Right of Way Contract Supervisor, Light Rail

City of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (il y a 30+ jours)

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Position: Right of Way Contract Supervisor, Light Rail

Competition Number: 2020-EX-EN-52887726-01

Competition posting date: 2020.04.07

Competition closing date: 2020.04.22

Transportation Services Department, Transit Operations Service, Rail Operations Branch
1 Full-time Continuous Position - 35 hours/week
Affiliation: ATU 1760
Salary: $67,112.50 to $95,191.46 annually (2019 rates of pay)
Location: Transit Service, 875 Belfast

Category: Current Opportunities
Employment Group: Transportation

Job Summary

The Right of Way (ROW) Contract Supervisor manages agreements, construction activities, projects, work
and obligations relating to the O-Train (both Line 1 and Line 2) network’s ROW and adjacent properties.

Reviews Proximity Studies submitted for development within or adjacent to the O-Train network’s ROW for
impact on rail operations and safety, and/or to the integrity of the City’s rail facilities, properties and

Communicates and works closely with internal and external stakeholders to ensure ongoing adherence to
regulatory, legislative and operational standards and requirements. Ensures that all involved parties meet
their obligations with respect to ROW access, permits, authorities, policies and agreements as they relate to
the areas in and around the ROW. Monitors ongoing and compliance, obligatory requirements outlined in the
project agreements, and service level agreements.

Regularly meets with contractors and external organizations in-person and on-site to assess and develop
standards and requirements for proceeding with work, projects, and construction activities in and around the
ROW. Establishes and develops positive working relationships with internal and external contacts to
promote collaboration and communication regarding work being conducted in or around the O-Train
network’s ROW. Acts as a liaison between external stakeholders, the O-Train maintainers and Rail
Operations with regards to work being completed in and around of the ROW. Works closely with other City of
Ottawa departments as part of the permitting process to coordinate work and the activities along the ROW.

Identifies, plans and implements improvements and recommends changes to ensure the ongoing protection
and integrity of the rail system, vehicles, facilities, structures, and other assets, as well as the safety of all
customers, employees, contractors, consultants, the public, and others. Actively monitors work being
completed on-site and conducts inspections to ensure compliance with agreements, standards and

Participates in project identification, prioritization and planning; completion of environmental
impact assessments, compliance to regulatory and operational requirements, at all stages of the project
lifecycle. Attends weekly maintenance meetings, provides updates on work being completed and planning for
all maintenance activities.

Education & Experience

Four (4) year university degree in Business Administration, Transportation Planning or related field of study.

Five (5) years of Contract and Project Management experience, in rail or another mode of the transportation
industry with demonstrated skills in supply management, project management or procurement, contract
management, budget management, and performance and productivity evaluation.

  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

  • Canadian Rail Operating Rules, Trillium Line certification or able to successfully complete certification
within the first six months of employment.

  • Electric Light Rail Operating Rules certification or able to successfully complete certification within the
first six months of employment.

  • A valid Ontario unrestricted "G" class driver’s license (or provincial equivalent), with no more than 6
demerit points accumulated.

  • Completion of a Criminal Record Check to the satisfaction of the City of Ottawa.
  • English oral, reading, writing required.

  • Knowledge of the issues and principles pertaining to Light Rail and Transit Operations, including local
government structure, and related Federal and Provincial legislation, regulations, standards, codes
and by-laws relating to rail operations, railway structures and Proximity Guidelines for the
Development Zone of Influence

  • Possess an understanding of principles of evaluation methods/techniques and project risk

  • Principles and techniques relating to project and contract management
  • Processes for preparing section and division budgets
  • SAP (Accounting and purchasing module)
  • Supply management and procurement processes
  • Principles of project management, including monitoring, cost containment/control and reporting
  • Rail operation activities including signalling, rail traffic control railway operating rules, railway
governance, planning and scheduling principles
  • Confined space legislation and work practices
  • Possess a good understanding of collective agreements and the transportation industry, preferably as
they apply to light rail operations
  • Risk management principles to ensure contractor safety in the rail corridors
  • Must be familiar with applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or
actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be
taken to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies
and procedures

  • Knowledge of large-scale commercial construction and related activities
  • Possess an understanding of principles of evaluation methods/techniques and project risk
management, including risk management principles to ensure contractor safety in and near the rail

  • Processes for conducting and analysing environmental impact assessments
  • Related federal, provincial and engineering legislation, regulations, standards, codes and by-laws
pertaining to environmental impact assessment, building, fire, health and safety, construction process
and requirements

  • Knowledge of computers, word processing software and project management software and other
technology systems

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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.