Jul 28 System Safety Engineer II
Program Management - MARTA
At H. J. Russell & Company, we believe that exceptional outcomes start with the right people. We also believe that work should be challenging, and the challenge should be fun. Exceptional outcomes are more likely to occur with a respectful, satisfying, and empowering company. We value and respect our employees – their experience, expertise, energy, passion, and diversity – and their innovative approach to work and life.
Russell is currently seeking a System Safety Engineer II in our Atlanta, GA office to support the Centralized Project Management Office (CPMO) in support of our client, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) pursuit of rehabilitating, enhancing, and expanding their light and heavy rail infrastructure, bus rapid transit lanes, transit facilities and stations, and state of good repairs initiatives.
Under minimal supervision, applies system safety principles to all aspects of the Authority’s operations in the design, development, and implementation of the Authority’s System Safety and Hazard Management Program in accordance with U.S. Federal Transit Administration and Georgia Department of Transportation regulations, standards, and guidance.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Identifies, investigates, and analyzes causes of hazardous conditions and safety hazards and develops or approves corrective action plans. Develops safety programs to ensure employee awareness of the company’s safe working conditions and practices. Responsible for defining technical approaches to problems.
Performs work associated with MARTA’s safety and security certification, including establishing safety and security design criteria and verification of design and specification conformance.
Provides detailed reports to MARTA management staff and regulating agency review concerning system safety engineering requirements, including hazard identification. Works closely with other MARTA engineers to increase safety, quality, and efficiency.
This position has direct responsibility for transit safety oversight at MARTA and is required to comply with the training requirements identified in the Authority’s Agency Safety Plan. Additionally, this position has been identified as designated personnel and is required to adhere to the following:
- 49 U.S. Code § 5329, Public Transportation Safety Program and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.
- 49 CFR Part 674, State Safety Oversight.
- 49 CFR Part 673, Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan.
- 49 CFR Part 672, Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program.
- 49 CFR Part 670, National Public Transportation Safety Program.
- 49 CFR Part 630, Transit Asset Management.
- 49 CFR Part 625, National Transit Database; and the Georgia Program Standard
Investigates and analyzes causes of accidents and recommends solutions in accordance with regulations. May recommend safety standards for the handling and use of hazardous materials.
Develops safety programs to ensure employee awareness of the company’s safe working conditions and practices. Performs work associated with safety and security certification, including establishing safety and security design criteria and verification of design and specification conformance.
Responsible for defining technical approaches to problems.
Performs several system safety analyses relevant to project phase and complexity, such as Hazard Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Failure Mode, and Effect Analysis.
Works closely with other MARTA engineers and staff to increase safety, quality, and efficiency.
Take every reasonable precaution given the circumstances to ensure the protection of employees, patrons, and members of the public. Identify and inform employees of hazards in the workplace. Determines safe work methods and ensures that employees are notified of new and modified methods. Ensures that employees are trained in safety policies and procedures. Ensures that employees follow procedures. Responds to health and safety concerns of employees in a timely manner.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Science Degree in Safety, Construction Management or Engineering.
Experience with the Public Safety Program and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act Standards.
Must have transit or highway safety work experience.
Ability to apply scientific principles, engineering, and statistical analysis in evaluating compliance with safety standards and regulations.
Ability to interpret and apply a broad spectrum of system safety standards and regulatory requirements. Applies comprehensive knowledge of system safety engineering to complete difficult and significant assignments.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form is required.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to plan and coordinate long term projects. Ability to document fire/life safety inspections and surveys using still and video cameras, laptop computer, tape recorder, handwritten notes, and drawings. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
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. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: stand/sit more than 75% of the time; walk, use hands to finger and feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear 25% – 75% of the time; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crawl, and taste or smell less than 25% of the time. The employee may be required to lift up to 50 pounds less than 25% of the time. Special vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust and focus. Must be able to climb ladders and stairs and traverse rugged terrain. Must be able to use personal protective equipment and work in all types of environmental conditions.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment, and the noise level is usually moderate.