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The INFORMS Optimization Section was formed in the fall of 1995 and became a Society in 2004.

The Optimization Society has two goals:

  1. to promote the development and application of optimization methods and software tools for the solution of problems in Operations Research/Management Science, and
  2. to encourage the exchange of information among practitioners and scholars in the optimization area.

Highlights

2020 INFORMS Optimization Society Conference is postponed. Read more here.

Optimization Society Prizes

The deadline for applying Optimization Society prizes are May 1st. Check the page for more details.

IOS Election Results

The INFORMS Optimization Society welcomes the new officers to the executive board:

Chair-Elect: Alper Atamturk, Chair-elect Term: 2020; Chair Term: 2021-2022.
Vice Chair, Computational Optimization and Software: Ruth Misener, Term: 2020-2021.
Vice Chair, Integer and Discrete Optimization: Merve Bodur. Term: 2020-2021.
Vice Chair for Network Optimization, Jose Walteros. Term: 2020-2021.
Vice Chair, Linear and Conic Optimization, Nathan Krislock. Term: 2020-2021.
Treasurer/Secretary: Andy Sun, Term: 2020-2021.
We congratulate the new officers but also thank everyone who ran for an officer position. Please note that all of the vice chairs will resume positions immediately in January 2020.

We thank all of the outgoing officers for their service and leadership.

Optimization Society Conference 2020

[POSTPONED] The INFORMS Optimization Society conference will take place on March 15-17, 2020 in Greenville, SC. See the conference page for details.

OS Newsletter issue is out

The Fall 2018 issue of the OS newsletter is now available. Check the newsletter page for the past editions.

Discussion platform

The INFORMS Optimization Society has a community web page. You are very welcome to join it and participate in its discussions.

Optimization Stories

The OS website has a page for Optimization stories: success stories of Optimization that are documented as videos and other easily shared formats.

