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Engineering Management Trainee 2022

Date: Jun 22, 2022

Location: Albuquerque, NM, US, 87102

Company: BNSF

Apply early as this job may be filled at any time


Who we are and what we do

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety, service, and who take pride in delivering the nation’s freight. Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. The BNSF rail network is one of the largest freight railroads, spanning 28 western states and serving three Canadian provinces.


What we believe

At BNSF, our Vision and Values drive who we are, not only in our words, but also our actions. BNSF is committed to our foundational values of equality and inclusion. As members of the BNSF community, our employees are entitled to:

  • be treated with dignity and respect.
  • have equal access to tools, resources, training and development opportunities.
  • have equal opportunity to achieve their full potential.


We model the way through our leadership, our BNSF Diversity Councils, our diverse Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve, and through diversity and inclusion training programs. It’s through our actions that we create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that truly encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.


The Management Trainee (MT) Program is specifically designed to develop leaders that will drive the future of our organization.  This program begins with a one week orientation at our corporate headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.  During this time, MTs receive a company overview, interact with company leaders, and develop skills for a successful career.  Additional training will vary by department.  With hard work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop relationships, career opportunities are endless.  


The Operations Management Trainee position is a leadership role at BNSF Railway.  These individuals lead a diverse workgroup to safely and efficiently accomplish work assignments and goals that are in line with the company's vision.


Relocation assistance may be provided to those who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their current residence.


Work Location: Gillette, WY; Lincoln, NE; Quincy, IL

Anticipated Start Date: June, July & September 2022
Number of Positions: 10
Salary Range: $72,000


Applicants will be notified via e-mail regarding potential interviews, testing, and hiring events for this position.  Please check your e-mail on a daily basis.



BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program



The Management Trainee (MT) Program is specifically designed to develop leaders who will drive the future of our organization. This training program is approximately 6 months in length and includes both classroom and on-the-job training. You will gain experience in our Track, Engineering Services, Structures, Signal, Mechanical, Transportation, and Environmental departments. With challenging work, the desire to learn, and the ability to develop relationships, career opportunities are endless.   




  • A candidate must be willing to be relocated to any location across the BNSF system for the training program 
  • Once training has been completed, candidates will likely be relocated again to an assigned, permanent location  
  • Please refer to BNSF’s operating system at (see System Map) 
  • An ideal candidate should be very flexible regarding location 
  • Relocation assistance may be provided to those who are moving more than 50 driving miles from their permanent residence  



  • Frequent and extensive travel over a large geographic region will be required. 



  • The management trainee program is an intensive training program that lasts approximately 6 months  
  • MTs will attend an initial 2-week orientation conducted at our company headquarters in Fort Worth, TX where trainees will learn about the BNSF culture, network with leaders of the company and receive leadership training  
  • From Fort Worth, trainees will attend a 2-week technical and personnel training conducted at our Technical Training Center (TTC) in Overland Park, KS where trainees will learn about operations and field safety  
  • The remaining time will be spent completing on-the-job field training conducted at assigned training location which will include instructor led and web-based training courses as well as numerous job shadows across multiple departments   




  • Management trainees will likely be placed in a Supervisor Engineering Support position (career progression after this is employee driven)-see below for more information on this position 

  • Relocation will likely be required upon placement into permanent assignment  



  • Responsible for supporting 3 functional areas: Track, Signal, and Structures 

  • Provide various administrative support functions to the Engineering First Line Supervisor (FLS) including, but not limited to: management of scheduled manpower activity, capital plan coordination and oversight, material management, claims management, re-collectible activity management, safety management, equipment and vehicle fleet management 

  • Accurately process and code all invoices within 15 days of receipt and produce accurate reports of cost, vehicle, safety and flag exceptions for the FLS within timeframe required by each report 

  • Provide FLS vacation relief and weekend coverage 

  • This is not an exhaustive list of the position’s duties 




  • Work in a 24 x 7 operations environment including nights, weekends, evenings and holidays, on-call or available for emergency situations 

  • Hours are irregular with a minimum of 40 hours per week 

  • Work both indoors and outdoors in extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, rain, snow, and sleet) 

  • Work around heavy and moving machinery 

  • Work around electronics, including electric currents 

  • Work in and around bridges in elevated locations



  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.



  • I have a 2.70 or higher cumulative GPA in an Engineering or Construction Management Program. 
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Construction Management or an Engineering program from accredited university to be completed prior to hire OR have obtained a degree within the past three (3) years.
  • Less than three (3) years of work experience in a professional work environment. When calculating work experience, EXCLUDE internships or positions held while in high school or college.
  • Authorization to work in the US without Company sponsorship now AND in the future.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Ability to relocate within the BNSF Railway operating system to start and/or upon career progression and/or business need.
  • Valid Driver’s License.



  • Demonstrate leadership skills 

  • Work effectively in a team environment 

  • Express ideas and information in a clear and concise manner 

  • Recognize and respond effectively to unexpected situations and tight deadlines 

  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability to changing task priorities and work situations 

  • Demonstrate ability to complete tasks regardless of obstacles 



  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Experience working in an engineering or construction related environment.
  • Experience working outdoors or in an industrial environment.
  • Proven leadership experience and excellent oral and written communication.


Our Management Trainee program is geared towards recent college graduates with three years or less of experience in a post-collegiate professional work environment. If you have more experience and are interested in BNSF, we encourage you to look at our Experienced First Line Supervisor (EFLS) program or our professional jobs to find what most closely aligns with your experience and skill set.




BNSF offers competitive benefit programs and services including, but not limited to

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Railroad Retirement
  • Life Insurance
  • Incentive Compensation Plan (ICP)
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  •     Criminal history 
  •     Last 7 years of driving history
  •     Last 5 years of employment history to include military service
  •     Social Security number
  •     Education
  •     Medical evaluation
  •     Drug Screen
  •     Other elements as needed

BNSF is committed to a safe and drug free work place and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. All new hires are required        
to undergo a hair drug test which detects the presence of illegal drugs for months prior to testing. We appreciate your cooperation in keeping BNSF safe and drug free.
Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): Federal authority requires BNSF employees, whose work requires unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, to obtain a TWIC. A TWIC is a condition of employment for such positions and requires candidates to those positions to submit to a TSA security assessment (to include, but not limited to, providing: biographic information; identity documents; fingerprints; digital photograph). More information is available at
BNSF Railway is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status.

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