Assistant Bridge Inspector

Auto req ID 6106BR

Posting title Assistant Bridge Inspector

Position profile


CN is seeking a qualified and motivated person to perform bridge inspections throughout various subdivisions in Western Canada. The position involves the inspection of railway bridges and the occasional operation of a Snooper inspection truck. You will be part of a two-person inspection team. The primary duty will be to assist and support the Bridge Inspector for this area. Responsible for performing detail and visual bridge inspections, identifying structural distress, ranking the condition of bridge components and maintaining the bridge inspection database.

Critical performance areas may include the following:

  • Maintain and operate a CN high-rail pick-up truck; occasionally operate and maintain a CN snooper truck

  • Inspection of steel, concrete and timber bridges

  • Inspection culverts, tunnels and retaining walls

  • Prepare condition assessment reports for bridges and other structures for purposes of repair

  • Ensure that bridges and other railway structures are inspected in accordance with sound assessment practices and approved railway standards in a timely manner

  • Apply CN policies and the 5 guiding principles.

Working Conditions:

  • Work is primarily outdoors in varying types of weather within a specified territory.

  • May be required to work anywhere within the primary area and short periods outside of the primary area.

  • Must be comfortable working at heights; will require climbing skills and practice disciplined climbing techniques.

  • Travel requirements (60-75% of the time), including extended overnight stays away from home.

  • Will be required to respond to emergency situations.

Will be required to occasionally work in a office environment.

Employment Requirements:

  • Valid driver's license with air endorsement, or ability to obtain within 3 months.

  • Ability to understand and follow National Safety Code regulations and requirements.

  • Valid in CN CROR rules.

  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a Bridge Foreman, or proven maintenance experience with bridges and associated components.

  • Good knowledge of bridge construction standard practices.

  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision.

  • Trained in personal fall protection.

  • Ability to be trained and certified in rescue from heights.

  • Ability to be trained and certified in confined entry procedures/rescue techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify defects in structural steel, concrete and timber super and substructures.

  • Good computer skills; working knowledge of MS Excel and Word, ability to learn data entry into SAP, EPI and BCS bridge inspection database.

< > Good organizational computer skills in maintaining electronic records.

Associates Degree; Engineering or related discipline, Construction Technology preferred

5 years railroad experience

5 years working in Bridges function

Experienced with EPI, BCS and SAP

Certified in Track Inspection Guidelines

Emergency First Aid

· Qualified for Safety Sensitive Position

CN is an employment equity employer and we encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. Please monitor your email on a regular basis, as communication is primarily made through email.

City Across Maritimes

Country Canada

Company CN

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