JOBS OF INTEREST TO IOS

  • Denver, Colorado, DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: This position is open to Colorado residents and non-residents applicants. The successful candidate will need to live in Colorado prior to starting in the position. About CDOT Are you looking for a challenge?  Do you have a passion for helping people?  Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient?  Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service.  By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT’s core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect.  Please visit  https://www.codot.gov/  to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future! State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we’re doing what we’re meant to be doing. It’s our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It’s where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let’s share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State’s Employee Value Proposition visit:  https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/evp In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include: Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month) Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month 10 paid holidays per year Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans Credit Union membership Work life programs State Employee Assistance programs at no cost Tuition and certification reimbursement program Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities State employee discount programs Free RTD EcoPass  To learn more about our benefits visit:  https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/benefits To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit:  https://www.colorado.gov/dhr/totalcompensation #LI-POST   DESCRIPTION OF JOB: The mission of the Applied Research and Innovation Branch is to save Colorado citizens money, time, and lives while preserving the environment and quality of life through the development and deployment of innovative products, materials, and methods in transportation.  The Applied Research and Innovation Branch conducts and coordinates research, development, and supports and coordinates national research efforts conducted by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP), and the Transportation Research Board (TRB).  The Branch also drives the implementation of research findings; demonstrates research findings; addresses state research needs; and disseminates the research information to transportation engineers and others. This Professional Engineer manages and conducts research and supports the implementation of findings that support the engineering design, construction, and operation of the transportation system in Colorado.    Major Duties and responsibilities  include but are not limited to: Identify problems related to pavement, structural and other engineering issues that can be addressed through research. Based on these needs, develop problem statements that describe the background of the problem, describe related prior research, develop a research approach, and prepare a budget to conduct a targeted investigation. Conduct transportation engineering research studies using scientific methodology on topics in engineering design and construction methods and materials. Collect and analyze data to support decisions. Reach conclusions based on the gathered data and using relevant professional engineering principles and statistical procedures. Develop recommendations for new engineering specifications and design guidelines. Manage and review on-going research projects in the areas of transportation infrastructure. Assemble and manage study panels to develop the scope of work, schedule, and budget. Review proposals and select consultants to perform the research projects. Execute contracts to engage consultant services. Schedule and coordinate activities to avoid any delay. Evaluate and monitor the progress of project milestone to ensure timeliness of research findings. Prepare briefings for study panels to review and provide oversight needed to make the final research product beneficial. Develop recommendations, based on research findings and expertise, to improve CDOT's standard specifications, management programs, design guidelines, and construction procedures for infrastructures. These recommendations will enhance performance and /or reduce construction costs of Colorado's transportation infrastructure. Represent CDOT at national highway research agencies and conferences such as TRB, FHWA, and NCHRP to keep informed of the national research findings of FHWA and other states. Other job duties as assigned. Work Environment: This position will work primarily from home during the COVID-19 pandemic Primarily 8:00 am – 5:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday Travel required during work hours for research related issues, field studies and to attend meetings This experience must be specifically documented on your application.  Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application. Must have a current, valid license as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors; OR Current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from another state. Condition of Employment : Applicants who do not have a current, valid licensure as a Professional Engineer from the Colorado State Board of Licensure for Architects, Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors will be required to obtain this within six months of hire.  Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.   The  Exceptional Applicant  will be an experienced Professional Engineer and will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following: Demonstrated success with the duties listed in the Description of the Job section; Highest work/personal ethics and integrity; Strong knowledge and application of theories, principles, and best practices of transportation-related research, including pavement and structural engineering Experience in research-related project management; Established record of transportation related research and publications; Application of research results to engineering's transportation policies, strategies, and solutions; Advanced degree in a transportation related field; Experience with data collection and statistical analysis; Strong written and oral communication skills; Ability to manage multiple assignments; Analytic thinking, research skills, and problem solving; Being open to change and new information; adapting behavior and work methods in response to quickly changing conditions or unexpected obstacles; Strong attention to technical detail; Ability to partner with professionals, consultants, stakeholders and staff, with sensitivity to their needs and priorities; Negotiation to find mutually acceptable solutions; building consensus through give and take; Effective interpersonal and relationship building skills; Working effectively in both independent and team situations; Fluency in Google (Gmail, Google Drive, and Hangouts), Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook), SAP, and other desktop software, and ability to quickly learn and apply other software. Employment Screening   If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.  