Track Protection Coordinator

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Mississauga, ON, CA

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 8568 

Position Summary 


Reporting to the Track Protection Supervisor, the Track Protection Co-ordinator is accountable for a multitude of Track Protection  related tasks under the direction of the Track Protection Supervisor  in accordance with railway Rules and Instructions. This includes but is not limited to safety, documentation control, scheduling, resource management, field communications, and work block submittals. 



Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties 


  • Responsible for assisting in the oversight of the application of Track Protection in various forms on a daily basis.  E.g. TOP, Rule 842, Rule 841, and Safety Watch. Provide reports as required to the Management team. 

  • Assists with the management of submittals for various projects, including Capital and Construction works and Third-Party projects. This includes but is not limited to work block submittals, and planning/scheduling track protection resources, and training qualifications. 

  • Ensure all payrolls are accurate in regard to hours and cost coding of work being completed. In addition, you will ensure that all billable hours to the customer are translated into DFA’s as part of the monthly invoice. 

  • Assists with the development and ongoing maintenance of the Track Protection schedule. You will work directly with Managers, Superintendents, Third Party Contractors, and the PNR Track department to ensure that all required Track Protection is captured ensuring proper coverage of all work is achieved. You will ensure the Track Protection schedule is accurate given an expectation of numerous daily/weekly changes. 

  • Assists with the management of Track Protection on projects. In addition you will ensure that the Track Protection plan is strictly adhered to by all field employees working on projects maintaining proper compliance to all rules and instructions and minimize risk to on time performance. 

  • Will maintain frequent internal contact with management across all branches within PNR and the customer to discuss/resolve Track Protection issues, contact with management during presentations may involve seeking approvals, and responding to enquiries. 

  • Generally works on own initiative with limited supervision. 

  • Assists in the development and implementation of procedures within broad policies of PNR and any customers we work with. 

  • Presents monthly status reporting for all areas of responsibility to the Operations and Assistant Managers for review and possibly before submitting to the customer. 

  • Errors in judgement by the Track Protection Co-ordinator could result in significant safety concerns, disruption to revenue operations and service resulting in loss of revenue to the customer and liquidated damages to PNR, non-fulfilment of contract budget commitments and other financial goals, damage to PNR’s corporate image and credibility. 

  • Other duties and responsibilities as required. 



Education & Experience 


  • Post-secondary education required 

  • Requires a moderate knowledge of project management principles and practices, including conceptual planning and scheduling. 

  • Must have or rapidly acquire a thorough knowledge of PNR and customer department organizational structure, operations, policies and procedures applicable to the work performed. 

  • Must attend and successfully complete the Training Department’s program for Canadian Railroad Operating Rules certification (including recertification as appropriate). Other training may be required to suit the positions requirements. Pre-employment drug screening tests will be required along with background checks. 

  • 1-3 years relevant experience 



Talents & Abilities 


  • Must possess a sound judgement with highly developed management, organizational, interpersonal, and analytical/problem solving skills. 

  • Must possess strong oral and written communication skills. 

  • Must possess the ability to multi-task in a fast paced, high pressure environment and meet demanding timelines. 

  • Must possess the ability to read and understand diagrams and schematics. 

  • Must possess the ability to pay attention to detail at a high level. 

  • A demonstrated ability to manage and work with multi-disciplined teams while dealing with complex issues and maintain effective working relationships would be an asset. 

  • A demonstrated ability to motivate and influence a diverse group of internal and external contract stakeholders to achieve the goals of the contract would be an asset. 

  • The ability to display tact and diplomacy to articulate contract requirements and obtain co-operation and approval from each stakeholder. 

  • Ability to assess and reorganize priorities to suit changing requirements. 

  • Capable of resolving conflicts between diverse groups and individuals. 

  • Familiarity with computers and computer-based techniques/applications related to the work are essential. 

  • Must have a valid driving license for the Province of Ontario with clean driving record and ability to travel as required. 



Working Conditions 


  • Generally based in an office environment with occasional site visits required to customer asset locations to work with internal work groups, external agencies, contractors, consultants. 

  • Work will take place outside of normal office hours; PNR runs a 24/7 operation 



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.