Engineering

The Engineering Department is responsible for planning and directing inspection, construction, maintenance and repair for the following groups:

  • Signal – railroad electronic equipment
  • Structures – bridges, buildings and other railroad property and facilities
  • Track – 32,500 miles of track infrastructure

These supervisors ensure the best utilization of personnel and material for a safe and cost efficient operation at maximum production. Part of their responsibilities include:

  • Planning and scheduling improvement and maintenance projects.
  • Ensuring the roadway (track) is properly maintained and in safe operating condition.
  • Identifying and testing new technology to improve maintenance procedures and extend asset life.

Work in the Engineering Department is a 24 by 7 field environment including nights, weekends, evenings and holidays, on call or available for emergency situations. Employees work both indoors and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.

The Engineering Department is approximately 10,000 employees strong.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous leadership experience in a telecommunications, technology, manufacturing or operations environment
  • A Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering or Electronic Technology

Career Paths

BNSF provides well-marked career paths that provide a lifetime of opportunities and personal satisfaction.