Director of Rail Services

Director of Rail Services: Civil Engineer (P.Eng) with strong technical skills, some leadership experience (leads a team of technical sales professionals, engineers & admin, along with indirect responsible for project teams), technical sales experience with 8-10 years of total experience. Strong presence, confident communicator. Railway background is not required as this role is a development opportunity for career progression to a general manager.

Client is currently seeking applications for a Director of Rail Services located in Saint John, New Brunswick with responsibilities in Atlantic Canada and the New England States in the US.

This position reports to the General Manager.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the success of this senior management position is responsible for growing and leading the Rail Services business in Canada and North Eastern US;
  • Ownership of the P&L for Rail Services, Develops and manages performance targets, improvement initiatives, building teamwork, and overall business leadership;
  • Leads in the areas of project management, sales, operational excellence, customer service , continuous improvement/optimization, safety , and teamwork;
  • Responsible for developing and leading job analysis, quoting, forecasting, cost control, and all aspects of project management;
  • Manages annual strategic planning, and the budgeting for the area of responsibility;
  • Promotes a safe work environment in all activities; includes compliance to regulatory requirements & company policies and communicating and rectifying safety concerns;
  • Develops, leads and motivates team.
 

 Education Requirements – Knowledge & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. MBA would be considered an asset;
  • 5-10 years of leadership experience;
  • Possess strong leadership skills and behaviors with an emphasis on project management, efficient operations and quality work;
  • Exceptional communication and problem solving skills with a proven track record of growing a business, and managing deadlines and priorities;
  • The ability to develop, motivates, and fosters positive relationships with customers and team. 

Director, Continuous Improvement & Analytics

We are looking for Six Sigma certified leader, with hands on skills in continuous improvement methodologies to coach & develop a high performance team of continuous improvement & business intelligence analysts.  This group touches upon many projects across the organizations and facilitate process improvement and change initiatives.

Reporting to the Group Vice President, the Director of Continuous Improvement & Leadership will influence key stakeholders to build and leverage cohesive relationships toward a culture of continuous improvement.   

 

Mandatory Requirements

  • University degree in a related discipline
  • Six Sigma Belt Certified (Green or Black)
  • Demonstrated leadership, coaching or management experience
  • Change Management experience

 

Skills Required

  • Experience leading lean transformations and/or leading six sigma projects would be an asset
  • Experience in leading digital transformations in businesses would be an asset
  • Lean improvement and deployment methodology 
  • Six Sigma improvement methodology
  • Basic knowledge of predictive/prescriptive / machine learning models
  • Experience working with Tableau or other data visualization and analytics tools 
  • Basic financial knowledge
  • Previous P&L experience would be an asset

 

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