The Director Safety, Rules and Training (SR&T) directs the development and implementation of system-wide safety, health and environmental initiatives in accordance with RailPros Filed Services safety commitment, customer requirements and governmental regulations. The Director SR&T serves as the primary liaison with field associates, customers, federal, state and local agencies and other external stakeholders in these areas. The position provides essential service and support to our Safety commitment and Service Excellence goal.
- Develops and oversees the implementation and maintenance of the RailPros Field Services System Safety Program Plan and related health, safety and environmental policies and procedures and ensures conformity with applicable regulations and policies.
- Serves as the key member of the Senior Safety Council and act as the primary resource for safety, health and environmental matters.
- Investigates all incidents and accidents to ensure that root causes and lessons learned are identified and that corrective actions are implemented.
- Manages compliance reporting consistent with Federal Railroad Administration in addition to related regulatory requirements.
- Manages contracts for the services, equipment, materials, supplies, or products related to health, safety and environmental programs.
- Manages the Company’s Drug and Alcohol testing program.
- Develops and maintains RPFS CFR 243 training program documents.
- Develops policies and procedures that ensure compliance with environmental laws and the Sustainability Plan, while meeting operational needs.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Expert knowledge in FRA railroad rules and regulations.
- Expert knowledge in Roadway Worker Regulations and the practical application in the field
- Expert knowledge in GCOR and/or US Operating Rules and experience working under Class 1 Railroad rules.
- Highly effective as an instructor/teacher for adult learners.
- Ability to develop teaching resources, such as presentations, workbooks, tests, checklists and other items to develop and enhance associate safety and rules competence.
- Must be proficient in the use of email, and computers and in Word, Excel, Adobe, PowerPoint, Google Drive and other software commonly employed to develop presentations and educational materials.
- Proven leadership skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work with federal, state and local agencies, regulators, field and office staff, railroad officials, potential clients and existing clients.
- Proven ability to exercise discretion in the handling of sensitive and/or confidential materials and information.
This job operates in an office environment, classroom setting and in the field at jobsites. Common this this position is the use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must be able to read, write and speak clear English. Must be able to drive long distances and travel by other modes as necessary. Must be able to stand for long periods and able to walk level or uneven ground for prolonged periods.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, salary, exempt position that typically works in-excess of 40-hours per week.
Must have the ability and availability to respond immediately to emergency or problem calls, and to be on call twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week.
Routine travel is expected for this position (40 – 60%).