Launch Systems Safety Engineer (LSSE) - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee   contract

United States

Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer oriented Launch Systems Safety Engineer (LSSE) to join our team in the Vandenberg, CA area to provide unparalleled support to our customer and to begin an exciting and rewarding career within ManTech.

The LSSE provides technical analysis of hazards associated with spacecraft design, aerospace ground support equipment/hardware, and facilities and processing for the Office of Space Launch (OSL).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensures implementation of applicable Space Wing range safety requirements for SV programs, support equipment/hardware and facilities
  • Reviews and assesses Operations & Maintenance facilities and equipment work authorization requests (i.e. engineering change requests, preliminary project reviews, etc.)
  • Reviews and assesses safety data packages produced by the satellite vehicle or facility contractors.
  • Reviews and assesses procedures and plans for SV programs, launch vehicle integration, and Operations & Maintenance and other support contractors as applicable.
  • Participates in/develops tailoring of safety requirements documents per AFSPCMAN 91- 710 (or contract equivalent).
  • Conducts/supports facility readiness walk-downs prior to SV program arrival and propellant operations.
  • Reviews and assesses program/support contractor explosive procedures and site plans.
  • Attend and participate in preliminary design reviews (PDR,) critical design reviews, (CDR,) ground operations working groups, (GOWGs,) ground operations readiness reviews, (GORR), technical interchange meetings (TIM), Splinter groups, evaluation of system safety requirements for large missile, space vehicle, rocket, payload, spacecraft, pre-launch, launch, post-launch/range operations and/or recovery operations.
  • System safety hazards analysis, design, or research/development testing of ( 1) Ordnance (2) Explosives, (3) other types of munitions, (4) pyrotechnics (5) cryogenic, (6) toxic/hypergolic propellants, (7) high pressure (HP) gases, (8) radioactive materials, or (9) Other hazardous systems/components
  • Preparation and/or review and approval of hazardous processing procedures
  • Safety monitoring of hazardous operations

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM Field and 8 years relevant experience or an additional 4 years relevant experience in lieu of the Degree.
  • Be a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) or Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Familiarity with Space Vehicle (SV) System Safety design as well as the customers Safety Review Team process
  • Working knowledge of range safety requirements EWR 127-1 or 91-710
  • Knowledge of Nuclear safety and/or ionizing/non-ionizing radiation
  • Experience working in an integrated contracting environment/team

Security Requirements:

  • Must possess an active TS/SCI w/ CI Poly