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Date: Mar 8, 2019

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30309

Company: Norfolk Southern Corp.

Requisition 11406: System Manager Hazardous Material 


Job Description

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for all aspects of NS' hazardous materials compliance, training and emergency preparedness and response across the system. Manages risks and liabilities associated with the transport of hazardous materials by rail, ensuring that the company maintains compliance with FRA/DOT/PHMSA regulations.

Principal Duties:
-Serves as the corporation's lead technical expert on all hazardous material matters, including but not limited to the safe transportation of TIH's and crude oil as well as managing emergency responses to releases of these and other commodities and hazardous materials.
-Must be a technical expert in matters concerning hazardous materials regulatory compliance and emergency preparedness and response.
-Must have extremely high standards and put continual improvement into daily practice, which starts with an ability to recognize and improve upon weaknesses.
-Must be proficient at communicating complex technical issues in a coherent, concise and readily understandable manner to employees and management.
-Must manage the corporate risks and liabilities associated with regulatory requirements involving "immediate" State and Federal spill reporting laws and regulations across a 22 State network.
-Maintains a Corporate Emergency Response Plan (ERP) to enable NS personnel to safely and effectively manage a hazardous materials incident.
-Manages risks associated with emergency response and emergency preparedness, including maintaining necessary resources, equipment and a network of specially trained employees (NS "Sentinels") and Master Service Agreements (MSAs) with consultants and contractors that are available 24x7x365.
-Maintains control of and coordinates responses to derailments and other incidents involving rolling stock with significant environmental impacts and/or releases of hazardous materials, and personally oversees and responds to the scene of major incidents, natural disasters and spills.
-Must be proficient in remediation of incident sites involving rolling stock, which involves understanding applicable regulatory requirements and negotiating pragmatic cleanup objectives to minimize corporate liabilities.
-Responsible for representing and defending NS in these proceedings as an expert and fact based witness with affidavits, formal recorded testimony and depositions.
-Must be proficient at taking charge of emergency incident sites and work cooperatively with multiple different responding agencies while maintaining compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
-Acts as needed as the corporate liaison with local government officials when assisting these authorities in formulating public evacuations, public advisories, impromptu "town hall" meetings with concerned and displaced citizens and re-entry plans to return displaced residents to their homes in the most expeditious and safe manner possible.

Job Related Experience:
   Minimum Level: 10 – 15 years
   Preferred Level:15 - 20 years

   Preferred Level:  Bachelor's Degree (BS)
   Preferred Majors:
      - Engineering – Civil/Environmental
      - Chemistry, Risk and Fire curriculums

Licenses / Certifications:
   Preferred:  Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Technical Skills:
 - MS Office, Regulatory knowledge, Tank car construction & performance

Skills and Abilities:
 - Judgment/Organizational skills/Accountability/ Communication
 - Process engineering/Analytical thinking/Strategic planning
Career Path: Future Jobs: System Manager Environmental Operations/System Director Environmental Protection

Work Conditions

Environment: Outdoor/Field

Shift Work: No

On-Call: Yes

Weekend Work: Yes

Travel Required: 6 - 10 Days per Month,

Company Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern is a major transporter of industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials. In addition, the railroad operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a principal carrier of  coal, automobiles, and automotive parts.

Norfolk Southern is an equal opportunity employer including veterans and disabled.

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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