on capital budgets and business case development, prioritizing alternatives considering operational risk, timeline, and cost variables
· Contribute to the Precision Planning Process (P3x) Revenue and Resource Planning process, through determining forecast workload requirements, capacity limitations, and investment triggers and trade offs
Leading Others
· Mentor and coach Professional Engineers and Engineers in Training (EITs)
· Develop new Engineers on the field to obtain their professional designation and to learn tools, processes, and knowledge on transportation engineering
· Guide Engineers and evaluate their performance
Working Conditions
The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday.

The incumbent must be available to work weekends when necessary. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure and stress.

The role requires minimal travel (up to 20%) to Canada or operational locations required for site visits.
Requirements
Experience
Railway Operations
· Minimum 10 years of experience
o Experience in railway operations and planning
o Experience in engineering analysis, operational research, and leading a team
o Experience as a Conductor*
*Any experience for these above would be considered as an asset
Education/Certificate/Designation
· High School Diploma or General Educational Development (GED)
· Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)*
· Bachelor’s Degree in Civil, Geotechnical, or Transportation Engineering*
*Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset
Competencies
· Identifies needs and finds solutions to create value for all stakeholders
· Collaborates with others and shares information
· Delegates and empowers others to create accountability
· Knows the business and stays current on industry needs
· Develops self and others
· Demonstrates agility and drives change
· Innovates
· Leads by example for the safety and security of all
Technical Skills/ Knowledge
· Knowledge of field rail operations, both train and yard as well as CN’s regulations
· Knowledge of operating research models and tools (e.g. AnyLogic)
· Strong computer and Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint)
About CN
CN is a world-class transportation leader and trade-enabler.

Essential to the economy, to the customers, and to the communities it serves, CN safely transports more than 300 million tons of natural resources, manufactured products, and finished goods throughout North America every year. As the only railroad connecting Canada’s Eastern and Western coasts with the Southern tip of the U.S. through a 19,500 mile rail network, CN and its affiliates have been contributing to community prosperity and sustainable trade since 1919.

CN is committed to programs supporting social responsibility and environmental stewardship. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.
At CN, we are dedicated to building North America’s safest, most inclusive and sustainable railroad, which includes reflecting the communities in which we operate.

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