Sentinel (GBSD) Staff Range Safety Engineer (4320-1)
Requisition ID: R10129208
- Category: Environmental, Health & Safety
- Location: Vandenberg AFB, California, United States of America
- Citizenship required: United States Citizenship
- Clearance Type: Top Secret
- Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
- Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
- Travel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
- Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
- Positions Available: 1
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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking a Range Safety Staff Engineer in support of the Sentinel program. Northrop Grumman supports the Air Force’s sustainment, development, production and deployment of hardware and system modifications for Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground and Airborne Launch Control Systems, Launch Facilities, and associated infrastructure. This position is located in VSFB, CA. This role may offer a competitive relocation assistance package.
What You’ll Get To Do
You will provide the knowledge and technical skills to support Sentinel’s Range Safety Certification program in all aspects of flight and range safety analysis and data production. You will also utilize skills and experience to verify missile trajectory data to perform quantitative safety and risk analyses of flight test designs to ensure ballistic missile flight tests can be conducted safely on the western test range.
You should have strong oral and written communications skills and be comfortable communicating to the customer and senior management as well as be self-motivated, with the ability to make proper, timely decisions and recommendations.
Specific duties to include, but are not limited to the following:
- Develop range safety data products for use by national test ranges in their independent safety assessments of flight tests.
- Assist in developing algorithms and models to facilitate safety assessments that meet standard risk parameters defined in Range Commanders Council (RCC) documentation.
- Schedule, participate in, and present analysis at working group meetings, peer reviews and other technical meetings.
- AFSPCMAN 91-710 tailoring; establishing design, test, and analysis baselines.
- Ensure systems and equipment comply with MIL STD 882E, AFMAN91-201, AFMAN 91-710, DoD 4145.26M, and DESR 6055.09 to process planning and operations, as well as other safety regulations pertaining to ESOH/Range/Explosive safety.
- Insight and vision to accurately identify, mitigate and clearly communicate hazards on support equipment, operational procedures, that could result in delays in range safety approval (i.e., resulting in schedule slip of First Flight).
- Customer technical interface/liaison for all range safety activities with SLD30 – regular interface and relationship cultivation with SLD30 Chief Engineer as required.
As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package including:
- Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
- Educational Assistance
- Life Insurance
- Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions
- Paid Time Off
- Health & Wellness Resources
- Employee Discounts
This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine-hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
You’ll Bring These Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree discipline with 14+ years of Engineering / Range Safety / Systems Safety experience OR Master's degree discipline with 12+ years of Engineering / Range Safety / Systems Safety experience OR PhD discipline with 9+ years of Engineering / Range Safety / Systems Safety experience
- Conducting and Execution of Flight Operations at a Major Range and Test Facility Base
- Planning and Executing integrated Launch Countdown Procedures
- Mission Execution Training – Nominal, Off-nominal, and Contingency Operations for Console Operators
- FAA / AFSPCMAN 91-710 Flight Certification (Tailoring Requirements, Providing Formal Verification)
- Conduct Flight Readiness Review with external agencies such FAA / Space Launch Delta
- Missile Integration and Certification to obtain an Operational Approval Letter from Agencies such as FAA, Space Force / Air Force
- Test Conductor for Live Missile Fire / Launch activities at a Major Range and Test Facility Base
- Experience with generating data per MIL-STD-882E such as Hazard Analysis Reports
- Candidate must have, and be able to maintain, at least ONE of the following active U.S. Government security clearances: Dept. of Defense Top Secret level with a background investigation date within 6 years OR Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR Dept. of Energy Q clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years OR Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) completed within 5 years.
These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:
- Weapon System Experience (Minuteman III or similar military or industry experience).
- System Engineering background with System Safety experience.
- Active Top-Secret clearance with investigation in the last 6 years.
- Ability to apply extensive technical expertise in System Safety and has full knowledge of other related disciplines.
- Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) and clearly present technical approaches and findings.
- Ability to develop technical solutions to complex problems which require the regular use of ingenuity and creativity.
- Ability to work independently, without appreciable direction.
- Ability to guide the successful completion of major programs.
What's great about
- Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.