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Senior Director Safety

Job ID: 4386
Business Unit: MTA Construction & Development
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Delivery - Bridges & Tunnels
Date Posted: Nov 7, 2023


This position is eligible for telework, which is currently one day per week. New hires are eligible to apply 30 days after their effective date of hire.



Senior Director Safety


Construction & Development




Senior Vice President, Program Executive 


2 Broadway


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM or as required (7.5HR/ DAY)




$126,825 to $166,458


Open Until Filled



The Senior Safety Director provides leadership and coaching related to all safety and health matters to construction site management teams, emphasizing front-line supervision at the Bridges & Tunnels Business Unit at MTA Construction & Development. This position assertively manages post-incident matters, including incident investigations, post-incident action items, Worker's Compensation claims, and Early and Safe Return to Work initiatives.




Conducts periodic inspections and audits of various construction sites and specific positions to identify unsafe hazards and/or conditions.


Makes recommendations and facilitates the implementation of effective measures per the hierarchy of safeguarding controls and MTA C&D standards to eliminate or significantly reduce hazards to an acceptable level.


Facilitates and attends monthly Joint Health and Safety Committee meetings, providing guidance and expertise on safety and health matters.


Ensures that all meeting action items are followed up on through to completion.


Develops and facilitates various training programs, including orientation, mobile equipment, ergonomics, material handling, workplace-specific hazardous materials, and several others as required.


Develops and regularly oversees comprehensive Job Safety Analysis for all positions throughout the construction sites.


Maintains exceptionally detailed documentation about all safety and health matters, including incident reports, risk assessments, Workers' Compensation documentation, and other documentation as required.


Provides regular progress updates to the SVP Program Executive.


Assists in safety-related matters at other MTA C&D facilities and job sites as required.


Remains informed on new legislation and regulations and ensures compliance as required.


Education and Experience


Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Safety Management, or Construction Safety. Master's degree preferred.


Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years of related experience.


Must have a minimum of six (6) years in a management or supervisory role and/or safety manager role in a large, multi-faceted organization.




Able to demonstrate technical construction safety knowledge, including but not limited to fall protection, scaffolding, confined spaces, cranes/rigging, material handling, and general hazard recognition.


Working knowledge of essential software: Word, Excel, Outlook, PlanGrid, Bluebeam, and a general understanding of working on a computer.


Effective communicator verbally, written, and electronically.


Driver's License (required).


Ability to conduct field observations/audits, including coaching and correcting.


Interpersonal communication skills with the ability to review and suggest improvements to task planning in the field.


Organization and time management skills.


Must work effectively in the office and on job sites, indoors and outdoors, during all weather conditions.


Able to immediately visit job sites for any incident (injury, accident, near miss) to review and perform follow-up actions.


Able to participate in intercompany, industry, and client relations.


Possess a valid OSHA 30-hour card in the Construction Industry less than five years old.


Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.


First Aid/CPR Certified.


Other Information

Pursuant to the New York State Public Officers Law & the MTA Code of Ethics, all employees who hold a policymaking position must file an Annual Statement of Financial Disclosure (FDS) with the NYS Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government (the "Commission").


Selection Criteria

Based on evaluation of education, skills, experience, and interview.


How to Apply

MTA employees must apply via My MTA Portal. You can submit an online application by logging into My MTA Portal, clicking the My Job Search ribbon, and selecting the "Careers" link. Logging in through My MTA Portal will link your BSC ID number to your job application to identify you as an internal applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including with respect to veteran status and individuals with disabilities.


The MTA encourages qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities, including military service members, to apply. 

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