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System Safety Engineer Supporting NASA

Company: Bastion Technologies
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Bastion offers career opportunities with competitive benefits, exciting possibilities for advancement and an exceptional work environment. Our culture is based on a strong business ethics, integrity, and professionalism. Our team members are known for their initiative and high-quality work. When it comes to our employees, we value, respect, and help them grow in their careers.The System Safety Engineer will support the Safety & Mission Assurance services contract at NASA MSFC supporting the NASA Spacecraft / Payload Integration and Evolution Office (SPIE) of the Space Launch System (SLS) Program. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for assisting the NASA customer in assessing acceptability (insight/oversight) of various system safety analysis products throughout the entire design, development, and operational life cycle. Perform hazard analyses of vehicle and payload hardware across multiple levels of integration; from the subsystem level up to and including Integrated Element level.Analyze the design and operations of Space Launch System (SLS) Vehicle and Payload Accommodations hardware for compliance with NASA applicable technical and process safety requirements. Payload Integration analysis. Perform analytical integration of sub-element and payload hardware to ensure identification of integration risks are identified, control methods, define and propose verification methods that will validate controls and mitigations.Develop and present system safety assessments and related documents to the SPIE Project and Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) Management at project milestones reviews, Table-Top Safety Reviews (TTSR's), and other technical and SMA reviews in support of flight readiness and certification.Provide insight/oversight of contractor Design, Development, Test, and Evaluation (DDT&E) activities and coordinate Table-Top Safety Reviews (TTSR's) for contractor developed analytical products.Perform or assess and document hazard analyses for both in-house and contracted 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.Prepare and assess Safety Plans (for both assigned in-house and contracted) design, development, and operational projects to assure compliance with applicable Agency, Center and Program safety requirements.
  • 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.Perform hazard control verification and validation for in-house developed hardware. Further, develop and present operational hazard control verification evidence to the Element Safety Verification Board.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)REQUIRED:This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.
    This position requires US Citizenship due to the sensitivity of customer related information.Must have a bachelor's degree in the field of engineering, or a related field.Must have 5+ years of recent and related work experience.Prior experience in the identification and documentation of hazards, hazard controls, and proposing methods of verification/validation.Prior experience in the performance of Fault Tree Analysis, Hazard and Operability Analysis (HAZOP), Functional Failure Analysis (FFA), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and/or similar types of system safety engineering analysisPrior experience in the use of System Safety software analysis tools such as CAFTA, Saphire, or similar software analysis tools.DESIRED:
    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.Prior experience with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Safety and Mission Assurance (SMA) processes and procedures is highly desired.WORK LOCATION:
    This position offers a hybrid work schedule; some hours will be remote, and some hours will be in the office.STANDARD BASTION REQUIREMENTS:All of Bastion's employees must be team players, able to communicate effectively with internal and external customers, able to follow company programs, processes, procedures, practices, requirements, goals, and objectives, they must have a strong work ethic and must be safety culture oriented. In addition, they must have experience with Microsoft Office Suite, and must be organized with good time management skills.BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS REQUIRED:All Bastion employees must be able to pass a national agency check, some positions require a clearance and will require an extensive background verification/check process.DRUG AND ALCOHOL SCREENING REQUIRED:All Bastion employees must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen; some contracts require participation in periodic random drug and alcohol screening programs.BASTION BENEFITS:Bastion offers a wide range of benefits for their full-time employees; medical, prescription, dental, vision, AD&D, disability benefits, life insurance, retirement 401k, vacation, sick pay, holidays, and flexible work schedules (when available). We also support career advancement through professional training and development.INCLUSION AND DIVERSITY:At Bastion, we are passionate about our people and our safety culture. We are committed to a journey toward being a more inclusive and diverse company, that philosophy fosters an environment of collaboration across cultures. Individual thoughts, opinions, and perspectives bring value and help us develop solutions for challenging problems, they make us more inventive, and more resilient.Bastion is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Bastion participates in e-Verify.This position qualifies for the internal Bastion Employee Referral Program as a "Critical to Fill" position.

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