Transdev Safety Manager in San Jose, California


Transdev, formerly Veolia Transportation, is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of passenger transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

Compass Transportation is one of the most respected and reliable transportation companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are an integral component of Transdev Corporation, the global leader in private transportation services with offices in 21 countries worldwide, and proudly serving the needs of commuters, tourists, and the public. Our employees are the best in the business, and are proud to work for a Global Leader in the Transportation sector.


The Transportation Safety Manager provides safety and training oversight for various company client accounts to include and not limited to the following:


  1. Provides accident investigation.

  2. Oversees SmartDrive activities.

  3. Ensures that new and current staff is adequately trained and understands and executes on safety and security standards.

  4. Ensures compliance with all company, client, and Department of Transportation (dot) regulations, policies, and procedures.

  5. Ensures that all reporting is updated, accurate, and correct at all times.

  6. Ensures contract compliance with all applicable federal, state, local, and company regulations; ensures that related record keeping and reporting requirements are met and maintained; provides support in implementing the approved recommendations.

  7. Oversees monthly safety meetings.

  8. Works with Account Manager to ensure contract scope of work requirements’ are being met.

  9. Ongoing on board evaluations and trail checks.

  10. Evaluates routing for safety and efficiency.

  11. Other duties as assigned by the Director of Safety and Training.

  12. Route (driving) coverage as needed on a consistent basis.

  13. Attends client meetings at the clientele locations regularly and as needed.



  1. Required to have a valid and current California Commercial Driver License (Class A/B) with both air brakes and passenger endorsements.

  2. Three (3) to five (5) years of safety experience within the transportation industry.

  3. Management/supervisory and leadership experience highly desirable.

  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

  5. Required proficiency and literacy in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and the competency to develop documents, reports, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

  • You must be able to pass a drug test and a criminal background check.

Physical Requirements:

  • 70% of work is accomplished indoors and in air conditioned or well ventilated facilities.

  • 30% of work is accomplished outside or in a vehicle.

  • Performs physical activities that require considerable use of the arms, repetitive hand-wrist motion, and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of passengers and materials

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibrations

  • Must be able to lift up to 75 pounds

  • Must be able to operate the company vehicle without the use of DOT prohibited adaptations

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster:

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2018-8149

Position Category Safety & Training

Internal Code #TOD

Internal Reference tod

Internal Code 3 Ind2

Company/Division Compass Transportation