Safety Manager

Management & Above Lorton, VA


About Transdev: Cities, counties, airports, companies, and universities across the U.S. contract with Transdev to operate their transportation systems, maintain their vehicle and fleets, and deliver on mobility solutions. Transdev U.S. employs a team of 32,000 across 400 locations while maintaining more than 17,000 vehicles.    

Part of a global company, Transdev is a leader in mobility with operations in 19 countries, proudly operated by 110,000 team members from around the world. As an operator and global integrator of mobility, we are driven by our purpose. Transdev – the mobility company – empowers the freedom to move every day thanks to safe, reliable, and innovative solutions that serve the common good. Find out more at or watch an overview video at   

About the Role The Safety Manager plans, supervises, and coordinates the activities of employees engaged in the formulation of safety standards, procedures, and specifications including methodologies and strategies that promote injury prevention and work safety. Collaborates with departments to analyze working conditions and procedures and recommends safety improvement processes. Supervises the safety and training staff, including BTWT, at the location (if applicable).  Responsible for coaching, counseling, hiring, and discipline/termination of employees 

  • Provides classroom and on-vehicle training to new employees, and retraining to existing employees, including retraining as part of disciplinary and performance management efforts
  • Investigates training and safety problems with drivers and CDL holders; offers solutions
  • Administers the fleet safety program at the location, making sure that it is consistent with Transdev safety policy and procedures
  • Administers Workers’ Compensation program at location, coordinating with Transdev contracted Workers’ Compensation Administrator
  • Audits accident data to identify trends and accidents that can be prevented with improved Serves as the central point of information and data for safety and training activity at the location, including maintaining data on trainees, licenses, drug and alcohol program (DER), and other training activity (i.e. OSHA), as well as safety data and trends
  • Maintains driver, and other safety-sensitive employee, qualifications files
  • Performs other duties as required

Experience, Skills, and Knowledge Required 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, logistics, or related field of study is preferred
  • 3-5 years of operations experience in a safety-sensitive environment inclusive of OSHA, MIS, FMSCA,  FTA, DOT and other federal compliance experience
  • 5+ years of previous supervisory experience
  • Proven adult classroom instructor experience.  Experience developing training syllabus a plus
  • Valid CDL class B with passenger and airbrake endorsements
  • Superior communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
  • Must be able to pass third-party tester certification within ninety (90) days of employment, if necessary
  • Ability to use standard PC workstation and facility with use of all MS Office applications required; general knowledge of database technology preferred
  • Knowledge of Web Risk, Trans Trak or similar computerized reporting systems preferred
  • Must possess ability to lead and motivate associates 
  • Proven customer service and interpersonal skills a must
  • Must be a team-players and possess the ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers on all levels and be able to work well with diverse groups
  • Must be able to work flexible hours or shifts
  • Must possess or be able to attain certification as a Transit Trainer and be able to sign off on Class B licenses 



The physical demands described here are representatives of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions  

  • 50% of work is accomplished in doors and in air-conditioned or well-ventilated facilities
  • 50% of work is accomplished outside of the facility
  • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials
  • May be required to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Exposure to heavy traffic areas while performing the duties of the job
  • Exposure to considerable amounts of dust, vehicle fumes, and noise.
  • Must be able to work outside in various weather conditions
  • Must be able to travel


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request. 

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. 

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