Safety Specialist Manager
WMATA is planning a three-year capital project that will reconstruct the outdoor platforms at 20 Metrorail stations to address structural deficiencies after decades of exposure to the elements. At many of these stations, temporary measures have been installed to stabilize the platforms to ensure passenger safety until reconstruction can take place. The project is estimated to cost between $300-$400 million and will be the first major project to benefit from dedicated capital funding recently approved by the legislatures in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Rebuilding platforms is heavy construction activity that requires that tracks be taken out of service to allow for demolishing existing structures, access to the construction area, and concrete pouring. In this role, the SH&E Manager will be responsible for the development, direction, administration, monitoring, and coordination of the Project Safety Plan in a staff augmentation role for the client. This position requires an effective team member who can work with and mentor project team members and foster a working environment where culturally diverse project staff can work together cooperatively to deliver the project safely and with an exceptional degree of quality. The position will represent the client in SH&E matters while working closely with them and all project entities. Receive daily assignments from the Program Manager but functionally report to the Vice President of SH&E. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide SH&E oversight and guidance to construction contractors during planning and development phases of the work Monitor compliance of various contractor SH&E and Quality programs in an oversight role through audits, inspections, and written reports Review Contractor SH&E programs and provide comments Establish and monitor Key Performance Indicators for all aspects of assigned work and develop reports as required and directed Conduct incident investigations and review hazard analyses and risk planning efforts as required Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety and Health or related field (or equivalent experience) and typically 5+ years of related work experience in the field of Health and Safety. Demonstrable experience in system safety, and/or construction safety; or must have at least 12 years of demonstrable experience in same. Knowledge of industry safety standards and their application to planning, design, and construction Board Certified Safety Professional (CSP) designation Strong written and oral communication skills Ability to interface with all stakeholders in a manner consistent with contract agreements and the applicable standards of reasonable care Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team with working knowledge in a government environment . Must be able to successfully complete Railway Worker Protection Certification (RWP) . Must be able to pass a government background check . Must be able to work in confined spaces . Must have reliable transportation Requires a thorough knowledge of Federal and state health and safety regulations and reporting procedures, as well as good communication and interpersonal skills.