These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization.  As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction.  In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic". Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT.  Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at  www.InfoCubic.com .  Info Cubic is located at 116 Inverness Drive East, Suite 206, Englewood, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636. The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living.  The information that may be included in the report includes:  social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks .  CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying.  The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources.  The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.   SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: Notifications:  All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from " state.co.us " and " info@governmentjobs.com " addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.   Applicant Checklist:  Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration.  Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email.  Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.   Complete Applications must include the following documents: 1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement) 2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application) 3) Detailed, Chronological Resume (please attach to your online application or you may email it to  DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us ) 4) A Cover Letter addressing your interest in and qualifications for this job with CDOT (please attach to your online application or you may email it to  DOT_CDOT_Recruiting@state.co.us )   Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.   Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.   Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement: If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants.  If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.        The Assessment Process:   Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.   Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above.  Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.   Appeal Rights:  If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb. The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at:  www.colorado.gov/spb/forms-2  . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered.  Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form.  The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.   Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion:  The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment Guidelines for EDI Compliance for Job Announcements in CO-Jobs Prepared by: Department of Personnel & Administration Division of Human Resources, Consulting Services Page 1 of 3 January 29, 2020 opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.   CDOT is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to Emily Harp at emily.harp@state.co.us or call 303-757-9738.  YOU MUST BE A RESIDENT OF COLORADO TO APPLY. CDOT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED TO A DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE WORKFORCE. EHarp (SAP #50003328/PCR #36709)
  • New York, New York, Analytics Lead (QBE Insurance Corporation, New York, NY) Develop, analyze, and implement advanced mathematical models and segmentation schemes by assessing business performance and quantifying opportunities across business groups with a focus on claims operations. Leverage data analytics, statistical and quantitative analysis, advanced explanatory and predictive modeling, and fact-based management methodologies to drive organizational decision-making. Develop and implement actionable, data-enabled business strategies to improve organizational performance and influence business decision-making by partnering with appropriate business groups, deploying analytic solutions, and identifying opportunities for analytic development.  Design, develop, and deploy analytic solutions by partnering with appropriate business groups to identify areas of analytic opportunity and utilizing predictive and optimization methods to execute strategies. Advise business groups on the interpretation of mathematical insights and how to best leverage analytic findings to clarify business objectives, enhance organizational procedures, and minimize business and regulatory risks related to the provision of insurance policies. Identify areas for improvement in operational processes based on development and analysis of general linear models and advanced predictive, machine learning, and artificial intelligence methodologies. Execute model and analytic development by analyzing business performance and quantifying opportunities across business groups. Design, develop, and deploy computational and analytic solutions to enhance business performance and decision-making processes. Execute and coordinate analytic projects and coordination of activities with other shared services partners and data & analytics teams. Specify manipulative or computational methods to be applied to models. Telecommuting permitted. Position allows employee to reside anywhere in the US and telecommute to perform work exclusively from home. 37.5 hrs/wk, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. (Job Code: KBOEYTEST20182-2). Minimum Requirements: Must have a Ph.D. in Operations Research, Statistics, Technology Management, Information Systems, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field, plus 1 year of data analytics experience in the insurance industry; OR a master's degree in Operations Research, Statistics, Technology Management, Information Systems, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field, plus 4 years of data analytics experience in the insurance industry; OR a bachelor's degree in Operations Research, Statistics, Technology Management, Information Systems, Mathematics, or a related quantitative field, plus 6 years of progressively responsible post-baccalaureate data analytics experience in the insurance industry. Of the required experience, must have 1 year