Transit Systems 2018-11-01 2018-12-06

Director of Safety

Company: Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority View more listings
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 102219

Develops, implements, and maintains Authority wide safety programs to include system safety, hazard management, fire/life safety, employee, construction, industrial and environmental safety policies and programs. Ensures coordination and cooperation between the Office of Safety and all other MARTA Departments. Has the authority and responsibility to suspend unsafe operations in order to protect employees, the public and property. May represent the Authority to federal agencies, local groups and organizations, professional associations, and other similar groups. Serves as the Authority's Fire Marshal.


  • Directs the development, implementation, and monitoring of comprehensive safety programs, policies, and standards.

  • Utilizes hazard mitigation, risk reduction, cross-functional partnerships, historical analysis, and trend analysis methodologies to increase the safety footprint.

  • Ensures the effectiveness of safety controls on work carried out by MARTA employees, consultants, contractors, and subcontractors in accordance with established standards.

  • Has primary responsibility for the development and implementation of the Authority’s hazard management program to identify risks and effectively manage hazards to ensure the safety of employees, patrons, contractors, and the public.

  • Oversees investigations of accidents and safety-related incidents.

  • Serves as the Authority's Fire Marshal.

  • Provides safety related reports and information to MARTA Executive Staff, and federal, state, and local authorities.

  • Develops and analyzes critical safety performance indicators.

Responsible for directing the activities of the Office of Safety to include all personnel issues and budgetary matters for a staff of professional and administrative employees.

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Safety Management, the Physical Sciences, or a related technical field. Ten years of professional experience in the management, planning, compliance, and monitoring of operational safety, fire/life safety, industrial safety, construction safety, environmental safety, accidents/incidents & investigations, and safety project management activities. Rail State Safety Oversight experience preferred. A minimum of five years of management experience with strong analytical skills with critical reasoning and thinking; as well as, a proven background in developing and implementing safety or safety-related programs in a transit, transportation, public safety or engineering environment. Experience in performing comprehensive operational safety/quality reviews and analyses. Professional certification or registration in a safety discipline (Professional Engineer or Certified Safety Professional), World Safety Organization (WSO) or Certified Safety & Security Director (CSSD) – Bus or Rail is desired. Completion of U.S. Department of Transportation courses in Rail Transit Safety Program Management and Accident Investigation is desired. In lieu of a degree, directly related work experience may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Professional certification or registration in a safety discipline (Professional Engineer or Certified Safety Professional) is preferred. Completion of U.S. Department of Transportation courses in Rail Transit Safety Program Management and Accident Investigation is preferred.

The position is required to be on-call on a 24/7/365 basis.

Personnel in this class will be required to successfully complete MARTA's Wayside Access training and may be called upon at any time to enter the wayside in performance of assigned duties. This will require knowledge of and ability to perform train-flagging procedures to control train movement for the protection of the individual or others on the wayside.

Apply to; Director of Safety and/or send Resumes to: Jim Stephanopoulos Email: Phone: 404-848-4087.

Transit Job Listing - Director of Safety