Supervising Safety Engineer – Port Authority

The primary work location for this role is JFK Airport.
Under the direction of the Safety Risk Management Operations Manager, the selected candidate
will be responsible for developing, administering, and evaluating Safety Management Programs
and services Agency-wide while overseeing Agency compliance with federal, state and local
occupational safety and health standards, codes and regulations. The Supervisor, Safety
Management, will direct and supervise professional and technical staff proactively performing
facility safety assessments, compiling, and monitoring safety statistics, evaluating safety
equipment, advancing the Agency’s Safety Coordinator Program, participating in facility
emergency exercises/drills, and staffing the Emergency Operations Center during activations, as
required. The Supervisor, Safety Management, must be willing to learn and become proficient in
the use of safety software/technology initiatives managed by Agency Safety Management and
use these tools to develop injury mitigation and safety initiatives. The Safety Supervisor will
participate in internal and external meetings and on internal committees and working groups to
represent the interests of Agency Safety Management; assist with the development of
organizational metrics, performance reporting, project management and continuous business
improvement initiatives; the development of key performance indicators for staff and provide
monthly/quarterly status reports showing program and project progress; establish and monitor
performance goals and objectives and guide and manage staff and their work performance
through the organization performance management system aligned with the Agency goals, and
develop staff through on-the-job training opportunities and attendance at appropriate training
courses. The Supervisor will act as a principal investigator for the Division and respond to or
coordinate staff response to accident sites and establish the chain of events immediately
preceding the event and formulate possible causes; act as the liaison and collaborate with
Treasury/Risk Financing and our insurance partners on incidents and accidents involving Port
Authority, tenant, and contract staff; and act as the liaison with OSHA and other governmental
entities on incidents and accidents which take place involving the Port Authority, PATH, and our
The selected candidate will perform responsible technical duties essential to ensuring that
contractors are conducting activities in compliance with federal, state and local safety and fire
safety regulations therefore eliminating hazardous practices and conditions.

This position requires frequent travel to all Port Authority facilities, both during business and
non-business hours.
Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, science, safety management, occupational health or other
    related field from an accredited college or university or minimum 10-12 years’ experience (in
    lieu of a degree) in safety management of major capital projects, construction, Occupational
    Safety, Environmental Health and Safety etc.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards and OSHA regulations.
  • Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • The successful candidate will be subject to a comprehensive background check, must pass a
    fingerprint based criminal history records check in order to obtain an airport Security
    Identification Display (SIDA) credential. The candidate must be able to maintain SIDA
    credentials throughout your employment in this position.
    Ideal candidates will present the following profile:
  • Practical Construction and Safety experience
  • Demonstrated experience with OSHA, and NY &NJ codes and regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and implementing safety programs.
  • Familiar with facility operations and ability to interact with staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise staff.
  • Demonstrated leadership, problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in setting priorities, coordinating activities, delegating tasks and
    meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both US DOL OSHA Construction and General Industry
    Regulations, industry best practice Safety Programs and NYCDOB Regulations.
  • Familiarity with National Fire Codes, NFPA standards, NYC Fire Codes, Rules of the City of
    NY and FDNY operations and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Credentials such as Certified Safety Professional, Certified Industrial Hygienist, or
    equivalent not required but considered a plus.
  • Working knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations.
  • Ability to interpret regulations and prepare safety programs to ensure compliance with
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, multitask and work independently to complete tasks.
  • Demonstrated ability to critically analyze incident and accident reports and conduct
    investigations to determine causes.
  • Demonstrated computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook 365.
  • Experience using and applying technology for statistical analysis, and graphical/visual
    presentations using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

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