Chief Safety Officer (f/m/d)

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Chief Safety Officer (f/m/d)

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Entry date: October 15, 2021 Job No.: 92732
  • DB International Operations
  • Engineering
  • Full Time (Duration: Permanent)
  • from Oct 15, 2021
  • Delhi

Deutsche Bahn International Operations GmbH is a part of the DB group, a world-leading global railway company with an extensive organization in Germany and projects around the world. Our company offers a technically sophisticated and customized infrastructure, mobility and transport solutions. We acquire, initiate and manage rail operations and maintenance projects outside Europe. We are looking for transport and mobility enthusiasts and entrepreneurs with long-standing experience in railway operations and projects in India or worldwide.  We are currently seeking you to build up and manage the operation and maintenance of a Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) and Mass Rapid Transport System (MRTS) business in Delhi, India. This 82km long Delhi-Meerut line will consist of 16 RRTS and 6 MRTS stations. The role will include developing a local operations & maintenance (O&M) company from scratch to full operations, developing and leading a passionate and performance driven team, steering quality, performance and customer satisfaction as well as ensuring economic success in India. 

For this New Dehli Project bid we are seeking a Chief Safety Officer (f/m/d).


  • Report directly to the CEO 
  • Functional responsibility of ensuring safety and quality of a RRTS and MRTS system. 
  • Responsible for the planning and the implementation of the O&M Safety and Quality Management System of the RRTS and MRTS System, for integrating the applicable environmental aspects into the O&M Safety and Quality Management System and for the Occupational Health and Safety throughout the company 
  • Provide leadership and direction in all areas of risk assessment, risk control, regulatory compliance and safety programs including strategic planning and companywide collaboration 
  • Responsible for the implementation of all necessary safety/quality procedures 
  • Ensure short- and long-term organizational HSQE (Health, Safety, Quality and Environment)  
  • Ensure the controlling and monitoring of RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, Safety) and the implementation of SMS (Safety Management System) in the organization 
  • Advise the CEO on appropriate risk management policies, procedures and issues of safety, focusing on prevention 
  • Ensure that contract documents are reviewed with respect to the safety/quality requirements and procedures and will provide advice to responsible managers about any deficiency 
  • Review inspection, test and plans and will ensure compliance with safety requirements 
  • Ensure all activities on site are compliant with the effective safety/quality procedures 
  • Oversee clients’ Safety Audits

  • Master´s or Bachelor´s Degree in Engineering or Science  
  • At least 15 years of professional experience in maintenance of one or more sub systems (e.g. Signalling, Traction and Track of a Rail based System)
  • At least 5 years of experience either in Safety of a Rail based System out of the above mentioned 15 years
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • Valid certifications in safety, quality and occupational health & safety (certification in security welcome) 
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing quality management programs and / or safety management programs  
  • English at an advanced level of written and verbal skill; Hindi language will be an added advantage 
  • Multi skilled over a number of disciplines and possess analytical skills for problem solving 
  • Ability to train technicians and pass on experience and knowledge 
  • Proficient knowledge of HSQE regulations and Safety Management or Safety Engineering (e.g. ISO 9001, OHAS-18000, ISO 14001) 
  • Proficient knowledge of hazard/risk analysis to address health/safety issues and good knowledge of insurance and loss control theory and practice 
  • Familiarity with risk management issues related to the design and construction of physical facilities 
  • High strategic orientation, people management skills and the ability to communicate effectively 
  • Good negotiation skills, the concern for order/ attention to details and the ability to think conceptual rounds off your profile 
  • Willingness to move your primary residence to New Delhi for at least 2-3 years

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