Emergency Liaison Manager Union Station, Toronto/ Canada

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Emergency Liaison Manager Union Station, Toronto/ Canada

Professionals, Academic Professionals

Entry date: immediately Job No.: 129281
  • DB International Operations GmbH
  • Rail Transport, Engineering
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • Toronto

Deutsche Bahn International Operations and Aecon Concessions have formed a partnership to operate and maintain the Regional Express Rail (RER) network in the Greater Hamilton and Toronto Area (GHTA), Canada. Deutsche Bahn International Operations GmbH is part of the Berlin headquartered DB group, a world-leading global railway engineering and infrastructure construction and operating business with an extensive international reputation for delivering successful rail development projects globally. Our partner Aecon is based in Canada, and they are a leading infrastructure company that connects roads and transit systems, communication networks and water infrastructure projects across North America and internationally.The partnership will be called ONxpress Operations Inc and the combined experience and capability of the ONxpress partnership enable us to bring the international experience of designing, constructing, and operating rapid transit solutions in high-density population and urbanization locations.

About the project:
This brownfield project will significantly enhance the service delivery proposition for riders across Toronto and surrounding areas and will ensure a long-lasting sustainable economic, environmental and lifestyle contribution to its current and longer-term society needs.

  • Champion safety and security at platform level at Union Station, a passenger facility that sees 250,000 customers daily
  • Ensure the general safety of individuals and complies with all emergency and fire safety requirements
  • Represent ONxpress’s Station Operations department in all emergency management related matters
  • Work with the Health, Quality, Safety and Environment divisions of the company to support customer, employee and contractor safety, especially as Union Station undergoes further modernization and electrification
  • Work with the client and with ONxpress’s Head of Safety to ensure that there is an emergency evacuation plan for Union Station and that the plan is regularly tested through table-top exercises, and kept current
  • Develop emergency protocols and liaises with the Network Operations Centre Emergency Management Lead to report any potentially unsafe situations 
  • Perform complex, difficult, and sensitive emergency work that involves both long-term planning and sometimes immediate response
  • Recommend best practices in safety and emergency planning from other passenger facilities that are appropriate for use at Union Station and lead their evaluation, costing approvals, and implementation
  • Oversee Emergency Management Process Requirements for Union Station and ensures that Standard Operating Procedures are regularly updated
  • During times of degraded or emergency service, manage the interface with Station Operations Controllers in the Network Operations Centre

  • University/college degree, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in safety or emergency management in a large and complex environment
  • Emergency Incident Management Training Level 100 desired
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or other recognized safety designation
  • The ability to obtain Canadian Rail Operating Rules (CROR) is required
  • At least 5 years of experience in managing safety or emergency protocols in a large and complex facility (examples:  industry, production, airports, hospitals, construction, railways ,etc.)
  • The ability to be the champion of safety and security at Union Station at the platform level, especially as Union Station continues to be modernized over the next few years
  • Sound interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Track record of achieving results in an environment in which there are multiple stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, and all applicable legislation affecting workplace safety and security
  • The ability to complete projects from concept to implementation
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft software applications

  • Opportunity to be part of an international organization shaping the rail transportation landscape in Canada
  • Continuous learning and development by way of transparent knowledge transfer by global railway experts
  • Gain valuable experience in a diverse and inclusive team of international industry experts
  • Make a difference and by being part of a team fostering sustainable mobility 

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