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Northrop Grumman GBSD - Consulting Safety Engineer in Roy, Utah

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Northrop Grumman Space Systems is seeking to add a Consulting System Safety Engineer to its Safety Engineering team located in Roy, UT in support of the Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program. Learn more about the GBSD program here. 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.

What you will get to do:

The Consulting System Safety Engineer is to be an expert with extensive experience in the influence of design for meeting safety expectations and requirements for Northrop Grumman GBSD Products. The prime objective of the Consulting System Safety Engineer is to create a strong culture of teams and IPTs that incorporate safety into every aspect of the designs, processes, activities, testing and maintenance of our systems and the safety of personnel.

The successful candidate will independently analyze and recommend design features that meet safety criteria in system design to control or eliminate hazards. The role includes active participation in the design of products/systems, associated support equipment and facilities. The role includes the creation of functional specifications and establishes safety requirements for assigned systems. The tasks includes developing safety documents, as required, to support customer and test/operational range requirements and performing audits of operational areas and reporting on the effectiveness of system safety program. The role includes evaluating the interrelationship of system safety requirements and other aspects of concept design and development requirements to ensure the most cost effective program. The extended areas of responsibility include NEPA, Environmental regulations and ESOH.

The candidate will have extensive expertise in the application of MIL-STD-882E in design development of complex military systems. The candidate will have extensive experience in generation of required artifacts such as System Safety Program Plans, System Safety Analysis Reports and Functional Hazards Analysis Reports. The candidate will have extensive experience in the application of safety principles and methods to mature the GBSD systems design for safety and support flight test and flight worthiness of complex systems. The candidate must have practical knowledge in Systems Theoretic Process Analysis (STPA) for safety. The candidate must have considerable experience in military range safety and testing of complex military systems.

This positions 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.

As a full-time employee of Northrop Grumman Space Systems, you are eligible for our robust benefits package


  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage

  • 401k

  • Educational Assistance

  • Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programs & Work/Life Solutions

  • Paid Time Off

  • Health & Wellness Resources

  • Employee Discounts




Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science Degree OR higher in science, engineering, applied mathematics, computer science, or closely related technical discipline

  • At least twelve years of experience in direct system safety MIL-STD-882E work on complex military systems

  • At least five years of leading teams of system safety engineers on military systems

  • At least two years of experience in ESOH considerations in complex facilities and installed equipment

  • At least one year of experience in environmental protection regulation efforts with state and/or federal agencies

  • At least one year of experience in military range and munitions safety

  • At least one year experience in software safety

  • Instructor led coursework in application of STPA for safety

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills of the English language is desired

  • Active Secret clearance with investigation within the last six years and ability to be granted PAR

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using DO-178 for design development

  • Active in safety communities/organizations of practice

  • Weapon System experience (Minuteman III or similar military or industry experience)

  • Model Based Systems Engineering experience

  • Experience in application of STPA for safety

  • Active Top Secret clearance with investigation in the last four years

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Job Category : Environmental, Health & Safety