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Railway Supply Institute, Inc.

Job Opening: Director of Safety & Regulatory Affairs
Location: Washington, DC

About RSI: The Railway Supply Institute (RSI) is a trade association representing more than 260 companies involved in the manufacture of products and services in the freight car, locomotive, maintenance-of-way, communications and signaling, and passenger rail industries. RSI connects members to their customers and partners, supports the improvement of the industry, assists members in the global marketplace, and represents the industry during the regulatory and legislative process. America’s railway suppliers represent a $28 billion/year industry supporting more than 100,000 American workers.

Position Responsibilities: The Director of Safety & Regulatory Affairs will be responsible for:


  • Developing technical and regulatory strategies related to safety and operational issues of concern to RSI members and help advocate for those positions with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Pipelines & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and Surface Transportation Board (STB).
  • Managing the work of the organization’s project committees, including the American Rail Car Institute (ARCI) Committee’s work on rail car engineering, design and manufacturing; the Equipment Leasing Committee’s advocacy on behalf of companies that own and lease railcars; and the Quality Assurance Committee’s (QAC) efforts to drive quality and best practices across the industry. The Director will work closely with the Association of American Railroads’ (AAR) Safety & Operations team and support RSI involvement in their committees while advocating on behalf of the organization.
  • Collaborating with members and key RSI stakeholders to promote policies that incentivize the development of new technologies that enable safety and efficiency in railroad operations.
  • Helping to develop positions, policies, briefings and evaluations addressing regulatory initiatives related to the safety and operational efficiency of the rail supply industry
  • Staying abreast of federal regulatory activities and the work of AAR committees, assess the possible impact to RSI members, and help direct the organization’s response while building strong relationships with FRA, PHMSA, STB and AAR staff
  • Managing committees of industry experts and consultants compiling data, conducting testing, and evaluating best practices on a broad range of rail supply issues
  • Monitoring and critically evaluating technical literature and regulatory analyses related to the rail supply industry; building coalitions with other organizations (e.g. railroads, component manufacturers, shippers)
  •  Serving on outside committees and expert panels; managing development of industry submissions to regulatory agencies; and providing technical support to RSI communications and legislative affairs programs
  • Managing ARCI rail car data tied to orders, deliveries and backlogs, which is collected from our members and published each quarter by RSI. S/he would also be responsible for identifying other potential opportunities for RSI to publish meaningful industry data.

Railway Supply Institute, Inc.
425 Third Street, SW | Suite 920 | Washington, DC 20024 | phone (202) 347-4664 | fax (202) 347-0047 | www.rsiweb.org

The ideal candidate will have a degree in Engineering or a related field and significant knowledge of manufacturing and quality processes. Previous experience with a railroad or rail supplier would be advantageous. S/he must have strong verbal and written communications skills and the ability to articulate technical information in a concise and easily understandable way. S/he must be able to work with corporate executives and regulatory officials at all levels of their organizations.

This is a full-time position with benefits. Salary and bonus opportunity commensurate with experience. Relocation assistance is available.

Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the Railway Supply Institute via email to leach@rsiweb.org by May 15, 2018.



John Deere

 Location: Moline, IL, US, 61265-5884

 Manager, Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety

 There are 7 billion people on this planet. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more... many moving into urban centers at an unprecedented rate. Making sure there is enough food, fiber and infrastructure for our rapidly growing world is what we’re all about at John Deere. And it’s why we’re investing in our people and our technology like never before in our 175-year history. Here the world’s brightest minds are tackling the world’s biggest challenges. If you believe one person can make the world a better place, we’ll put you to work. RIGHT NOW.

Primary Location: United States (US) - Illinois (US-IL) - Moline

Function: Supply Management / Logistics
Title: Manager, Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety - 38266

Your Responsibilities

As a Manager, Dangerous Goods Transportation Safety, for John Deere in Moline, IL, you will support global vision and strategy for the enterprise in the area of dangerous goods transportation (DGT) safety and compliance. In addition, you will:

