Principal Systems Safety Engineer Job at Leonardo DRS, Bridgeton, MO

  • Leonardo DRS
  • Bridgeton, MO

Job Description

Leonardo DRS is a prime contractor, leading technology innovator and supplier of integrated products, services and support to military forces, intelligence agencies and defense contractors worldwide. The company specializes in naval and maritime systems, ground combat mission command and network computing, global satellite communications and network infrastructure, avionics systems, and intelligence and security solutions. Additionally, the company builds power systems and electro-optical/infrared systems for a wide range of commercial customers. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Leonardo DRS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Leonardo S.p.A. For additional information on DRS, please visit our website at

Job ID: 110102 

The Leonardo DRS Land Systems business is a recognized leader in the design and integration of complex technologies into new and legacy systems and platforms for global military and commercial customers. We are a 3 year running Top Workplace in the Greater St. Louis area.

Job Summary

Leonardo DRS Land Systems is seeking a qualified and motivated Principal Systems Safety Engineer for our Bridgeton, MO facility. This position will be responsible for conducting System Safety analysis in accordance with the latest version of MIL-STD-882, Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) 385-17, and applicable standards per government direction. The Principal Systems Safety Engineer is responsible for maintaining a safety assignment throughout a program’s life cycle and collaborating with various disciplines.

Job Responsibilities
  • Integrate safety into design, testing, and operational procedures
  • Attend classified and unclassified test events and discuss safety measures between partner companies and customers
  • Ensure all systems comply with MIL-STD-882E or other applicable government standards
  • Capture and document safety analysis and findings in the form of Systems Safety Program Plan (SSPP) and Safety Assessment Report (SAR)
  • Review engineering changes/mishaps and confirm all design changes are thoroughly incorporated into the system
  • Assess and track mitigation of software and firmware related hazards
  • Ability to complete a technical project independently 
  • Coordinate with project team to determine tasks, events, and deliverables applicable to assigned programs
  • Provide advisement in the early phases of a program and assist in requirement generation
  • Communicate with and flow-down required safety deliverables with subcontractors
  • Present findings and propose solutions leading to risk mitigation or issue remediation
  • Attend appropriate engineering, customer or business meetings
  • Mentor and coach less experienced engineers
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization
  • B.S. Degree in Engineering or related technical field, and a minimum of 8 years of system safety engineering experience 
  • Experience with DoD MIL-standards
  • Experience with Systems Safety Program Plans (SSPP) and Safety Assessment Reports (SAR)
  • Strong analytical and organizational traits to develop system safety skillset and effectively support the customer
  • Proficient in technical writing to assist with the preparation of reports of complex systems
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products
  • Ability to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance is required
  • Ability to travel to support program events (tests, program reviews, etc.) and training activities 25% of the time

U.S. Citizenship required. This position requires an active DOD security clearance or the ability to obtain such clearance within a reasonable time after commencement of employment.

Taking care of our people is a top priority at Leonardo DRS. We are proud to offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a company contribution to a health savings account, telemedicine, life and disability insurance, legal insurance, and a 401(k) savings plan. We champion wellness programs that focus on physical, emotional, and financial well-being. We develop our talent by offering programs and activities to support career-growth, professional development, and skill enhancement. And we understand there is more to life than work, and the importance of offering flexible work schedules with our 9/80 program, competitive vacation, health/emergency leave, paid parental leave, and community service hours. 
*Some employees are eligible for limited benefits only

Leonardo DRS, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. #LSY

Job Tags

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