Safety Engineer [J 3194]



An opportunity for an experienced Mission Operations Safety Engineer to work onsite at ESTEC for Telespazio VEGA UK


To deliver safety engineering support to TEC-QI – Independent Safety Office

Responsibilities / Duties

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Provide safety engineering support to the ISS flight operations team
  • Provide support to ESA and users operations team for the correct interpretation and implementation of applicable ISS mission safety requirements
  • Provide safety engineering support to definition and approval of ISS maintenance operations
  • Provide safety-engineering support during mission preparation and execution for anomalies and unplanned maintenance
  • Provide technical support for interpretation of safety requirements, and for impact evaluation of new/revised requirements
  • Provide safety assessment of on-orbit anomalies. Support Columbus Anomaly Response Team (CART), Material Review Boards (MRB), failure investigations as required
  • Perform training activities as required
  • Support the review of Integrated Experiment Hazard Analysis (IEHA)
  • Ensure that Operational Hazard Control Matrix (OHCM) database / LISA tables are updated by Industry/USOCs
  • Support the verification of ESA Operations Hazard Control (eOCAD) Implementation by Operational teams Support NASA Mission Evaluation Room (MER) Safety and NASA Flight Operations Directorate safety for approval of maintenance operations
  • Support the Operations Data File (ODF) and Mission Action Request MAR/CHIT process and related approvals Perform safety of flight briefing and post flight lessons learned exercise

Qualifications / Experience

  • Clear and focused communication skills
  • Capacity to handle complex situation and complex environment
  • Extensive and proven knowledge of ESA ISS operations
  • Proven knowledge and experience in ESA Product Assurance and Safety
  • Extensive knowledge of system safety engineering principle, methods and processes. Detailed knowledge of system engineering key principle, methods and procedures
  • Knowledge of ESA and NASA safety certification process, including verification methods and procedures
  • Knowledge of ESA ISS Operations and its environment
  • Knowledge of the way safety data are generated, validated and retained in support of the program safety certification and follow up operations, including astronaut’s awareness and training as necessary
  • Extended understanding of the hazards which are intrinsic of a system and/or induced by space operations, and the way they are either eliminated or controlled
  • Detailed knowledge of the ISS system, subsystems and payloads/experiments, of safety requirements and of their implementation constraints

Essential Skills

  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team within the boundaries of assigned tasks and a stringent schedule
  • Good English language skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skill
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • High standard of document drafting
  • Ability to work effectively both within a small team and in an autonomous way


  • Positive, “can-do” approach

Further Details

All roles within Telespazio VEGA have a defined closing date, however if a successful candidate is found before the advert expires the role will be closed early. We would therefore advise any candidate to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Closing Date for applications is Friday 14th December 2018                                     

Location of the position is ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands


Competitive Package


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.

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