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Rail Operating Practices Inspector

Boyd Caton Group, Inc. (bcg) works with Federal agencies to carry out oversight, audit and technical assistance programs for public transportation agencies. We are looking for a Rail Operating Practices Inspector to support audits, reviews, inspections, investigations, and the review of proposed corrective action plans for rail transit agencies related to operating rules and practices. This position works with a dedicated team of engineering and operations and maintenance specialists in Washington, D.C.

Position Description

  • Review and comment on transit agency operating procedures.
  • Review organization, staffing and training for operations functions at rail transit agencies.
  • Review the results of rules compliance programs.
  • Conduct periodic inspections of yards, repair shops, and servicing facilities to observe railroad employees in the performance of operational duties for compliance with established rules and policies.
  • Support audits, inspections and investigations at rail transit agencies.
  • Participate in multi-disciplinary reviews and meetings.
  • Perform investigations as part of a team at rail transit agencies Investigate as part of a team, reportable accidents and incidents involving railroad operations to determine probable cause.
  • Prepare and make presentations.
  • Work is based in Washington, D.C. with opportunities for part-time telework and travel to other rail transit agencies throughout the nation.

Job Requirements

Education Requirements:

  • Professional Engineering License preferred.
  • Ability to work in this country immediately required.

Experience Required:

  • Work experience in transit industry operations with a Transit Authority, or Engineering firm, etc.
  • Minimum 5 years of Railroad (FRA regulated or rail transit) industry experience, including operating considerations and equipment.
  • General safety and health principles and practices applicable to the railroad industry.
  • Railroad accident investigation and/or inspection techniques.
  • Skills in written and oral communication.
  • Railroad (rail transit) operating practices, rules, and procedures, especially as they relate to safety issues.
  • A "plus": Federal regulations and standards relating to railroad operations and requirements in such areas as hours of service, accident reporting, blue signal protection of workers, rear end markers, radio communication, railroad employee qualifications, and railroad employee operational testing.
  • Review standards, policies and procedures used by rail transit agencies for operations, to ensure adequacy.
  • Ability to work in field environments.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

This is a full-time position and pay will be commensurate with experience. BCG provides health and dental insurance, vacation and sick pay, and matching retirement IRA option. BCG participates in the E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification Program.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to send resume, cover letter, and contact information of three professional references to employment AT boydcatongroup.com.

Process Safety Specialist – Independent Contractor

Boyd Caton Group, Inc. (bcg) has an immediate opening for a Process Safety Specialist Independent Contractor (1099) to support the Process Safety Management (PSM) and Risk Management Program (RMP) reviews for midstream gas/oil transportation and similar systems. As part of a small team, the Process Safety Specialist will provide 40 to 60 hours per month for PSM reviews that include document reviews, on-site activities, and follow-up reports.

The Process Safety Specialist must be experienced with implementation and maintenance of gas gathering and midstream Mechanical Integrity (MI) programs, including procedures, inspections, and process for operational facilities. Experience must include compressor stations, pumps, valves, etc. The Process Safety Specialist must also be experienced in conducting and implementing Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) programs.

Job Responsibilities

As part of the PSM review team, the Process Safety Specialist will conduct PSM reviews up to one per month in the eastern regions.

  • Prior to the on-site PSM review, the team will review P&IDs, process flow diagrams, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), standard operating procedures, management of change activities, emergency management, and other documents to evaluate the facility.
  • While on-site the PSM review team will conduct interviews with employees and evaluate mechanical equipment including piping, valves, relief systems, cooling/heating systems, controls, communications, and other activities to evaluate PSM compliance. Maintenance and other record reviews may also be conducted on-site.
  • After the on-site review, the PSM review team will develop a PSM assessment including a summary table of non-compliances and recommendations.

The contractor must have strong PSM knowledge that includes compliance with 29 CFR 1910.119 and other safety programs.

Duties include

  • Coordinating with the PSM review team
  • Reviewing PSM related records and documents
  • Conducting on-site PSM inspections, interviews, and record reviews
  • Supporting the development of PSM assessments and reports of non-compliance

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience with oil and gas data gathering operations (natural gas)
  • Extensive knowledge in Mechanical Integrity, PHA, and operations
  • Experience with PSM and RMP reviews
  • OSHA training
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • A bachelor’s degree in Engineering, H&S, or other technical field is preferred
  • API Certification (510, 570) is preferred.

This is a full-time position located on the east coast, and travel costs will be reimbursed. The hourly contractor rate is commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are invited to send resume, cover letter, and contact information of three professional references to employment AT boydcatongroup.com.

Pursuant to our contracts with the federal government, we are required to verify the employment eligibility of all persons we hire through the government's E-Verify® program. That means that, if you are hired by bcg, we will provide information from your Form I-9 to the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security in order to confirm your work authorization. For more information about E-Verify® and your rights, refer to the following documents:

E-Verify® Participant

Pursuant to our contracts with the federal government, we are required to verify the employment eligibility of all persons we hire through the government's E-Verify® program. That means that, if you are hired by bcg, we will provide information from your Form I-9 to the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security in order to confirm your work authorization. For more information about E-Verify® and your rights, refer to the following documents: