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CN Officer, Signals and Communication Design in Gary, Indiana

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Job Summary

The Officer, Signals and Communication (S&C) Design is responsible for Signal Design and is in charge of modifying existing or designing new signal circuits for railway Centralized Traffic Control (CTC), wayside signal systems, and highway-railway grade crossing warning systems. The role is accountable for all aspects of safe and effective design of circuits, hardware and software for highway crossing and wayside signalling projects with focus specifically on ensuring that design, estimating, and material tabulations are safe, accurate, and meet S&C standards. Furthermore, the role understands and applies all government standards and regulations for published documents and to meet specific requirements.

Main Responsibilities

Project Design, Management, and Estimating

· Perform the role of frontline engineer for signal design projects, including handling and controlling project budgets, schedules, and quality

· Assist in the development of overall design concepts for projects and monitor progress of signal design contractors

· Coordinate with wiring vendors with work order requests for S&C projects

· Work with the S&C Material Coordinators to ensure approved work orders are converted to Purchase Orders (POs) as well as all other supporting crossing material is being processed and ordered as required

Field and Technical Support

· Provide field and technical support to install and maintain crossing warning systems functions within the railway

· Act as a technical resource for department personnel in the area of Signal Design for installation and construction functions within the railway

Working Conditions

The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday with intermittent periods of overtime. The role is partially performed outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions and requires being available on-call 24/7 to respond to critical incidences. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure and manage stress. The role requires minimal travel (5%) within the assigned territory.




· Minimum 1 year of experience in any electrical discipline

· Between 1 to 3 years of experience in the following areas:

o Designing or testing signal circuits for CTC, interlocking and highway-railway grade cross warning system locations as well as estimating signal design projects*

o Scheduling and reviewing projects to ensure they meet government regulations, American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association (AREMA) and CN’s S&C standards*

o Programming logic controllers using Boolean or Ladder logic*

o Computer aided drafting software (CAD) and Bentley MicroStation CONNECT Edition and Microsoft Project

*Any experience for these above would be considered as an asset


· Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer, Electrical, Electronic, Systems Engineering, Engineering Technology, or equivalent


· Communicates with impact

· Applies critical thinking

· Knows the business and stays current on industry needs

· Demonstrates agility and drives change

· Considers environmental impacts in every decision and action

· Identifies potential safety and security risks

· Collaborates with others and shares information

Technical Skills/Knowledge

· Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)

· Knowledge of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) or Transport Canada (TC) standards, rules, and regulations

· Knowledge of AREMA railway standards and recommendations

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 a19,500 milerail 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,sustainabilityand our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.

CN is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation. Only qualified candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.