Kansas City Southern Railway Transportation Safety Manager in Kansas City, Missouri

Transportation Safety Manager

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Job Description

Job Summary:

Provides oversight and direction to ensure the proper design, implementation, and administration of Transportation safety programs, policies, and procedures to support KCS Operations objectives.

Job Duties:

  • Uses extensive knowledge of railroad operations to assess the level of compliance with all KCSR and FRA safety rules and regulations;

  • Provides guidance to senior Transportation leadership team on both strategic and tactical efforts to improve safety;

  • Conducts regular risk assessments and audits to monitor and validate compliance with all safety initiatives;

  • Participates as a member of the joint operational testing teams;

  • Assists Transportation Department leaders research, analysis, and development of actions plans as necessary;

  • Conducts thorough incident reviews and reenactments to determine the root-cause and corrective actions necessary for sustained improvements and operational efficiency;

  • Exemplifies KCS Vision, Values, and Culture in each and every interaction with team, clients, and stakeholders.

Basic Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma - General Studies - GED - General Studies;

  • 3 years experience in Business Management, Safety, Logistics or Operations Management;

  • 3-5 years experience in a railroad supervisory capacity

  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Safety, Logistics or Operations Management;

  • Five years’ experience in field railroad operations position or equivalent;

  • Certified locomotive engineer purusant to 49 CFR 240, or

  • Certified conductor pursuant to 49 CFR 242.

The successful candidate will be based in Kansas City, MO, however they should expect 75% to 90% travel.

The duties listed are representative of the job; however, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties a person may be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or is an essential function of the position.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA Employer/Veterans/Disabled. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Location

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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