of experience in each of the following: Using SQL to manage and process information stored in relational data systems and large scale data sets; Applying mathematical computations using data and statistical analysis; Business application of statistical and data mining methods; Designing and analyzing data-based business strategies by developing general linear models; Designing and analyzing data-based business strategies by developing machine learning models, including support vector machines, random forest, and gradient boosting machines; Designing and analyzing data-based business strategies by developing artificial intelligence models, including deep neural nets and convolutional neural nets; Building explanatory and predictive models to develop data-driven business strategies within the personal and commercial insurance industries; Working with product offerings, insurance underwriting, and claims practices within the personal and commercial insurance industries; and Building predictive models to optimize claims operations in the property and casualty insurance industries.   Telecommuting permitted.  Position allows employee to reside anywhere in the US and telecommute to perform work exclusively from home. To Apply: Apply by email, referencing job code KBOEYTEST20182-2, Attention: Shannon Vivona, Lead Recruiter Coordinator, Human Resources, QBE Insurance Corporation, Email: shannon.vivona@us.qbe.com  
  • Manchester, New Hampshire, How you’ll contribute Develop strategies to cellularize 3D printed scaffolds to generate functional tissue engineered lungs. Create, optimize, and implement analytical metrics that provide insight into the stability and function of printed scaffolding material. Provide expertise on lung tissue engineering methodologies and techniques required to generate a cellularized 3D printed lung scaffold. Support the development of methods and protocols to produce cellularized 3D printed lung constructs which are suitable for pre-clinical and in-vitro functional evaluation. Key Job Responsibilities Actively support or lead efforts to create, develop, and evaluate cellularized 3D printed bioscaffolds for lung tissue engineering Establish and maintain a deep understanding of current and emerging technology in lung cell biology, lung physiology, bioscaffold design and lung tissue engineering Establish, modify, and improve cell seeding methods to evaluate suitability of 3D printed bioscaffolds for cellularization efforts Provide hands-on reduction to practice for manufacturing of prototypes for the Organ Manufacturing program Perform cell studies to address technical and scientific challenges to support cellularization of 3D printed scaffolds Independently and collaboratively develop and execute molecular and cellular assays to evaluate cell phenotype and function of cellularized 3D printed bioscaffolds Independently and collaboratively develop and execute assessments to evaluate gas exchange and perfusibility of cellularized 3D printed bioscaffolds Follow existing test practices and develop additional experimental plans to achieve project milestones; understanding and adhering to critical path activities and assembling equipment necessary to execute experimental plans for prototype development Conduct (and supervise, if necessary) lab work and prototype performance testing; interpret data and results to provide guidance on design iterations Make recommendations and set new directions for assigned projects based on data; testing results and feedback from 3D printing, scaffold design, and bioink development leads Perform other duties as assigned   For this role you will need Minimum Qualifications PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering, Cell Biology, or related field 1-3 years of experience in an engineering R&D environment, not inclusive of time in graduate school Demonstrated success (i.e. products and/or publications) and knowledge in tissue engineering and its related concepts; or cellularization of scaffolds design for tissue engineering applications Knowledge of Aseptic Technique and mammalian cell culture Knowledge of bioreactor development and assembly Knowledge of Cell and biomaterials interaction Knowledge of imaging and microscopy; and molecular biology assays and techniques Proficient with MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) Able to travel up to 10% as needed Life as a Unitherian At United Therapeutics, you’ll realize quickly that it is not an ordinary place to work! When you join our company, you will learn, grow, contribute, have fun, and be challenged... all while making a difference in the lives of our patients. United Therapeutics Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Individuals with Disabilities We strive to be an organization that engages the minds, hearts, and most spirited efforts of each of our employees. Our sense of purpose transforms what we do from work into mission, occupation into vocation and achievement into success. We challenge our employees with innovative and revolutionary projects, offer an environment which fosters high-level job performance and provide a highly competitive total rewards package. This is what makes United Therapeutics a stimulating place to work.
  • Homewood, Illinois,   At CN everyday brings new and exciting challenges. You can expect an interesting environment where you’re part of making sure our business is running optimally and safely? helping keep the economy on track. We provide the kind of paid training and opportunities that long-term careers are built on and we recognize hard workers who strive to make a difference. You will be able to thrive in our close-knit, safety-focused culture working together as ONE TEAM. The careers we offer are meaningful because the work we do matters. Join us! Job Summary The Chief Engineer, Bridges and Structures leads Safety culture performance across the organization, aligned with CN’s values and approach. The Chief is responsible for CN’s entire network of bridges, structures and geotechnical engineering. The incumbent is accountable for the design, repair, and reconstruction of CN’s bridges and structures as well as the accompanying policies, procedures and standards. The position’s key role is to reduce safety risk across the network including managing the operational safety of plants and people in accordance with CN’s regulatory environment. The position also allocates, executes and manages the department’s capital and operating budget. The position’s key role is to reduce safety risk across the network. Main Responsibilities System-wide Responsibility for Bridges and Structures Responsible for the development, control, management and enforcement of CN’s policies, procedures and standards related to bridges and