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Date Added: Sat 05/06/2021

Site Leader, Rail Construction

Longview, TX, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description
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Ameritrack Rail is now a division of Marmon Railroad Services LLC, which is A Marmon / Berkshire Hathaway Company. With Ameritrack Rail being part of one of the most established companies in the world, the future is very bright. Ameritrack Rail operated as a division of Railserve, Inc from 2010 to 2020. Railserve is also a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway Company.

Company founders, Harris Eldridge and Ralph Jackson, formerly owned Armcore Railroad Contractors, Inc. from #removed#. Armcore was sold to Railworks as it formed in November of 1998. Following Railworks' bankruptcy, Harris and Ralph left Railworks in 2003. They joined with Mike Jackson in 2003 and formed Ameritrack Railroad Contractors, Inc. Mike Eldridge joined Ameritrack in December of 2004. The four former owners have a combined 117 years experience in the railroad construction industry. Harris Eldridge formally retired on December 31, 2010.

Ameritrack was a full service railroad contractor providing maintenance and rehabilitation, new construction, road crossings, surfacing, 24/7 emergency call out and rail design/engineering. When Mike joined in 2004 bringing his Auto Cad skills, it enabled Ameritrack to not only engineer small, regional projects, but it also opened opportunities for larger scale projects throughout the entire Midwest. Since 2005 Ameritrack has designed and constructed rail systems from New York to Kansas.

In response to customer's requests and to better serve their growing customer base in the state of Kansas, Ameritrack partnered with ASM Engineering and formed Ameritrack West, Inc. in 2009, located in El Dorado, Kansas. With the new partnership Ameritrack/ Ameritrack West then offered complete civil design along with their rail design expertise. Continuing to offer all previous services, Ameritrack has been a steadily growing force in the industrial rail construction industry.

This position is responsible for initiating, prioritizing, and executing sales activities to achieve agreed upon business unit goals. Employee is accountable for projecting and controlling costs by collecting and analyzing information regarding track construction projects.


· Uncover, define, and pursue opportunities and convert them into new business projects.

· Evaluates offers to purchase by costing changes, additions, and site requirements.

· Develop proposals with internal team members to maintain and increase value of current customer base and secure new business.

· Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; and negotiating price.

· Manage projects, pricing, and margins to agreed goals.

· Work closely with Operations to ensure the service meets customer requirements, resolve all customer service issues and cost discrepancies.

· Prepares budget by studying projects, updating specifications, and identifying and projecting costs for each elevation.

· Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

· Maintains quality service by following organization standards.

· Promote and manage safety and rule compliance through random audits, spot checks, and the Behavioral Based Safety Training program. Work closely with estimators, foremen, and crew leasers to ensure all employees are fully trained and committed to working safely.

· Ensure that preventive maintenance schedule is established and followed on all company equipment.

· Full site/regional office control.

  • Manages estimators, project managers, superintendents, mechanics, foremen and crews.
  • Responsible for maintaining and effectively utilizing all regional assets for rail maintenance and construction.

· Other duties as assigned.


The qualifications listed below represent the credentials necessary to perform the essential duties of this position. To be successful in this position, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A. Education and/or Experience

· 7-10 years experience in construction project management, including experience analyzing project costs and information, setting project budgets, and estimating costs.

· 5+ years management/supervisory experience.

· Bachelor's degree preferred.

B. Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

· Ability to build and develop positive working relationships with customer and vendors.

· Proficient with computer software to conduct daily business activities (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc).

· Superior communication skills; Must be comfortable engaging n a variety of different communicative modes ( verbal, non-verbal, and written) and being attuned to others through strong active listening skills.

· Strong teamwork, initiative, resilience, and tact required.

· Must be comfortable making decisions with a strong focus on safety and quality.

· Strong working knowledge of one's field or discipline in which they find themselves engaged on a daily basis. Becoming fully aware to Build Relationships between individuals and within one's division.

C. Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

D. Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

E. Work Environment

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.

The employee works in a plant office environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, airborne particles, or fumes when in the plant environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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