Railway Safety Controller (Night Shift)

Date: Nov 8, 2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 10971 

Railway Site Controller
Corridor Maintenance


Job Summary


Reporting to the Track Supervisor, the Railway Site Controller is responsible for monitoring and controlling railway construction and maintenance activities to ensure safe practice for work occurring on or near rail infrastructure.  The Railway Site Controller’s primary role is to set up a safe system of work to protect rail operations from engineering and asset management activities, and provide rail corridor access and control.  The Railway Site Controller ensures compliance with the requirements of the Railway Safety Act, Operating Rules, Safety Instructions, Engineering Track Standards, and PNR company policies and procedures. 


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Ensures compliance to railway safety requirements and instructions
  • Provides instructions to ensure that all workers understand site specific requirements prior to commencing work
  • Consults with the site Supervisor and/or contractor’s representative to understand scope of work being conducted, any potential hazards to the rail infrastructure and applies field level controls or protection as required to protect rail operations.
  • Communicates diligently with the work group being protected, other railway personnel  and Rail Traffic Controllers using established procedures and radio equipment to ensure the understanding of instructions, protection limits, work site hazards and other specific site conditions
  • Applies knowledge of the requirements of the rules and regulations to support the safe and on-time movement of heavy rail commuter trains through work zones with minimal delay to project performance
  • Provides on-site track protection according to the Canadian Rail Operating Rules
  • Responsibly operates company vehicles and ensures all daily maintenance and inspections of the units are completed
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Track Supervisor
  • Performs any administrative duties related to proper documentation as per PNR Quality Management System
  • May be required to assist with railway maintenance and construction 



  • Prefer Secondary School Diploma
  • Prefer field experience in civil infrastructure construction or maintenance
  • Ability to read and understand specific documents including schedules, standard railway plans and specifications.
  • Ability to work in a safety sensitive position to protect the public and infrastructure
  • Ability to communicate clear verbal and written instructions
  • Proficient use of computers, tablets etc.
  • Valid Ontario class G driver’s license


Physical Requirements:

  • Works outdoors and able to be exposed to all weather conditions including extreme hot and cold temperatures
  • Frequently stands, walks, climbs, balances, lifts, bends on uneven terrain
  • Exposed to loud noise.
  • Exposed to live track/trains and high voltage.
  • Ability to work rotating shifts
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • Ability to maintain concentration and mental alertness in a variety of situations
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.

PNR RailWorks is an equal employer committed to using hiring practices and providing a workplace environment that is inclusive and barrier free. If contacted throughout the selection process, please advise Human Resources in advance if you require accommodation for the interview process so you can be assessed in a fair and equitable manner. Information received regarding accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Females/ Veterans/Disabled)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with PNR RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other characteristics protected by law.