at Metra in Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Metra is one of the largest and most complex commuter rail systems in North America, serving Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The agency is linking communities in Northeastern Illinois by providing safe, reliable, and efficient commuter service.
Metra's Safety and Environmental Compliance Department is responsible for the implementation, oversight and coordination of the agency's passenger and employee safety programs. In addition to safety programs, the department oversees rail safety education and outreach programs and emergency evacuation training for first responders. The department is also responsible for reporting railroad incident and accident data to federal and state regulatory agencies. The department's environmental compliance function includes inspection and testing for environmental safety (air quality, hazardous materials storage, etc.) at Metra-controlled facilities. The department also oversees environmental mitigation, employee training and the agency's hazardous waste disposal program.
Reporting to the Sr. Director, Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Environmental Compliance, the Manager, System Safety Engineering - Milwaukee-CUS will manage, define, plan, and coordinate regulatory safety activities, compliance, investigating injuries and incidents, training, and the continuous improvement of safety performance through the development and implementation of various programs and procedures; and utilize state of the art methodologies and strategies that promote safe operations and accident prevention with emphasis on system safety, increasing safety awareness, and compliance throughout Metra's six-county service area. The primary duties include manage the day-to-day activities of the assigned team; work collaboratively with other departments to coordinate safety practices to reduce incident occurrences; lead or participate in the development and implementation of various safety related projects and programs; ensure the appropriate resources and staff are allocated for projects and tasks; and participate in the development of the annual budget. Serve as subject matter expert for safety training programs and classes, railroad safety, and hazard analyses; liaison between management, staff, and external stakeholders; assist in the development and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures meant to protect employee health and safety, and promote environmental compliance. Manage the identification and reporting of safety defects and unsafe/hazardous conditions utilizing the hazard identification and resolution procedure, including the performance of root cause analyses, contributing factor determinations, corrective action recommendations; manage all aspects of the Close Call Reporting System (C3RS); identify trends to create proactive risk mitigation plans; and share information with the applicable governing bodies and emergency response units. Review the team's documented comprehensive observations, on-site inspections, audits, and assessments of facilities, equipment, workstations, locations, and employees' activities, including hazardous chemicals/substances, to ensure compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations as well as the agency's operating rules. Manage responses to and the investigation of all reported incidents, accidents, and significant safety events, including injuries, fatalities, and equipment failures; ensure detailed written documentation for use in internal reports and notifications is submitted to the appropriate government bodies; respond to requests for information and represent the agency for motions to depose or other legal proceedings as appropriate. Approve time off, coordinate staff schedules, fill vacancies as necessary, and ensure compliance with departmental and company policies and objectives. Decide/implement staffing decisions, performance evaluations, and performance improvement, disciplinary, and/or termination procedures. Make recommendations regarding hiring, performance evaluations, disciplinary and/or termination procedures. Responsible for the safety objectives, goals, and program of the organization ensuring compliance with applicable safety rules and regulations. Works under both inside and outside environmental... For full info follow application link.
Metra is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.