  • Provide assistance throughout the enterprise for assessing, planning and designing DGT risk reduction goals and initiatives.
  • Oversee company governance for DGT compliance, designing and implementing approaches, plans and programs for same.
  • Direct and oversee Deere's corporate internal and third-party DGT audit programs to ensure compliance with DGT regulations and other legal requirements, Deere's DG Management System and DGT standards.
  • Manage DGT compliance assurance letter.
  • Develop and proliferate global DGT training strategy for implementation at Regional or country level as dictated by applicable laws and regulations.
  • Seek alignment with Regional managers on training recommendations for unit-specific DGT job functions.
  • Develop enterprise-level DGT training courses for general, internal population.
  • Manage processes and resources to oversee performance of Deere Suppliers executing DGT compliance functions on Deere's behalf.
  • Collaborate with Supply Management and Legal to integrate DGT performance qualifications and expectations into long term agreements.
  • Manage Supplier DGT audits, identify gaps and recommend corrective actions.
  • Is subject matter expert on legal matters and legislative trends in area of expertise. Represents the company externally with global industry leaders, industry trade associations and technical consortia.
  • Collaborate with global resources, assuring appropriate functional resources, processes and alignment with cross-divisional units, functions, management, and employee represented groups to assure DGT is integrated into business planning and decisions.
  • Set strategy for DGT engagement in Technology Delivery Process (TDP) and Enterprise Product Delivery Process (EPDP) to minimize DGT supply chain and distribution channel risks.
  • Offer guidance to minimize disruptions and proactively integrate DGT requirements into development, test and production processes.
  • Lead and participate in corporate dangerous goods transportation due diligence for merger and acquisition projects.
  • Conduct and review facility assessments at newly acquired businesses including hiring and oversight of DGT consultants who support these activities.
  • Develop company processes, standards, and other guidance documents related to DGT due diligence including post-merger integration collaboration as necessary across functions and divisions.
  • Lead and collaborate with regional DGT resources and enterprise staff.
  • Lead and participate in the dangerous goods transportation professional talent and succession planning processes at regional and enterprise levels.
  • Oversee the development of an Enterprise DGT classification and documentation systems strategy.
  • Define business needs and works with IT to identify and deploy global systems capability to enable accurate identification of dangerous goods and completion of required transport documents.
  • Direct the management of all DGT system applications and alignment of global DG transport classifications.

Visa sponsorship is NOT available for this position.

What Skills You Need

  • 8 or more years of experience with international and country-specific dangerous goods transportation safety regulations and requirements
  • Ability to influence management and external constituencies.
  • 2 or more years of experience overseeing compliance of Suppliers who perform outsourced dangerous goods transportation safety functions on behalf of the Company.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • 4 or more years of experience with manufacturing processes, factory operations and parts distribution center operations.
  • 1 or more years of experience with audit standards and requirements, ideally including management systems and standards followed at John Deere.
  • 1 or more years of experience with business process improvement methodology.
  • 1 or more years of experience with strategic planning principles and processes.
  • Ability to travel domestically and/or internationally up to 25%

What Makes You Stand Out

  • 3 years or more experience managing a dangerous goods transportation safety or environmental compliance program for a large, multinational company.
  • Experience managing a compliance-based training program, developing course content and/or functioning as a technical instructor of regulatory training.
  • 2 years or more experience collaborating with Legal staff on dangerous goods transportation safety and compliance activities.
  • Able to identify compliance risks and other ethical issues in practice.
  • 7 or more years of Internal or external industry-specific experience in the transport of dangerous goods.
  • Manufacturing or operations experience
  • Professional certification such as Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) or Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP)
  • Knowledge of risk management within dangerous goods transportation safety program.

Education (or equivalent work experience)

  • Bachelor's degree in a Business/Management discipline, in an Engineering/Science discipline, or in a Risk Management discipline

 What You'll Get

At John Deere, you are empowered to create a career that will take you to where you want to go. Here, you'll enjoy the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box and the advanced tools and technology that foster innovation and achievement. We offer comprehensive relocation and reward packages to help you get started on your new career path. Click here to find out more about our Total Rewards Package.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and qualifications required of individuals performing the job. The qualifications detailed in this job description are not considered the minimum requirements necessary to perform the job, but rather as guidelines.


John Deere is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Posted until:  April 11, 2018



Department of Transportation

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

Deputy Associate Administrator – Hazmat Safety Field Operations

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Control number


Senior executives - SES only

Those who meet the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs).


  • Open & closing dates

     03/12/2018 to 04/12/2018

  • Salary

    $126,148 to $182,050 per year

  • Pay scale & grade

    ES 00

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time - FULL TIME

  • Appointment type



    1 vacancy in the following location:

      Washington DC, DC1 vacancy
    Relocation expenses reimbursed

    Yes Relocation is authorized.



    Statement on Senior Executive Service (SES) 

    Positions The Senior Executive Service (SES) is a corps of executives selected for their superior leadership qualifications. Members of the SES serve in key positions just below the top Presidential appointees, and are the major link between these appointees and the rest of the federal workforce. Candidates for SES positions must possess both technical qualifications (subject matter expertise) and executive qualifications (leadership and managerial experience). By definition, SES positions are managerial, supervisory, and policy positions classified above the GS15 grade level.

    Position Summary

    The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) is the principal agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) responsible for protecting people and the environment from the risks of hazardous materials in transportation. 

