Metrolinx - Manager, Safety Risk Management

  • 01 Sep 2020 4:24 PM
    Message # 9205285
    James Calder (Administrator)

    Manager, Safety Risk Management (SAF000L)

    Employee Status:


    Bargaining Unit:


    Pay Range:

    $108,615 - $147,641


    277 Front Street, Toronto

    Closing Date:


    Metrolinx is connecting communities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe. Metrolinx operates GO Transit and UP Express, as well as the PRESTO fare payment system. We are also building new and improved rapid transit, including GO Expansion, Light Rail Transit routes, and major expansions to Toronto’s subway system, to get people where they need to go, better, faster and easier. Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of Ontario.

    We embody our values in everything that we do. We Serve with Passion, Think Forward, and Play as a Team. If you can relate, we want to hear from you!

    Our Safety Standards and Assurance team is seeking a Manager, Safety Risk Management to provide enterprise-wide risk management and risk assessment expertise to address safety risks associated with operational programs, engineering project deviations and other risks identified during incident investigations. Serve as the primary point of contact and innovator in safety risk management strategies which will ensure that risks are identified, assessed, documented and mitigated in order to enhance operational safety at Metrolinx.

    What will I be doing?

    • Develops and implements the safety risk management strategy through collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, which will include processes, standards, systems, and procedures for conducting risk assessments.
    • Provides safety risk management guidance, training, and advice to internal and external stakeholders in order to build risk awareness and to ensure continued due diligence within Metrolinx.
    • Manages the organization and facilitation of workshops with Metrolinx business units to collect data associated with potential safety risks within operational programs and engineering project deviations.
    • Manages (on an ongoing basis) the quantitative and qualitative analysis of safety risks within operational programs.
    • Manages the collection and review of safety data to categorize, estimate, and prioritize the risks which may affect an operational program, including safety risks identified during an incident investigation.
    • Recommends and manages strategies for risk avoidance, risk mitigation and/or contingency plans relating to an operational program, including safety risks identified during an incident investigation.
    • Manages the Safety Risk Register to document risks within the business units, including the safety risks identified during incident investigations and the corrective action plans required to eliminate or mitigate the risks.
    • Establishes, manages and maintains a Safety Risk Scorecard for the business units, as appropriate.
    • Manages the communication of safety risk to internal and external stakeholders in order to maximize safety awareness and improve safety.
    • Provides updates on safety risks to senior management within Safety Division and the other business units.
    • Monitors progress on risk management initiatives within Safety Division to ensure that planning objectives are delivered on time and within budget, and that anticipated business results are achieved.

    What skills & qualifications do I need?

    • Completion of a degree in Engineering, Statistics, Data Analytics or a related discipline – or a combination of education, training and experience deemed equivalent.
    • Minimum eight (8) years of progressive experience in safety risk management, safety assessments and/or safety investigations
    • Knowledge of project management principles and practices to lead and direct cross functional teams and consultants engaged in simultaneous projects (i.e. development, project progress, related staff and project resources).
    • Knowledge of safety risk management, including quantification of risks, prioritization of risk, and development of risk mitigation strategies.
    • Knowledge of the principles and concepts of probability, statistics and data analytics with respect to safety data collection and analysis.
    • Knowledge of budget development and financial management processes.
    • Proficiency in MS Office (e.g. Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
    • Facilitation skills to conduct meetings and workshops to inform and/or influence senior management and large project teams.
    • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills to effectively communicate complex risk management information to varied audiences including internal and external stakeholders.
    • Strong written communication skills to prepare high-level briefing notes and detailed technical reports relating to safety risks.

    Unusual Working Conditions:

    • May be required to deploy to an accident site with possible exposure to disagreeable and/or difficult working conditions.


    Accommodation will be provided throughout the hiring process, as required. Applicants must make their needs known in advance.

    Application Process:

    To apply for this position, please submit your resume online through the Current Opportunities page (

    All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Metrolinx will be using email to communicate with you for all job competitions. It is your responsibility to include an updated email address that is checked daily and accepts emails from unknown users. As we send time sensitive correspondence, we recommend that you check your email regularly. If no response is received, we will assume you are no longer interested in pursuing the opportunity. Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any background information provided be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, Metrolinx reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of your application.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.


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