Manager, Systems Safety (Los Angeles, US)

Manager, Systems Safety (Los Angeles, US)

Basic Function

Develops and manage the bus/rail transit system safety program plan, systems assurance programs, OSHA programs, State regulatory programs, and major capital projects such as: Grade Crossing Safety Improvement, Hazard Management System, Safety Certification, Fire/Life Safety, or Photo Enforcement programs, and other programs/project needed to support department or agency requirements.

Example Of Duties

  • Designs and manages the implementation of a comprehensive system safety or assurance program for bus/rail transit operations
  • Develops and maintains transit safety policies, standards, and procedures
  • Monitors and directs field personnel involved in the installation of bus/rail transit safety improvements
  • Manages, conducts research, and implements demonstration projects to mitigate bus/rail transit accidents and injuries
  • Initiates transit safety legislation and education programs with supporting materials such as videos, posters, fliers, etc
  • Prepares and reviews specifications and drawings for transit safety facilities such as rail stations, bus zones and terminals, maintenance bays, and equipment to verify compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) regulations
  • Reviews and prepares design criteria for safety of transit passengers and employees
  • Participates or coordinates transit safety design and reviews with local, state, and federal agencies including local fire departments
  • Manages activities of transit safety consultants and contractors for assigned major capital projects
  • Develops standards and guidelines for light rail transit systems
  • Chairs or provides technical support to the various Committees, such as Fire/Life Safety Committee, Local Safety Committee, and Safety Certification Review Team
  • Oversees compliance of rail projects to fire/life safety design criteria, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 130, and other related fire standards and codes
  • Performs design reviews of bus and rail projects for safety compliance
  • Conducts field inspections to resolve transit safety hazards and analyzes safety trends
  • Compiles, analyzes, and interprets complex transit safety data
  • Prepares and reviews hazard analyses relating to design, operations, and maintenance and makes recommendations to control hazards
  • Oversees investigations of bus/rail accidents and injuries and prepares comprehensive reports including primary causation factors, contributory factors, and recommendations to prevent recurrence
  • Monitors reliability demonstration tests
  • Manages OSHA required training programs
  • Performs rail start-up activities including evaluating emergency drills and procedures and resolving transit safety hazards
  • Supports integrated testing activity and audits test procedures and results
  • Develops safety certification checklists and manages the safety certification program required by the California Public Utilities Commission to ensure compliance
  • Communicates and implements safety rules, policies, and procedures in support of the agency's safety vision and goals; and maintains accountability for the safety performance of all subordinate employees
  • Serves as safety liaison with Joint Powers Authority (JPA) rail projects for system safety, fire/life safety, hazard resolution, and other safety programs
  • Contributes to ensuring that the EEO policies and programs of Metro are carried out

Requirements For Employment

  • Bachelor's degree - Safety, Engineering, Business, or other related field
  • 5 year's of experience in bus/rail transit system safety, systems assurance programs, OSHA programs, transit safety certification programs, transit fire/life safety or California Public Utilities Commission regulatory programs including 3 years supervising or managing one or more transit systems safety or assurance programs
  • Valid California Class C driver license
  • Transit safety courses desirable
  • Experience as outlined above may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis

Special Conditions:

    • 24 hours on-call, weekend/holiday work required when necessary
  • Frequent exposure to weather changes, odors, dust, heights, equipment, mechanical, and electrical hazards

Knowledge:

  • Theory, principles, practices, and procedures of bus/rail system safety and assurance engineering design, construction, operation, and maintenance
  • Principles and practices of transit safety certification programs
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing transit safety policies, fire/safety, and OSHA, including California Public Utilities Commissions Codes and General Orders
  • Bus, light and heavy rail equipment and systems including train control, traction power, signaling, vehicles, ventilation
  • Management of transit safety contracts and procurements
  • Modern management theory

Abilities:

  • Oversee safety activities of multiple transit safety projects involving other departments or divisions
  • Understand, interpret, and apply transit safety laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, contracts, budgets, and labor/management agreements
  • Interact professionally with various levels of Metro employees and outside representatives
  • Convene and lead meetings to manage safety programs and processes
  • Determine strategies to achieve goals
  • Prepare comprehensive reports and correspondence
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Analyze situations, identify problems, recommend practical solutions, and evaluate outcome
  • Plan financial and staffing needs
  • Compile, analyze, and interpret complex data
  • Oversee consultants who perform safety work
  • Supervise subordinate staff
  • Read, write, speak, and understand English

Selection Procedure

Applicants who best meet job-related qualifications will be invited to participate in the examination process that may consist of any combination of written, performance, or oral appraisal to further evaluate job-related experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.

Application Procedure

To apply, visit Metro's website at www.metro.net and complete an online Employment Application. 

Computers are available to complete online Employment Applications at the following Metro location:

METRO Headquarters, Employment Office 
One Gateway Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Telephone: 
(213) 922-6217 or persons with hearing or speech impairments can use California Relay Service 711 to contact Metro. 

All completed online Employment Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. (pk)

*Open to the public and all Metro employees

This job bulletin is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Employees may be required to perform other related job duties.

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