RailWorks Protecting Foreman (30.00- 35.00/ hour) in Abbotsford, British Columbia

Protecting Foreman (30.00- 35.00/ hour)

REQUISITION NUMBER: 20180910-70501-010

HOME COMPANY: PNR RailWorks Pacific Region

COMPANY LOCATION: PNR RailWorks Pacific - Abbotsford, BC


JOB LOCATION: Abbotsford, BC

Job Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Capital Supervisor, the Protecting Foreman is responsible for controlling and

directing work groups on active railway property and through construction zones. Using specific

railway operating rules, instructions and techniques, this position ensures that contractors clear

the working zone prior to the approach of a train minimizing any delays to scheduled railway


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties

-Embrace our safety culture and adhering to industry and company policies and


-Conducts daily job briefings in order that all contractors understand site specific

instructions prior to commencing work

-Review the work site on a minimum daily basis and consults with Supervisor and or

contractors representative to understand work being conducted, and any potential


-Set up, reposition and dismantle railway specific signals (flags) at designated locations

-Communicate effectively with the work group being protected, other flagmen and Rail

-Traffic Controllers using established procedures and radio equipment to ensure the

understanding of instructions, track protection limits, work site hazards and other specific

site conditions

-Responsibly operates company vehicles and ensures all daily maintenance and

inspections of the units are completed

-Performs special duties as assigned by the Capital Supervisor

-Performs any administrative duties related to proper documentation as per PNR Quality

Management System

Job Qualifications:

-A minimum of 2 years related experience in the railway industry.

-Track Inspection Guidelines certification is an asset

-Certified in Canadian Railway Operating Rules

-Ability to read and understand specific documents including schedules, standard railway

plans and specifications.

-Ability to work in a safety sensitive position directing work groups on live railway


-Knowledge of the occupational hazards, railway engineering safety regulations and

safety precautions of the work being performed.

-Strong verbal and written communication skills.

-Proficient use of computers, tablets etc.

-Valid Ontario class G driver’s license

Physical/Travel/Attendance 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)


Railworks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities, Females, Veterans, Disabled)