Transit Systems 2018-07-11 2018-08-15

Project Safety Review Officer

Company: North County Transit District View more listings
Location: Oceanside, California
Job Status: Full-time
Job ID: 105546

The Project Safety Review Officer performs a variety of complex duties ensuring the District's projects are conducted in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with requirements of North County Transit District (NCTD), the specifications and regulations of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and other governing agencies.

Distinguishing Characteristics

This position is distinguished by its responsibility for enforcing compliance with regulatory and contract requirements while directly observing, monitoring, inspecting, and auditing projects and activities conducted on the District's property. This position is designated as Safety-Sensitive under NCTD authority (non-Department of Transportation [DOT]) and will participate in a random testing pool under those guidelines.

Supervision Received and Exercised

This position directly reports to the Chief of Safety and Security and will work closely with the Rail Engineers in the Rail Division as well as the Project Management group in the Development Services Division as necessary. S/he assists in overseeing and inspecting projects, activities, and District facilities, as well as administering NCTD's various safety programs and initiatives. This position has no direct reports, but will provide guidance and oversight to contractors and consultants. Further, this position is expected to participate in the sharing of expert knowledge and as a vital member of various project teams that may be instituted.

Working Conditions

Normal working conditions for this position are in both an office and field setting. Business travel will be required periodically between District sites, governmental agencies, consultant's facilities, and other locations as required.


Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Perform safety reviews of encroachment applications submitted for construction-related activities to be conducted within NCTD Right of Way (ROW) and NCTD-owned property. Perform safety audits for construction-related activities to be conducted within NCTD ROW and NCTD-owned property.

Perform safety reviews of encroachment applications submitted for special events that are adjacent to or cross NCTD ROW and NCTD owned property. Perform field visits and inspection activities to verify that safety items stated in the Work Plan for the Right-of-Entry (ROE) permit are compliant with the Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) training and general safety around the track.

Ensure compliance with NCTD's Integrated Safety Management System Plan (ISMSP) including the adherence to site safety policies and procedures.

Facilitate and/or attend field safety and project meetings.

Perform safety audits for NCTD's projects and facilities.

Provides direction for the development and revision of safety policies and procedures.

Facilitate risk analysis of new and existing construction projects, systems, processes, products and physical workspaces to determine the existence and outcome of potential hazards.

Develop and implement programs and procedures to reduce the frequency, severity and cost of accidents, occupational illnesses and eliminate or control potential hazards.

Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment while complying with all of NCTD's safety rules, policies, and procedures.

Perform other related duties as assigned.



Bachelor's Degree in a transportation, safety, communications, business, engineering, industrial or related field preferred

Minimum of three years directly relevant experience in railroad, transportation operations, and industrial safety required. A combination of experience/skills and education to fulfill the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position may be considered.


Possession of and the ability to maintain a California driver's license, Class C, and a satisfactory driving record for the last five years.

Must be able to become GCOR Qualified on NCTD owned railroad properties.

Maintain compliance with the District's policies regarding Conflict of Interest and Ethics. OSHA 30-Hour Card preferred.

Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certificate preferred.

Application Information: All applicants must complete and submit an online application at A job offer is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Salary based upon experience, not to exceed midpoint of stated range. NCTD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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