Rail Safety Specialist
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July 21, 2013
Standards, Safety & Compliance 5
Alberta has approximately 310 industrial railways, five heritage railways and two public railways which are provincially regulated. Railways are an integral part of Alberta?s transportation system in facilitating the movement of 70 million tons of goods within the province each year, including petroleum, forest and agricultural products, as well as other consumer products. The Dangerous Goods, Vehicle & Rail Safety Branch of Alberta Transportation is responsible for ensuring railways operate in accordance with the Railway (Alberta) Act, by administering the Act and associated rules, regulations and standards.
Reporting to the Rail Safety Manager, the Rail Safety Specialist is primarily responsible for ensuring that all public, heritage and industrial rail sites in Alberta are operating in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements. As one of only two field positions responsible for provincial rail safety management across the province, the Rail Safety Specialist undertakes railway and facility inspections as well as audit verifications for provincial railway operations. As such, the position may provide on-site technical advice and information as required and/or may conduct sensitive investigations into alleged violations of the Railway (Alberta) Act. The Specialist would then examine the seriousness of the non-compliance with applicable law, standards and code, and make recommendations to the Rail Safety Manager or Railway Administrator on corrective actions to ensure the proper enforcement actions are taken, including verbal/written warnings, the issuance of Administrative Penalties or more.
The Rail Safety Specialist has the opportunity to liaise with Federal and Provincial government agencies as well as industry associations to ensure best practices are established and concerns are dealt with consistently. Finally, utilizing well defined facilitation and communication skills, you will be responsible for conducting workshops for the public, industry and/or other government departments on rail safety management initiatives, local issues, etc.
A University Degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering, or an Engineering Technologist Diploma is required. Experience conducting inspections, investigations and/or enforcement in the area of regulatory law is strongly preferred. Experience with rail or transportation related safety initiatives will be considered an asset. A valid driver's license is required. Equivalencies and underfills will be considered.
$$3,120.96 to $3,575.22 Bi-weekly ($81,457 to $93,313 Annually)
The ability to certify in First Aid, H2S Alive and Confined Space Entry is required.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of this competition.
If you are unable to apply online, please submit your cover letter and resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Alberta Transportation, Human Resource Services, 3rd Floor, 6950 - 113 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T6H 5V7. Phone: (780) 427-8312.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Chris Churchill at (780) 427-8312.
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