System Safety Engineer (DoD) - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


SAIC is seeking a Systems Safety Engineer(DoD) in Dahlgren, VA and allows for up to 2 days of telecommute.


Job Duties: 

  • Work as part of a team analyzing equipment to identify hazards, categorize risk, and recommend mitigations to reduce the probability/severity of a mishap resulting in injury to personnel, equipment damage, and/or damage to the environment.
  • Collaborate with government personnel, vendors and the user community to ensure the safety of Navy Weapon Systems to include one or more of the following; Missiles (SM-2/SM-3, RAM, NSSM, ESSM, Griffin Missile System), Navy Guns (Minor/Medium/Major Caliber), Laser Systems and Aegis). 
  • Systems safety analysis of hardware and software in a variety of US Navy and US Marines Corps weapons and combat systems. 
  • Prepare/update Safety Assessment Reports 
  • Prepare/review/update Technical Data Packages and Presentation Materials in support of Safety Review Board Reviews including the Weapon System Explosive Safety Review Board (WSESRB) and Software Systems Safety Technical Review Panel (SSSTRP) 
  • Review System Requirements documentation to identify potential hazardous conditions and make recommendations to system design in collaboration with program staff 
  • Perform operational analysis to identify potential deficiencies in operating procedures, training documentation, maintenance procedures, storage and handling procedures, and/or ordnance handling procedures.
  • Make recommendations to commendations to resolve deficiencies. 
  • Review and make recommendations to test plans to ensure safety requirements are met. 
  • Assess Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) and other system change requests to identify/verify safety risks.


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or a technical related field and 2 years related experience, OR military experience at E-5 or higher
  • US Citizen with the ability to obtain a DoD Interim Secret clearance. Active DoD Secret clearance accepted.
  • Experience in coordinating, reviewing, developing comprehensive technical data packages OR Safety Assessment Reports (SAR) OR Preliminary Hazard Analysis (PHA) OR Subsystem Hazard Analysis (SHA) OR Operation and Support Hazard Analysis (O&SHA) OR System Requirement Hazard Analysis (SRHA) OR Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) OR Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA). 


Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with DoD combat systems or platforms 
  • Experience operating, maintaining, testing, or analyzing weapons systems or complex mechanical or software systems especially those mentioned above. 
  • Systems engineering experience with DoD weapons systems 
  • Experience preparing technical reports