Safety Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

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Safety Systems Engineer w/Active TS/SCI

Roles and responsibilities
US Citizenship and an active TS/SCI & Polygraph Eligible is required to be considered for this position
Estimated duration of 12 months with the potential for extension or conversion.
W2 with full benefits
Customer and contract specific training will be required and provided.
Labor Category: Systems Engineer III

Job Description:
From design through launch, the System Safety Office works closely with projects to ensure the protection of personnel, flight-critical hardware, and facilities. As a System Safety Engineer you will work closely with JPL projects providing technical advice and direction to ensure compliance with JPL, NASA, Range and launch site requirements, safety practices, standards and regulations. Candidate must be proficient in performing safety hazard risk analyses, risk mitigation methods, and support hazardous operations.
JPL is undertaking many amazing missions to explore Mars, Jupiter and our own home planet, and we are seeking a candidate that has a system engineering technical background or aptitude to join our team and contribute.
As a System Safety Engineer, you will be responsible for the System Safety Program for one or more complex and critical projects in the following capacities:
• Provide system safety engineering expertise to JPL Projects to lead efficient and effective system safety programs
• Responsible for overall safety and hazard analysis for one or more highly complex projects
• Evaluate and assess hazards associated with hardware and software system design and operations
• Lead assigned project(s) in the implementation of appropriate mitigation techniques, safeguarding equipment, facilities, and the environment
• Provide coordination with JPL institutional organizations, NASA centers, and external organizations on system safety issues
• Prepare safety compliance documentation for the Project
• Be accountable for team results on all components of critical projects and assignments, including performance standards, budget and schedule
• Support floor operations during test and integration operations in capacity of System Safety oversight
• Oversee mishap/close call investigations
• Travel in support of projects, potentially including extended launch campaigns or other project support

Required Skills:
• The candidate must be a citizen of the United States of America
• Candidate must have a minimum of a Top Secret/SCI clearance
• A United States Government administered polygraph examination will be given to the selected candidate; he/she must pass it to maintain employment in this position
• Offer contingent on ability to successfully pass a background check and drug screen
• Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical discipline with 6 years of relevant experience; or Masters degree in similar disciplines with 5 years of relevant experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with 3 years of relevant experience.
• Familiarity with safety requirements (AFSPCMAN 91-710 or NS 8719.24) or similar (i.e. Navy PMRF 8020.16)
• Wide-ranging experience in the field of System Safety or Systems Engineering
• Demonstrated ability to lead team members in the development and operation of critical systems, and to work with customers to ensure successful implementation of system safety programs.
• Ability to prioritize schedules in support of multiple customers and identify potentially hazardous operations, and conditions that could directly involve or potentially impact personnel or space flight hardware.
• Experience in performing independent risk assessment of products and processes
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in team environment as lead or team member.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills

Desired Skills:
• Knowledge of NASA policies and procedures
• System Safety Engineering field/floor experience
• Experience in working well with all levels of personnel and management
• Extensive experience in technical documentation
• Ability to obtain TS/SCI clearance

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