30 days old

Manager of Operational Facilities and Wayside

Norfolk, Virginia 23504
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
Position:             Manager of Operational Facilities and Wayside
Department:       Operations
Reports To:        Director of Maintenance
Salary:                DOQ
Responsible for conducting and overseeing the maintenance of the Light Rail track, wayside structures, operational signage, HRT shop facilities, lifts, fueling systems, and bus/train wash equipment. Responsible for all shop equipment at Norfolk, Hampton, Norfolk Tide Facility, Parks Road locations and related ground elements including track inspection, scheduled repairs, emergency repairs, and preventative maintenance.  Performs various field tests during track and structure inspections to identify faulty track or structural problems and notifies the operations control center of corrective actions.  Assigns and oversees the activities of Track and Way along with Facilities Maintenance workers and ensures that the staff hired or transferred into the Department are trained in proper maintenance methods, and perform their responsibilities in a safe, productive, and acceptable manner.
Essential Job Functions:
(Duties listed are not intended to be all inclusive nor to limit duties that might reasonably be assigned.)
  • Oversee and execute maintenance projects within schedule and budget utilizing work windows allowed by operating considerations. Report delays and problems promptly, taking appropriate action to maintain effective coordination of activities.
  • Develop plans to meet unexpected situations, emergencies and unusual events.  Assess factors and conditions affecting maintenance activities, responding appropriately when these change and keep all interested and involved parties informed of matters requiring their attention.
  • Oversee the maintenance, repair and inspection of all HRT shop equipment to include Bus/Train Washes, lifts, electrical systems, fuel systems, and overall operation of all shop equipment that effects revenue service. Schedules inspections and coordinates repair of equipment with outside contractors as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable policies and rules.  Recommend safety procedures and standard practices to ensure maintenance activities proceed safely and efficiently.
  • Performs inspections of tracks and related drainage structures, paving, utilities, bridges, underpasses, and other elements related to maintaining safe operating right of way.  Submits verbal and written reports of inspection findings to the Director of Rail Systems.  Recommends and executes maintenance schedules and supervisory procedures.
  • Monitor the material condition and appearance of the right-of-way to include: vegetation abatement along the tracks, Traction Power Stations, Signal Houses and crossings. Ensure all signage is in good repair.
  • Ensure all material is ordered and a proper inventory is maintained for all track repairs, routine track maintenance and right-of-way signage.
  • Monitors, identifies and corrects imminent safety hazards for Hampton Roads Transit total rail system.  Investigates, analyzes, and makes recommendations for correcting potential safety problems.
  • Coordinates effective contracted efforts by explaining problems and directing contractors and Hampton Roads Transit personnel in such activities.  Oversees, reviews, and accepts or rejects work performance by contractors. Communicates progress of all track work activities.
  • Provide over-site for all contract work along right-of-way to include, yearly Geometry and ultrasonic inspections, vegetation control, installation of new track structures and establish pricing and scheduling information.
  • Supervise the repairs of and installation of signage and material condition of Ferry boat boarding area. Provide support to Ferry Boat minor repairs.
  • Trains Hampton Roads Transit employees in the safe and efficient performance of track system maintenance and proper operation of required rail maintenance equipment.
  • Provide training and guidance to LRT Track, Way and facilities employees.
  • Assign the schedules and duties of employees by issuing oral and written instructions, ensures that an orderly scheduling interface with system requirements are maintained.
  • Assign personnel to provide emergency service.
  • Responsible for monitoring productivity of subordinate maintenance personnel.  Assures adherence to original equipment manufacturers requirements and quality standards in all work performed.
  • Develop and maintain effective and efficient assignment of responsibility and expected level of performance for assigned employees.
  • Evaluate work performance of assigned personnel on a continuing basis to recommend for commendation or to identify the need for improvement or change.
  • Ensure that daily, accurate records are maintained for each technician’s work hours, and a detailed account of the specific work functions each has accomplished.
  • Enforce departmental policies and procedures, and monitor employee attendance.
  • Develop, administer and maintain records of instruction programs for safety, preventative maintenance and shop equipment.
  • Operate On Track Equipment and other maintenance equipment as required for training and maintenance activities
  • Manage records created and received in compliance with the Hampton Roads Transit Records Management Policy and Procedures.
  • Responsible for maintaining a general awareness of HRT’s EMS
  • Responsible for handling all related job responsibilities in accordance to HRT’s Environmental Policy, relevant EMS Standard Operating Procedures, and Emergency Management Plan
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills essential to Job Functions:
  • Written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Problem analysis and resolution skills.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience with direct supervision of multiple work crews performing various task associated with facilities and/or track and wayside repairs.
  • Ability to learn and/or perform maintenance repair, troubleshooting, rebuilds and overhaul of rail track equipment and materials.
  • Ability to analyze malfunctions in mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic equipment and determines repair and performs track fabrication and assembly tasks.
  • Knowledge of basic math skills.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records to FRA, FTA, and HRT standards
  • Ability to learn and then develop and conduct track maintenance and inspection instruction programs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities/priorities simultaneously.
  • Must meet established Hampton Roads Transit goals and work standards.
  • Ability to learn and become certified as a track inspector and all maintenance safety practices as they pertain to rail transportation systems.
  • Knowledge of pneumatic, hydraulic systems, testing and inspections methods/tools for track maintenance, inspections and repair of shop equipment.
Required Software Knowledge and Skills essential to Job Functions:
Proficiency in using computer systems and the listed software applications associated with performance of assigned work is essential.  Basic problem solving skills associated with software applications used is expected.   Software usage relevant to job duties will be evaluated.
Software applications:
Email, Internet, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and ability to learn the SPEAR maintenance Management System
Training/Education and Required Experience:
  • AA or AS degree in Transportation, Management, or other relevant field plus four years experience in the maintenance and repair of railroad track to FRA standards and AREMA recommendations.  Meets the requirements of FRA part 213.7 Designation of qualified persons to supervise certain renewals and inspect track.  And/Or
  • High School Diploma or GED plus four years experience in the maintenance and repair of railroad track systems.  Meets the requirements of FRA part 213.7 Designation of qualified persons to supervise certain renewals and inspect track along with a strong facilities experience.
  • A combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the criterion listed above and satisfies the knowledge, skills, and abilities requirements will also be considered.
  • Knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems and the repair and inspection of these systems.
  • Must have CDL Class B license and/or CDL permit and the ability to acquire within sixty (60) days of employment a valid Virginia CDL Class B license with air brake and passenger endorsements.
  • Ability to pass physical examination, Rail Operations Rule Book and DOT physical agility examinations and successfully complete Rail Track Equipment Training/Certification Program.
  • Must meet ongoing educational, training and DOT requirements and maintain On Track Equipment Certification.
Special Requirements:
Ability to pass DOT physical examination    
FLSA Status:
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  •  Ability to perform heavy manual labor, frequently lifting up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds with the assistance of applicable equipment or other employees.
  • Ability to meet color and peripheral vision requirements.
  • Must be able to work from heights with the assistance of proper safety equipment
  • Ability to work in all outdoor weather conditions.
Unusual Demands:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Work involves meeting multiple demands on a timely basis.  Duties will require working weekends and Holidays.


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