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Senior Analyst - System Safety

Job ID: 6873
Business Unit: Metro-North Railroad
Location: New York, NY, United States
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Department: Safety Department
Date Posted: Apr 15, 2024





Senior Analyst - System Safety


Office of the President


420 Lexington Avenue




$73,941.00 - $97,047.83


Until Filled

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

Metro-North Railroad reserves the right to remove this posting before the Application Deadline.


MTA Metro-North Railroad is a dynamic organization, operating out of the jewel of New York City, Grand Central Terminal. We provide service to over 86.5 million customers, traveling in and out of New York and Connecticut. A subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North Railroad is one of the busiest commuter railroads in the nation. MTA Metro-North Railroad strives to provide a safe and reliable commute, excellent customer service, and rewarding opportunities to its employees.

Position Objective:

This position is responsible for supporting Metro-North and the Office of System Safety by analyzing critical safety data to develop statistical and trend analyses used to reduce and mitigate hazards and risks. Develop safety metrics, analyses, and reports to support the safe operation of the railroad including the safety of Metro-North employees, customers, and overall operations. Safety analytic functions that this position is responsible for including but are not limited to are monthly and annual safety data and trend reporting to internal and external stakeholders, including Metro-North operating departments, MTA Headquarters, the Federal Railroad Administration, NYS Passenger Transportation Safety Board, and others.


  • Data Collection and Management: Review employee, customer, and contractor incident/injury/accident data submissions for accuracy and completeness while performing additional quality assurance. Provide direction to employees to ensure compliance with corporate and federal reporting requirements. Assist the data analysis team with incident record entry, validation, reconciliation, and database management support for analysis, auditing, and reporting.
  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Perform standard, ad hoc, and specialized analyses of safety data to identify and monitor safety trends, support safety initiatives, and provide additional or enhanced internal and external reporting as required.
  • Outreach Support: Assist with safety outreach efforts to support the safe operation of the railroad including the safety of Metro-North employees, customers, and overall operations (e.g., conduct station outreach, support safety-related community events, attend public events to promote safe behaviors at or around railroad tracks, trains, and grade crossings, etc.)
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly and annual safety data reporting, trend reporting, and statistical key data points to internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to Metro-North operating departments, MTA Headquarters, the Federal Railroad Administration, NYS Passenger Transportation Board, and Connecticut Department of Transportation. Analyze data and prepare reports of trends and other findings for stakeholders to support decision-making.
  • Identify and raise safety data concerns to leadership for operational response. Create insightful dashboards and analytics that enable data-driven decision-making and safety strategy optimization. Assist with presenting safety data statistics and findings to stakeholders.
  • Analyze and present safety data to leadership to identify and drive outreach efforts at stations, grade crossings, and other locations throughout the territory.

Required Qualifications:

Required Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of MNR operations, organized structure, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of FRA and OSHA reporting compliance and procedures
  • Strong knowledge of analytical techniques, including trend analysis, and the use of analytical reporting software.
  • Strong understanding of complex analytics functions including collection, analysis, trend analysis, reporting, and ongoing monitoring of data, as well as application of results to improve business operations directly and/or in collaboration with other individuals or teams. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with internal and external contacts at all levels.
  • Strong knowledge of data validation to ensure reporting quality.
  • Problem-solving, analytical, and integrated computer system skills.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality with sensitive data.
  • Project management skills with adherence to deadlines with the ability to handle multiple projects and assignments.
  • Strong time management, organizational, and coordinating skills including appropriate sense of urgency and a proactive approach.
  • Ability to exercise a high level of independent judgment and decision-making with a minimum of supervision and guidance.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Access) and PowerBi or similar applications with the ability to prepare effective reports and graphs from raw data.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Business Management, Safety, or a related field. Demonstrated equivalent experience, education, and/or technical credentials to include four (4) additional years of related experience may be considered in place of degree.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in data reporting and trend analysis

The following is/are preferred, but other satisfactory combinations of relevant experience, education, and/or technical credentials will be considered:

  • Masters Degree in Computer Science, Business Management, Statistics or Safety, or other related field.

Other Information

This position is safety-sensitive and subject to toxicological testing.

According 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).

Employees driving company vehicles must complete defensive driver training once every three years for current MNR drivers; or within 180 days of hire or transfer for an employee entering an authorized driving position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

MTA and its subsidiary and affiliated agencies are Equal Opportunity Employers, including those concerning 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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