System Safety Engineer

Posted: 06/23/2019

The Systems Safety Engineer reports directly to the Vice President, Safety, Risk and Accessible Services Management. This position is responsible for safety related project management and technical analysis, such as, Preliminary Hazard Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Subsystem Hazard Analysis, and Operating and Support Hazard Analysis for projects at the Federal, State, Regional and local levels. This position is responsible for delivering on the responsibilities assigned in a timely manner. The Systems Safety Engineer will be instrumental in the development of new proposals. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and technical skills as well as effective communication skills.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the development and successful implementation of the Safety Management Systems (SMS) approach to risk reduction and elimination.
  • Collaborate with team members in the proposal, project management and technical analysis associated with traditional Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety (RAMS) activities.
  • Responsible for writing technical reports and proposals 
  • In support of and in adherence to the Federal Transit Administration Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (SMS) 49 CFR Part 673, develop and maintain various Safety Reports and Safety Case Documentation Safety Planning.
  • In support of and in adherence to the Federal Railroad Administration System Safety Plan (SMS) 49 CFR Part 270, develop and maintain various Safety Reports and Safety Case Documentation Safety Planning.
  • Conduct in-depth system safety studies to identify, assess and resolve safety hazards that impact employee and customer safety. Studies may be inclusive of behavioral reviews, biomechanical injury analysis, trend analysis, root cause analysis and origin investigation processes yielding an effective Risk Matrix in the format of Military Standard 882E.
  • Develop mitigation strategies with consideration of operational parameters and design constraints. These strategies may include new policies, procedures, rules, programs, personal protective equipment, awareness, training, etc. as well as modifications to existing. The Mitigation Strategies must work within the complex operating environment, ensuring proposed safety enhancements are in balance with efficient operations and the requirements of collective bargaining agreements, if applicable.
  • Perform safety review of in-house or third-party equipment design plans to mitigate safety issues prior to final design. Perform plan review and analysis will ensure final designs consider all possible hazards that would otherwise impact employees, customers, or operations
  • Perform safety review of in-house or third-party construction plans (DPM, Engineering) to mitigate safety issues prior to final design. Perform plan review and analysis will ensure final designs consider all possible hazards that would otherwise impact employees, customers, or operations.
  • Conduct independent safety assessments to identify areas of vulnerability and provide recommendations on how to eliminate such risks.
  • Conduct hazard analyses along with the creation of a hazard log to ensure compliance from identification through elimination.
  • Conduct and participate in safety and security certification efforts.
  • Conduct FMEA/FMECA, Fault Tree Analysis, and Risk Assessment focused on safety.
  • Execute analyses, design reviews and evaluation of assigned projects using sound engineering principles, adhering to business standards & procedures in accordance with product / program requirements.
  • Support Capital Metro’s safety culture by following safety and security policies, considering safety in every action and reporting safety and security concerns.
  • Operate independently with minimum supervision.
  • Perform other duties as required and/or assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management or related field. Related experience may be substituted on a year to year basis up to four (4) years.
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in system design/analysis for highly reliable or safety critical activities including three (3) years implementing, managing and enforcing safety programs, preferably in the transportation industry.
  • Experience in Project Management including experience with project related software.
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), WSO – CSM, CSS, CHMT I or II, or RSD preferred.
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent communication skills including ability to listen and provide feedback, to communicate goals and objectives within a team environment, and to build relationships for trust and respect. 
  • Excellent management skills including ability to hold others and self-accountable, to make difficult decisions when necessary, to focus on results, to analyze data, and to plan, develop, and implement formal work plans. 
  • Excellent organization abilities, analytical skills and communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate technical information to a non-technical audience. 
  • Knowledge of the Project Management Institute PMBOK for standard project management methodologies and processes. 
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with students, staff and contractors and the ability to handle daily challenges and adjust to adversity. 
  • Must have excellent problem-solving abilities, organization and facilitator presentation skills. 
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be customer oriented.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Project to develop a project schedule, assign resources to tasks, track progress, and analyze workloads. 
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite.

 

 CAPITAL METRO IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

 SALARY RANGE: 78,873.00 - 98,591.00 - ANNUALLY

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