Sr Mgr System Safety "Fatigue Risk & Human Performance" - 90344553 - Washington

Date: Sep 19, 2022

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, US, 20001

Company: Amtrak

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This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining an industry-leading Fatigue Risk Management Program (FRMP) within Amtrak as is required per 49 CFR Part 270 and Transport Canada's Part D of Duty and Rest Period Rules for Railway Operating Employees. This includes establishing the organizational-wide FRMP Policy Instruction which provides overall guidance on implementation of the program elements. 



The Senior Manager System Safety - Fatigue Risk & Human Performance will also be responsible for the following:

  • When assigned, serve in an acting role for the Director, System Safety Programs
  • Act as Amtrak's representative, subject matter expert (SME), and key liaison for employee Fatigue Risk Management (FRM) within Amtrak, the rail industry, FRA, NTSB, and Transport Canada (TC) on 49 CFR Parts 228/270/271 and Transport Canada’s Railway Safety Management System (SMS) Regulations (2015) to ensure regulatory compliance and to develop innovative methods to pro-actively imbed fatigue risk science into safety risk management activities, policies, procedures, including affected labor agreements
  • Develop programs and policies based on results from the bio-mathematical scientific fatigue models
  • Develop full fatigue safety guidelines for all safety-sensitive positions at Amtrak
  • Assisting with Amtrak’s compliance with Transport Canada’s Duty and Rest Period Rules for Operating Employees and FRA’s 49 CFR Part 228 requirements
  • Revising and updating Amtrak’s Fatigue Mitigation Plan (FMP) annually as required by Transport Canada
  • Provide recommendations for an improved incident investigation protocol to identify fatigue-related factors
  • Works directly with APD Data Analytics and Central Reporting departments for in-depth injury/incident trending and analysis that effectively identifies employee fatigue and its root causes/contributing factors for required Part 270 safety risk management (SRM) activities and Amtrak Senior Leadership awareness displayed in an FRMP Dashboard.
  • Assist in the development of new fatigue risk management KPIs and metrics to proactively identify hazards and risks in the operation related to employee fatigue risk.
  • Assists in the development of mitigation strategies for areas to be determined of unacceptable risk and/or negative trending
  • Works directly and regularly with Amtrak’s Labor Relations, Legal, Medical Services, and agreement work groups to educate, involve, and seek consensus on employee fatigue risk management best practices that not only achieves regulatory compliance, but results in a better, more positive safety culture based on collaboration.
  • Review laws and regulations to identify and interpret regulatory reporting requirements, and update procedures, as needed
  • Assigned special projects, as necessary, to address departmental needs, priorities, and goals




  • 4-year college degree preferably in Fatigue Science, Occupational Safety and Health, Human Performance (Human Factors), Ergonomics, or Data Analytics
  • Equivalent combination of education training and experience in fatigue risk management (FRM) may substitute for formal education
  • Four years’ experience in analyzing employee fatigue risk data and schedules
  • Four years’ experience in performing or assisting with Safety Risk Assessments (SRAs) within an established Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Three years’ management experience required working directly with agreement (union) work groups and leaders
  • Three years’ railroad or aviation modal experience desired
  • Experienced in developing/implementing/analyzing internal safety controls and mitigations in large operating/reporting systems helpful
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of FRA 49 CFR Part 270 and Safety Management System (SMS)




  • Strong analytical, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills
  • Strong project management skills to strict deadlines
  • Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills, confident in the presentation of simplified technical data and information to Senior Leaders and Executive staff as well as agreement (union) frontline personnel and their leadership
  • Demonstrated skills using PC-based spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Access), Microsoft Word, PowerPoint
  • Currently employed as a Manager, Fatigue Risk Management in the aviation or trucking industries
  • Safety Management System (SMS) formal education and/or certificated with additional background, training, and experience in Human Factors and Just Culture
  • Experienced in project management, process improvement, and change management
  • Proven effective presentation skills with ability to speak in front of large groups and Senior Leaders
  • Bachelor’s degree in Occupational Safety and Health or a related field



Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:151710
Posting Location(s):District of Columbia; Virginia
Job Family/Function:Safety & Security 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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