Posting dates: 9/13/2019 - 10/26/2019
All applicants must apply online


(* indicates requisition 6104)

Job Title*:Mgr Right Of Way  Pay Grade*:S13 / Salary commensurate with
experience and education
Section*:Trinity Railway Express  Job Code:1041B 
Division*:Headquarters  FLSA/EEO:Exempt/Professionals 
Department*:Commuter Rail    

Reporting to the Chief Engineering Officer the Manger of Right of Way (ROW) oversees activities involved in maintenance, inspection, and repair, of the railroad right of way, track, signals, structures, and safety compliance. Performs inspections for approval of construction and maintenance activities, including invoices of the railroad track, signals, and right of way and implements technology, business processes and procedures for Trinity Railway Express (TRE), on behalf of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Fort Worth Transportation Authority, (doing business as Trinity Metro (TM)). Incumbent will assist in the development and implementation of railroad maintenance and capital programs, technology, railroad policies, standards, and procedures.


  1. Coordinates activities, provides oversight, and field inspection of Maintenance of Way and Maintenance of Signals/Systems projects pertaining to Commuter Rail, including routine maintenance, capital maintenance, and new construction. Formulates, translates, and defines scope and objectives with an understanding of industry, and federal standards and requirements.
  2. Coordinates and interfaces with internal and external clients to identify and resolve issues.
  3. Acts as the inspector for maintenance of way and maintenance of signals as directed by the Chief Engineering Officer and/or VP of Commuter Rail.
  4. Assists in planning, budgeting, scheduling and oversight of capital projects, maintenance, repairs and improvements for TRE Railroad ROW including review and approval of invoices for accuracy of timecards, material, equipment, and subcontractor prices.
  5. Enforces safety policies and reviews/analyzes problem areas to determine need for improved procedures.
  6. Evaluates pricing, invoices, and monitors usage of materials, parts, supplies and inventories.
  7. Reviews contracts for non-compliance issues and obtains documentation from vendors to correct non-compliance issues.
  8. Prepares a variety of reports for management review, including auditing of Contractor records such as inspection report, time cards, bill of materials, etc.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Note: An equivalent combination of related education and experience may be substituted for the below stated minimums excluding High School Diploma, GED, Licenses, or Certifications.

  1. Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in engineering, business administration, operations or related field, or equivalent experience.
  2. Six (6) years progressively responsible experience managing railroad maintenance of way and or maintenance of signals activities for railroads operating rules promulgated under Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) regulations to include three (3) years experience in project management and oversight of maintenance contracts, or construction and three (3) years experience supervising staff.
  3. Knowledge of FRA rules is required (e.g., 49 C.F.R. Parts 213, 225, 233, 234, 235 236, and 237).
  4. Proficient in computer skills and experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  5. Ability to Operate a DART non-revenue vehicle as required.
  6. Pass a physical (medical) examination that includes a drug screen in order to operate DART non-revenue vehicles.
  7. Ability to be dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. Gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services. Acts with customers in mind. Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
  8. Ability to use rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  9. Ability to make good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgement.
  10. Ability to step up to conflict; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can work out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably.
  11. Ability to scope out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals.

Reports to TRE Chief Engineering Officer *

Works in a variety of working environments. Approximately 30% of the time works in a normal office environment where there is minimal exposure to dust, noise or extreme temperatures. Approximately 70% of the time works in a field environment which could involve unpleasant working conditions such as working near fast moving trains, dust, noise, temperature, weather, petroleum products and chemicals while visiting TRE operating facilities. All incumbent exposures will be controlled through adhering to all policies and procedures, which include safety precautions, regulations and the use of personal protective equipment.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. The statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may perform other duties as assigned.

DART is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, supporting diversity in the workplace. M/F/D/V

Last Updated: 8/6/2019 doc_id=1097608014792