Manager Rail Operations Job

Job Overview

Saint John, New Brunswick
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
9 months ago

Additional Details

Good Exp. Required (5 - 9 Years)

Job Description

As a Manager Rail Operations, you will be an integral part of our Rail Logistics team supporting the Refining & Supply Operations.  The Rail Operations Manager is responsible for the daily management of rail movements in the supply chain to support the Refinery processing and Commercial volume demands while stewarding to operational objectives and financial metrics.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary, bonus, and pension plan 
  • Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account 
  • Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days 
  • Paid vacation and vacation purchasing 
  • Personal and professional development opportunities 
  • Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six consecutive years 

Your roles and responsibilities:

  • Plays a lead role in Environment, Health, & Safety (EHS) including oversight of TDG, Emergency Response, Incident Management, Rail Safety, Rail Compliance, Document Training etc. Provides perspective, direction and guidance to EHS Coordinator.
  • Provides leadership to the Rail Terminals Area Team. Responsible for daily management of rail movements specifically first, last miles and in transit of rail commodities including LPG, sulphuric acids, sulfur, ethanol, crude, asphalt and roofing flux. Acts as a peer and informal leader in own knowledge areas to Area Operations, Area Maintenance and Area Operating Managers at Irving Oil Refinery (IOR).
  • Work in conjunction with Senior Rail Manager for budget preparation, expense budgets and stewarding to annual allotted spend.
  • Coordinates Continuous Improvement & Optimization projects. Responsible for developing and implementing work processes, procedures and technology to improve and/or optimize safe, efficient rail operations. Seeks optimization opportunities throughout supply chain. Promotes supply chain excellence.
  • Leads business development by providing support for strategic projects initiated by IOC and BD through I, D, E, and A phases in the rail logistics, engineering and operations areas.
  • Responsible for developing external collaborative business relationships with Regulators (Canada & U.S.), Rail Carriers (CN, CP, BNSF, CSX, NBSR etc.) and Rail Storage Facilities (NHCR, Soulanges, Vermont Rail, NBSR, etc.), Emergency Responders (RST) and (ERAC), and Legal Counsel (i.e. TDG and Rail contracts).
  • Maintains internal relationships with Irving Oil Refinery Technical, Operations, and Production Planning teams, and IOC LP Group, Crude & Product Traders, L&D, and EHS.
  • Acts as a technical resource by coordinating, reviewing and implementing process, procedures and management of change (MOC) initiatives.


  • Office setting with ability to work remotely and travel remotely to railyards, external processing sites or the Saint John refinery.

Professional skills 

  • Production operations and analytics
  • Budgeting & stewardship
  • Proficient written & verbal communications
  • Troubleshooting
  • People development
  • Business development
  • Financial analysis
  • Emergency response incident command & operations leader
  • High adversity quotient
  • Able to manage dilemmas and highly sensitive issues efficiently
  • Decisive, even when lacking complete information
  • Innovative
  • Inspirational leadership style
  • Resilience for 24/7 nature of role
  • Highly collaborative with internal & external people and organizations

Education and experience

  • 5 – 10 years experience
  • Undergraduate Degree
  • Engineering or Business Administration/Finance undergraduate degree preferred
  • MBA or SCMP (Supply Chain Designation) would be an asset.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Good Regulations (TDG)
  • Experience in an operations logistics and business environment is an asset.

Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.


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