GPS Safety Systems Engineer - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

El Segundo
United States


SAIC is seeking a System Safety Engineer to join our team of diverse GPS Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) experts. The GPS SE&I Team provides specialized engineering, analysis, operations support and subject matter expertise to the GPS Mission. The team also provides systems engineering and analysis services to include system development, enterprise and system architecture, acquisition, testing, operations and sustainment support for existing and new capabilities.  Finally, the team provides Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health (ESOH) support to the GPS System Safety Government Team and other GPS customers.  Major duties of this position include:

  • Manage the GPS SE&I System Safety team, which may include 1-3 people.
  • Support the GPS System Safety Government Team by evaluating ESOH risks identified by the government, contractors, or other GPS customers, preparation of ESOH risk evaluation and acceptance documents and providing system safety support for Space Flight Worthiness certification.
  • Document, perform, and execute changes to Government System Safety Documents
  • Evaluate the contractor’s hazard analyses, mitigation strategies, and safety assessments to advise the GPS System Safety Government Team.
  • Evaluate the contractor’s Hazardous Materials Management Plan for conformance with Environmental regulations and statutes.
  • Perform ESOH risk assessments in accordance with GPS Program and Air Force guidance documents, and prepare ESOH risk assessments for acceptance or for further mitigation.
  • Prepare documents including but not limited to: Programmatic Environmental, Safety, and Occupational Health Evaluation (PESHE) and Space Debris Assessment Report/End of Life Plan for GPS space vehicles.
  • Prepare and support the System Safety elements of the GPS space vehicle Space Flight Worthiness certification.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Math, or Science
  • Must have an active Secret clearance to be considered for this position
  • 14+ years of overall experience, 6+ years of system safety engineering experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of System Safety Engineering practices, techniques, and procedures
  • Demonstrated experience working with or for the government on a government Space systems program  
  • Extremely motivated individual who is a self-starter and works well in a team environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to enable working, interfacing, and interrelating with diverse personnel and dynamic teams.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, specifically attention to detail

Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Environmental Science, Occupational Health and Safety, or a similar field.
  • Current active or ability to obtain Top Secret Clearance
  • GPS experience is highly desired
  • Experience and familiarity working with DoD acquisition organizations 
  • Experience working specifically on a Systems Engineering and Integration contract.
  • Experience and familiarity working with System Safety military standards and regulations.