System Safety Engineer

System Safety Engineer

Program Management - MARTA

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SUMMARY

Applies system safety principles to all aspects of the Authority’s operations in the development, implementation and management 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. Identifies, investigates, and analyzes causes of hazardous conditions and safety hazards and develops or approves corrective action plans. Has responsibility for the development and implementation of Authority-wide system safety policies, plans and procedures. Develops safety programs to ensure employee awareness of company safe working conditions and practices. Performs work associated with MARTA’s safety and security certification to include establishing safety and security design criteria and verification of design and specification conformance. Implements hazard management program through hazard identification, risk assessment, hazard mitigation, and hazard tracking/ reporting. Provides detailed reports to MARTA management staff and for regulating agency review concerning system safety engineering requirement including hazard identification. Will act as lead on most assigned projects and assist lower-level engineers and technicians. Works closely with other MARTA engineers to increase safety, quality, and efficiency. Serves as lead System Safety Engineer on projects and may review the work of engineering consultants and contractors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Applies system safety principles to all aspects of the Authority’s operations in the development, implementation and management of the Authority’s System Safety and Hazard Management Program in accordance with S. Federal Transit Administration and Georgia Department of Transportation regulations, standards, and guidance.

Performs safety and security certification in conjunction with planning, designing, procurement, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of transit operating systems and facilities.

Performs work associated with safety and security certification to include establishing safety and security design criteria and verification of design and specification conformance.

Implements an effective hazard management program through hazard identification, risk assessment, hazard mitigation, hazard tracking/reporting.

Responsible for performing and communicating results of several system safety analysis relevant to project phase and complexity such as Hazard Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, and Failure Mode and Effect Analysis.

Provides detailed reports to MARTA management staff and for regulating agency review concerning system safety engineering requirement including hazard identification.

Works closely with other MARTA engineers and staff to increase safety, quality and serves as lead system safety engineer on projects and may review the work of engineering consultants and contractors.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Serves as lead on most assigned projects and assist lower-level engineers and technicians. Serves as lead System Safety Engineer on projects and may review the work of engineering consultants and contractors.

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES

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 on safety policies and procedures. Ensures that employees follow procedures. Responds to health and safety concerns of employees in a timely manner.

QUALIFICATIONS

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’s degree in engineering or related discipline is required.

Eight years of progressively responsible experience in system safety and/or in conducting safety related dependability studies is required.

Must have detailed understanding of the principles of system safety engineering with ability to perform complex engineering and statistical analysis.

Must demonstrate ability to work under minimal supervision.

Must demonstrate creativity and ingenuity in applying engineering principles and activities.

High level of problem-solving skill is required.

Excellent written and verbal communications skills are required.

Must be proficient in Microsoft applications including the MS Office Suite.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to apply scientific principals and engineering and statistical analysis in evaluating compliance with safety standards and regulations.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to make critical decisions regarding the design and adequacy of system safety verification testing. Ability to interpret and apply a broad spectrum of system safety standards and regulatory requirements. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of software.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must complete MARTA’s Wayside Access training. Must have a valid Georgia driver’s license.

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 camera, laptop computer, tape recorder, handwritten notes, and drawings. Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Personnel in this class will be required to successfully complete MARTA’s Wayside Access training and may be called upon at any time to enter the wayside in performance of assigned duties.

Work may be performed in all types of weather and in the vicinity of high voltage.

 

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