Provide in-line System Safety Engineering Support to the Exploration Potable Water Dispenser (ePWD) Project at Marshall Spaceflight Center during the design, development, test, evaluation, and operations Phases of the design lifecycle.
Develop and present the results of System Safety Engineering analyses and other related Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) documentation to the MSFC Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Management during major Program milestone reviews, Safety Reviews, and other technical and SMA reviews in support of Certificate of Flight Readiness (CoFR) processes.
Perform hazard analyses for in-house design and development projects, to assure that: (a) all hazards are identified and the associated risks properly characterized; (b) hazard controls satisfy safety requirements and mitigate safety risks; (c) safety verification requirements are clearly identified, including the clear definition of verification pass/fail criteria; and (d) the safety verification status is maintained in a closed loop accounting system.
Make formal presentations of system safety analyses results to the NASA safety authority (International Space Station Safety Review Panel) for review and approval.
Prepare and assess Safety Plans for in-house design, development, and operational projects to assure compliance with applicable Agency, Center and Program safety requirements.
Assess and contribute to the development of Project Plans to assure that safety is properly considered.
Perform and assess trade studies relative to design, development, operation, or mission events for assigned in-house and contracted projects, to assure compliance with safety requirements and to assure safety risks are identified, characterized, and mitigated.
Assess program or project documentation (e.g., Contractor PWS, Data Requirements Documents, System Requirements Document, Contract End Item, Requirements Verification Compliance procedures) to assure that all safety requirements are addressed in compliance with Government requirements.
Assess and support development of program or project verification plans and verification requirements (e.g., Verification Plans, Requirements Verification Compliance (RVC) documents) to assure all safety verification requirements are properly included. Assess or generate safety verification compliance data to assure it clearly demonstrates compliance with the safety verification requirements and parent safety requirement.
Assess test and operating procedures to assure compliance with safety controls and safety verification requirements.
Assess proposed changes, deviations, and waivers to program and project documentation to assure compliance with safety requirements. This assessment includes evaluation of the impacts to safety and hazard analyses and the effects on program or project risk.
Evaluate and provide recommendations for acceptance of Non-compliance Reports, and Requests for Waiver/Deviations.
Track to closure all Safety Data Package (SDP) review comments, Safety Review Action Items and Agreements.
Track and/or monitor the implementation and validation of hazard controls in accordance with approved hazard reports and verification plans.
Develop and present status reports to upper management during various program management reviews such as Certificate of Flight Readiness Review (COFR), Stage Operations Readiness Review (SORR), and Flight Readiness Review (FRR).
B. S. in Engineering or relevant field required
10 Years of Experience
Must be a US citizen
Must be able to pass a national agency check
Must be able to pass pre-employment and periodic random drug and alcohol screenings.
Basic knowledge and experience in the use of personal computer with typical business software
Strong organizational skills.
Able to work in a matrix oriented organization with minimum to no supervision.
Skilled in working with both contractor and NASA senior level engineering and Program/Project Managers in a professional manner and able to communicate complex safety and engineering issues in an understandable and diplomatic manner.
Ability to develop fault tree analysis, logic trees, risk definition and mitigation analyses, hazard analysis and trending and data searches.
Other Desired Skills:
Prior experience with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) processes and procedures is highly desired.
Experience with Computer Aided Fault Tree Analysis (CAFTA) Software highly desired.
Position requires a competent communicator (verbal and written) with ability to work harmoniously and effective with co-workers, Bastion Management and all levels of customer personnel. Required to be regular in attendance (per agreed to work hours schedule), consistently punctual and be relied upon to successfully complete all assignments.
Bastion participates in the e-Verify and EEO