Flight Safety Officer | $103K-$110K | Cocoa, Florida


Flight Safety Officer

Summary

You will be part of a team of driven and enthusiastic engineers working to prototype, design, develop, and test our innovative hybrid rocket engine-powered small launch vehicle. As a Flight Safety Officer, you will be responsible for performing the flight safety analysis to ensure public safety & risk are maintained throughout flight operations. This will include generating the mission flight safety rules, incorporating wind data to inform its impact on public safety, working with the vehicle sub-system teams as needed to maintain safety, and working with external regulatory bodies (ie: FAA, CAA, Federal Ranges, etc) to validate our methods comply with all requirements. We are looking for Flight Safety Engineers, who enjoy solving challenges and have the ability manage multiple tasks to meet key milestones.

You should be comfortable working in a fast-paced and often uncertain environment, contributing to innovative solutions, while demonstrating personal leadership, technical competence, and attention to detail. A willingness to branch outside your comfort zone is essential… we’re a small fast-paced company and everyone pitches in when needed. This is an opportunity to get in near the ground floor of an expanding space launch start up and have a direct impact on the development and production of a completely new space launch vehicle.

Travel Required Up to 10%

Required Security Clearance None (ITAR Eligible)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

• Lead analysis and support the development of documentation to meet requirements on a per launch basis

• Lead, manage, and support meetings with Launch Sites, Range Safety, and Government agencies (FAA, CAA, Federal Ranges)

• Develop flight safety requirements and mission rules across launch sites

• Manage analysis of the vehicle’s Flight Safety, including FMEA analysis and updates

• Identify requirements for each mission, coordinating with the Mission Manager, launch site, and government bodies

• Demonstrates an excellent safety behavior and attitude, follows regulatory practices and rules, recognizes and promotes hazard reporting and ensures effective safety reporting.

• Acts as an information conduit to bring safety issues to the attention of management and to deliver safety information to the staff, contractors and stakeholders.

• Builds and maintains excellent working relationship across the organization.

 • Provides and articulates information regarding safety issues

• Investigates injuries and incidents related to flight or test operations as necessary.

• Ensures compliance with regulatory directives such as: OSHA, FAA, EPA, NTSB, and fire codes.

• Serve as Emergency Response team member.

• Provide required regulatory training and maintain all safety related recordkeeping.

• In conjunction with our Space Safety Team, develop proactive annual safety plans that provide solutions necessary to build and sustain a world‐class safety culture.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree in aerospace engineering or a related relevant field

• 5+ years’ experience in mission planning, flight safety, launch vehicle safety, or related field

• 3+ years prior experience working with launch sites and executing launch operations

• Experience working with licensing requirements (CFR 413/414/440/450, AFSPC 91-710. RCC 319/324)

• Experience working with military and commercial ranges, FAA AST, ATC, USCG

• Experience with Microsoft products, confluence, and scheduling tools for developing documentation

• Ability to build long and trusting relationships with all personnel and agencies

• Excellent written and verbal kills with the ability to develop and deliver articulate presentations to groups of all sizes and levels.

• Capable of working independently, while prioritizing various tasks

• Able to communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary and multicultural team

• Willingness to work flexible hours as necessary

• US Person as defined in 22 CRF Part 120.15 (U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, refugees and those given asylum in the United States, and temporary residents granted amnesty) since work includes ITAR controlled technical data Preferred Skills and Education

• Experience in determining the Flight Safety of orbital or suborbital vehicles

 • Detailed knowledge of and experience working within OSHA and fire regulations is highly desirable.

• Experience with aerospace industry processes is highly desirable.

• Demonstrated ability to perform root cause analysis for incident/accident investigations.

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