Norfolk Southern Operations Research Analyst (contractor role) in Atlanta, Georgia


Job Description

Primary Purpose:

Provides management with recommendations for the use of analytical models and decision support systems to improve business processes, increase revenues, and reduce costs.

Principal Duties:

  • Manages projects and provides hands-on leadership in design and development of operations research models and decision support systems.

  • Effectively utilize operations research techniques and computer science skills in delivering decision support systems

  • Collaborates with various departments to identify opportunities for process improvement by using decision tools to develop project proposals and to manage projects through to completion.

Job Related Experience:

Minimum Level: 1-2 years Preferred Level: 3-5 years


Preferred Level: Ph.D. Degree

Preferred Majors:

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering - Industrial Engineering

  • Engineering - Operations Research

  • Engineering - Systems Engineering

  • Mathematical Sciences - Applied Mathematics

Licenses / Certifications: Required: None listed Preferred: None listed

Technical Skills:

  • MS Office: PowerPoint, Excel, Access, Word

  • Software development experience and programming in C++ or Java

  • SQL and relational database

  • Commercial optimization solver CPLEX or Gurobi

  • Rule-based optimization

  • Integer and mixed Integer Programming (MIP) optimization models

  • Heuristics or Meta-heuristic algorithms

  • Discrete event simulation and analysis

  • Experience in formulating and implementing optimization models

  • Experience in transportation industry

Skills and Abilities:

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Identifying and Considering Alternatives

  • Analytical Thinking

  • Communication Skills

  • Initiative

Career Path:

Predecessor Jobs:

  • Assistant Operations Research Specialist

Future Jobs:

  • Manager Operations Research

Work Conditions

Environment: Office

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 6 - 10 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation(NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500route milesin 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products.

We are a team of more than 28,000 employees working together to maintain our reputation as "The Thoroughbred of Transportation". As an industry leader, Norfolk Southern offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.