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Norfolk Southern Manager ATC Systems Design and Performance in Atlanta, Georgia

Manager ATC Systems Design and Performance

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Date:May 26, 2023

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30308

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 35963 : B4 Manager ATC Systems Design and Performance

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Job Description


Primary Purpose:

  • Responsible for the integration of NS business processes and applications to support Train Control initiatives.

  • Establish and perform business and performance analysis for Advanced Train Control systems including Positive Train Control (PTC), Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD), and Energy Management (EM).

  • Promote business and application changes to improve data consistency, completeness, and accuracy.

  • Design proactive monitoring and reporting for assets and components supporting Train Control systems.

Principal Duties:

  • Provides strategic input regarding enhancements and new development that may affect the Train Control systems.

  • Works with NS resources to innovate, streamline and improve NS transportation, engineering, information technology and ATC applications and systems interfacing with Train Control systems.

  • Ensures accurate NS Train Control performance reporting to FRA on a regular basis

  • Exhibits a high level of knowledge of PTC, EM, signaling, CAD and NS transportation functions and interfaces

  • Maintains knowledge of system requirements, interfaces and hazards to shape industry and vendor-driven enhancements

  • Represents NS interests to industry-level Interoperable Train Control (ITC) teams and MxV research projects involving Train Control systems evolution

  • Team lead for the following processes:

  • PTC research and systems engineering, including design coordination and technology development

  • System availability & reliability

  • Systems management

  • Business continuity

  • PTC business intelligence, reports and dashboards

  • FRA performance reporting data

  • Cultivates collaborative relationships with inter-departmental teams, vendors, and Class I railroads to leverage shared knowledge

  • Inclusively manages a team and is responsible for their development, productivity and performance

Job Related Experience:

  • Minimum Level: 2-3 years

  • Preferred Level: 3-7+ years


  • Preferred Level: Bachelor's Degree (BS)

  • Preferred Majors: Engineering, Business Information Technology

Job Description

Technical Skills:

  • MS Office 365 including Visio

  • SQL

  • Technical Writing

  • Spotfire, Power BI, Tableau, or other data visualization tools

  • Agile Project Management Software

  • Knowledge of NS Operating Rules and Practices

  • Knowledge of System Safety and Hazard Analysis

  • Knowledge of train operations, train reporting and corresponding systems

  • Knowledge of dispatch system functionality and corresponding systems

  • Knowledge of AAR PTC standards and FRA PTC regulation

  • Knowledge of Enterprise GIS database

Skills and Abilities:

  • Agile problem solver

  • Inductive reasoning

  • Presenting technical data, reports, and dashboards in a non-technical, easy-to-understand manner to stakeholders

  • Engenders trust and drives alignment of team to program to departmental and corporate goals

  • Focuses on results

  • Communicates powerfully and broadly

  • Collaborates and fosters teamwork

  • Technical detail & documentation

  • Seeks opportunities for growth, improvement, and continuous progress

  • Champions others through inclusive leadership that motivates and empowers reports and team members

Career Path:

  • Predecessor Jobs: Analyst ATC System Design and Performance, Manager ATC System Engineering & Safety,

  • Future Jobs: Sr Manager ATC System Design and Performance, Manager ATC System Engineering & Safety, Manager ATC Operations Center, Manager ATC System Change & Config. Mgmt, Manager ATC System Safety and Compliance, Manager of Others

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 0 - 5 Days per Month

Company Overview

Since 1827, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) and its predecessor companies have safely moved the goods and materials that drive the U.S. economy. Today, it operates a customer-centric and operations-driven freight transportation network. Committed to furthering sustainability, Norfolk Southern helps its customers avoid 15 million tons of yearly carbon emissions by shipping via rail. Its dedicated team members deliver more than 7 million carloads annually, from agriculture to consumer goods, and is the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America. Norfolk Southern also has the most extensive intermodal network in the eastern U.S., serving a majority of the country’s population and manufacturing base, with connections to every major container port on the Atlantic coast as well as the Gulf of Mexico and Great Lakes. Learn more by visiting www.NorfolkSouthern.com .

At Norfolk Southern, we believe in celebrating our individuality. By leveraging the unique backgrounds and viewpoints of our employees, we can create a culture of innovation, respect, and inclusion. We know that employees thrive in a workplace where differing viewpoints, ideas, and experiences are freely shared and valued. As such, we encourage all employees to contribute their distinctive skills and capabilities to our organization.

Equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Together, we power progress.