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Project HSE Advisor

Location: Oakland, California, United States
Job ID: R0024614
Date Posted: Nov 6, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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HITACHI RAIL is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Project HSE Advisor who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Oakland, CA.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.

This is a field-based position, requiring a minimum of 90% of employee’s time being spent on site.


Work hours will primarily be 10:00 PM to 6:30 AM Sunday to Friday with some Monday to Friday day shifts occurring 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM. Candidate would also need to be available for daytime or nighttime weekend work. Work locations will include multiple field locations throughout the BART Metro System.


  • Conduct effective toolbox meetings and provide basic safety training.
  • Initiate incident notification and response, and emergency procedures.
  • Recognize and correct hazards.
  • Communicate effectively with the field staff, project leadership, and client representatives
  • Complete daily inspections using provided HSE software.
  • Support the completion of Accident, Incident, and Near Miss Investigations
  • Act as the Hitachi Rail HSE representative on the site.
  • Successfully implement and support the Construction Safety Program Plan (CSPP) in the field
  • Ensure that work is being executed as planned, assist with corrective measures, and provide resources to correct and maintain solutions
  • Assist in the review, updating, and communication of the CSPP to everyone including subcontractors
  • Collaborate with the craft every night in the field to encourage buy-in of our HSE management system and to support craft ownership of HSE
  • Provide Project Orientation and 4-Hour Roadway Worker Protection (RWP) trainings
  • Exercise Stop Work Responsibility to ensure adherence to company policies, regulations, Pre Task Plans and Safe Work Practices
  • Plan, prioritize, and problem-solve with operations in the field every day based on leading indicator trends and upcoming work
  • Encourage, support, inspire, and advise staff and craft employees to execute the Construction Safety Manual (CSM) and CSPP
  • Assist with first aid and maintain relationships with emergency medical services and clinics
  • Assist with incident investigations, and implementation of effective solution
  • Complete a daily documented hazard inspection and assist operations, craft, and subcontractors with implementation of corrective actions
  • Assist and provide safety training on policies, procedures, toolbox talks, OSHA/FTA standards, orientation, and client-specific requirements
  • Complete other duties as assigned
  • Perform work safely and effectively
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies

Required skills/experience:

  • OSHA (or Cal-OSHA) 30-Hour Construction Safety & Health Card
  • OSHA 500 Authorized Outreach Trainer Designation
  • Current CPR-FA-AED Certification
  • 5+ Years of experience in Construction Safety and Health
  • Communication, presentation and training Development and Delivery Experience
  • Experience engaging in diverse and dynamic teams
  • Experience integrating into project teams and engaging stakeholders from across all disciplines in the HSE Program
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Cal-OSHA, California EPA, Federal OSHA, USEPA, Department of Labor, and Local regulations, policies, and legislation
  • Experience implementing site HSE programs
  • Demonstrated ability to inspect and evaluate workplace environments, equipment, and practices for compliance with corporate and legislative requirements, standards, and regulations.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills to establish and maintain effective working relationships and promote a harmonious safety environment.
  • Ability to complete written reports and electronic communications expeditiously and with a high-degree of accuracy and professionalism while in the field.
  • Computer proficiency with a strong knowledge of PCs and software applications related to the work, such as MS Office, Word, Excel, Access, SharePoint, etc.
  • A valid non-probationary California Class “C” Driver’s License
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and take action on safety-related issues, conduct root cause incident investigations, and handle both uncomfortable and sensitive situations.
  • Ability to work throughout the Bay Area
  • Ability to work day and night shifts as needed

Desired skills/experience:

  • Accreditation by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST)
  • Master’s Degree in an Occupational Safety and Health Discipline
  • Accreditation by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as a Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Accreditation by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) as a Certified Instruction Trainer CIT or Safety Management Specialist (SMS)
  • Experience managing a project budget
  • Experience implementing programs and policies within ISO 14001 and 45001 Certified Organizations
  • 5+ Years of Rail Construction of Turnkey Projects
  • Lead ISO 14001 and 45001 Auditor Certification
  • Experience developing and implementing internal auditing programs
  • Experience with Human and Organizational Performance Management techniques
  • Experience working with electrical contractors.
  • Experience working with Unions.
  • Experience working with OCIPs

Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree


English Proficiency

The salary range for this position is $98,941 - $148,411.

Final pay is determined by the candidate’s experience, skillset and ability level, internal equity and location.


Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation.   We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected].   Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

In accordance with the DOT’s FRA and FTA programs, Hitachi’s substance screening program tests pre-employment candidates and current employees, as required for safety-sensitive positions.

Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

If you need a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job at Hitachi, please send the nature of request and contact information to [email protected].

Queries other than accommodation requests will not be responded to.

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