Vice President of Safety, Rail Road

Jacob Darr Associates - Atlanta, GA

Jacob Darr Associates has an excellent opportunity for a Safety Leader in the Rail Road Industry. If you have held a high level safety position in the rail industry and have FRA experience; this opportunity is for you.


Establishes and promotes the maintenance of a safe, accident free, and healthy work environment by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Makes studies and analyses of industrial accident causes and hazards to health for use by company personnel and outside agencies.
  • Formulates general safety policies and procedures to be followed by company or plant personnel in compliance with local, state, and federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules and regulations.
  • Consults with all departments on design and use of equipment, shops, fire prevention and safety program.
  • Inspects or tours organization facilities to detect existing or potential accident and health hazards, and recommends corrective or preventative measures where indicated.
  • Keeps managers and employees alerted as to the hazards of working with toxic fumes, dangerous chemicals, and any other hazardous substances.
  • Participates in the investigation of accidents and injuries and cooperates in the preparation of material and evidence for organization use in hearings, law suits, and insurance investigations.
  • Compiles and submits accident reports required by regulatory agencies.
  • Oversees the administration of workers' compensation program, including working with the insurance carrier to cut down on lost employee time and cut back on unjust claims.
  • Devises, supervises, and coordinates training programs or media which will increase proficiency in safe practices and promote safety consciousness.
  • Prepares and arranges safety exhibits and material for display, promotional work, industry conferences and exhibitions.
  • Represents the organization in community or industry safety groups and programs.
  • Maintains safety files and records.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • Five to ten years in Safety Leadership (FRA) experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university preferred
    • CSP preferred but not required
    • Rail industry experience required


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 50% travel required.

Compensation: $135,000.00

Position Contact
Jacob Darr
(336) 739-3106
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