structures Accountable for the build, design, repair, rehabilitation, reconstruction and replacement of CN’s bridges and structures Responsible for inspection and inventory management as well as testing and assessment Oversee the load carrying capacity rating process including heavy axel load clearance authorization Responsible for CN’s tunnels, moveable bridges, retaining walls, rock sheds and other structures including culverts over a 4-foot diameter Carry out capital planning activities for multi-year work plan development Manage multi-year projects requiring Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) including the strategic bridge initiative program Maintain oversight and responsibility for operational safety management of plant and people Ensure full compliance with CN’s Bridge Management Program within CN’s overall Safety Management System (SMS) Accountable for the development of safety improvement programs specific to bridges, structures and geotechnical engineering Participate in regular safety-related meetings and field audits System-wide Responsibility for Geotechnical Engineering Maintain overall responsibility for CN’s grade and slope stabilization program Responsible for CN’s railway rail hazard research program, including identifying ground hazards and developing mitigation plans Implement technically sound solutions to geotechnical problems in all phases of company activity Develop and implement mitigation measures for railway ground hazards Implement and research advanced technologies to identify ground hazards, and provide rankings and assessments Accountable for the design and construction techniques implemented for ground hazard stabilization Review Engineering reports and advise on an appropriate course of action, probabilities and safety Develop, review and manage annual basic and special capital programs People Management Maintain responsibility for CN’s Life-Critical Rules (LCRs) and rule violations Act as Senior Officer for disciplinary reviews on rule breeches and compliance Mentor and develop all managers and engineers, and assist in defining roles and responsibilities Provide coaching and feedback to direct reports Provide direct reports with opportunities for career development Participate in succession planning Participate in performance evaluations, review findings from indirect reports for Geotechnical and Structures employees Participate in regular team meetings with Senior Managers Capital and Operating Budget Allocation, Execution and Management Review priorities and plan for future bridge assessment based on bridge condition system, inspection protocol and assessment of current conditions Work closely with Regional Senior Managers of Bridges and Structures to develop the Capital Program Consolidate Regional recommendations into an overall function program for funding allocation Develop and mandate multi-year strategic bridge initiative program with 5, 10- and 20-year horizon outlook Assemble program with Vice-President, Engineering and present to senior operating team (Chief Operating Officer, Vice-President Finance, Regional Vice-Presidents) Ensure Regional Senior Managers are adhering to and complying with respective budgets Working Conditions The role has standard working conditions in an office environment with a regular workweek from Monday to Friday. The incumbent must be available to work weeknights and weekends when needed. The role is partially performed outdoors in various types of weather and environmental conditions. The role requires frequent travel (60%) across US and Canada for site visits. The role requires being available on-call 24/7 to respond to critical incidences. Due to the nature of the role, the incumbent must be able to meet tight deadlines, handle pressure and manage stress. The incumbent must be trained in fall protection, must be able to walk long distances and must confidently walk across high bridges.       Experience Railroad Bridge and Structure Engineering Minimum 10 years of experience in bridges and structures Experience in geotechnical engineering principles* Experience managing senior technical people Education/Certification/Designation Bachelor’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering Licenced Professional Engineer (P. Eng and/or P.E.) Master’s Degree in Civil or Structural Engineering* *Any designation for these above would be considered as an asset Competencies Identifies risks and anticipates impacts to ensure a safe and secure environment Follows safety procedures, information security instructions and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles to lead by example Addresses risks in a timely manner to eliminate them Improves processes on a continuous basis to enhance safety, security and to reduce CN's environmental footprint Collaborates with key internal stakeholders to enable higher productivity Builds and maintains an internal network to support a better overall work experience Shows initiative and empowers others to raise CN’s collective game Inspires others with impactful communications and adapts to the audience Initiates and drives organizational changes to enable business transformation Leverages feedback and coaching to improve performance Knows the business and stays current with industry trends to elevate expertise and work Influences by translating expertise into practical business outcomes Applies analytical thinking to make recommendations that pursue sustainable performance Deals with pressure and change by staying calm to quickly adapt to changes Fluently bilingual both written and verbal (English, French)* *Any skills/attributes for these above would be considered as an asset Technical Skills/Knowledge Sound knowledge of bridge inspection techniques, design and reconstruction of railway bridges and structures Knowledge of transportation regulations and regulatory requirements related to railway bridges and structures (Transport Canada (TC) and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)) Sound knowledge and capabilities in application of American Railways Engineering and Maintenance Association (AREMA) standards and guidelines Sound knowledge of railway loadings and influence on structures Sound knowledge of structural engineering and geotechnical engineering principles Excellent financial acumen Proficient in the use of various computer systems and programs Organizational Impact About CN As a leading North American transportation and logistics company, CN is a true backbone of the economy. With a team of approximately 25,000 railroaders, our focus is on moving both our company and the economy forward. We transport US$200 billion worth of goods annually for a wide range of business sectors from resource to manufactured products to consumer goods, across a 20,000-mile network spanning Canada and mid-America. CN is the only Canadian company listed in the Transportation and Transportation Infrastructure sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI). Launched in 1999, the DJSI World represents the gold standard for corporate sustainability. At CN, we work as ONE TEAM, focused on safety, sustainability and our customers, providing operational and supply chain excellence to deliver results.
