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Job Title Training Manager - Rail
Location Proposed Business Location - Southern California
Department Safety and Risk Management
FLSA Status Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time
Additional Information KTA00086

KEOLIS is hiring a Training Manager- Rail for our Proposed Business location in Southern California. Come grow your career with us!

Role Purpose

Lead, manage and coordinate performance for training to enable a safe, customer focused highly capable workforce.




  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent management and leadership skills with trainers, managers and labor crafts.
  • Ability to plan and organize work effectively and timely with strong attention to details.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Microsoft Programs, training and teaching programs classes and software. 
  • Railroad subject matter expert in Railroad training programs and classes, Railroad safety,
  • Ability and prior proven skills in developing
  • and establishing programs, practices, standards and procedures for passenger safety, rule adherence, operating schedules and training
  • Must have valid California Driver’s License with good driving record of no more than 2‐points and no DUI’s within the last 3‐years.  Pass e‐rail safe background check. 
  • Must be able to pass a pre‐employment physical examination including a drug test
  • Must be able to work outdoors in all weather conditions and lift objects weighting 50lbs


Knowledge and Experience


  • 15 years of broad and deep, progressively responsible experience covering most facets of railroad operations, maintenance, engineering, contract and project management, material with the last five years for a FRA Regulated, Class 1 or Commuter Railroad
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Transportation, or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Master’s degree desirable.
  • Prior experience that demonstrates accomplishments that enhanced efficiency, accuracy, reliability, timeliness and regarded among peers as a Railroad infrastructure maintenance subject matter expert.
  • Knowledge of FRA, FTA, OSHA and other State and local regulations and practices related to the contracted operations, maintenance and capital work.
  • Knowledgeable with application of new technology to improve training, efficiency, safety,
  • reduce costs.  
  • Good understanding of 49 CFR 200 – 299. on start Date


Key Accountabilities

Operational Training


  • Develop and implement a comprehensive training, testing, qualification, certification, and
  • monitoring programs that comply with the requirements of 49 CFR 200-299, particularly 49 CFR Part 243, industry best practices and any other training requirements approved by the Authority
  • Ensure that staff is adequately trained and understands and executes on safety and security standards
  • Develop the annual training scope, schedules, and budget
  • Implement and oversee all safety related training programs while keeping required compliance and standards as required by FRA, DOT and OSHA.
  • Provide various reports and analyzes, including safety trends.
  • Estimated total number of employees requiring continuous training – 450 craft, 75 management/exempt. Other non‐ contactor, member agency, consultant invitees to be trained at the Authority’s request – 500 per year




  • Ensure compliance with obligations outlined in the Operating Agreement, with all Federal regulations (FRA, OSHA, etc.) and Keolis policies and procedures.
  • Identify and coordinate effective corrective actions for conditions and practices hazardous to life and property
  • Monitor content of classroom training to ensure compliance
  • Perform road checks of driver performance




  • Lead studies to monitor/analyze issues and emerging trends that impact employee safety and workplace accidents across all company operations and then ensures effective solutions are developed and incorporated into policies and training programs.
  • Lead cross organizational projects and multi-discipline, project teams
  • Develop cost saving recommendations


Additional Statements

Drug and alcohol screening: Employment contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Also, contingent upon receiving a favorable background check. If applying for a safety sensitive position, it may require a physical examination.

Safety commitment: Safety is a way of life at Keolis. By placing safety first, we ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities. Together we can become the most successful transportation company in the world. 

Environmental commitment: Keolis is committed to protecting the environment by minimizing the impact of operations to our people and the communities in which we operate.

EEO statement: Our policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Disclaimer and closing statement: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job. Keolis is committed to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.


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