The TRRA is a terminal railroad company located in the St. Louis metropolitan area and operates on the Missouri and Illinois sides of the Mississippi River. The company owns and operates Madison Yard in Venice, Illinois that processes approximately 1,000 freight cars per day for intermediate delivery between Class 1 railroads and approximately 200 cars per day for the 60 industries it serves. The TRRA owns approximately 170 miles of track including the two railroad bridges that cross the Mississippi in the St. Louis area and provides important routes for railroads through the metropolitan area.
The TRRA is a closely held corporation owned by the Union Pacific, BNSF Railway, Canadian National Railroad, CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway. The owning railroads are the primary customers of TRRA and account for 0% of revenue. The TRRA is governed by a board of seven directors consisting of 3 directors from the UP and 1 from each of the other owners.
There is currently a General Superintendent and a Chief Engineer who are responsible for the day to day operations as well as a Chief Financial Officer who is responsible for all accounting and treasury functions. Company Statistics:
Annual Revenues: Approximately $50 Million
Annual Capital Program: Approximately $2-3 Million
Total Assets: Approximately $400 Million
Total Employees: Approximately 228
Primary Activities and Responsibilities
The President of TRRA reports to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is looking for a strong leader who can motivate and engage a management and unionized workforce, help formulate a vision for TRRA that will carry the organization through the next decade and has the skills to develop and implement the strategies to achieve that vision. This will include ensuring that the operating and safety practices, business processes and financial controls incorporated the best practices of the industry and complement the practices of the owner railroads. Past experience with organized labor will be a valuable attribute given that a significant portion of the work force is represented by several different labor organizations as well as some industrial experience where strong safety programs are critical to success.
The business model for TRRA is different from most companies in that it is a closely held corporation with the owners being the primary customers. The owners want services provided efficiently at a price that will cover operating costs and provide the capital needed to support the business as an ongoing concern including anticipated growth. The successful candidate will need to have the skills necessary to balance the needs of the various owners while protecting the best interests of the TRRA.
Must have held leadership and/or administration positions with responsibility for large teams, with multiple direct reports. There will be a continued emphasis on strengthening business processes and an individual with a high ethical standard who can inspire and lead TRRA to a higher level of professionalism will be essential.
Attractive compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position works for the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis (TRRA).
Required Education, Training, Experience or Skills:
Preferred Education, Training, Experience or Skills:
The foregoing is meant as a general description of the primary activities of the relevant position and is not meant to incorporate every function of the position.
TRRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer that supports diversity in the workplace.