Anita Lidbury
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Anita Lidbury

Senior Associate at Shirley Parsons Project Services

About Anita

​Anita McReynolds-Lidbury is a consummate quality professional dedicating the last 20 years of her esteemed career as a Subject Matter Expert advocating for corporate-level quality programs for Federally Funded transit projects valuing $1 Billion or greater. Anita has lent her experience in quality to the Federal Transit Administration as a Project Management Oversight Consultant and as a quality consultant for contractors and various transit agencies across the United States. 

Anita was most recently the Director of Quality for Austin Transit Partnership - formed under a joint-powers agreement – between the local transit agency and the City of Austin, TX - working wonders by bringing the experiences in her years of cultivating Quality Programs from conception, development and the nearly impossible task of implementation to an estimated $10 Billion Program including Light Rail Transit, Bus Rapid Transit, Vehicle Procurement, and Combined Maintenance Facility Construction.

In addition to standing up Quality Programs all over the United States, Anita is certified by the American Society for Quality (ASQ) as a Certified Manager of Quality for Organizational Excellence and as a Certified Quality Auditor, she is a current Executive Board Member and Past-Chair for Design & Construction Quality for ASQ. She’s also internationally certified as a Lead ISO Auditor and an ISO Registrar for Quality Programs and is a co-author of the Federal Transit Administration’s Quality Management System Guidelines for 2012 and 2019. Anita is happily married to her husband, John and has 2 sons, and 1 daughter. She enjoys traveling, good food, putting miles on a Harley and fashionable shoes. She speaks fluent Sarcasm and bleeds quality principles all over the quality plans she’s asked to review for the betterment of our transit systems and our world.

HSE Director

$145k - 160k per year + Bonus Opportunity + Benefits

Texas City

A leading general contractor is looking to hire a HSE Director to join its team near Galveston, TX. You will be responsible for leading the HSE program and teams across a variety of federal infrastructure projects nationwide. This represents a fantastic opportunity to join an ambitious company, where you will be given the platform to flourish in the role! The Role: Take ownership over the development and implementation of new strategies and initiatives to continually improve the HSE program & cultureCollect, analyze and report on safety metrics and KPIs at both a project and corporate level, identifying trends and utilizing results to manage, modify and deliver safety priorities across the businessPerform internal/external audits, JHA's and trainings as required Act as the figurehead for the safety program, working with all levels of staff, from site-based personnel (SSHO's) through executive leadership and senior client contacts Work alongside industry regulatory bodies (OSHA) to ensure compliance to any and all relevant local, state or federal legislation The Candidate:  Proven leader with around 8-10 years experience managing safety on large-scale heavy-civil construction projects. Previous experience working on federal projects e.g. USACE, NAVFAC (required)EM-385 certification (Required)Bachelor's Degree in Safety or related discipline (preferred)CHST or CSP (preferred) Effective communicator across all business levelsOffice base in Galveston, TX and able to travel to all active federal projects nationwide (circa. 50%)

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