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Sr. Safety Engineer

Company: Supernal
Location: Cerritos
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.

What we do:

The Sr. Safety Engineer is responsible for the development of eVTOL urban air mobility product, providing services solutions, technical guidance, and direction to the engineering team. This position applies their expertise in definition and application of processes and procedures in alignment with SAE ARP4754A and SAE 4761, safety requirements definition, management & performance measurement within an agile product development environment. The position works closely with different engineering fields and liaises with the Strategy Team to ensure requirements meet our customer and business needs.

What you can do:

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to the Engineering team and/or cross-disciplinary research and development team working on the development & certification of autonomous, passenger-carrying, eVTOL aircraft
  • Manage execution of work by teams and team members through monitoring progress, providing technical direction, and problem-solving solutions
  • Mentor engineers in all aspects of Safety System Engineering industry-standard methodologies, as well as Company core values, to promote the development of outstanding Safety Engineering talent
  • Support new business initiatives through trade studies, concept development, proposal responses, and customer presentations
  • Coordinate the advancement of the product development process by providing technical support, developing tools and methods, and facilitating learning and continuity across teams
  • Applies safety engineering principles to support investigation, analysis, planning, design, development, testing, evaluation, and implementation of eVTOL systems
  • Reviews and prepares safety engineering and technical analysis reports, and other technical writing
  • Applies safety engineering principles to facilitate functions such as system integration, configuration management, and testing.
  • May require 10% of domestic or international travel What you can contribute:
    • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics or related field
    • A minimum of 5-8 years of experience in systems aerospace safety and reliability domains and certification
    • 2 years of experience in risk/hazard analysis in the aerospace industry
    • Experience working with regulatory agencies
    • Demonstrated knowledge of ARP4761 methods, such as FTA, (P)SSA, FMEA/FEMES, Common Cause Analysis
    • Very good understanding of ARP4754A and the associated analysis methods
    • Experience with HALT (Highly Accelerated Life Testing), ESS (Environmental Stress Screening), HASS (Highly Accelerated Stress Screening)
    • Excellent abstraction and communication skills
    • Critical thinker, adept at relationship building and leading through influence
    • Proactive delivery of communication and follow up
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
    • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality You may also be able to contribute:
      • Master's Degree or Ph. D. in Mathematics, Statistics, or related field desired
      • Experience with safety aspects of RTCA DO-178B/C and RTCA DO-254 a plus
      • Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles preferred Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request to be provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:

        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code, that will be subject to U.S. export control laws. If an export license or other export control authorization is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such license or authorization and approvals and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations contained in such license or authorization.

Keywords: Supernal, Cerritos , Sr. Safety Engineer, Engineering , Cerritos, California

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