Bridges and Buildings Supervisor

Direct the workers in construction and repair of railroad structures.
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Quick Stats


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Good

Salary Range
$50,000 – $150,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bridges and Buildings Supervisors do?

Directs and coordinates activities of workers engaged in construction and repair of railroad structures, such as bridges, culverts, tunnels, and buildings: Plans work schedules for construction and maintenance projects. Interprets and explains plans for construction of new projects. Ensures that workers are supplied with tools, materials, and equipment for completion of construction or maintenance projects. Ensures that railroad construction specifications are followed. Dispatches workers and equipment to scenes of accidents to repair damaged bridges, tunnels, or right-of-way. Investigates reports of damage or accidents to determine and correct cause, if attributable to faulty construction or maintenance. Inspects right-of-way and structures to detect need for repairs. Prepares reports of hours, equipment, and materials used to complete each construction or maintenance project. May cooperate with engineering department to develop plans for new projects.


Should I be a Bridges and Buildings Supervisor?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Site Supervising Technical Operator, Street Supervisor, Supervisor, Bridges and Buildings, Supervisor, General

    How to Become a
    Bridges and Buildings Supervisor

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