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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.

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: