SAIC EVA Safety Operations Engineer Job in Houston, Texas

EVA Safety Operations Engineer (Job Number:429557)


EVA Safety Operations Engineer Extravehicular Activity (EVA) Operations Safety engineers identify EVA safety hazards/risks, identify appropriate controls, assure the implementation of said controls, provide assurance of safety papers (e.g., hazard reports) associated with EVA interfaces and operations, perform periodic flight/EVA readiness assessments, assure the incorporation of EVA Safety requirements into new hardware/payload designs, and participate in real- time monitoring and execution of U.S. EVAs (“spacewalks”) performed on the ISS. These functions are in direct support of the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) Directorate (NA) and the NASA JSC EVA Office (XX). EVA Operations Safety engineers are intimately familiar with the ISS vehicle layout and systems, the EVA suit and tools available for use on orbit, the U.S. airlock, EVA- applicable flight rules, EVA-applicable procedures, the EVA on-orbit operations environment, the EVA training regimen, and ISS integrated hazard reports pertaining to EVA operations and/or EVA interfaces. In support of real-time U.S. EVA activities, EVA Operations Safety engineers perform shift work, as necessary, for 24/7 coverage of EVA Safety console duties. Occasional domestic and/or international travel obligations occur in support of payload reviews, hardware reviews, vendor visits, and/or International Partner (IP) coordination. Extensive oral and written communication occurs to multiple layers of SAIC and NASA management, including briefings of EVA risks to NASA Headquarters Office of S&MA (OSMA) and NASA JSC S&MA management. EVA Operations Safety engineers function as an integral member of the EVA operations planning and training community.


Required Education/Background:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Engineering/STEM)

  • Candidate must be a US Citizen

Required skills:

  • PC literacy with proficiency in the use of standard Microsoft Office applications. Adaptability and flexibility regarding changes in task assignments and deadlines.

  • Ability to receive and execute specific assignments with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to maintain positive working relationships with NASA customer, peers, and manager/supervisor.

  • Must be willing to travel

SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC provides systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, SAIC has approximately 15,000 employees and annual revenues of about $4.3 billion.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Aug 1, 2017, 5:56:05 PM

Primary Location: United States-TX-HOUSTON

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Other Clearance

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: None

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time