of discipline: Specialist in the safe design, assembly, integration, test, and launch of complex space flight systems, and in applying system safety techniques to applicable Institutional Safety programs. Provides advice, insight, analysis, and risk assessment of the designs, activities, and operations. Identifies, assesses, and mitigates risk to personnel and critical hardware. Participates in reviews of implementation plans, operations, engineering, technology and other program elements and provides recommendations on safety and environmental aspects for protection of personnel, equipment and facilities, and the environment. Provides coordination with JPL institutional organizations, NASA and other agencies and external organizations on ground systems Safety & Environmental issues. Supervises and maintains the technical aspects of a Project or Task Systems Safety Program, the scope of which is specified within the Project/Task Safety Plan. Has a regulatory role for Systems Safety for the Project/Task where there is potential for personnel injury or damage to hardware and facilities that are external to the Project/Task, and an advisory role where potential for damage to hardware and facilities is limited to that owned by the Project/Task. Functional areas include, but are not limited to, flight projects, electrical safety, fire protection, explosives, high pressure systems, radiation, Outdoor Laser Propagation and Lifting Devices and Equipment.
• Uses specialty certificates such as, Fire Protection Engineer State Certification, State PE in Electrical Engineering, and CSP in Systems Safety to perform complex system safety engineering functions.
• Responsible for one or more highly complex and critical projects.
• Technical expert on highly complex and critical projects; identifies problems / concerns, determines resolution.
• Partners with NASA HQ and Centers to review HQ requirements documents; develops the documents; ensures compliance with the requirements.
• Uses wide ranging experience and advanced knowledge to ensure compliance and makes recommendations on compliance issues.
• Conducts or oversees all types of mishap / close calls investigation.
• Develops, implements and evaluates highly complex and critical pro¬grams and procedures to assure personnel, flight hardware and facility safety.
• Serves as the System Safety contact within the institution.
• Assesses and evaluates problem areas of the system safety processes and makes improvements; advises management; implements changes.
• Conducts highly complex and critical trend analysis, audits, accident investigations and site inspections of operational procedures, facility design, equipment and ma¬terials.
• Identifies trends and makes recommendations for significant improvements.
• Serves as review board member for highly complex and unique subsystem.
• Serves as a key technical consultant to Source Evaluation Boards (SEBs).
• Serves as a key point of contact with regulatory agencies.
• Develops and conducts employee training, systems safety programs.
• Performs highly complex and critical job functions and activities.
• Works on major assignments and projects without appreciable direction, typically exercising considerable latitude in determining objectives.
• Approves deviations from established policies and procedures.
• Completed work is evaluated for desired results and long-term contributions to organization.
• As a team leader, accountable for team results on multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary projects and assignments, including performance standards, budget and schedule.
• Actions and decisions have a highly significant positive impact on a multifunctional organization, due to creation of significant new business opportunities, critical mission successes, technology breakthroughs, and state-of-the-art improvements in processes or methods.
• Erroneous decisions or recommendations will result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.
• Leads a multifunctional and/or multidisciplinary team for a project, activity, or function within scope of assigned responsibility.
• Mentors and coaches others internal and external to organization and inside and outside scope of responsibility.
• Applies wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in one or more related fields of knowledge to provide leadership, oversight, and monitoring to an organization’s technical products, services, and/or capabilities; provides assessment of technical deliverables; resolves technical and resource issues.
• Regular use of creativity and innovation, often leading to significant breakthroughs in discipline.
• Analysis of situation or data requires identification, review and interpretation of extremely complex factors as well as precedential decisions as to policies, procedures and practices.
• Exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to new and unusual problems with organization- wide impact and determining appropriate resolutions.
• Interactions normally involve advising management on extremely complex and significant issues.
• Advises and consults with management or equivalent within and outside own organization.
• Represents JPL through regular interface with representatives of organizations outside JPL.
• Continual involvement and participation with industry partners and other NASA centers.
• Serves as an essential team leader on teams inside and outside organization, project, activity or function, including outside JPL.
• Typically forms as well as leads teams.
• Requires a Bachelors degree in Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 9 years of related experience; Masters degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 7 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 5 years related experience. A minimum of 5 years working experience in the field of fire protection engineering.
• An active, licensed professional fire protection engineer.
• Wide-ranging experience and advanced knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Fire protection engineering, hydraulics, loss control, risk analysis, chemistry, codes both prescriptive and performance design.
• Extensive understanding and wide application of advanced principles and theories in fire protection.
• Capable of utilizing fire protection software programs in the course of evaluating special hazards.
• Complete knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to Fire Protection.
• Working knowledge of State of California Building, Mechanical and Fire Codes and Hydraulics Verification Programs.
• Capable of performing a risk-based analysis of various occupancies and associated hazards; and, developing a performance-based solution to adequately protect structures from identified hazards.
• Recognized expert in Fire Protection and Life Safety community with extensive experience in assessing, developing, and implementing effective fire and life safety programs.
• Has experience in conducting fire loss investigation and site inspections.
• Excellent verbal, written, and presentation communications skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and works well in team environment as lead or team member.
• Competent in Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Project
• Has expert knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
• Experience in dealing with all levels of personnel and management
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