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Herzog companies was founded in 1969 by William E. Herzog as a heavy/highway construction contractor in the Midwest. Herzog now specializes in Railroad Construction, Transit Operation and Maintenance Services, Civil Construction and Railroad Services nationwide. Our team consists of people who are innovators at heart, continuously exploring new ways to improve our products, services, and, ultimately, the industry. By always challenging ourselves - and each other - to push for more, we keep Herzog at the forefront of the rail industry.
TransitAmerica Services, Inc. is currently seeking a Superintendent of Track and Structures in Menlo Park, CA.  This position is an entry level supervisor that requires 5 years of railroad engineering experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in maintenance and construction.  The Superintendent of Track and Structures will be qualified on GCOR, RWP, COTSP, SPTMC, FRA, CPUC, and AREMA standards and/or regulations respectively.  The position is responsible for the development of work plans and schedules.  The successful candidate must possess excellent communication and computer skills as well as the ability to read and understand construction civil plans and geometry car data.  The Superintendent of Track and Structures will assist in the development and implementation of safety plans and procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and Evaluate the Track Inspection Process, Track Inspectors, and Track Inspection Records.
  • Assist in the formulation and implementation of safety, training, and compliance programs.
  • Assist and lead safety shutdowns.
  • Escort and provide professional assistance to the FRA, PUC during their visits.  This includes compiling the reports to be sent to the JPB once the inspection is complete, and conducting follow up on the defects found to ensure repairs re complete.
  • Continued development of our people – This includes a development plan, development meetings, evaluations, communication, training, and field interaction.
  • Assist and publish the weekly work plan by working with the Track Inspectors and Signal Maintainers.
  • Assist in the implementation of a work order program.
  • Ensure the rail detector and UT car is escorted properly and professionally.  Follow up on repairs and remedial action.
  • Preparation for the Geometry car and follow up on defect remedial action.
  • Assist with the investigation of vehicle accidents, and drug and alcohol testing.
  • Follow up and ensure right of way cleanup is being conducted properly and the needs of Caltrain are being met.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical Engineering or a related field is preferred and 5 years of previous experience from a Class 1 railroad or passenger  transportation system with experience in performing railroad maintenance and right of way work projects, coordinating and assisting with the maintenance of railroad tracks and structures, oversight of contracts for construction and/or maintenance, reading and understanding prints and technical specifications, rules and regulations, inspecting tracks and structures associated with railroad maintenance, and review of track safety and quality assurance; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possession of a valid State of California Driver’s License;
  • GCOR or MWOR rules certification or the equivalent, 213.7 designation.
  • Knowledge of operational characteristics, services and activities of a transit program.
  • Knowledge of All areas of rail to include wayside, vehicle and facilities and operations.
  • Understands methods and principles and practices of rail safety requirements in maintenance and operations.
  • Understands methods and techniques of vehicle maintenance operations standards and practices.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of inspection and maintenance of track, roadbed, signals, communications, and computer systems.
  • Understands pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration.
  • Experience with contract oversight and procurement strategies principles. Principles and practices of governmental budget preparation and administration.
  • Proficient English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets, and statistical databases


Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • Subject to pre-employment background check and motor vehicle report review.
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and endorsements as required per position.
  • Pass pre-employment DOT physical, medical evaluation, and drug screen due to the safety sensitive nature of this position
    • This position requires you to pass and maintain a DOT medical evaluation to drive a Herzog commercial vehicle. 
  • Successfully complete and maintain any required safety certification and testing on an annual basis



  • Herzog is nationally recognized for its excellent corporate safety record which results from all employees at all levels, in all positions adhering to established policies and procedures. Reporting any and all safety violations to your immediate supervisor is a prerequisite for continued employment. Safety diligence by all results in a safe work environment for all.


  • Herzog offers a robust benefits package including medical and dental coverage. The plans are specific to projects and locations.

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It is the policy of TransitAmerica Services, Inc. to provide equal opportunity in employment for all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, age, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, military status, veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.