MTA Manager - Construction Safety in New York

Application Deadline

November 1, 2017

Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the application deadline.


Grade F $73,518 - $82,700


MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 82 million customers annually, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe commute, great service to its customers and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Position Objective

To assist with the Metro-North Railroad’s Capital safety program and outside contractor’s efforts regarding construction safety. Work with Assistant Director of Capital Program –Safety, construction managers and senior staff to increase safety awareness and compliance initiatives.


Attend project progress/coordination meetings and project safety meetings; assist with review of project safety related submittals.

Assist capital engineering staff with safety field inspection/audits of construction projects for compliance with Metro-North’s safety program. Follow-up with safety issues and corrective actions. May require working during the day or night, and be available 24/7 as required.

Maintain Data base for tracking of incidents and injuries and similar safety related data for MNR’s Capital Safety Program. Help analyze data and participant on ‘Safety Focus Days ‘and other events.

Work with the Training Department to coordinate internal safety training for capital engineering staff, i.e. Roadway Worker, OSHA, Hazmat, OSHA 30, Four (4) Hour Scaffold Training.

Required Qualifications

Familiarity with state and federal codes and regulations pertaining to OSHA and safety regulations.

Knowledgeable of construction management procedures.

Ability to observe operations and evaluate practices to determine safety issues.

Ability to organize material and interact with outside consultants and internal departments.

Excellent verbal, written and communication skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and/or comparable PC applications.

Available to respond to emergencies twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week as required.

Must possess a valid driver’s license required.

Required Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Safety and/or Public Health field to include Business, Science, Construction and/or other related field.

Minimum of five (5) years of experience with Safety and/or Public Health related projects, practices, principles involving and/or related to construction, engineering and/or work related to regulations and compliance.

Minimum of three (3) years of progressively more experience working on and oversite of similar types of projects with administrative safety functions and field experience.

Minimum of thirty (30) hours OSHA safety training or the ability to obtain the thirty (30) hours OSHA training within one (1) year of hire/placement.

Preferred Education/Experience

Knowledgeable of railroad infrastructure, safety practices, operations and governing regulations.

Experience and knowledge of railroad work.

Familiarity with railroad and transportation operations.

Other Information

This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicological testing.

As an employee of Metro-North Railroad you may be required to complete a New York State financial disclosure statement, if you earn more than $95,534.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.

Selection Criteria

Due to the competitive nature of the selection process, not all qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements for the position are guaranteed an interview. To be selected for a position, one must meet the following criteria: (1) satisfy the minimum requirements listed in the job posting, (2) if applicable, successfully pass a written and practical exam, (3) satisfy a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), and (4) pass a verbal interview. Metro-North may also require the applicant to undergo a physical ability test, and, if the Company extends a conditional offer, may require him or her to undergo a medical examination, which may include toxicological testing. Failure to pass any step within the hiring process will result in the disqualification of your application.

Additional Criteria for Current Employees: Current Metro-North employees must be in active service to be eligible for consideration. Agreement Employees applying for a position outside of their present craft are required to have worked in your current union for at least one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline to be eligible to apply for a posted position, and have completed the agreed upon formal training commitment, including on-the-job training or lock-in requirement, if applicable (for example: Signal Trainee, Foreman-In-Training, etc.). If you are transferring to another craft, you may be required to forfeit your seniority in your present union. Non-agreement employees must have worked in your current position for a minimum of one (1) year preceding the Application Deadline. Along with a background investigation (including but not limited to, employment, education, and criminal history), employees are also subject to an internal investigation, which includes an evaluation not limited to discipline records and performance assessments.

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. If interested, please apply online at

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Job Title: Manager - Construction Safety

Job ID: 91244

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Agency: Metro-North Railroad

Department: Dir Construction Management

Division: Captial Program-Construct Mgmt