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Supervising Safety Engineer

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Job ID: 61554
Location: Jamaica, NY


The primary work location for this role is JFK Airport.   
Under the direction of the Safety Risk Management Operations Manager, the selected candidate will be responsible for developing, administering, and evaluating Safety Management Programs and services Agency-wide while overseeing Agency compliance with federal, state and local occupational safety and health standards, codes and regulations.  The Supervisor, Safety Management, will direct and supervise professional and technical staff proactively performing facility safety assessments, compiling, and monitoring safety statistics, evaluating safety equipment, advancing the Agency’s Safety Coordinator Program, participating in facility emergency exercises/drills, and staffing the Emergency Operations Center during activations, as required.  The Supervisor, Safety Management, must be willing to learn and become proficient in the use of safety software/technology initiatives managed by Agency Safety Management and use these tools to develop injury mitigation and safety initiatives. The Safety Supervisor will participate in internal and external meetings and on internal committees and working groups to represent the interests of Agency Safety Management; assist with the development of organizational metrics, performance reporting, project management and continuous business improvement initiatives; the development of key performance indicators for staff and provide monthly/quarterly status reports showing program and project progress; establish and monitor performance goals and objectives and guide and manage staff  and their work performance through the organization performance management system  aligned with the Agency goals, and develop staff through on-the-job training opportunities and attendance at appropriate training courses. The Supervisor will act as a principal investigator for the Division and respond to or coordinate staff response to accident sites and establish the chain of events immediately preceding the event and formulate possible causes; act as the liaison and collaborate with Treasury/Risk Financing and our insurance partners on incidents and accidents involving Port Authority, tenant, and contract staff; and act as the liaison with OSHA and other governmental entities on incidents and accidents which take place involving the Port Authority, PATH, and our contractors.    
The selected candidate will perform responsible technical duties essential to ensuring that contractors are conducting activities in compliance with federal, state and local safety and fire safety regulations therefore eliminating hazardous practices and conditions.   
This position requires frequent travel to all Port Authority facilities, both during business and non-business hours.   
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:   
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, science, safety management, occupational health or other related field from an accredited college or university or minimum 10-12 years’ experience (in lieu of a degree) in safety management of major capital projects, construction, Occupational Safety, Environmental Health and Safety etc.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and OSHA regulations.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a comprehensive background check, must pass a fingerprint based criminal history records check in order to obtain an airport Security Identification Display (SIDA) credential.  The candidate must be able to maintain SIDA credentials throughout your employment in this position.
Ideal candidates will present the following profile:   
  • Practical Construction and Safety experience
  • Demonstrated experience with OSHA, and NY &NJ codes and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing safety programs.
  • Familiar with facility operations and ability to interact with staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in setting priorities, coordinating activities, delegating tasks and meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both US DOL OSHA Construction and General Industry Regulations, industry best practice Safety Programs and NYCDOB Regulations.
  • Familiarity with National Fire Codes, NFPA standards, NYC Fire Codes, Rules of the City of NY and FDNY operations and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Credentials such as Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or equivalent not required but considered a plus.
  • Working knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations.
  • Ability to interpret regulations and prepare safety programs to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multitask and work independently to complete tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyze incident and accident reports and conduct investigations to determine causes.
  • Demonstrated computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook 365.
  • Experience using and applying technology for statistical analysis, and graphical/visual presentations using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the "Apply Now" button and submitting a resume. The Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomes veteran and military spouse applications.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority:

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than twenty three billion in annual wages and eighty billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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