Sr. Safety Engineer Job at Supernal, Irvine, CA

  • Supernal
  • Irvine, CA

Job Description

Rise above. Are you ready to take human possibility to a new dimension with us?

Supernal is an Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company that’s developing an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle and the ground-to-air ecosystem to support the emerging industry. By creating a sustainable, integrated, and human-centered ecosystem, we are committed to taking a thoughtful and responsible approach to entering the AAM market with a product that meets the high level of safety and reliability in today’s air transportation system.

The future of mobility starts with people. 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. Join our dynamic team as we strive to be a part of something greater where potential powers tomorrow!

Supernal provides an inviting open-space workplace designed to foster collaboration, which aligns with one of our core values. This position is required to work on-site 5 days a week.

What we do: 

The Sr. Safety Engineer plays a key role in the development of eVTOL urban air mobility product & services solutions. This position requires an experienced professional with expertise in definition and application of processes and procedures in alignment with SAE ARP4754A and SAE 4761A, safety requirements definition, management & performance measurement within an agile product development environment. The Sr. Safety Engineer works with different engineering disciplines and liaises closely with the Strategy Team to ensure requirements meet our customer & business case needs.

What you can do:

  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to the Engineering team and cross-disciplinary research & development teams 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
  • Support new business initiatives through trade studies, concept development, proposal responses, and customer presentations
  • Manage the advancement of the product development process by providing technical support, developing tools and methods, conducting analysis 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 documentation
  • Applies safety engineering principles to facilitate functions such as system integration, configuration management, and testing
  • Mentor engineers in all aspects of Safety System Engineering industry best practices, as well as Company core values, to promote development of world-class Safety Engineering talent
  • Partner with PMO organization to execute build plan
  • Requires up to 10% of domestic and international travel
  • Other duties as assigned

What you can contribute:

  • Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, statistics, or aerospace/electrical/mechanical engineering from an accredited university required; Master’s or PhD degree preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in systems aerospace safety and reliability domains and certification including: three (3) years of experience with at least one (1) of the following 14 CFR Airworthiness Standards: Part 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 34 or 35 and two (2) years of experience in risk/hazard analysis in aerospace industry (an equivalent combination of education experience may be considered)
  • Experience working with regulatory agencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of ARP4761A methods, such as FTA, (P)SSA, FMEA/FEMES, Common Cause Analysis
  • Excellent understanding of ARP4754A and the associated analysis methods
  • Understanding and experience using fault tree / failure analysis software and analysis tools for safety systems
  • Sense of urgency, proactive delivery of communication and follow up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
  • Excellent abstraction and communication skills
  • Critical thinker, adept at relationship building and leading through influence

You may also be able to contribute:

  • Experience with electric propulsion air or ground vehicles preferred
  • Experience with safety aspects of RTCA DO-178B/C and RTCA DO-254 preferred

Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.

The pay range for this position is:

$180,100—$218,300 USD

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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, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a 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 subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal’s receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).

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