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Technical Project Mgr (Senior Software Engineer - NCS)

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76131

Company: BNSF

Job Location: Fort Worth
Anticipated Start Date: 09/01/2022
Number of Positions: 1 
Salary Range: $92,800 - 116,000


This position is located at our Fort Worth, Texas corporate office and has the potential to be a hybrid position with up to 50% remote work.


Who we are and what we do at BNSF

Do you want to be a part of something that really matters? Team BNSF includes professionals focused on safety and service that play a vital role in delivering the nation's freight.  Together, we help move goods and materials that sustain life and support local, national and global economies. Our 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 eclectic Business Resource Groups, our deep involvement and investment in the communities we serve and through training programs. Our actions create an inclusive, open and collaborative workplace that encourages diverse perspectives in all interactions.



Position Summary:

This Technical Project Manager position will be responsible for leading large complex projects, or multiple medium size projects, that span multiple systems and business areas by planning delivery, organizing teams, managing scope, budget, and schedule, tracking progress, and reporting status of a Network Control Systems (NCS) project. This role requires team leadership, business acumen, strong relationship management skills within NCS and the Business and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. The Technical Project Manager will be involved with maturing project management methodology, policies, processes, tools and templates to contribute to successful delivery of NCS projects. The Technical Project Manager will be accountable for driving execution in support of meeting project milestones and commitments.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Facilitate all activities related to standing up and running a project from inception to closure; this includes, building a project requirement, conducting planning sessions, communicating resource requirements and ensuring proper governance among other activities
  • Identify, monitor and manage project/program risks and issues in a timely and unbiased manner; follow governance standards for escalating to right levels at the right time Provide transparent reporting and metrics on project health (scope, schedule and budget), and support all communications related to project delivery process
  • Lead, mentor, and support project team in your role as Project Manager; shield team from external distractions, run interference, etc. Collaborate with other functions (governance and change enablement) to ensure consistency, compliance and user adoptions
  • Drive projects from both a tactical and strategic perspective, and work with other PMs to manage interdependencies
  • Develop and manage project budgets - track, collate and analyze planned vs actual values for time and cost; take corrective/preventive actions as warranted Capture, publish and refresh project records (as appropriate), such as key decisions and action items, meeting minutes, risks and issues
  • Champion and socialize best practices of project management and development  methodologies among all stakeholders across NCS and Business


Required/Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university (Computer Science, Engineering, Programming, Business or a related discipline)
  •  4 or more years of experience in an Information Technology development environment
  • Experience leading projects in one of more of the following areas: Customer facing applicationsApplication development, systems integration System modernization, data migration
  • Proven experience in project management processes and execution, as well as the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for Waterfall and Agile
  • Proven record of leading and influencing team members in a matrix organization, and ability to identify and resolve project risks and issues effectively
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient in utilizing productivity/collaboration tools (such as Microsoft Office and Microsoft SharePoint)


Preferred/Supplemental Qualifications:

  • 10-12 yrs. of combined Agile and Waterfall delivery experience, with direct accountability for project budgets (over $1.5M), scope, schedule, and quality
  • Professional certification/advanced project management education (e.g., PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe) 
  • Transportation industry/railroad experience
  • Experience using MS Project Planview and/or Agility (formally VersionOne)



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.


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all aspects of our lives.  From the onset, BNSF's goals have remained the same: keep our people safe and maintain our essential operations.  While we maintained that the decision to be vaccinated for COVID-19 is a personal one, we also encouraged employees to consider the options and make the best decision for themselves and their families.


Under President Biden's COVID-19 Action Plan, BNSF is covered by the federal mandate and must require all employees to be fully vaccinated with a target date of January 4, 2022.  Under this same federal mandate, BNSF will require all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated before their start date.

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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Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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