Kansas City Southern Railway Capacity Planning Analyst in Kansas City, Missouri

Capacity Planning Analyst

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Job Description


The Capacity Planning Analyst is responsible for organizing, interpreting, and analyzing capacity issues, studies, and projects to develop analytical decision support models as related to capital investment to expand railroad capacity. Responsibilities include strategic planning, demand planning, forecasting, and modeling network resources (locomotives, crews, trains) using various analytical and planning tools. The Capacity Planning Analyst has a major time commitment to detailed analytics, communication, and analysis of train operations.


Manages the capacity planning and modeling effort for both KCSR and KCSM.

Manages the creation and presentation of KCS' business analysis models illustrating the rail network plan for the 3-5 year planning horizon.

Responsible for development of forecast models for key resources (including track infrastructure, trains, locomotives, and crews) based on forward looking volume projections provided by Sales & Marketing.

Responsible for identification of benefit provided by capacity projects.

Responsible for coordinating operating teams to prioritize capacity projects based on benefit to the network.

Act as the liaison between Sales & Marketing and Operations to understand capacity needs over 3-5 year planning horizon.

Responsible for development of statistical models to facilitate data based decision-making.


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

Preferred Education

MBA or Master's degree in Engineering, Math, Business, or related quantitative field


5 years’ experience in analytics

Preferred Experience

2 years railroad experience

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

5 years’ experience with the use of forecasting techniques to develop planning schedules/models

Required Skills

Ability to interpret both technical and non-technical conversations and documents

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills

Bilingual in Spanish/English

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.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer/Veteran/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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