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OUR PRESIDENT & CEO

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Evelyn L. Hawkins, CSP, GC, TSSP, CSSD, PTSCTP

Mrs. Hawkins is an experienced Board-Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Licensed General Contractor (Railroad & Highway). She is also a WSO Safety & Security Director, and FTA TSSP and PTSCTP Certified. She has years of safety & security experience in both the public and private sectors.


She has considerable experience in many areas of Internal Safety Audits and Reviews, Construction Safety, Safety Management Systems, Emergency Management, State Safety Oversight, Project Management Oversight and Safety & Security Certification for both light rail and bus transit system projects.


She is a superb businesswoman, entrepreneur, and consummate professional. She is dedicated to ensuring quality client services and deliverables designed to enhance the communities in which we live and work.


Mrs. Hawkins earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Master of Science degree in Technology Management - Environmental Health & Safety from North Carolina Agricultural Technical State University in Greensboro, NC. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and was honored to be a recipient of Railway Age magazine’s Women in Rail Award in 2022.

our team

IKJ is committed to delivering top-notch solutions. Our team comprises highly qualified professionals, bringing together Certified Safety Professionals, Transit Safety & Security Professionals,

Retired Law Enforcement Officers, Safety System Analysts,Certified Occupational Health professionals, and Construction

Engineers, boasting a collective experience of over 75 years.

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PROJECT EXPERIENCE

DC Streetcar (DCS) –Washington DC - Served as Project Manager providing On-Call Support Services; Assisted with DCS SSO Triennial Audit Review; Served as Lead Auditor for client's Internal Safety Audits; Served as Evaluator in DCS Power Overload Functional Exercise; Conducted Hazard Analysis and mitigation plan on streetcar system planters; Developed and updated SMS PTASP and Implementation Plan; Developed projects Safety & Security Management Plans (SSMP) and Safety & Security Certification Program (SSC) for Benning Rd. and H Street Capital Projects; Reviewed and updated various SOPs and agency manuals, including the SEPP and COOP.​

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), Chicago, IL - Developed and maintained PHA for CTA Redline Project; Attended weekly GEC meetings; Reviewed and commented on project design drawings and specifications.


Capital Metro (CMTA) – Austin, TX - Provided Safety & Security Certification Management Services for Capital Metro’s Downtown Station project; assisted with tabletop and full-scale exercises; verified compliance of ADA compliance of platforms and stations. 

Capital Metro (CMTA/HNTB), Austin, TX - Developed PHA for Timber Bridge Replacement SSC project.


Puerto Rico (NMEAD) - Assisted the client with onsite FTA triennial Audit Review & State Safety Oversight support to NMEAD. 

Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit –Durham, NC – Provided State Safety Oversight to Go Triangle’s light rail project; Provided ongoing support to the Chief Safety Officer.


St. Louis Loop Trolley- St. Louis, Missouri – Provided Safety and Security On-Call support with Loop Trolley Pre-Revenue Testing.


Maryland Transit Administration (MTA)- Baltimore, MD –
Provided On-Call support with MTA’s safety compliance and internal audit processes.

 

WMATA-Washington- Provided team support with WMATA’s 8000 Series Vehicle SSMP and Tagging Relay Pilot Program.

SRTA (ATL) – Atlanta, GA - Served as Project Manager to update agency PTASP; Conducted onsite GAP assessment; Participated in weekly ATL update meetings.


Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Houston, TX - Served as Lead Auditor responsible for conducting Internal Safety Audits on Elements of SSPP; Developed audit checklists and schedules for clients' ASP internal reviews for bus and rail modes.

Metropolitan Transit Authority (HMTA), Houston, TX - Updated and developed Safety & Security Certification Program training materials for the client; Provided support with Rail Operations Center.

Cincinnati Streetcar, Cincinnati, OH - Served as Lead Auditor
conducting Internal Safety Audits on elements of the agency safety plan (ASP); Worked with clients to develop checklists and schedules for ASP internal reviews for the streetcar.


Regional Transportation District (RTD), Denver CO- Provided
team support by developing and analyzing Gap Analysis for SMS.


Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Dallas TX - Provided team
support with developing and implementing DART’s PTASP.

Metro Transit-LS-Gallegos (HMTA), Saint Paul MN - Provided
team support with FTA PMOC SSMP reviews and report development for the capital project.

GoTriangle-(GOT),Durham NC - Providing safety & security certification for RUSBus project. 

Let’s Work Together

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