ENTRY-LEVEL HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT SAFETY ENGINEER
Special Aerospace Services (SAS) is a dynamic and rapidly growing aerospace company. SAS is a leading engineering and development firm that provides critical support to the space and aviation industries, and is seeking to grow our elite Engineering team with the addition of a System Safety Engineer, who demonstrates experience in system safety as applied to space and launch vehicle systems and produces system safety products which are compliant to applicable standards and processes.
The Human Spaceflight Safety Engineer will have interest in Human Spaceflight Safety as applied to space and launch vehicle systems via Graduate or Undergraduate curriculum. Curriculum in NASA space systems development is highly desired. You will work closely with Systems Engineering as well as Design Engineering to ensure completeness of design, test, and verification of requirements and deliverables to support the safety and success of the space vehicle and mission. You will develop and review detailed Fault Trees and create Hazard Analyses and present them to customer teams.
The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work independently, can take the lead on short-term tasks as needed, function well in a team environment, and can adapt existing skills to tasks in a fast-paced environment. Candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills, technical writing experience, and an ability to perform oral presentations in front of large groups.
Perform and support the development of human spaceflight safety documentation to support customer and contract requirements.
Perform system safety fault tree and hazard analyses. The results of these analyses will be documented in technical reports and presented to associated NASA boards and panels.
Evaluate suitability of our client’s system, and subsystem designs for use in human rated spaceflight systems.
Develop System Safety products in accordance with clients Safety Program Plan, Reliability and Fault Tolerance Plans.
Work with systems engineers to create Hazard Sheets describing the complete hazard control strategy and verification for each hazard identified by a Functional Hazard Assessment (FHA).
Work with System SMEs and Safety Engineers to develop detailed system-level fault trees for loss of mission and loss of life hazards.
Create deliverables for NASA and/or FAA review, including describing mitigations for each failure mode cause identified.
Present and defend results on behalf of client vehicle designs.
Occasional travel may be required.
Bachelor’s degree in System Safety Engineering, Systems Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or other related engineering programs.
Demonstrated interest in NASA human spaceflight.
Familiarity with all major aspects of the Engineering development life cycle (requirements, design, implementation, and test).
Familiarity with systems architecture, systems engineering, and verification and validation.
Excellent writing and communication skills are required, as are excellent presentation skills.
Candidate must be a strong team player and interact well in group meetings/working environments.
Experience developing and reviewing Hazards Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), and Failure, Modes, and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
Security Clearance not mandatory, but desired
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens
Applicants are subject to a background check
SAS is a drug-free work environment