Jacobs Transit Safety Engineer in Baltimore, Maryland

Transit Safety Engineer


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs has an exciting long-term career opportunity for an accomplished Transit Safety Engineer to focus on helping our communities stay safely on the move.

This position will help lead systems safety programs for major transportation clients with a primary focus on public rail and transit clients. You will have the opportunity to work with senior public-sector managers on complex safety, environmental and security related tasks and be a part of our team of experts in safety certification, quality assurance, transportation security and environmental compliance. The job involves working in office environments at the client site 2-3 days a week and at manufacturing facilities as required.

Required Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop Safety and Security Programs in accordance with FTA and FRA guidelines, rules and regulations

  • Plan, organize, direct and control the work activities of an engineering function.

  • Supervision of engineering staff.

  • Review and approve engineering designs. Direct the development of new methods or techniques.

  • Lead or coordinate work of staff and subcontractors to assist public sector clients in two or more of the following areas: Systems Safety Engineering; Fire/ Life Safety; Safety training; Safety certification; Emergency procedures, plans and drills; Environmental engineering/management studies; Risk management and acceptance.

  • Quality Control processes and safety database improvement.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the systems engineering and integration, from a safety and security perspective,

  • Develop and plan design reviews, inspection reports audits, safety and security reviews testing and verification of the system readiness for revenue service



  • Bachelors degree OR High school diploma and an additional 4 years of professional experience

  • At least 7 years direct hands on experience in transit safety environment is required

  • Transit Safety and Security Program (TSSP) Certified is required

  • Experience managing staff

  • Microsoft suite experience

  • Transit Safety experience with local clients including the Maryland Transportation Authority (MTA) and Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA)

  • Proven ability to work across multiple disciplines to coordinate work on behalf of public sector clients

  • Residence in the Baltimore, MD/Washington DC Area

  • Experience with safety and security programs, policies, standard operating procedures and/or emergency preparedness documents or programs to meet the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) requirements, with a focus on Safety Management Systems (SMS), System Safety Program Plan(s) (SSPP) and System Security Plan(s) (SSP).

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Baltimore

Req ID: BIA0003OZ

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