Regulatory Compliance Specialist

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Entry date: December 18, 2023
  • ONxpress Operations Inc.
  • Operations & Maintenance, Rail Transport
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • Job-Ref.: 280425
  • Professionals

Job description

  • Accountable to the Manager - Safety and Compliance, the Regulatory Compliance Specialist examines, evaluates, and investigates rail operations and documentation for eligibility and conformity with laws and regulations governing operations and safety, also performing other compliance and enforcement inspection and analysis activities. 
  • This role will play a key part in in helping the ONxpress team achieve superior safety and service results while creating a positive and engaging work environment.
  • Responsible for managing an effective safety program ensuring that all transportation activities are performed safely, while ensuring compliance with applicable federal and provincial legislation and alignment with ONxpress and Metrolinx’s safety programs.
  • Working with internal stakeholders to respond to regulatory agencies on regulatory findings such as violations, safety advisories and letters of non-compliances.
  • Provide regulatory support; subject expertise and interpretations to internal stakeholders on existing, new, and emerging safety, and security regulations in Canada as it pertains to railway concerns.
  • Prepare and coordinate formal applications with regulatory agencies for relief from regulatory requirements.

  • Review and be up to date on all relevant rules, regulations and contracts affecting operations and safety.
  • Review RSMS and associated documentation to ensure compliance.
  • Participate in investigations and reporting on all railway occurrences, providing in depth root cause analysis and potential policy / procedure updates to prevent future occurrences.
  • Participate and lead as a member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee and Fatigue Management Committee.
  • Represent ONxpress in various regulatory forums and industry committees, to aid in understanding and influencing emerging regulatory requirements related to safety, security, and railway operations
  • Participate in regulatory Audits.
  • Complete required regulatory reporting.
  • Review and advise the Manager - Safety and Compliance, and all other stake holders on immediate or emerging safety‐related matters.
  • Stay up to date with safety regulations and standards set by relevant authorities, ensuring that the rail operations comply with all legal requirements.
  • Review and provide feedback on operational changes such as equipment, construction activity, IT enhancements, signaling systems, environmental and employees relations that may have the possibility of impacting operational safety.
  • Safety Audits and Inspections: Conduct routine safety audits and inspections of rail facilities, equipment, and operations to identify and rectify potential safety issues.
  • Review and report on emerging trends to ensure Operational Leaders are aligned and committed to operational safety.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with all stake holders within ONxpress and associated partners.
Education & Qualifications
  • Completion of a diploma or degree in related field – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.
  • Experience working with regulatory requirements with-in the transportation industry.
  • Experienced gained from substantial experience in similar roles within the railway industry.
  • CROR Qualification (considered an asset).
  • Qualified Locomotive Engineer or Conductor (considered an asset).
  • First Aid and AED (considered an asset).

Work Experience
  • Experience of minimum 5 years, with regulatory requirements with-in the transportation industry.
  • Experienced gained from substantial experience in similar roles within the railway industry.

  • A solid understanding of railroad operations and people management skills, with an exceptional ability to achieve successful outcomes for stakeholders.
  • Ensure day to day oversight of safety reporting.
  • Ensure investigation processes and validating processes are completed in compliance with the Railway Safety Management System (RSMS) and in alignment with Metrolinx’s safety teams.
  • Provide leadership and ensure effective processing of Operational Safety activities.
  • Willing to make a commitment to achieve ONxpress objectives within a dynamic organization and a continuous professional development culture.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Strong written and spoken English.

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About us

Who We AreONxpress Transportation Partners (ONxpress) was chosen by Metrolinx and Infrastructure Ontario (IO) to enter the Development Phase of the On-Corridor Works project – the largest project in Metrolinx’s GO Expansion. Unprecedented in its scale and complexity, this multi-billion-dollar capital program will transform the GO regional rail network with electrification, more frequent service, shorter journey times and a more modernized system for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

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Why Work with Us?
  • We offer a competitive compensation package including competitive salary, incentive pay and health benefits.
  • We have an open and approachable culture that enables you to bring your best ideas forward.
  • We offer flexible working arrangements to support your need to balance life at work and at home.
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ONxpress fosters diversity, inclusion and belonging within and across our organization. We welcome all to apply including, women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. 

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