  • Xi'an, China, The School of Management invites applications for the above positions. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in one or more of the following research areas: Management Science: Operations Management, Game theory, New Product and Technology Management, Data Analytics, Data and Optimization, Operations Research, Sustainable Operations Operations Management and Intelligent Decision: Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality Management, Intelligent Manufacturing Management, Service Operations Management, Business Analytics, Intelligent Decision?Engineering Management , Smart Logistics Information System: IS Behavior, Economics and IS, Design science and IS, IS in Healthcare, Cybersecurity, Information System Management, Electronic Commerce, Business Models and Digital Transformation, Big Data Management, Statistical Machine Learning, and AI in Business, Blockchain Management: Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management, International Business, Corporate Governance, Service Management Innovation and entrepreneurship: Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship Management, Strategy Management, or areas related to strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship Marketing: Marketing Strategy, AI Marketing, B2B Marketing, Digital Marketing, Product Marketing, Interactive Marketing, Consumer Behavior Accounting and Finance: Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing, Finance, Economics   About School of Management, Xi'an Jiaotong University As a national key university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China, Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU) is one of the oldest modern institutions of higher education in China. XJTU is one of the top universities in China. It was supported by the Central Government at the seventh and eighth five-year plans. As one of the first seven universities entering China’s “211 Project” and “985 Project”, XJTU is selected to be developed into a global first-class university.  XJTU’s School of Management was originally established in 1928. It is one of the earliest and top-ranking management schools in China with triple accreditation of AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) Stars, and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System). It is among the first group of schools in China to offer professional degree programs such as MBA and EMBA. It now has two national first-level key disciplines—Business Administration & Management Science and Engineering. Since 2002, the two disciplines have been ranked among the top disciplines according to the evaluation made by the Chinese Ministry of Education. The School’s mission is to cultivate innovative, principled, and outstanding managerial talents and leaders with global perspective. The School of Management consists of seven departments and 107 full-time faculty members. The School offers distinctive and diversified programs, including regular undergraduate, master, and Ph.D programs, and senior programs like MBA, EMBA, MPAcc, MEM, and so on. All the programs are designed intellectually rigorous and have contemporary and professional relevance. All members of the School of Management have the confidence that the School will keep standing in the front of management research and being an ideal institution of higher learning longed for by students who are interested in professional management education. All members in the School will continue to make efforts to develop the School into a world-renowned institution with more influence in social services. More information about the School of Management, please refer to: http://som.xjtu.edu.cn Application Procedure: Applicants are requested to send a package including 1) a cover letter indicating the applied position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) samples of publications (preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications), and 4) three recommendation letters to Ms Linny Fu via hrsom@xjtu.edu.cn (Tel: +86-29-8266-5092). Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completing the recruitment exercise. This recruitment information above is valid until the positions are filled.       IMPORTANT NOTES:   Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful candidates will receive a competitive remuneration package according to the international standard. For instance, the positions of Full Professor/Associate Professor will be supported by Young Talents Support Plan at XJTU with basic salaries ranging from 450, 000 RMB/year to 600,000 RMB/year. Other extra benefits are working conditions and living benefits, including attractive start-up research fund (above 500,000 RMB), setting-in allowance (350,000 RMB for duty-free), provision of living apartment, social insurance, health care, and high-quality educational resources for children.  The position of Assistant Professor will be provided with basis salary ranging from 240,000 RMB/year to 450,000 RMB/year. Other extra benefits are working conditions and living benefits, including access to talents apartment or subsidy for housing with 1500 RMB/ month, social insurance, health care, and high-quality educational resources for children.         Applicants must hold, or expect to hold, a Ph.D degree in related field. Applicants should show strong potential for publishing in the top-tier journals in related areas, and also be effective in teaching. Appointments at Full Professor / Associate Professor/ Assistant Professor / Research Fellow (Post-doc) are contingent upon candidate’s research field, publication record, teaching experience, among others.   Initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of four years. Appointment of Assistant Professor or above will be made on a tenure-track basis. Outstanding candidates at Associate Professor or above rank may be considered for tenure on appointment. Applicants are requested to send a package to Ms Linny Fu via hrsom@xjtu.edu.cn (Tel: +86-29-8266-5092). Including: 1) a cover letter indicating the applied position, 2) a current curriculum vitae, 3) samples of publications (preferably the three best ones out of their most recent publications), 4) three recommendation letters 

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