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Jacobs Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Program Manager in Morristown, New Jersey

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Your Impact:

Robust rail infrastructure establishes the backbone of productive, economically strong communities as assets essential to commerce, trade, public safety and quality of life therefore at Jacobs, we’re focused on Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) requirements for successful initiatives pertaining to rail infrastructure.

To ensure our continued concentration on FRA, we’re looking for a Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Program Manager. Our Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) Program Manager will provide Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) support to the People & Places Solutions (PPS) within the US. You’ll serve as a business partner working with Regional HSE Directors and Senior HSE Managers and operations counterparts in leading HSE excellence and supporting strategic direction, management, people development and HSE program maintenance and implementation specific to the Federal Railroad Administration’s Safety (49 CFR 214), Training (49 CFR 243), and Random Drug and Alcohol Testing (49 CFR 219) Programs. Join us to support the Jacobs BeyondZero safety culture that is inclusive of the BIA business vision and strategic plans! We’ll also look to you to….

• Take personal ownership and responsibility for protecting people from harm and for developing strategies that drive performance and support continuous improvement.

• Maintain communication with the Sr. HSE Managers and Regional HSE Directors to provide technical resource guidance, and to ensure consistent implementation of the FRA regulations and HSE process tools.

• Support the HSE staff and Operations counterparts to implement the Regional HSE business plan and to monitor compliance with the FRA program requirements.

• Own and maintain open communication with the Geographic Managers and other Operations Leaders to provide guidance, technical resources, and to ensure alignment and to assure consistent implementation of FRA programs and HSE process tools that support BIA HSE strategic plans and objectives.

• Establish working relationship with operations, HSE, sales, procurement, risk management and support the FRA program implementation and the Jacobs HSE processes across the US, projects and offices.

• Perform observations, audits, maintenance of lists relative to the FRA program’s needs.

• Supports specific HSE initiatives to drive BeyondZero performance.

• Engages in supporting HSE policy and procedure development for implementation specific to Geographic needs.

• Delivers FRA required training and ensures that the FRA training requirements are met.

• Develops reports and communications to disseminate incidents, lessons learned and best practices.

Geographical location of hire is open to anywhere within the continental United States.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

• Science degree – bachelor degree in engineering, safety or other related field preferred; or advanced technical training in a related field; or equivalent education and experience.

• Substantial years of experience working for a railroad, commuter rail agency, or other FRA regulated entity is required.

• Extensive experience with safety programs in a railroad, construction, or environment, including planning, training, implementation, monitoring, and certification.

• Experience with FRA safety policies, procedures and reporting

• Experience with railroad operating rules and practices

• Experience with different methods of On-Track Protection

• Planning tools and techniques

• Development and monitoring of training programs and requirements

• Auditing processes and protocols

• FRA Legislation and Regulations

• Corporate and FRA incident reporting requirements and accident investigation techniques

• Risk management concepts and practices including claims management

• Subcontractor prequalification process

• Plays a role in the business development activities leading to the award of the contract. This typically includes client relationship development, program-specific positioning activities, teaming arrangements, proposal preparation, and oral presentations consistent with established business development processes

• This position requires excellent communication skills to support delivery of the project and interacts with multiple departments and client groups.

• Travel is essential and requested as needed to be successful in this role.

Ideally, You’ll Also Have:

• Professional designation (i.e. CHST, OHST, ASP, CSP, TSSP or WSO-CSSD) meeting qualifications of a national or international certifying agency; or actively pursuing such designation

• Years of experience including supervisory experience at a site-specific level and/or managing multiple projects

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.