Sr. Modeling and Simulation Analyst

Kansas City Southern   •  

Kansas City, MO

5 - 7 years

Posted 240 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Tracking Code 219551-021

Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible for creating and maintaining optimization, statistical, and simulation models to support process improvement and network planning on an international scale across the KCS US and Mexico railroad networks. Responsibilities include data acquisition, data analysis, forecasting, process mapping, and process analysis using various analytical and statistical tools. The position is expected to be able to independently work on, produce, and update various models and analyses to support ongoing process improvement and network planning activities. This position will also be expected to lead and advise on various operations research projects involving optimization and mathematical modeling (machine learning, mixed integer programming, etc).


Job Duties:

Manages the process improvement modeling and simulation efforts internationally across the KCS US and Mexico railroad networks.

Manages the creation and presentation of KCS' process and simulation models supporting the process improvement, network, and capacity planning efforts

Develops simulation models for key resources (including track infrastructure, trains, locomotives, crews and yards/terminals) based on statistical analysis and process mapping

Identifies and presents opportunities derived from modeling activitives

Independently identifies and obtains data needed for modeling and analytical efforts

Identifies and presents areas of opportunity for operation reasearch activities to capitialize on process improvement projects

Develops statistical models to facilitate data based decision-making

Other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University in Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Math, Business, or related quantitative discipline

5 years’ experience in analytics, simulation, modeling and/or operations research

Advanced proficiency in MS Office - Excel, PowerPoint, etc. or equivalent combination of education and experience

Experience with simulation software (Arena, Simio, etc)

Experience with statistical software packages (Python & R preferred, Minitab, SAS, etc)


Preferred Requirements:

Master degree in Industrial Engineering, Statistics, Business or related quantitative discipline

5 years railroad operations experience

5 years’ experience with the use of statistics to address business opportunities

5 years’ experience with the application of operations research to create mathmatical models to address business opportunities

Bilingual in Spanish


The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.


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