Job ID: 93062 Location: Manhattan - Midtown Reference #: 93062 Grade: G Salary Range: $82,993 / Mid: $103,741 Close Date: May 25, 2018
Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting prior to the Application Deadline.
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.
Provide project management assistance to all functional areas (Risk Reduction, Field Safety Operations & Investigations, Safety Analytics & Initiatives, and Emergency Management & Fire Safety) within the Office of System Safety to ensure departmental objectives are being achieved.
Guide and develop the efforts of the Office of System Safety to research, develop, manage, and direct the introduction of new strategies, technologies and/or initiatives for safety.
Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of the strategies being implemented to ensure they are having a positive impact on the safety of the operation. Meet with task managers and department leads on a regular basis and provide feedback.
Plan and facilitate the activities to achieve targets and establish standards consistent with Safety Goals.
Manage and direct the implementation of special projects assigned by the VP System Safety and/or other members of the Executive Committee which involve; research, development, managing, and directing the introduction of new technologies and/or initiatives in those areas under the jurisdiction of the Office of System Safety intended to improve recordkeeping, efficiency and the transparency of critical business processes.
Evaluate the adequacy and effectiveness of Internal Controls. Direct and develop reporting staff, to ensure operational strategies are executed consistent with directives of the executive team.
Provide information and assistance to the other direct reports of the Vice President, System Safety (VP) (as needed); assist the VP in achieving the primary corporate goals (employee injuries, customer injuries, incidents, and accidents), deal with issues and subject matter in ways that require considerable sensitivity, discretion, judgment. Act as a liaison between the Office of System Safety and the other Departments within the company.
Ensure all audits take place as scheduled and any findings are properly addressed and tracked to closure.
Assist in the training and coordination for the Office of System Safety. Provide training as necessary.
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge and ability to review incidents and develop corresponding contributing factors, root cause and corrective actions.
Excellent project management skills required with adherence to deadlines managing multiple priorities.
Strong Leadership skills with the ability to develop, motivate and foster teamwork.
Familiarity with Critical Path Method (CPM) scheduling, and/or comparable systems.
Ability to coordinate multiple departments for task completion.
Ability to prepare and review complex safety data and statistics.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of internal and external customers.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and/or comparable software applications.
Must be able to adjust work schedule to accommodate special projects as necessary, including periodic night shifts and weekend coverage.
Must have a valid driver's license.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Public Administration, Safety Management, or related field.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience providing operational support in a transportation operating environment or safety-related function (or three (3) years of same with a Master’s Degree in Transportation, Business/Public Administration, Safety Management, or related field).
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in project management (or three (3) years of same with a Master’s Degree in Transportation, Business/Public Administration, Safety Management, or related field).
This is a safety sensitive position and subject to toxicology 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 $97,448.00 or if you hold a position designated as a policy maker.
Effective September 2017, all full-time non-agreement personnel other than those directly involved with the movement of trains or delivery of service, or assigned to other emergency response teams, are required to serve in the Station Terminal Auxiliary Response (STAR) program requiring Terminal coverage for Grand Central Terminal (GCT) from 4:30 PM-7:30 PM one week per year or responding to Station STAR duty during a service disruption, system-wide at various hours including nights and weekends. This program is designed to improve Metro-North’s ability to provide customer service during emergencies that impact service delivery or other service disruptions that require staff to provide directions and information to MNR customers at GCT or outlying stations. Please note, hours worked during your participation week are subject to change.
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.