Will: Be a senior member of the Systems Safety Program Office and report to the Systems Safety Program Manager. Will be responsible for: Providing customer-oriented systems safety engineering consulting to JPL Project Offices to assist, advise, develop, and implement efficient and effective systems safety programs, and publish systems safety plans effective for the life-cycle of the project. Will be a 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:
• Evaluation and assessment of hazards associated with systems design (hardware and software) and operations, and lead the project in implementation of appropriate mitigation techniques.
• Preparation of safety compliance documentation for project, regulatory, NASA and DOD projects at safety reviews and interface for projects with external safety organizations.
• Performing independent risk assessment for systems designs, and identify potential hazards to space and experiments, flight systems components and systems using such analytical tools as Fault Tree Analysis, Operations Hazard Analysis, and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis.
• Leading efforts to conduct mishap investigations that include accident causation and recommendations to preclude recurrence.
• Implementing system safety programs for ISS payload experiments and Expendable Launch Vehicle payloads.
• Supporting all Systems Safety design/test/operations, evaluate contractual safety documents, review/approve hazardous operations procedures, and participate in Project/Task reviews.
• Evaluates/performs other safety-related work as assigned. Serve as Laboratory expert in systems safety; troubleshoot identified problems/concerns of significant Laboratory wide impact.
• As a team leader, be accountable for team results on all components of critical projects and assignments, including performance standards, budget and schedule.
• Performs highly complex and unique job functions and activities.
• Develops new and applies existing standards, procedures, and practices consistent with established JPL and NASA regulations.
• Serves as JPL technical expert representative to NASA in own area of responsibility, multiple highly complex and unique projects, and on review boards.
• Partners with NASA HQ and other Centers regarding regulations, standards, and procedures in all areas that impact Safety and ensures compliance with the requirements; advises senior management.
• Researches existing NPRs, regulations and proposed changes; recommend changes to management.
• Determines the appropriate corrective action for improving system safety processes.
• Serves as expert member of a review board for highly complex and unique projects.
• Authors written programs, white papers, and requirement documents related to System Safety issues that lead to significant breakthrough in one or more disciplines.
• Leads or participates in highly complex and unique mishap / close calls investigation; recommend and implement proactive protocol to prevent future mishaps; act as an advisory to senior management.
• Advises, interacts with and consults with senior management or equivalent within JPL and with external organizations.
• Analyzes and derives actions and decisions that have a significant positive impact on a multifunctional organization, due to potential danger to life and safety, critical mission successes, and/or technology breakthroughs.
• Approves high-risk deviations from established policies and procedures, e.g. Systems Safety Problem Failure Reporting.
• Actions and decisions have a significant positive impact on the success of the Laboratory in critical mission successes.
• Capable of creative and innovative approaches to address critical issues.
• Ability to analyze situation or data and provide interpretation of complex factors and make precedential decisions as to policies, procedures and practices.
• Advises and consults with senior management or equivalent within and outside own organization on extremely complex and significant issues.
• Serves as JPL representative to other agencies and/or NASA and industry partners in own area of responsibility.
• Represents JPL through frequent interface with representatives of organizations external to JPL.
• Exercises discretion and independent judgment in evaluating potential approaches and solutions to new and unusual problems with organization- wide impact and determine appropriate resolutions.
• Bachelors degree in Mechanical, Physics, Chemical or Electrical Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of 12 years of related experience; Masters degree in similar disciplines with a minimum of 10 years of related experience; or PhD in similar disciplines with a minimum of 8 years related experience.
• Significant expertise in one or more related fields within the following areas: Systems Safety Engineering, Project Engineering, Physics, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
• Multidisciplinary and in-depth expertise regularly used in the application and development of advanced principles, theories and concepts in the functions and administration of a broad scope assessing complex systems safety problems and applying advanced engineering principles in their resolution.
• Expert knowledge of industry and/or academic practices and standards across a range of applications related to the following:
• Knowledge on different space programs related in system assessment, design and hazard analyses, and reliability assessments.
• Hazard analyses and generating safety data packages for Human Space Flight, e.g. International Space Station Experiments; and presenting analysis at Payload Safety Review Panels for human space flight programs.
• Hazard developing and generating hazard analyses (Preliminary Hazard Analysis, Sub-System & System Hazard Analyses, Operations and Hazard Analysis, and Hazard Tracking System Logs); and fault trees for Expendable Launch Vehicle Payloads in compliance with MIL-STD-882 and AFSPCMAN 91-710 Range Safety Requirements .
• Strong ability to lead multidiscipline/multisite team members in development and operation of complex safety critical systems, and to work with customers to ensure successful implementation of safety programs.
• Ability to prioritize schedules in support of multiple customers and identify potentially hazardous operations, acts or conditions that could directly involve or potentially impact personnel or space flight hardware.
• Ability to effectively interact with other project and safety team members and all levels of management.
• Must have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Must be self-motivated and a task-oriented team player with demonstrated strengths of customer service, and interpersonal, organizational, presentation, planning, and leadership skills. Must be detailed oriented and proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
• Expert knowledge of Laboratory policies and procedures, NASA policies and procedures, and government regulations across a range of applications.
• Recognized Laboratory expert in field of knowledge.
• Relevant experience in assessing designs and operations for hazard potential, recognizing probable causes of undesirable hazardous conditions/events, and implementing proactive mitigation techniques.
• Extensive experience in: Successfully completing systems hazard analyses and presenting the analyses at the Human Space Flight Safety Review Panel; successfully completing systems hazard analyses and obtaining approval from NASA and Range Safety; working with spacecraft systems, subsystems and assemblies in Expendable Launch Vehicle and Human Space Flight Areas and in-depth knowledge spacecraft programmatic processes, integration, and testing.
• Ability to participate in failure investigation teams and major program/design reviews.
• Have an active security clearance.
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