MV Transportation is seeking an experienced Senior Vice President of Safety who will report directly to the CEO and be responsible for setting strategic direction for, and integration of safety, into all aspects of the business. The positions will develop, monitor, and implement company safety standards, goals and policies to ensure safety is a key value across the organization.
This position is located in Dallas, Texas. Relocation assistance is available.
In carrying out the above objectives, the Senior Vice President of Safety will:
Lead efforts to develop and/or maintain the overall safety program for MV’s operations, including standards, policies, SOP’s, and guidance documents.
Provide leadership and support in the understanding and implementation of various components of MV’s safety program.
Direct regular safety audits to ensure all safe operations at all work locations and recommend changes to improve safety performance.
Engage region/division leadership to identify and mitigate risk, and reduce safety events.
Promote compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations governing safety and transit industry.
Establish effective working relationships with all management, employees, vendors and regulatory personnel to promote safe behaviors, safety programs, and regulatory compliance.
Work with clients and operations leadership to develop and implement specialized training and solutions to address safety concerns or trends in the industry.
Identify safety opportunities, understand the causes and contributing factors of the issues, and promote solutions.
Lead regional safety management teams by providing clear direction and specific goals while interacting with each member and acting as coach and mentor.
Serve as a safety subject matter expert for Legal, Risk Management, and other departments and ensure Company is in line with OSHA regulations and initiatives.
Demonstrate knowledge of environmental policy and drive strategy for permitting and operating in compliance with federal and state environmental regulations.
This position is 70% travel.
BA or BS in Safety Management, Transportation or Engineering desired.
Master’s degree preferred.
Transportation industry certifications a plus.
CSM certification not required but preferred.
BCSP not required but preferred.
15+ years of progressively responsible experience in a safety leadership or operations management role within the transit or transportation industry.
CDL preferred, but not required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Teaching/training experience, strong knowledge of local, state and federal safety regulations, risk management, worker’s compensation and OSHA.
Knowledge of Environmental compliance.
Working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications.
MV Transportation is committed to as policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity and maintain employment statistics on applicants.
Where permissible under applicable state and local law, applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test and background check after receiving a conditional offer of employment.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: To be discussed at interview.
About MV Transportation
MV Transportation, Inc. began with Feysan and Alex Lodde’s determination to help their community’s most vulnerable citizens.
In 1975, realizing the limited transportation options for the elderly and people with disabilities, the Loddes began providing transportation services throughout San Francisco—at that time one of the least accessible cities in the U.S. Feysan recounts carrying her passengers in her arms down several flights of stairs, as buildings often were not equipped with elevators. All too frequently, her pickups were the first time many of her passengers were able to leave their apartments.
Feysan and Alex started this service because it was the right thing to do for members of the community who seemed to be forgotten. This commitment to people remains firmly in place throughout MV today.
By 1990, the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was passed, mandating comparable transportation for passengers with disabilities. With 15 years of experience in this specialized mode of transport, MV stood ready to provide transportation solutions at scale on behalf of municipalities and transit agencies.
Today, MV still operates under its founders’ guiding principle...s. The needs of people drive our company, literally and figuratively. People come first—always. And that means providing the right mobility services at the right time and at the right price.
MV has grown, now representing more than 200 public transit agencies and private companies in performing their passenger transportation service in both the U.S. and Canada. We are proud to be the largest privately owned transportation company in North America, providing paratransit, fixed route, shuttle and school bus services
Our experience and commitment to quality will greatly benefit your service. In partnership with you, we will share new ideas, bring new technologies, and explore new ways to improve mobility in your community.