    The incumbent of this position serves as the Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), located within PHMSA. The incumbent, in collaboration with the Administrator and the Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy and Programs, carries out a national program to ensure the safe, reliable and environmentally sound operations of the Nation’s hazardous materials transportation system. Responsible for overseeing and managing the day-to-day field operations/activities of OHMS and assists the Associate Administrator with high-level program planning and administration associated with OHMS field operation mission and program responsibilities.

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The Deputy Associate Administrator – Hazmat Safety Field Operations:

  • Advises the Associate Administrator for Hazardous Material Safety and the Office of the Administrator on all hazardous materials transportation safety matters. Participates fully in policy determinations falling within assigned responsibilities. Issues implementation guidance for approved policies within the purview of delegated authority.
  • Manages the daily interface of field hazardous materials safety and environmental programs within operating parameters. Develops strategic and annual plans, identifying initiatives and establishing strategic goals. Identifies hazmat safety, environmental and emergency response problems and recommends innovative regulatory and non-regulatory solutions to address the specific areas. Develops priorities for the national hazmat transportation inspection program to ensure compliance with regulations and progress in reduction of threats to hazardous materials transportation system integrity. Coordinates with other modes to carry out a hazmat transportation inspection and compliance program. Coordinates all international inspection, fitness, and, investigation activities for hazardous materials safety.
  • Establishes and fosters partnerships among the Federal government, the states, regional and local government, and the industry to solve problems which present risks to the public from hazmat transportation. Promotes innovative and/or exemplary programs that enhance operational practices and governmental relationships.
  • Implements the day-to-day hazardous materials safety enforcement program policies, administrative actions, and legal proceedings. Maintains records of completed enforcement actions. Provides executive oversight of the preparation of reports and evidence and recommendation of enforcement action to the PHMSA Chief Counsel; collaborates with the Chief Counsel in the preparation of civil and criminal enforcement actions; and provides technical expertise in administrative and judicial proceedings.
  • Provides executive direction, policy, and national coordination for regional operations (inspection, enforcement and outreach); emergency support and security operations; performance metrics, accident investigation, and lessons learned relay. Oversees management of five regional field offices; implements enforcement policy and programs for the offices; and evaluates enforcement results. Oversees regional directors’ plans for inspection of hazmat transportation operations subject to PHMSA hazmat safety standards; works with state and Federal agencies to assist and coordinate the effectiveness of enforcement of the Federal hazardous materials transportation and other safety standards. In developing plans, considers information from the incident reporting system, and response to recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), DOT Inspector General (IG), General Accounting Office (GAO), Congress, public complaints, Chief Safety Officer and the OHMS regulatory program.
          Supervisory status

          Promotion Potential

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified U.S. Citizens.

The first interim review of applicants is set for March 20, 2018.

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.


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0340 Program Management 



The Dow Chemical Company

DG/HazMat Transportation Regulatory Classification Specialist – NAA


The Dow Chemical Company has an exciting and challenging opportunity for a Dangerous Good/Hazardous Material Transportation Regulatory Classification Specialist.  The location of the role is Midland, MI.

 Job Overview:

This role is focused on the critical process of classifying substances as Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Material in compliance with CFR, TDG, and international air (ICAO/IATA) and vessel (IMO/IMDG) regulations.  This classification step is critical as it forms the foundation for all other aspects of transportation regulatory compliance. 

The successful candidate will work as part of a global transportation regulatory team.  Daily interaction will take place with other Transportation Regulatory Subject Matter Experts, Hazard Communication SMEs, Product Stewards, Dow businesses and supported affiliates/external clients, and MSDS authors.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Perform transportation classifications for product, waste, and sample shipments.
  • Provide support in classification and set up of new materials/new substances for transportation under ICAO/IATA, IMDG, CFR and TDG.
  • Monitor, interpret, and communicate requirements related to transportation classification for CFR, TDG, ICAO/IATA, and IMDG.
  • Manage special projects to review and update DG/HazMat transportation classification due to:

             o   major domestic or international regulatory changes;

             o   mergers, acquisitions, or divestitures;

             o   product composition changes

  • Resolve complex technical issues pertaining to transportation classifications.
  • Audit SAP DG for data quality and substance data (physical/chemical/toxicology properties) for compliance with required regulatory test protocols.
  •  Create and maintain DG data objects in SAP including regular updates provided by outside data provider.
  •  Initiate Management of Change when a DG classification change is required
  •  Maintain data alignment between client and Dow systems for all shared data objects.
  •  Assess and remove order/delivery/shipment blocks when possible with quick turnaround time.
  •  Provide guidance on documentation and labeling requirements for dangerous goods according to CFR, TDG, ICAO/IATA and IMDG.
  • Understand and apply UN specification and other standards related to packaging requirements for dangerous goods.
  • Actively participate in a global transportation classification network to ensure alignment and consistency of regional classification principles and work processes.

