Regional Safety Manager

Date: Jul 30, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: RailWorks

Job ID: 725 

Safety is core value at RailWorks.  The Regional Safety Manager is the company’s first line for communications and training relating to our safety programs and for ensuring that the company fully complies with all respective local, state and federal regulations.  

The Regional Safety Manager actively directs the administration of project safety, accident prevention, and hazard communication programs to maintain safe work environments.  The Regional Safety Manager also conducts regular worksite surveillance inspections, air samplings tests and comprehensive safety training for all employees in their respective regions.  This individual documents unsafe conditions, safety violations, accidents and near misses.  The Regional Safety Manager thoroughly investigates all surrounding circumstances through employee interviews, equipment inspections and site inspections carefully reviewing the integrity of personal protective equipment, materials and job-site specific gear.  


The Regional Safety Manager determines safety needs and corrects unsafe employee activities, procedures and practices, insures that all required records and reports are complete, accurate and correctly submitted to comply with all internal processes and comply with all local, state and federal regulations.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

•    Plans and implements RailWorks safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal regulations with special emphasis on FRA, OSHA, MSHA, DOT and customer requirements (whichever are applicable).
•    Performs job hazard analysis and makes recommendations to minimize hazards.  Provides signs, posters, barriers and other materials to warn of potential and actual safety hazards and to prevent access to hazardous conditions.
•    Trains and coaches hourly labor, foremen, supervisors and local managers in work site safety practices, fire prevention and correct handling techniques for toxins, equipment and other materials
•    Inspects locations and equipment to detect existing or potential safety and health hazards, determining corrective or preventative measures where indicated, and follows up to insure measures have been implemented.
•    Recommends appropriate disciplinary action when safety policies are violated.
•    Administration of the Drug and Alcohol Program:

  • Point of contact between field offices and the third-party administrator for scheduling pre-employment tests and receiving results  
  • Designated Employer Representative for the Regional office 
  • Resolves issues and makes process recommendations to comply with the Drug and Alcohol Program

•    Evaluates subcontractors’ safety programs and policies; recommends changes and manages implementation of changes, including conducting periodic safety inspections of subcontractors.
•    Manages administration of subcontractor training and its records as they pertain to RailWorks projects.
•    Leads investigations of safety incidents and leads the field employees, supervisors and managers in determining the root causes.  May be required to obtain evidence for organization use in hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations.
•    Submits incident and inspection reports in a timely manner complying with all local, state and federal regulations and laws and RailWorks policies.
•    Oversees administration related to the company’s Workers’ Compensation program in the specific region.  
•    Maintains safety files and records.
•    From time to time, may assist other RailWorks regions as well as other RailWorks subsidiaries with safety support and training.
•    Assists the Corporate Safety Director as requested with the corporate safety management system. 


Education and Experience

•    Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety or a related field
•    5 to 7 years work experience in a heavy labor environment required, railroad construction experience a plus
•    Certified Safety Professional (CSP) preferred.


Qualifications and Talents

•    Strong analytical skills with the ability to write reports
•    Strong computer skills are mandatory, significant experience and abilities with Microsoft Office Suite are necessary
•    Knowledgeable and experienced with federal, state and local safety rules, regulations and reporting processes and procedures.
•    Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
•    Strong interpersonal skills are necessary; ability to interact and with all employees of the company at field sites and offices as well as with customers, vendors and regulatory agencies.
•    Must possess the character and unquestionable integrity to represent the Company and provide credibility for all work, reports and analysis that is provided through the safety/risk department.  It is expected that the RSD will dress in professional, business attire at all times that is reflective and appropriate for the respective site/office location visit.
•    Must have the ability to grasp facts, processes, procedures in a changing environment very quickly; a quick learner.
•    Works in a proactive manner, a self starter who approaches his/her work with a sense of urgency.
•    Ability to meet deadlines under pressure in short time frames.
•    Ability to multi-task and thrive in an environment where numerous tasks and projects are occurring simultaneously.
•    Exercises good business judgment and common sense when making recommendations and in decision making.
•    Has the ability to work independently, while at the same time understands “teamwork” to work productively and cohesively as a member of the RailWorks Track Systems team.
•    Must be willing to travel to various job sites within the region and posses a valid Driver License. This position will require 80% travel (local and long distance) to the region’s various projects
•    Frequently sits, stands, walks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard.
•    Must be physically able to wear respiratory protection, climb ladders, squat, and work in tunnels, work at heights, and work outdoors in both hot and cold conditions and walk remote jobsites.  This job is primarily an outdoor position.
•    May be exposed to loud noise.


The RSM, while reporting directly to the Regional Manager of Track Systems, will have a significant relationship and support responsibility with:


•    Area Manager
•    Project Managers and Estimators
•    Field Supervisors    
•    Controller, Track Systems    
•    Claims Manager     
•    Human Resources     



RailWorks Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with RailWorks without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta