EHS Regional Manager (travel and remote)

Date: Jul 19, 2024

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US Denver, CO, US Kansas City, MO, US Phoenix, AZ, US Omaha, NE, US Las Vegas, NV, US Albuquerque, NM, US Sacramento, CA, US Minneapolis, MN, US Cheyenne, WY, US Salt Lake City, UT, US Vancouver, WA, US Bozeman, MT, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 18037 

Benefits Offering
RailWorks is committed to helping our employees live better lives.  We offer comprehensive benefits packages to eligible employees, including competitive pay, medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) with company match, and additional performance incentives.


Pay Range: $125000 - $155000 / year 


This position is remote with 50% or more travel. Candidate needs to be based on the West Coast. 


Position Summary
This position plays a critical role ensuring RailWorks meets the highest standards of safety, efficiency, legal, regulatory and policy compliance, all while delivering excellent customer service.  These responsibilities encompass all business unit operations pertaining to safety strategic planning, continuous improvement, and deliverables for a culture of Safe Production.  


Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties
•    Supports and influences operations business units to drive a culture of continuous improvement and Safe Production.
•    Provides staffing planning, performance management, supervision, coaching and mentoring to direct reports; and collaborates with local/site leadership to ensure field safety personnel are highly visible in the field performing high value activities. 
•    Participates in the development and execution of strategic plans including customer initiatives and business plan outlooks and ensures corporate EHS goals and strategies are aligned operationally.
•    Works proactively and cooperatively with employees, unions, regulators, customers, and other stakeholders to achieve positive results.
•    Sets internal objectives and deliver results that have a direct measurable impact on achievement of EHS goals. 
•    Leads continuous improvement projects with strong partnership with operations management to deliver results. 
•    Process owner for the application and success of the safety management system within the assigned business unit.
•    Ensures appropriate preparation and leads/participates in regulatory audits, and other internal, third party, and legislative audits.
•    Leads and supports incident investigations to identify root cause(s) and corrective actions.
•    Develops corrective action plans and/or mitigation plans, monitoring and ensuring proper execution of these plans.
•    Develops and delivers training programs and initiatives, and orientation of new employees.
•    Develops and monitors the applicable department/team budget.
•    Participates in and ensures safety committees are effective and meeting as required.
•    Participates in and administers the RailWorks Drug & Alcohol program.
•    Works closely with risk management and the company’s insurance carrier to strategically implement programs to reduce claims.
•    Participates in data analytics, KPI development, application, and improvements with software solutions such as Microsoft Power BI, Power Apps, etc.
•    Assists with communications and marketing of safety, partnered with the corporate safety team.
•    Oversees evaluations of contractor safety programs and policies; recommends changes and oversees implementation of changes.
•    Completes audits, observations and inspections in the field, shops, yards, and offices. 
•    Ensures that required records and reports are complete, accurate and correctly submitted.
•    Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Qualifications 
•    Five (5) to Ten (10) years of experience in similar Health & Safety role with preference in the construction and/or railroad industry.
•    Bachelor’s degree in occupational health & safety or related field.
•    Accredited safety certification, CSP preferred.
•    Knowledge of and experience with OSHA rules, regulations and reporting processes and procedures. 
•    Experience and familiarity with FRA and Canadian OHS legislation preferred.
•    Ability to exercise good business judgment when making recommendations and decisions.
•    Ability to effectively manage, lead and motivate staff.
•    Ability to multi-task in an environment where numerous tasks and projects are occurring simultaneously; and to meet deadlines in short time frames.
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to write effective reports.
•    Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact and with all levels of the company at field sites and offices, and effectively work with vendors, customers and regulatory agencies.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and have strong administrative capabilities.
•    Strong planning and organizational skills. 
•    Must be willing to travel as needed, in some cases on short notice.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
•    Frequently sits, stands, walks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard.
•    When visiting project sites, stands and walks and may climb, balance, stoop, or crouch while negotiating work areas under construction. 
•    May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.
•    May be exposed to loud noise.
•    Standing, speaking for relatively long periods of time.
•    50% or more travel and must have the ability to travel to Canada.


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned. 


RailWorks is North America’s leading track and transit system experts for over 100 years and with 45 offices across the U.S. and Canada.  We take on challenging projects every day and our success rely on a collaborative and open-minded work environment that encourages teamwork, positivity, and ingenuity.  We are committed to creating a culture of trust, respect, and acceptance.  RailWorks also offers opportunities to grow your career, develop your skills and pursue success. 

RailWorks is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to an individual’s sex, race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics.

Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles