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NASA Client Safety Engineer

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Job ID: 2301192
Location: HOUSTON, TX, United States
Date Posted: Feb 22, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Sys Safety Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC offers exciting and challenging opportunities to support NASA’s present and future human spaceflight programs at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas under the Safety and Mission Assurance Engineering (SMAEC II) Contract.  This is an exciting time to be making history with the NASA SMA team assuring continuous human presence on the International Space Station and returning humans to the Moon and then to Mars safely. You will work in a collaborative environment comprised of NASA engineers, Mission Control personnel and astronauts. You will apply design and operations knowledge and expertise in various areas of SMA such as system safety, reliability, quality engineering and assurance, software, probabilistic risk assessment, and others. Job Description:

  • Performs system safety analyses of hardware and software in a variety of systems for payloads/experiments. 
  • Utilizes technical and safety review and documentation analysis techniques to include fault tree analyses, failure modes and hazardous effects analyses, and other techniques as required.
  • Duties include: preparing and/or updating safety assessment reports and risk assessment reports.  Preparing safety assessment reports, and technical data packages and presentation materials for safety review boards. Conduct or review safety assessments of new, updated, and/or modified hardware and software, waivers, and exemption requests.


Required Experience/Skills: 

  • 15+ years related experience
  • NASA system flight safety review process experience
  • Experience with direct participation in conducting and documenting space system safety review
  • Familiarity with the NASA organization and with the International Space Station (ISS) subsystems and components
  • An understanding of system safety hazards analysis process
  • An understanding of NASA Handbook 51700 and 50021
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to develop excellent working relationships with customers, peers, and management
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite of Tools to prepare reports, presentations, and charts
  • Knowledge and use of personal computer with typical business software


Required Education:  BS degree in Engineering or related Science/Technical field (Electrical, Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering preferred)

Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be able to obtain and retain Public Trust security clearance.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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