Additional Skills Desired:

  • Strong project implementation skills
  • Ability to provide quick turnaround on projects while managing competing or rapidly changing priorities
  • Comfortable with accelerated deadlines and last minute assignments
  • Ability to effectively interact with individuals from different cultures globally
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills
  • Emphasis on high quality work
  • Customer orientated/service mindset

  Key Competencies Expected: 

  • Initiative:  Proactively moves issues and problems forward to achieve results.  Improves project/team efficiency and performance by clearly defining and analyzing problems using data, and implementing new ways of approaching work and recognizing individuals and teams for their contributions.  Proactively shares knowledge and communications to improve the efficiency of the group.  Uses influence skills to help people in other parts of the company get things done. 
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness:  Proactively seeks to understand others' differences of opinions to resolve issues and to achieve results.  Demonstrates in all actions that individual differences are valued and leveraged for competitive advantage.  Tailors communications and style to the needs of the audience.  Engages others who are affected by his/her work before problems arise.
  • Leadership:  Maintains productivity during times of change to achieve sustained gains.  Can actively manage multiple priorities with ease.  Aligns and prioritizes projects considering business needs and impact.  Gathers input and gains consensus when making decisions.  Helps others see the positive aspects of change and works in new ways when conditions change to achieve sustained gains. 


  • Teamwork:  Builds consensus and alignment around key objectives for the work group or project team.  Proactively offers viewpoints and recommendations to the team.  Shares responsibility for the direction, accomplishments, and active recognition of team actions.  Ability to work in virtual teams required. 

Client Services:  Displays behaviors and attitudes to put the client needs in the forefront.  This is a crucial competency for success in this role.

 Required Qualifications:

  • BS preferably in Chemistry or other technical degree

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States.  No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge of classification of transportation regulations:  ICAO/IATA, CFR, TDG, and IMDG - minimum 3 years recent experience preferred

  • Knowledge of IMO, ADR and RID an advantage

  • Expert knowledge of SAP DG functions (DG Specialist level) an advantage 

    Certification/training in 49 CFR, Canadian TDG, IATA, IMDG; ADR and RID a plus A minimum requirement for this U.S. - based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent basis (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident or qualifying Asylee / Refugee).  

    Note:  relocation is not provided with this role.

Primary Location : North America-USA-Michigan-Midland  

Relocation Available: None    


Hazardous Material Shipping Specialist, Morrisville, North Carolina

Business Line Environment

Position Title Hazardous Material Shipping Specialist

Location – Morrisville, North Carolina

Requisition/Vacancy No. 172525BR

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a creative, highly talented Hazardous Material Shipping Specialist for immediate employment in the Morrisville, NC office.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Respond to client hazardous material transportation questions through phone call discussions, e-mail, and in-person meetings

  • Conduct research with vendors, suppliers, transportation companies, freight forwarders, regulatory agencies to respond to hazardous material transportation regulatory questions

  • Classify hazardous materials for transportation

  • Prepare written applications for competent authority approvals, including special permits (U.S. DOT) and equivalency permits (Canada), and written requests for interpretation to regulatory agencies

  • Prepare regulatory updates summarizing new hazardous material transportation regulatory actions

  • Develop and conduct hazardous material transportation training, both in-person and web-based

  • Perform site reviews to evaluate compliance with hazardous material transportation requirements

  • Develop and update hazardous material transportation compliance programs and SOPs to assist clients in achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance

  • Develop, maintain, and update databases with hazardous material transportation information

  • Prepare shipping guides with instructions for preparing hazardous materials in transportation

  • Provide hazardous material transportation information for SDSs

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Biology

  • 2+ years hazardous material transportation, logistics, and/or EHS experience

  • Motivated/results-orientated

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to problem-solve in a fast-paced environment and offer solutions when issues arise

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in hazardous material transportation regulatory compliance, including program development and conducting and coordinating hazardous material transportation regulation audits and training

  • Experience working with international dangerous goods transportation regulations and international government entities, including ICAO/IATA, IMDG, ADR, TDG, Mexico NOMs

  • Knowledge of domestic United States regulatory compliance programs for transportation, including DOT hazardous material transportation; EPA, including RCRA and TSCA; FMCSA, OSHA GHS

  • Knowledge of international GHS requirements, and EU CLP requirements

  • Experience working in transportation logistics/warehousing/materials management, with freight forwards/Customs

  • Experience with SDS authoring

  • Experience with database development and management

  • Experience interpreting regulations and standards

  • Experience conducting regulatory review audits

  • Experience conducting training classes


  • Current DOT Hazardous Material Transportation Training Certification (49 CFR)

  • Current IATA/ICAO and IMDG Training certification

  • Current DGSA training certificate

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